Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
If you fly Southwest airlines and value their Rapid Rewards points, there are two personal Southwest credit card options that are Southwest branded – The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus credit card and Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier credit card.
But you may not know you have an alternative to the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® credit cards.
It’s called the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. And the points you earn can be transferred instantly 1:1 into your Southwest Rapid Rewards account, free of charge, with no limits. Click here for the MileCards.com guide to how that works.
The differences between the Southwest cards and the Chase Sapphire Preferred® come down to a few areas:
|Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus||Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier||Chase Sapphire Preferred|
|Annual fee||$69||$99||$95, $0 first year|
|Annual miles bonus||3,000||6,000||7% of earnings|
|A-List / Companion status earning||Yes||Yes||No|
|Point transfer||No||No||Yes, 5 airlines, 3 hotel programs|
|Dining bonus||No||No||2x points / dollar|
|Travel bonus||2-3x on Southwest.com||2-3x on Southwest.com||2x points / dollar|
(The information related to The Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier, Premier Business, and Plus Credit Card has been collected by MileCards.com and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card.)
You can input your monthly spending and compare Southwest credit cards directly using our MileCards.com CardFinder tool. But more generally you can consider the following guidelines:
In general, it’s hard to go wrong with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card because it is so versatile. But, if Southwest flights are your primary goal the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus and Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier credit cards are good options, especially when there are attractive sign on bonuses.
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