You can't use Southwest points to book a hotel room at the moment. Southwest has temporarily paused the ability to redeem points for hotel stays or any of the "More Rewards" redemption options due to Covid. This includes merchandise, international flights on global carriers, rental cars, gift cards and exclusive cardmember experiences.
For now, the only way to redeem your Southwest points is for Southwest flights.
You can transfer Southwest points after you log into your account and click on Rapid Rewards at the top of the screen. Under Manage, select Buy or Transfer points. From here you can select the appropriate transaction option on the Rapid Rewards Buy/Transfer page. When prompted, enter the Rapid Rewards account number, email address and name of the individual who will receive your transferred points.… read full answer
Southwest Rapid Rewards points can be transferred to anyone who has a Rapid Rewards account. You can transfer your points to one member per transaction, although you can complete as many transactions as you’d like up to 60,000 points daily for point transfers.
For more information you can visit Southwest Rapid Rewards FAQ page.
Yes, you can use your Southwest points to buy a ticket for someone else.
The member who owns the account from which the points will be used will need to make the reservation for the person traveling. Simply get the destination, travel dates, and flight times from the person who will be using your points and log in to your account via … read full answerSouthwest.com to book the reward travel.
A passenger traveling on a ticket using points from another member's account will not be allowed to make changes to the itinerary. The passenger must contact the member and have the member make any necessary changes.
All reward travel is subject to taxes, fees, and other government or airport-imposed charges of at least $5.60 per one-way trip, which must be paid with a credit card, travel fund, or Southwest gift card at the time of booking.
For loyal Southwest flyers, a Southwest credit card can help you earn points and get free flights faster. Most Southwest credit cards are offering initial bonuses for spending a certain amount within a few months of opening an account. Such a bonus alone could get you a free flight or two. You need at least good credit to get approved for a Southwest credit card.
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