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speed50 08-21-2018 12:34 PM

Southwest Travel Benefits
 
Can someone please explain what travel benefits are available to employees at SWA? Thanks.

e6bpilot 08-21-2018 02:09 PM

Unlimited travel for you, spouse, kids until 19 or 21 if in college, two parents on SWA and ability for same folks to purchase ID90s on tons of other carriers.
Companions get a limited number of segments per month if you go that route.
Buddy passes are earned by the “swag” program that gives you points for attendance and when the company meets goals for the year. They are good for 12 months and can travel one round trip or two one way segments on SWA. You are taxed on the imputed dollar value of the points earned. Each pass is ~$35-40 depending on your tax situation. You can also use the points for Rapid Rewards points and buy confirmed tickets or on $100 visa gift cards and buy tickets on other carriers.

e6bpilot 08-21-2018 02:13 PM

Travel listings are not subject to seniority, only status (EE, family, other pass) and check in time up to 24 hrs prior.
If traveling with the EE, all riders in the group get employee status.

speed50 08-21-2018 03:06 PM

Perfect. Thanks!

Squallrider 08-22-2018 06:29 AM

6 month wait for zed fare

sMFer 08-22-2018 10:33 PM

I believe if kids are in school, bennies can go up to age 26.

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Knobcrk1 08-24-2018 08:24 PM

Kind of off topic but does SWA still offer cabin only jumpseat to PT135 pilots? Thanks.

MachJ 08-25-2018 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knobcrk1 (Post 2661694)
Kind of off topic but does SWA still offer cabin only jumpseat to PT135 pilots? Thanks.

Can we ride on your planes?

4thLevel 08-28-2018 02:07 AM

Forget about the industry standard practice of being able to list for First or Biz - coach is the only option. If coach is full but premium seats remain, don't count on getting on.

And spare me the "bring a box of chocolates" nonsense - we shouldn't have to grovel.

Easily the worst OA pass agreements in the industry.

tr4a 08-28-2018 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sMFer (Post 2660469)
I believe if kids are in school, bennies can go up to age 26.

It's under 24. Medical is up to 26.

"Unmarried Children ages 19 up to the age of 24 are eligible if they meet the aforementioned criteria for children under age 19 and maintain five consecutive months of enrollment in an accredited school as a fulltime student as defined in the rules of such school."


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