Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

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SR II
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by SR II » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:21 pm

Thanks for the clarification!

investor997
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by investor997 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm

Anyone else still waiting for notification of the companion pass? I was approved for the card on 11/14 and made my first purchase with it on 11/26. Maybe I'm just being impatient but I've already got a need for it!

curmudgeon
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by curmudgeon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:29 pm

investor997 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Anyone else still waiting for notification of the companion pass? I was approved for the card on 11/14 and made my first purchase with it on 11/26. Maybe I'm just being impatient but I've already got a need for it!
We called Chase last night; they said they had notified Southwest (about 3 weeks ago), and we would get a welcome letter from Southwest when the companion fare was processed. I'm wondering if Southwest is "slow-walking" these a bit so they don't show up until after holiday flights are purchased; but maybe it is just that the department doing these things is overloaded by a much larger volume with this promotion.

TravelforFun
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by TravelforFun » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:39 pm

I don’t remember whether I received an email notification from Southwest Airlines or not when my account hit 110,000 points. I checked my account regularly and when I saw that I had 110K, I booked my trip shortly after that and was able to use the pass immediately. Your points are accumulated after each credit card statement is issued.

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BW1985
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by BW1985 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:08 pm

Congrats to all! The CP is a pretty amazing travel deal!
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investor997
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by investor997 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:22 pm

investor997 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Anyone else still waiting for notification of the companion pass? I was approved for the card on 11/14 and made my first purchase with it on 11/26. Maybe I'm just being impatient but I've already got a need for it!
Follow up: It's 12/14 and I just got my Companion Pass invitation email. Note to Gmail users: The invitation will show up in your "Promotions" folder, not your regular Inbox.

curmudgeon
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by curmudgeon » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 pm

investor997 wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:22 pm
investor997 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Anyone else still waiting for notification of the companion pass? I was approved for the card on 11/14 and made my first purchase with it on 11/26. Maybe I'm just being impatient but I've already got a need for it!
Follow up: It's 12/14 and I just got my Companion Pass invitation email. Note to Gmail users: The invitation will show up in your "Promotions" folder, not your regular Inbox.
ours showed up today as well... and was enabled on the website. We will get some use out of it, though our main travel is intended to be international.

TravelforFun
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by TravelforFun » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:30 pm

curmudgeon wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 pm
investor997 wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:22 pm
investor997 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Anyone else still waiting for notification of the companion pass? I was approved for the card on 11/14 and made my first purchase with it on 11/26. Maybe I'm just being impatient but I've already got a need for it!
Follow up: It's 12/14 and I just got my Companion Pass invitation email. Note to Gmail users: The invitation will show up in your "Promotions" folder, not your regular Inbox.
ours showed up today as well... and was enabled on the website. We will get some use out of it, though our main travel is intended to be international.
It depends on where you live. I'm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and we use my companion pass regularly to fly to Atlanta to catch cheaper flights to Europe.

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1year23
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Re: Southwest Companion Pass [California only]

Post by 1year23 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:35 am

For the record, I received my companion pass about a week ago. I was able to cancel a December flight and rebook using a companion pass.

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