New eBook Shows Travelers Steps to Earn Coveted Southwest Companion Pass, Allowing One Person to Fly Free up to Two Years

29 March 2016

Southwest Companion Pass ebook CoverHow did a family of four fly to six destinations in a year for less than $100 per trip? Travel writer and public relations professional Lyn Mettler shares the secret sauce in a new ebook, “The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Your Southwest Companion Pass” (Palmetto Publishing Group, 2016).

The book shows readers how to earn the coveted Southwest Companion Pass, which allows a Southwest flyer to bring another individual with them on all flights for up to two years at no additional cost (except for a $5.60 mandatory government fee each way). Travelers have to earn 110,000 Rapid Rewards Points, which are Southwest’s version of frequent flier miles, in order to qualify for the pass. But, in just a few simple steps, that are no more difficult than clipping coupons, individuals with average to good credit can secure the required points, and thus the pass, with minimal effort.

The free ebook walks readers through the process step by step, helping them avoid hours of unnecessary online research. The book explains:

  • The Southwest Companion Pass
  • How different groups -- singles, couples and families -- can utilize the pass
  • Exactly what steps to take to earn the pass, including signing up for 2 of 3 credit cards
  • How to earn Southwest Rapid Rewards points so everyone can fly free + the Companion
  • The timing of when to earn the pass
  • Maximizing the pass through sales and other points-earning opportunities
“I have been absolutely blown away by the amount of free travel my family of four has netted from the Southwest Companion Pass,” says Mettler. “We have kayaked in San Diego, spotted dolphins in Naples, and will meet Mickey at Walt Disney World, as well as take our kids to New York City for the first time all using Rapid Rewards Points and the Southwest Companion Pass.”

She also notes that now is the ideal time to earn the pass because it’s good from the time you secure it through the end of the following year. “The earlier in the year you can earn it, the longer you can take advantage of flying free,” says Mettler.

The book is available for download in both Kindle and PDF format on