Southwest Launches Rapid Rewards Promotion

Southwest Airlines announced it has become the first airline to reach one million fans on Facebook. To celebrate, Southwest is offering fans a special Rapid Rewards promotion, available today, December 1, only.

Facebook fans of the airline can earn triple Rapid Rewards credit on all their flights purchased today for travel between December 1 and December 31, 2010, according to Southwest. With this promotion, members can earn a free flight after three roundtrips. Registration is required through the airline's Facebook page.

Southwest says fans who are not yet Rapid Rewards members can join today and receive a special enrollment offer of up to five credits and become eligible for the triple credit promotion. This promotion is offered exclusively through Southwest’s Facebook fan page.

It takes 16 credits to qualify for an award. Members can accelerate their earnings by using the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card from Chase, doing business with any of the airline's other partners, or by purchasing Southwest's Business Select Fares when flying. Plus, once an award has been earned, Southwest Airlines allows the member to transfer the award to anyone.

The Rapid Rewards Award is free, but travel is subject to the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 round-trip. Visit


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