Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Charlotte.

A little bit of old-fashioned charm and a bustling metropolitan attitude make this city the ideal destination.

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Visit Charlotte.

If a trip to the South sounds enticing for its rich history, but you’d also like to experience modern-day Southern comfort and amenities, you’ve landed on the right city. Charlotte is home to mouth-watering barbecue, endless outdoor parks and gardens that offer water sports and scenic trails, and nightlife and musical entertainment for all ages.

Charlotte’s rich history is on full display when you stroll through its streets. From Gilded Age mansions to Federal period architecture, you’ll find several buildings that offer guided tours. Visit Historic Brattonsville, one of many culture and heritage museums in Charlotte. Visitors can learn about the lives of key players during the Revolutionary War. Costumed interpreters share farming and other cultural nuances of the 18th and 19th century that are unique to Charlotte and the South. For more Southern history, visit the Museum of the New South or the Charlotte Museum of History.

Visiting the South means you’ve got to make room on your plate for smoky meats and other comfort food classics like fried chicken. Treat yourself at the kitchens of famous chefs or casual barbecue institutions throughout the city, or explore Prohibition-style speakeasies for a taste of the past. After you’ve eaten your way through Charlotte’s best, make time to walk through one of its many parks. Get views from sky high at an amusement park or Crowders Mountain State Park, offering a 25-mile view of the Charlotte skyline after you’ve traversed its trails.

Finish your time in Charlotte with a splash; take a trip to one of its many watersport centers. Visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center, home of the largest whitewater rivers in the world, or paddleboard at Catawba River. Look no further than Charlotte for the ultimate mix of scenic outdoor adventures and historic excursions.

Start planning your visit to Charlotte by booking with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, making takeoff a breeze. When you book with Southwest, rest assured that the process will be simple, from selecting your flight to checkout. We know that having a great time in Charlotte takes more than finding an excellent deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight.

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Things to do in Charlotte.
Historic sights
  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • Historic Brattonsville
  • Levine Museum of the New South
Nightlife and entertainment
  • Montford Drive
  • Opera Carolina
  • Uptown Charlotte
Water destinations
  • Catawba River
  • Lake Wylie
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center

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Details about Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Airport code:CLT

City:Charlotte

State:North Carolina

Terminal A

Gate A: 24, 26

8

Cities with nonstop daily service to CLT*

89

Cities with daily service to CLT*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

Why fly Southwest?

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Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because nothing should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Gate to gate WiFi3

Surf the web from origin to destination with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and for $8 the Internet will make time fly by on all our flights.

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Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

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Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie3 for free. Just one way we make getting to your destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row4. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to where you want to go.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.

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You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.

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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.