If you have Southwest Rapid Rewards points and are planning to travel in the coming weeks, this is a good time to redeem them.
Southwest is offering 20% off award tickets
Southwest Airlines offers 20% off when you redeem Rapid Rewards points on flights::
- This applies to bookings made by Thursday, March 25, 2021
- This applies to trips up to Friday, April 30, 2021
- Use the promotion code SAVE NOW at the time of booking
Even if you’re not sure if you can travel, keep in mind that Southwest has no change or cancellation fees. So you can always book a Rapid Rewards ticket and cancel it later.
This is lucrative for a revenue-based program
Southwest Rapid Rewards is a revenue-based frequent flyer program. This means that the number of points required for a ticket depends on how much a ticket would cost in cash.
A rule of thumb:
- Southwest Airlines Want to Get Away fares cost 76-78 points per dollar
- Southwest Airlines Anytime is 78 points per dollar
- Business Select plans are 78 points per dollar
Because of this, there is usually no way to get oversized value with Rapid Rewards points as the point cost is correlated to the cash cost of a ticket. So it’s fantastic to be able to redeem Rapid Rewards points for more value.
Wanna Get Away rates require 76-78 points per dollar, 61-63 points per dollar, give or take.
Take, for example, a $ 73 “Wanna Get Away” fare from Tampa to New Orleans.
This typically costs 4,209 Rapid Rewards points plus $ 5.60, while during this promotion it costs 3,367 Rapid Rewards points plus $ 5.60. It’s like getting around two cents per Rapid Rewards point, which is great.
If you are going to be traveling in the coming weeks it is definitely worth considering Southwest’s Rapid Rewards sale. Usually, it’s difficult to get oversized value from a revenue-based frequent flyer program so that such promotions can really make a difference.
Are you taking advantage of this Southwest Rapid Rewards promotion?