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Southwest Companion Pass, Companion Change
I have the companion pass. My wife is currently my companion and we have a ticket booked (under my name with my wife as a companion) for Feb 17.
I would like to fly with A DIFFERENT friend on Feb 8.
I could call Southwest and change the companion designation now and designate my friend so that I could travel with him on Feb 8. And after our trip I could call Southwest and have my wife be my companion once again. Now I realize that you can only change three times a year, but that’s fine.
My question is this: Once I change my companion from my wife to my friend who’ll be traveling with me Feb 8, does that mean that the system will void my wife’s reservation for the Feb 17 trip? In theory it should, right? But I’m not sure if in practice it will. If it will void it, one fix I could do is immediately fill that space that was voided with my friend’s name (to save the spot) and then shift it back to my wife after the Feb 8 trip, but I’d hate for something to go wrong. Any thoughts?
*bump* I’ve never used a companion pass on Southwest. Maybe someone who has can help you out.
I haven’t had this situation before but unless you are expecting the flight to sell out you should be fine. The CP can be used to book the last seat on the flight as long as you are on the flight. You can even show up at the airport and add a companion. I guess with Southwest’s generous change policies you could also just book a second ticket and then change it to open a spot.