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A-List Preferred tier qualifying points

summerrose22
New Arrival

I thought that every dollar I spent using my Southwest Visa card earned me one point not onot towards my total points but also towards my A-list preferred status. It doesn’t look like that is the case as per my most recent credit card statement posting. Why is that?

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Re: A-List Preferred tier qualifying points

franktravel
Rising Star
Solution

Rapid Rewards A-List and A-List Preferred Status

A Member who flies 25 qualifying one-way flight segments booked through Southwest Airlines or earns 35,000 Tier Qualifying Points per calendar year will qualify for A-List status. A Member who flies 50 qualifying one-way flights booked through Southwest Airlines or earns 70,000 Tier Qualifying Points per calendar year will qualify for A-List Preferred status.

A flight segment is defined as a one-way trip booked through Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections on Southwest Airlines. Tier Qualifying Points are earned through the purchase of revenue flights or through the use of the Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card or the Rapid Rewards Premier Card from Chase. Tier Qualifying Points earned during a billing cycle on a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority or Premier Credit Cards from Chase are not available for qualification for benefits such as A-List and A-List Preferred status until they are posted on your billing statement and posted to your Rapid Rewards Account. The following will not count toward qualification for A-List status: Rapid Rewards reward flights; Rapid Rewards Companion Pass travel; Rapid Rewards Partner points except for Tier Qualifying Points earned on the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority or Premier Credit Cards from Chase (as per the rules described below); bonus Rapid Rewards Points, unless specifically designated as such; nonrevenue travel, unless specifically designated as eligible; stops at intermediate cities on connecting or through flights; and charter flights. Tier Qualifying Points are not redeemable for travel on Southwest Airlines or through the "More Rewards" site.

A Member who has a Rapid Rewards® Priority Card or a Rapid Rewards Premier Card from Chase will earn 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases on that card, up to 15,000 Tier Qualifying Points per year.

A-List and A-List Preferred qualification will be based on a calendar year. Once A-List or A-List Preferred status is earned, the Member can begin enjoying the benefits immediately. The Member will maintain A-List or A-List Preferred status for the remainder of the calendar in which the status was earned and for the entire calendar year immediately following. To continue receiving A-List or A-List Preferred tier benefits, the Member must re-qualify each calendar year. The Member can only maintain one Rapid Rewards A-List Membership during a calendar year, regardless of how many flights (over 25 qualifying one-way flights) are taken or points (over 35,000 Tier Qualifying Points) are earned.

Once a Member qualifies for A-List or A-List Preferred status, he/she is entitled to Priority Boarding. This means that Southwest Airlines will automatically reserve a boarding position for the Member 36 hours prior to each of the Member's confirmed Southwest Airlines' flight provided the Member added his/her Rapid Rewards account number to his/her reservation and made his/her reservation at least 36 hours prior to the flight. Priority Boarding will apply only to flights that a Member completes while his/her A-List or A-List Preferred status is active.

 

Re: A-List Preferred tier qualifying points

elijahbrantley
Rising Star
Solution

A List qualifying points are earned from paid flights and from credit card BONUS points only. From SW's site:

 

"Tier qualifying points are earned from revenue flights booked through Southwest Airlines® or through the use of the Rapid Rewards® Priority or Premier Credit Cards (1,500 tier qualifying points for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases on that card, up to 15,000 tier qualifying points per year)."

 

All credit card points do count toward Companion Pass qualification.

-A List Preferred, Companion Pass holder, Community Champion.

Re: A-List Preferred tier qualifying points

chgoflyer
Rising Star

@elijahbrantley wrote:

A List qualifying points are earned from paid flights and from credit card BONUS points only. From SW's site:

 

"Tier qualifying points are earned from revenue flights booked through Southwest Airlines® or through the use of the Rapid Rewards® Priority or Premier Credit Cards (1,500 tier qualifying points for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases on that card, up to 15,000 tier qualifying points per year)."

 

All credit card points do count toward Companion Pass qualification.


 

To be clear, credit card bonus points are not A-List qualifying. ("Bonus points" are ones received from things like sign-up bonuses, annual anniversary, special bonus offers, etc.)

 

The only credit card points that are A-List qualifying are as you mentioned (but which are not referred to as "bonus" points):

 

Rapid Rewards® Priority or Premier Credit Cards (1,500 tier qualifying points for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases on that card, up to 15,000 tier qualifying points per year)

 

Note that these "points" aren't actually redeemable, they are just a special accounting category of tier-qualifying points.

 

When you earn these points, in your RR account you'll see them listed and "Credit Card" points, with a value of 0.

 

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If you filter by "Tier Qualifying Points" you'll see them itemized with a value of 1,500.

 

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