Transferable Flight Credits

Transferable flight credits give you more flexibility. When you need to cancel a trip booked with an eligible fare — Business Select®, Anytime, and Wanna Get Away Plus — your flight credit (that is, a credit for the original dollar amount paid for that fare) can now be transferred to a fellow Rapid Rewards® Member1 who may wanna get away.

How transferable flight credits work.

Wanna transfer a flight credit to someone else?
STEP 1
Cancel
Cancel

Can’t take your upcoming flight?

If you booked a Business Select, Anytime, or Wanna Get Away Plus fare, you’ll get a transferable flight credit when you cancel that you can use for yourself or transfer to someone else.

STEP 2
Transfer
Transfer

How to transfer your transferable flight credit to someone else:

Log in to your Rapid Rewards account. Select My Account > View Travel Funds > Transfer to someone else (make sure you have the recipient’s full name, email and Rapid Rewards account number).

Wanna redeem a flight credit that was transferred to you?
STEP 1
View
View

How to access your flight credits through My Account:

Select the Payment tab on southwest.com or View Travel Funds on mobile.

STEP 2
Redeem
Redeem

How to redeem your transferable flight credit:

Book a new flight using the transferable flight credit(s) you’ve received (you pay any difference in fare). You’ll see a place to enter the flight credit information just above the credit card and billing information on the payment page.

See the step-by-step process for transferable flight credits in the following video.

Transferable flight credit benefits vary by fare type.

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This chart compares all four of our air fares side-by-side. Wanna Get Away, Wanna Get Away Plus (New), Anytime, and Business Select.
Wanna Get Away® NEW Wanna Get Away plus Anytime Business Select
Flight credit7 A credit you can use toward future travel. yes yes yes yes
Transferable flight credit1 A credit you can use or transfer to a Rapid Rewards Member. no yes yes yes
Refundable8 flight credit A monetary refund to your original form of payment. no no yes yes

Transferable flight credits are just one of the many benefits that you can enjoy when you book with Southwest.
Check out all the benefits that come with each Southwest fare type.

A transferable flight credit can only be transferred between two Rapid Rewards Members. For bookings made through a Southwest Business channel, there is a limitation to transfer only between employees within the organization.

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Once the flight credit is transferred, it cannot be reversed, and only one transfer is allowed.

Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022 do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. A flight credit with an expiration date on or before July 27, 2022, is expired in accordance with its existing expiration date. See My Account for flight credit expiration dates, if any.

Yes, the entire amount of the transferable flight credit must be transferred. You cannot transfer a partial amount.

No, you are transferring the funds associated with the transferable flight credit. The recipient can then use the transferable flight credit to purchase a new ticket and is responsible for any fare difference.

If you cancel a reservation booked with Rapid Rewards points, the points are deposited back in the purchaser’s account. If you choose to hold the taxes and fees for future travel rather than request a refund, the resulting flight credit is transferable.

Starting summer 2023, for Wanna Get Away® or Wanna Get Away Plus™ award travel reservations: if you do not cancel your reservation at least 10 minutes before the flight’s original scheduled departure time, any points used for booking will be forfeited, along with any taxes and fees associated with your award travel reservation.

For Anytime or Business Select® award travel reservation: the points used for booking will continue to be redeposited to the purchaser's Rapid Rewards® account, and any taxes and fees associated with the award travel reservation will be converted into a flight credit for future use.

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Free movies/TV1 and $8 WiFi2

Free movies/TV2 and $8 WiFi3

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Two bags fly free®4

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No change5 or cancel fees6

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1Transferable Flight Credit: Transferable Flight Credit allows you to transfer your flight credit to someone else. Both must be Rapid Rewards® Members and only one transfer is permitted. Transferable Flight Credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022 do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. A Transferable Flight Credit with an expiration date on or before July 27, 2022, is expired in accordance with its existing expiration date. For bookings made through a Southwest® Business channel, there is a limitation to transfer only between employees within the organization.

2Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer. Where available.

3Internet access for $8 a day, per device. In order to provide the best experience, we block access to certain high-bandwidth applications, websites, and video conferencing services, including, but not limited to, Netflix, HBO Max, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. In consideration of the public environment onboard, we also block potentially offensive online content.

4First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

5Fare difference may apply.

6Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds.

7Flight credits for non-refundable fares will be issued as long as the flight is cancelled more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Flight credits or refunds for refundable fares will be issued regardless of cancellation time. Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022 do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. A flight credit with an expiration date on or before July 27, 2022, is expired in accordance with its existing expiration date. See My Account for flight credit expiration dates, if any.

8Refundable, as long as you cancel your reservation at least ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your flight. If you cancel, you’re eligible to receive 100% of your ticket value as a refund to your original form of payment. A Southwest flight credit from a previous reservation that is applied toward a Business Select or Anytime fare will be refunded as a flight credit. For travel booked with Rapid Rewards points, If canceled, points will be returned to the Rapid Rewards account holder who booked the ticket.