The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card is one of my favorite rewards credit cards. Actually, there are several Southwest branded cards offered by Chase, but this review is focused on the one called the “Premier” card.
To fully appreciate the value of this card, it’s necessary to understand how the Southwest Rapid Rewards program works. Unlike most frequent flyer programs, which charge a fixed number of miles for a round trip flight (e.g. 25,000 miles for a round trip domestic flight), Southwest does things a bit differently.
With Southwest Rapid Rewards, the number of points you need is tied directly to the cost of the ticket. This is important, because Read the rest of this entry »