Southwest Airlines adjusts Rapid Rewards, Companion Pass and same day standby charges

    Southwest Airlines announced (18-Oct-2019) changes to the following programmes:

    • Rapid Rewards: Points will no longer expire, effective 17-Oct-2019;
    • Rapid Rewards Companion Pass: Passengers are able to choose one person to fly with them free of carriage charges for the remainder of the year it is earned, as well as the following calendar year;
    • Same day standby changes: Free same day standby will change to same day standby free of airline charges, effective 01-Jan-2021, with any A list or A list preferred member who changes their itinerary using same day standby to pay for any additional government taxes and fees.