Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card

Best for Southwest business travelers

If you're a Southwest flyer and business owner, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business card can help you earn bonus points faster for award flights, along with a slew of other airline and travel-related perks. (Partner offer)

At a glance

  • 3X 3 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines‌® purchases.
  • 2X 2 points per $1 spent on social media and search engine advertising, Internet, cable and phone services.
  • 1X 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
80,000 points
Earn 80,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
Up to 29.99%
24.99% Variable
15.99% - 22.99% Variable
15.99% - 22.99% Variable
$199

At a glance

  • 3X 3 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines‌® purchases.
  • 2X 2 points per $1 spent on social media and search engine advertising, Internet, cable and phone services.
  • 1X 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
80,000 points
Earn 80,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
Up to 29.99%
24.99% Variable
15.99% - 22.99% Variable
15.99% - 22.99% Variable
$199
  • Earn 80,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
  • 9,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • 3 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines® purchases.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on social media and search engine advertising, Internet, cable, and phone services and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • 4 Upgraded Boardings per year when available.
  • Inflight WiFi Credits.
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit.
  • Employee cards at no additional cost, earn points on employee spending.

Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

tooltip Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG's editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
3/5

Overview

Business owners can justify the $199 annual fee after they take a look at the mile-long list of benefits that come with this card. For starters, you'll get 9,000 bonus points each account anniversary that's worth $135 according to TPG valuations. Additionally, get a free Global Entry or TSA Precheck every five years, up to 365 inflight Wi-Fi credits each year and four annual upgraded boardings when available. Tied together with Chase's expansive travel and purchase protections, this travel card is a terrific hybrid for business owners and frequent flyers.

Pros

  • 9,000 points on each cardmember anniversary
  • Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit (up to $100)
  • 4 upgraded boardings a year
  • 20% back on inflight drinks and W-Fi credits

Cons

  • $199 annual fee means only those loyal to Southwest will truly benefit

Who is this card good for?

If you benefit from Southwest’s route network or prefer to fly an airline with customer-friendly policies, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business card is an excellent choice for business travelers.

Earning Rewards

You’ll earn 3x on Southwest purchases, 2x for social media and search engine advertising, internet, cable and phone services and 1x on everything else.

Frequently asked questions