Mobile Boarding Pass

Southwest Airlines Right at Your Fingertips:
Introducing Mobile Boarding Pass

Southwest has launched the use of Mobile Boarding Pass, an electronic document that enables Customers to pass security and board the aircraft just by using their mobile device.

Where Is Mobile Boarding Pass Available?

Mobile boarding passes are now available at all U.S. airports Southwest serves. They are not currently available to passengers traveling on AirTran-operated flights and/or international flights.

How Does It Work?

While checking in for your flight, you can select one of the following three methods of delivery for your mobile boarding pass:

  1. ViewMobile Boarding Pass on an iPhone
    When checking in via the Southwest mobile site or app, you can choose to immediately view your mobile boarding pass in a new browser window on your phone. Be sure to save your mobile boarding pass to your photo gallery by tapping on the orange ‘Save Image to Photos’ button. Your boarding pass will then display in a pop up and then follow the directions to tap and hold on the image to save to your photo gallery.
  2. E-mail
    After checking in you can choose to have a mobile-optimized e-mail containing your boarding pass sent to you. If you have your email synced with your phone, you will then be able to view it right on your device and have it saved in your inbox. If you have multiple boarding passes you will receive a separate email for each pass.
  3. Text Message
    After checking in you can choose to receive a text with a link to your mobile boarding pass sent to you. Tap on the link to view your boarding pass in a new browser window on your phone. If you have multiple boarding passes you will receive a separate text message for each pass. Be sure to save your mobile boarding pass(es) to your photo gallery by tapping on the orange ‘Save Image to Photos’ button. Your boarding pass will then display in a pop up and then follow the directions to tap and hold on the image to save to your photos gallery.


For security purposes, please choose one of the above options an hour prior to the flight departure.

Note: You may need to brighten your screen light in order for the scanner to be able to read the barcode on your mobile boarding pass.

To learn more about Mobile Boarding Pass, visit our FAQs page.

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