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Forms of Payment

Southwest Airlines Acceptable Forms of Payment

Accepted at all Ticketing Locations

  • Credit Cards: Southwest Airlines accepts American Express, Optima, MasterCard, Visa, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover Card/NOVUS, Access, and Air Travel Card. Credit Cards may be redeemed at southwest.com, through Southwest Airlines Reservations, and at Southwest Airlines' Ticket Counter locations.
  • Unused Ticketless Travel Funds: Southwest Airlines accepts unused Ticketless Travel Funds for Passenger travel on Southwest Airlines or for flights on codeshare partners purchased through Southwest Airlines, excluding Southwest Airlines Group Reservations. Unused TIcketless Travel funds may be redeemed at southwest.com, through Southwest Airlines Reservations, and at Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter locations.
  • southwestgiftcards®: Southwest Airlines accepts southwestgiftcards for Passenger travel on Southwest Airlines or for flights on codeshare partners purchased through Southwest Airlines, exluding Southwest Airlines Group Reservations. A southwestgiftcard may be redeemed at southwest.com, through Southwest Airlines Reservations, and at Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter locations. Both the 16-digit card number and four-digit security code are needed to make a purchase with a southwestgiftcard.

Please see the complete southwestgiftcard Terms and Conditions for use.

Southwest LUV Vouchers:

Southwest Airlines accepts Southwest LUV Vouchers for Passenger travel only on Southwest Airlines, excluding Southwest Airlines Group Tickets. Southwest LUV Vouchers may not be used towards Southwest Airlines Vacation packages, or for travel wholly or in part on other carriers. Southwest LUV Vouchers may be redeemed at southwest.com, through Southwest Airlines Reservations, and at Southwst Airlines Ticket Counter locations. To redeem a Southwest LUV Voucher, purchaser must have a Southwest LUV Voucher number and associated security code.

Southwest LUV Vouchers Terms and Conditions:

Southwest LUV Vouchers and air fare paid with Southwest LUV Vouchers are subject to the applicable incorporated terms, Contract of Carriage, and rules and regulations of Southwest Airlines.

  1. Southwest LUV Vouchers are valid as a form of payment toward future air fare only on Southwest Airlines through southwest.com, toll-free Reservations 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792), or at any Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter.
  2. Southwest LUV Vouchers must be redeemed and all travel completed by the expiration date indicated. If applied in conjunction with any other accepted form(s) of payment, the earliest expiration date of all payments applies. Validity of Southwest LUV Vouchers will not be extended and any unused value will be forfeited upon expiration.
  3. Southwest LUV Vouchers are not redeemable as payment toward Government-imposed segment fees, Passenger Facility Charges, or September 11th Security Fees or as payment toward miscellaneous charges, Southwest Airlines Vacations packages, or travel either wholly or in part on other air carriers.
  4. Southwest LUV Vouchers and travel issued in exchange for Southwest LUV Vouchers have no cash value and cannot be exchanged for cash or other monetary consideration. Southwest LUV Vouchers will not be replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed.
  5. To redeem a Southwest LUV Voucher, purchaser must have a Southwest LUV Voucher number and associated security code. If a balance remains after redemption, please retain this Southwest LUV Voucher number and security code for future use.
  6. Southwest LUV Vouchers are VOID if sold, altered, purchased, brokered, and/or bartered.

 

Accepted only at Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter locations

  • Cash: Southwest Airlines accepts cash for payment of purchase at all airport ticket counter locations.


Accepted only at southwest.com

  • PayPal®: Southwest Airlines accepts payment from your PayPal account for initial airfare purchases. PayPal account purchases may be combined with southwestgiftcards, Southwest LUV Vouchers, or funds from an unused Ticketless reservation. PayPal account purchases may not be combined with funds from another credit card.

Accepted for International Itineraries

You may use a maximum of three forms of payment per passenger to purchase an international itinerary, which includes one credit card or PayPal account per transaction. Accepted forms of payment include credit cards, PayPal, southwestgiftcards, Southwest Airlines LUV vouchers, and/or reusable travel funds; however, all forms of payment may not be accepted at all locations. Cash may be accepted in some international locations at the Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter. PayPal is only accepted at southwest.com.

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