June 29th, 2010
June 30th is the last day to transfer AMEX points to Southwest.
24,000 AMEX points gets you 16 Southwest credit, which is enough for a free round-trip.
If you earn 100 Southwest credits in a year you get a free companion pass. So if you transfer 150,000 AMEX points to Southwest you will get 100 credits, which are enough for 6 free round-trip tickets, as well as a 12-month companion pass.
As long as there is a seat available on the flight your companion can travel for free, there are no capacity controls on it.
The free companion ticket is even available when you are traveling on a free award ticket!
After selecting your companion, you are able to change the name of your companion up to 3 times.
Personally I’d rather redeem those AMEX points for a couple of business class tickets to Europe or South America, but if domestic travel is your thing, the cattle call of Southwest doesn’t bother you, and you travel with a companion then this can be a great option to take advantage of before it goes away tomorrow!