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You will get increased Rapid Rewards Points for using the Southwest card to pay for Southwest travel, as you do with almost all airline cards. This does make for a good reason to get it, if you fly enough to make the AF worth it, and you use it as your normal card.
However, you also could use a card like Chase Sapphire Preferred, and get points on dining and other expenses (plus the bonus), which you can use UR to redeem for airline tickets. Or the Discover It Miles. Or just upgrade your Green to Premier Rewards Gold.
Personally, I fly a lot for work, so I get free miles anyway (AA and Delta). So I don't have an airline card. I just use a combination of Discover It, Citi Double Cash, Chase Amazon, and Quicksilver depending on the type of spending. The Cash back ends up softening the cost of personal travel over a year, since I don't travel much just for myself.
Scores on the mend...
FICO: 650 (Discover/TU, 6/23/2016)
Cards I Use Citi Double Cash, Chase Amazon, Capital One QuickSilver
Sock Drawer Discover IT, Citi Diamond Preferred, AE Visa, QuickSilver One, Walmart CC, CareCredit, CreditOne (keeping for history for now)
Short Goal Reach 680