How to Convert Southwest Points Using DoNotPay
Every airline has a rewards or frequent flyer program that lets passengers earn miles when flying on an airline. Unfortunately, every program, whether it is offered by American, United, or other airlines, works differently. Some airlines let you earn by the number of miles flown, while others calculate rewards based on dollars spent.
Airlines may partner with other airlines, so travelers can earn miles when flying with those partners. Other partners may include credit card companies, hotels, or rental car companies.
Each program has different rules that apply to earning and redeeming rewards. That's why DoNotPay has a service that allows you to transfer points to and from a Southwest Rapid Rewards Program.
How to Earn Rapid Rewards Points
Southwest offers three ways to earn points:
|Airfares||Passengers earn one point for every dollar spent on airfare.|
|Purchase||People can purchase points through the Rapid Rewards Point Center|
|Partners||Travelers can earn points when they purchase products or services from Southwest partners.|
Individuals can earn more points if they use a Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card from Chase.
How to Earn Partner Points
To earn points with Southwest travel-related partners, you must be a registered member of Rapid Rewards and the partner's loyalty program. For example, earning points at Hyatt properties requires membership in the World of Hyatt loyalty program. Rental car companies such as Alamo or Hertz require loyalty program memberships as well.
You must register credit or debit cards in your Rapid Rewards profile to earn points at other partners such as dining, shopping, or specialty services. To earn points, you must pay with one of the listed cards. To find a list of possible partners, members must search the Southwest program for the current partners.
Points earned with travel-related partners remain in the partner's loyalty account until travelers transfer their points to their Rapid Rewards account. Services, dining, and specialty items should automatically transfer points when a registered card is used for payment.
DoNotPay can help transfer points for many of Southwest's partners, including:
How to Use Rapid Rewards Points
Rapid Rewards members can do the following with their points:
- Transfer points to another program member.
- Donate points to charity.
- Use points to purchase Southwest airfare.
- Use points to purchase gift cards, merchandise, and travel-related items.
Only members who have a Rapid Rewards Credit Card from Chase can use Southwest points for non-flight purchases.
How to Redeem Points for Flights
Southwest points can be used to pay for airfare. The number of points depends on the cost of the airfare. If promotions are available, the number of points reflects the cost of the discounted fare.
- Go to the Southwest website.
- Log in to the Rapid Rewards program.
- Enter travel destination and dates.
- Search the listing for flights.
- Select the flight.
- Review the information.
- Select purchase with miles.
If you do not have enough miles for the flight, you can purchase miles through the Point Center. You may want to check your point balance before looking at flights.
How to Sell Points
If you have miles that are about to expire or simply want to earn extra cash, consider selling your points. There are several online sites that buy and sell points, but finding the best price will take time. The typical process would be:
- Visit a website that buys miles.
- Enter your personal information.
- Enter the number of miles.
- Request a quote.
- Repeat the process for as many sites as possible.
Selling miles is legal in all states except Utah.
How DoNotPay Can Help Transfer or Sell Southwest Points
With DoNotPay's online service, you can check your points, transfer points, or sell them. Just follow these three easy steps.
- Search "points" or "rewards" on DoNotPay, and select the rewards program you're a part of / the type of points you have.
- Choose whether you want to check your points balance, transfer your points, or sell them for cash.
- If you select one of the first two options, DoNotPay can check your points balance or transfer your points for you. Otherwise, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors.
For example, if you are a Marriott Rewards member, you can transfer your points to airline miles or find discounted hotel rates to redeem the best value. We can check your latest points balance automatically.
If you want to sell your points, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors whether you're looking to sell Delta miles, Jet Blue, or Alaska.
Why Use DoNotPay
DoNotPay's online services can give you more time to do the things you love. Instead of trying to sort your way through program rules or look for the best site to sell your miles, you can relax after just three quick steps.
Here’s a quick guide to understand the value of miles across airlines:
|Airline Reward Program||Miles||Standard Mileage Value (in Dollars)||Priority/Business/First Class Mileage Value (in Dollars)|
|American Airlines AAdvantage Miles||1||$0.012||$0.025|
|Southwest Rapid Rewards||1||$0.014||$0.015|
Let DoNotPay do the work, so you don't have to.