The Southwest® travel experience

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No fees to change1
or cancel.2

1If you need to change an upcoming flight itinerary, you’ll only pay the cost in fare difference.

2Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.
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Bags fly free*

When you fly with us, your first and second checked bags fly free.

*First and second checked bags. Size and weight limits apply.
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Inflight Entertainment

Free movies, free TV, and free texting.* Yep, you read that right.

*Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer. Where available.
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Freedom to pick
your seat, always.

Our 737s are all yours – pick any seat you feel comfortable with upon boarding.

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Learn the ABCs of

We board in three groups and line up in numerical order—your boarding position is on your boarding pass.

Shopping and booking with us
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Your Rapid Rewards® points
can take you to new places.

With unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates, and points that don’t expire, you’ll be planning your next getaway in no time.

All Rapid Rewards® rules and regulations apply.
Find our lowest fares each day with our Low Fare Calendar

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See where we fly

With an extensive network, we serve more than 100 destinations throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean—even Hawaii.

See where we're flying to now and where we're headed to next.
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The Southwest mobile app:
More convenience, more control.

Get push notifications to check in for your flight, flight status notifications, and more on the Southwest app.

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Check in 24 hours before departure to get your boarding position.

We don’t assign seats at Southwest, so boarding the aircraft earlier means you have more seats to choose from. The check-in window opens 24 hours before your flight, and your check-in time determines your boarding position. Check in right at the 24-hour mark for a good boarding position!

Don’t want to worry about check-in? We can do it for you!
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Flying with us
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First time boarding? We're here to help.

This is your boarding group (A, B, or C)
This is your boarding position (1-60)

When your boarding group is called, stand by the column with your boarding position on it until it’s your turn to board.

Need more info? Learn more about our boarding process.
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Want to be one of the first to board?

If you want a guaranteed A1-A15 boarding position, be sure to purchase a Business Select® fare.
Learn more about a Business Select fare
Learn more about our other fare classes

If there are seats available, you can upgrade your boarding position to A1-A15 at the gate starting from $30 per segment. Pricing may vary based on the popularity and length of each flight on your itinerary. Please see optional travel charges for more details.
Learn more about Upgraded Boarding
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