When Do Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Expire?

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points never expire as long as your account is open and in good standing.

Previously, Southwest points would expire after 24 months of inactivity, so this is a nice improvement over the old policy.

However, you should regularly redeem your Southwest points just in case they are devalued.

Comparison of U.S. Airlines' Policies

Below are the mileage expiration policies for every major U.S. airline.

Airlines Expiration Policy
Alaska Airlines Alaska 24 months
American Airlines American 18 months
Delta Air Lines Delta Never
Frontier Frontier 180 days
Hawaiian Airlines logo Hawaiian 18 months
JetBlue JetBlue Never
Southwest Airlines Southwest Never
Spirit Airlines Logo Spirit 12 months
United Airlines logo United Never