Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-21-2018, 12:34 PM   #1  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Feb 2017
Posts: 39
Default Southwest Travel Benefits

Can someone please explain what travel benefits are available to employees at SWA? Thanks.
speed50 is offline  
Old 08-21-2018, 02:09 PM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Apr 2013
Position: TACAMO
Posts: 1,624
Default

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 is offline  
Old 08-21-2018, 02:13 PM   #3  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Apr 2013
Position: TACAMO
Posts: 1,624
Default

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.
e6bpilot is offline  
Old 08-21-2018, 03:06 PM   #4  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Feb 2017
Posts: 39
Default

Perfect. Thanks!
speed50 is offline  
Old 08-22-2018, 06:29 AM   #5  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jul 2013
Position: 175 CA
Posts: 1,313
Default

6 month wait for zed fare
Squallrider is offline  
Old 08-22-2018, 10:33 PM   #6  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2017
Posts: 286
Default

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

Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
sMFer is offline  
Old 08-24-2018, 08:24 PM   #7  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jul 2017
Posts: 214
Default

Kind of off topic but does SWA still offer cabin only jumpseat to PT135 pilots? Thanks.
Knobcrk1 is offline  
Old 08-25-2018, 02:18 AM   #8  
Gets Weekends Off
 
MachJ's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2008
Posts: 140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knobcrk1 View Post
Kind of off topic but does SWA still offer cabin only jumpseat to PT135 pilots? Thanks.
Can we ride on your planes?
MachJ is offline  
Old 08-28-2018, 02:07 AM   #9  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: May 2018
Posts: 47
Default

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.
4thLevel is offline  
Old 08-28-2018, 06:33 AM   #10  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Sep 2007
Position: B737 Captain
Posts: 223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sMFer View Post
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."
tr4a is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SWA or DAL? Codfather Major 103 02-11-2019 05:40 PM
AirNZ ?? for KoruPilot Tweet46 Foreign 146 10-18-2016 10:32 PM
Southwest expands service to San Juan. CRJAV8OR Major 6 11-02-2012 09:41 AM
U.S Airways travel benefits olden208 Major 2 10-14-2007 08:28 AM
Southwest trying to leave SEA airport SWAjet Major 30 07-22-2007 09:36 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:05 AM.