12-06-2017 02:35 PMjrubinoff
I've called Southwest and Southwesthotels.com and both told me that points earned through Southwesthotels.com (Booking.com) would count towards companion pass. However, where I get confused is after reading the terms&conditions and others that have asked a similar question...there are a handful of hotels that show you can earn a lot more points when booking. I've attached a picture as an example. Now are these "points" considered base points or bonus points earned through a partner?
Again Southwest agents and Southwesthotels.com agents both told me all the points would go towards compaion pass. I just want to make sure before I go spending a little more money that all 30,000 points as an example would go towards companion pass. We are just so close to getting companion pass again!
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12-06-2017 03:32 PMfranktravel
Here are the only hotel partners that you will receive base points from. When you book through the Southwest Airlines website for Hotels look at the Partners listed below, these are the ones that will count towards Companion. In my opinion if your are getting 30,000 points it will not go for the Companion!
12-06-2017 08:36 PMTheMiddleSeat
Everything I have read indicates that yes, if you are booking through the Southwest site, all points except for any bonus points offered as an extra for your first booking, would count towards CP. If the hotel is saying it is 30,000 points for the booking then all those should count towards CP. I have not done this myself so I can't guarantee anything, that's just what I've read on various forums.
12-06-2017 08:37 PMTheMiddleSeat
If you do book it, please come back and update us to let us know if the points post as CP. Thanks!
12-07-2017 05:13 PMjrubinoff
I will definitly come back and update, since it sounds too good to be true! The other forum posts I've read, it sounds like people differ on opinion, but I have not found anyone that has booked and confirmed if they recieved all of them towards Companion Pass or not.
12-11-2017 01:15 PMLindsey
Yes, I know it sounds too good to be true, but all the points will count toward your Companion Pass!
12-29-2017 10:20 PMJNK
Do those SouthwestHotels.com points count toward tier status as well?? Please - I need to know if I have to take a flight this weekend. YIKES!!
12-31-2017 11:10 AMDancingDavidE
09-18-2018 01:03 PMbradd_415
Hi @Lindsey and Southwest Community.
I had this same question - it looked like if I booked a hotel in Hawaii in Feb I would get 30K southwest points. However, I called customer service TWICE and got conflicting answers. First call: "Only base points count towards companion pass, not the bonus points, sorry!". Second call: "Yep, any points earned by partners such as hotel bonus points should count!".
I know everyone's questions are the most important, but I am paying a MAJOR premium to get these 30K points because that's more than a quarter of the way there towards another companion pass, so it's absolutely critical I get this right. Thus, can someone 100% confirm or deny that these bonus points WILL count towards a companion pass?