Got elite status on another airline? You can apply for a Southwest status match and get free A-List status.
This is a great deal if you fly or have any upcoming flights on Southwest.
Southwest Status Match: Get Free A-List
Normally, you have to fly 25 one-way flights or earn 35,000 tier qualifying points a year to earn A-List status. But you can “earn” it in less than 5 minutes.
Southwest is offering a status match to A-List status if you have elite status with a US airline. Once matched, you have A-List status for three months.
With A-List status you get:
- Priority boarding
- Fly By Priority Check-in and Security Lane Access
- Free same-day standby
- Dedicated phone line
- 25% more points
How to Match Your Status to Southwest
To match to A-List, email Southwest (southwest[email protected]):
- First name
- Last name
- Rapid Rewards Number
- A screenshot of your current elite status with a US airline (not Southwest)
If you’re eligible, you’ll get A-List status for three months. It can take 12 business days for verification of a Southwest status match.
Pro-tip: Founders Card members who got free TrueBlue Mosaic status might be able to use that status to match to A-List.
Get A-List for 12 Months
You can maximize this offer and get A-List status for an extra 12 months. Extend your A-List status by flying three roundtrip or six one-way flights within 90 days.
Previously booked flights don’t count towards the three roundtrips or six one-way flights.
Pro-tip: Cancel and rebook flights booked before your status match.
It could be worth paying more for those flights than having to buy three more roundtrips or six one-way flights.
Summary of the Fine Print
- Rapid Rewards membership required
- Must have elite status on US airline
- Proof of elite status required
- Fly three roundtrips or six one-way flights within 90 days after your status match, get A-List for 12 more months
- Only paid flights count
You can get a Southwest Status match to A-List status if you have elite status on a US airline. Your status will be valid for three months. You can extend it an extra 12 months if you fly three roundtrip or six one-way flights.
If you got free TrueBlue Mosiac status from your Founders Card membership, you might be able to use that for your Southwest status match.
More Southwest Posts
Looking for more posts on Southwest Airlines? Give these a read:
- How to Fly Free for 2 Years
- Get 2,500 Southwest Points Every 10 Minutes
- Ultimate Guide on How to Earn Southwest points Without Flying
- Can Credit Card Points Earn the Southwest Companion Pass?
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