Deals standard to all Southwest credit cards include 2 free checked bags on Southwest flights and 2 - 3 points per $1 spent on Southwest purchases. There’s also bonus points every account anniversary. All Southwest cards come with lost luggage reimbursement, baggage delay insurance, purchase protection and extended warranty coverage.
Here are the Southwest credit cards deals:
2 free checked bags on Southwest flights, lost luggage & baggage delay insurance: All Southwest cards
Extended warranty & purchase protection: All Southwest cards
3 points / $1 on Southwest purchases: All Southwest cards (except Southwest Plus Card whoch earns 2 points / $1 on Southwest purchases)
40,000 points for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months: Southwest Plus Card, Southwest Priority Card and Southwest Premier Card
Extra points each account anniversary: 7,500 points with Southwest Priority Card, 6,000 points with Southwest Premier Card & Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card and 3,000 points with Southwest Plus Card
4 upgraded boardings per year: Southwest Priority Card
The best Southwest credit card deal overall is for the Southwest Priority Card card. In addition to 40,000 points, it gives you an automatic 7,500 points every account anniversary and a $75 annual travel credit. You also get 4 upgraded boardings every year, 2 free checked bags on Southwest flights, and 20% back on in-flight purchases. This card comes with a $149 annual fee.
There are several Southwest Airlines credit card promotions, including a big initial bonus for small business owners. The Southwest Premier Business Card credit card offers plenty more initial bonus points than all three personal cards and still only has a $99 annual fee.
The best Southwest Credit card is the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card because it offers a bonus of 40,000 points for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. It also gives you 6,000 points every account anniversary. The card has a manageable annual fee of $99. And there are plenty of other worthwhile perks, including 2 free checked bags on Southwest flights.… read full answer
For bigger spenders, the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card might be better. It has pretty much the same perks as the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, but its annual bonus is 7,500 points. Plus, it gives 4 upgraded boardings each year, a $75 annual Southwest travel credit and 20% back on in-flight purchases. But its annual fee is a bit higher than the Premier card’s, at $149.
One of the easiest airline credit cards to get is the United Gateway℠ Credit Card, which requires good credit for approval. There are no airline-affiliated credit card offers for people with lower credit scores right now.
Overall, the easiest credit card to get with good travel rewards is the Bank of America® Customized Cash Rewards Secured Credit Card… read full answer because you can get approved even if your credit is bad. You just have to place a security deposit of at least $300, which will serve as your credit line. The Bank of America Custom Cash Secured Card rewards cardholders with 1 - 3% cash back and comes with a $0 annual fee.
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