Chase launched another Southwest-branded business credit card, called the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card. What does it offer? How is it different from previous cards? Is it worth it if you don’t fly all the time?
Here’s the scoop on earning Rapid Rewards and getting big bonuses during the card’s initial launch period.
Big Bonuses for Business Card Holders
Small businesses have a buffet of credit card options available to them. If you fly Southwest often, however, it makes sense to consider this new offering. With Southwest a top airlines for its low fares and no-risk flying (canceled flight fees can be reused for future flights with no penalty), it’s a solid pick for those who travel between Southwest hub cities and don’t mind lining up by number to select a seat on the plane.
The card, like other business accounts, grabs you right away with some sweet rewards for new account applicants. Here are the details on the signup bonuses:
- Get an additional 9,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary
The earnings tiers are rather generous, as well:
- Earn 2 points per $1 with a range of business-related services, including social media advertising, paid search, internet, cable and phone services
- Earn 1 point per $1 on all other qualifying purchases
In addition to the bonuses and earning program, this card offers four boarding upgrades per year, subject to availability. You’ll also get inflight Wi-Fi credits, something that can save more than a few bucks off each flight – especially for those who want to work on the plane. Finally, you’ll get a generous Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit, a perk that’s often limited to only the highest level of business cards. This credit alone can easily pay for the annual fees in one benefit redemption.
Why Businesses Choose Southwest
As an airline, Southwest is genuinely unique. Those that fly it often will understand and accept its nuances, such as having to pay for EarlyBird to be ensured your best pick of the seats. With free checked bags, unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates or seat restrictions for reward travel, and no change fees, it’s a system that gets more affordable as you go. This new addition to the business credit card line will undoubtedly be something to consider if you or your employees use Southwest often. If you don’t fly Southwest, this card could be the nudge you need to give it a go.
*All information about the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card credit card has been collected independently by Nav. This card is not currently available through Nav. To see what business credit cards are available, please visit the Nav Credit Card Marketplace.
This article was originally written on June 20, 2019 and updated on April 8, 2022.