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News: Chase and Southwest Airlines Renewal Still Flying High -

Southwest Airlines and Chase have inked a multi-year agreement to extend their 20-year relationship. With this deal, Chase will continue to administer the airline’s co-branded cards including Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus, Premier and Business Cards.

“Providing a unique and excellent customer experience at a low fare is at the heart of everything we do at Southwest,” said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We’ve chosen to continue this association with Chase because of our mutual dedication to providing the best card value for our customers.”

Earning rewards and redeeming points

With the extension the co-branded Southwest Rapid Rewards cards will keep earning two point for every dollar spent on Southwest Airlines tickets when they buy them directly through the airline, whether on the phone, online or in real time. The also earn two points per dollar when they book rooms or cards through the airlines partners. All other purchases earn one point per dollar.

When booking flights using points cardholders can book unlimited rewards seats. There are no blackout dates to contend with, and they won’t be charged when they have to change a flight. Points can also be redeemed for card rental, hotel rooms, merchandise and gift cards.

More perks and bonus points

With the Southwest Premier Card, new cardholders 25,000 bonus points once they spend $1,000 during the first three months and receive 6,000 bonus after their anniversary. There are no transaction fees when traveling abroad. There is a $99 annual fee.

All the cards in the Southwest cards come with EMV and signature technology. Southwest Airlines was founded in 1971, and is known for its affordable airfares. The Dallas-based airline flies to 95 destinations