Chase Southwest 50k Offer
Chase has brought back the 50k miles offer for their Southwest Airlines co-branded credit card. Marketed as two free flights, this bonus is a pretty good deal and is worth about $800. You earn the miles after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months. The $99 annual fee is NOT WAIVED the first year.
The issue here is that it is available AT LEAST 9 months out of the year. Sometimes it is made available through affiliates and official channels and other times it is only through special links.
Right now the official Chase Southwest site only offers the normal 25,000 points, but in-flight they are giving a link to the 50,000 points offer.
The Companion Pass
Many people including myself have been able to get both the Southwest personal and business cards to get 100,000 of the 110,000 miles needed for a compassion pass.
If you are in the market for the card or have ever considered it, the best time to apply to get the companion pass is early in the year, since the pass is good for all of the year you get it and the entire next year as well.
You could theoretically apply for the card now and just make sure you hit the bonus threshold in early January, but I would wait a little longer. In my opinion there really isn’t an urgency to apply at this moment.
With that said, if you have been looking for a Southwest 50k offer, then here is the link. It is a direct link to the Chase site and is the same as the one being given out in flight. Enjoy!