Southwest has rolled out a new pilot program. If you are a PreCheck member and have to wait in line at Oakland International Airport security longer than 10 minutes, Southwest will give you a 2,500 point bonus. If successful, this program could roll out to other airports as well.
Southwest Will Give You 2,500 Points For Waiting Longer Than 10 Minutes
Per SFGate, Starting this week, Southwest Airlines will offer PreCheck members a 2,500-point bonus if they wait in line at Oakland International Airport security longer than 10 minutes. The pilot program will last through June 29th, and if successful, could expand to other airports, according to the carrier’s Chief Revenue officer Andrew Watterson.
The Southwest promotion says, “Get through the TSA Precheck line in 10 minutes at Oakland or Southwest will give you 2,500 Rapid Rewards bonus points.” Watterson said that when a passenger feels they’ve waited in the PreCheck line longer than 10 minutes, he or she should approach a Southwest supervisor and ask for a 2,500 voucher. “No proof of an extended wait is required,” he said.
The effort is part of a plan to get passengers back on short-haul flights, Watterson told TravelSkills in an interview this week.
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