Best for regular Southwest flyers
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card is the mid-tier option for personal Southwest credit cards. The card offers the same 3 points per dollar on Southwest purchases as the Priority card and 6,000 bonus points on your card anniversary.
At a glance
- 2X Earn 3X points on Southwest® purchases.
- 2X Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.
- 2X Earn 2X points on internet, cable, and phone services; select streaming.
Like most airline cards, the Southwest Rapid Reward Premier card mainly consists of airline-specific perks. The Premier offers two annual EarlyBird check-ins, no foreign transaction fees and 6,000 bonus points every card anniversary for an annual fee of $99. It also offers the ability to earn Tier Qualifying Points based on spending if you intend to gain A-List status. Finally, the points you earn on the card count toward the carrier’s coveted Companion Pass.
- 6,000 points on each cardmember anniversary
- Travel and purchase protections through Chase
- $99 annual fee
Who is this card good for?
The Premier card is a great option for regular Southwest flyers. As the mid-tier card, it has a lower annual fee but also fewer perks which makes the Premier card a good fit for casual Southwest flyers. If you have another primary airline and travel cards, the Premier card can be a good supplement or add-on for your travel wallet, but only if you fly Southwest somewhat regularly.
The Southwest Premier card earns 3 points per dollar on Southwest purchases, 2 points per dollar on local transit and commuting (including rideshares) and 2 points per dollar on internet, cable, phone services and select streaming.