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Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

It was also mentioned in the original post this would be a family trip. Depending on the age of the child or children, there may be an opportunity to utilize family boarding after the A group. A child 6 or younger would be required. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

cjmeller
New Arrival

SOUTHWEST UPGRADED BOARDINGS

Each anniversary year you will be reimbursed for the purchase of up to 4 Upgraded Boardings which are positions A1-A15. Upgraded Boardings may be purchased at the departure gate or ticket counter on the day of travel only, when available. Price of Upgraded Boardings is based on your itinerary. Anniversary year means the year beginning with your account open date through the first statement date after your account open date anniversary, and the 12 monthly billing cycles after that each year. Eligibility for Upgraded Boardings for accounts that switch to this product: Account open date is the date the switch is official in the Chase system. After you make your purchase with your Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Card, you will receive a statement credit for the price of the Upgraded Boardings. Statement credit and purchase of Upgraded Boardings may not post on the same statement; please allow up to 8 weeks for the statement credit(s) to post to your account. You may purchase all 4 Upgraded Boardings at one time or on separate flights; you will only be reimbursed via statement credit for the first four Upgraded Boardings you purchase during your anniversary year. Account must be open and not in default at the time the statement credit is posted to your account.

Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

huerta1518
New Arrival

Just to confirm from reading the posts, it seems as if EBCI does not qualify for the free upgraded boading? Just went on a flight on purchased EBCI thinking it would qualify and be reinburssed. Not a big deal if not.

 

Does the 4 free "Upgraded Boarding" only quialify when it is purchased at the gate and is A1-A15? 

 

Thank you in advance for the clairification. 

 

 

Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

SWDigits
Active Member

@huerta1518 wrote:

Just to confirm from reading the posts, it seems as if EBCI does not qualify for the free upgraded boading? Just went on a flight on purchased EBCI thinking it would qualify and be reinburssed. Not a big deal if not.

 

Does the 4 free "Upgraded Boarding" only quialify when it is purchased at the gate and is A1-A15? 

 

Thank you in advance for the clairification. 

 

 



Your understanding of both distinct products is correct.

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Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

SumEMT
New Arrival
 

Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

DancingDavidE
Top Contributer

I think so:

 

https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/Rapid-Rewards-Credit-Card/Upgraded-boarding-question-with-p...

 

Duplicate post, but where you have a specific question it is correct to start a new thread rather than adding on to this one, so directing any additoinal follow-up there.

 

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.

Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

Lindsey Employee
Employee

Thanks @DancingDavidE. Feel free to flag the duplicate and I will remove. 

 

Lindsey
Community Manager
The Southwest Airlines Community

Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

clkorschgen
New Arrival

Here's one gotcha on  Priority Card upgrading.

I was flying from St. Louis to Orlando.  I purchased a boarding upgrade and received A1.  I thought I would have my pick of any seat on the plane.  Walked on and the plane was already half full ! The flight had originated in Kansas City and stopped in St. Louis.  I'm sure all the folks from Kansas City going to Orlando were told to pick any seat they wanted before the St. Louis passengers boarded.  

Same thing happened on my return flight.  I boarded in Orland bound for St. Louis, but the flight had orginated in Baltimore, so again all the "good" seats were already occupied.

Re: Rapid Rewards Priority Card upgrade boarding?

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

Yes, through passengers can move to any available seat after non-through passengers deplane. As A1 you still got your choice of seat before A2 and everyone else boarding at your place of departure so there is still a benefit to the upgraded boarding position. In this particular case your expectations were just different than what the actual situation was.

 

--TheMiddleSeat