As a pastor and speaker, I have traveled extensively for many years. I have had the privilege of sharing the gospel all over the world at many great churches and conferences. Whenever I travel within the United States, I usually travel with Southwest Airlines, and because I have traveled so much now, I have become an A-List Preferred member.
As an A-List member, I receive some benefits that are wonderful when you are a frequent traveler. I am guaranteed A boarding, which then gives me choice seating. I also receive letters every several months with various offers and free drink coupons. I usually just take the coupons and throw the letters away. But recently, I actually took a moment to read the letter they had sent me. As I read the letter, I was surprised to discover that there was a perk available to me I had been unaware of. They were offering me what is known as a “companion pass.”