Southwest Airlines Adds Wyndham Hotel Group as New Preferred Participant to the Carrier’s Frequent Flyer Program

21 Aug 2009 [19:20h]     Bookmark and Share

Southwest Airlines and Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with 11 brands and more than 7,000 hotels, announced a new association between the companies‘ respective loyalty programs, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards and Wyndham Rewards. Rapid Rewards Members now have the option to earn a half (0.5) Rapid Rewards credit for each stay at any of more than 6,000 Wyndham Rewards properties worldwide.

Dallas – To celebrate the new alliance, Rapid Rewards Members can receive Triple credit after their second qualifying stay. Visit: for offer details, and visit: or to book a hotel stay. Even if Customers are not traveling in 2009, Wyndham Hotel Group is inviting Rapid Rewards Members to enroll in Wyndham Rewards for a chance to win a FREE flight on Southwest Airlines. Twenty winners will be awarded one (1) FREE flight on Southwest Airlines, valid to more than 60 destinations Southwest serves, including three new markets, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Boston Logan and New York LaGuardia. Visit: to enroll and view complete details on the sweepstakes and official rules. No purchase is necessary to participate.

Additionally, Southwest is inviting Customers on a scavenger hunt in Boston on Aug. 16, 2009, to coincide with Southwest’s launch of service to Boston Logan International Airport. Customers can visit Faneuil Hall, a historic site near the center of the city, in hopes of finding a 12-foot-high suitcase and a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines and 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points that can be redeemed for a free night stay at most participating Wyndham Hotel Group properties.

„This association with the Wyndham Hotel Group brings tremendous value to the Rapid Rewards Program and our mutual Customers,“ said Ryan Green, Southwest Airlines‘ Director of Customer Loyalty.

Michael Mueller, Vice President of International Loyalty and Partnerships, Wyndham Hotel Group, added, „We’re very pleased to be associated with Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Program, as Members will now be rewarded whether they stay with our award-winning upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand or in the many comfortable and familiar hotels of our midscale and economy chains including Ramada, Days Inn, and Super 8.“