The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card is the highest tiered card in the Southwest credit card line-up. It truly shines for those who fly Southwest often that want to enjoy the most benefits and earn the most points.
It offers an annual airline credit, seat upgrades, and bonus points as well as discounts on inflight purchases and the ability to earn Tier Qualifying Points running spend through the card.
If you fly Southwest often and you're looking for the most when flying Southwest, then you'll want to consider picking up the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card.
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Southwest Priority Card Bonus Categories
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card features the following bonus categories and earning rates per $1 spent:
- 3X Southwest Purchases
- 2X Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partners
- 2X Local Transit and Commuting
- 2X Internet, Cable, Phone Services, and Select Streaming
- 1X Everything Else
There's no cap on the amount of bonus points you can earn spending in each bonus category and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card overall.
3X Southwest Purchases
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card earns 3 Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent on purchases made with Southwest. Eligible purchases made directly with Southwest Airlines include:
- Flights/Ticket Purchases
- In-Flight Purchases
- Southwest Gift Cards
- Southwest Vacations Packages
- Southwest Hotels Portal
2X Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partners
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card earns 2 Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent on hotel and car rental purchases made through the Southwest website.
2X Local Transit and Commuting
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card earns 2 Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent on local transit and commuting purchases. This includes rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber as well.
2X Internet, Cable, Phone Services, and Select Streaming
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card earns 2 Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming purchases.
1X Everything Else
All other purchases made on the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card will earn 1 Rapid Rewards Point per $1 spent.
Southwest Priority Card Benefits
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card features the following benefits:
- $75 Southwest Travel Credit
- 4 Upgraded Boardings
- 7,500 Anniversary Points Annually
- Unlimited Tier Qualifying Points
- 25% back on inflight purchases
- Travel & Purchase Coverage
$75 Southwest Annual Travel Credit
Every year, you'll receive up to $75 back on Southwest purchases made throughout the anniversary year with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card. These credits will post the same day that the Southwest Airline purchase posts to your account.
Upgraded boardings and inflight purchases do not apply to this credit.
4 Upgraded Boardings Annually
As a Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card holder, you'll receive 4 upgraded bookings per anniversary year that applies to positions A1-A15 on Southwest Airlines. These can be purchased at the departure gate or ticket counter on the day of travel only.
Upgrades are in the form of a statement credit for the price of the upgraded booking and could take up to 8 weeks to post.
7,500 Anniversary Points
Every year after your card anniversary, you'll receive 7,500 anniversary points just for being a Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card holder.
Unlimited Tier Qualifying Points
For every $10,000 you spend on the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card during the calendar year, you'll receive 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points (TQPs) towards A-List status. There's no limit on how many TQPs you can earn.
25% Back On In-Flight Purchases
When you use the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card to pay for in-flight purchases on Southwest-operated flights, you'll receive 25% back in the form of a statement credit.
Travel & Purchase Coverage
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card comes with travel and purchase insurance which includes:
- Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
- Roadside Dispatch
- Purchase Protection
- Extended Warranty Protection
- Lost Luggage Reimbursement
- Baggage Delay Insurance
- Travel & Emergency Assistance Services
- Travel Accident Insurance
Southwest Priority Card Point Calculator
Calculate how many Rapid Rewards Points you can earn with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card based on spend and the cash value of those miles. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit card featured on the site.
Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.