Government Security Fee

Government Imposed Charges

Government-Imposed September 11th Security Fee

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a division of the Department of Transportation, has mandated that all U.S. airlines add a security fee to all tickets sold on or after October 1, 2003. This government-imposed fee, called the "September 11th Security Fee," will be used to pay the government's cost for providing Federal civil aviation security services. This includes training, salaries, and benefits for the Federal security screeners and law enforcement personnel, as well as the Federal Air Marshal program.

The government-imposed September 11th Security Fee will apply to all airline tickets, including frequent flyer award travel, and will be calculated at $5.60 per one-way trip.

Attention all Rapid Rewards Members: Government-Imposed September 11th Security Fee Applies to Rapid Rewards Awards and Companion Passes.

The government-imposed September 11th Security Fee will apply to all airline tickets, including Rapid Rewards Awards and Companion Passes, and will be calculated at $5.60 per one-way trip.

  • To help expedite your checkin, please visit Southwest.com or call Reservations at 1-800-248-4377 to make your Award or Companion Pass travel plans and to pay the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee by credit card. Once you complete your reservation, you can elect to receive a receipt, via mail, email or fax, with your confirmed flight information. Customers who have made a reservation and have not paid the security fee will need to go to the ticket counter to pay before entering the secured gate area.
  • Companions traveling with Companion Pass holders and not checking luggage will need to print a security document from Southwest.com or at a self-service kiosk at the airport in order to proceed through security.
  • Changes or cancellations for any Award or Companion Pass travel should be made by calling Reservations before you travel. This will assist in smoothly refunding unused September 11th Security Fee funds or applying them toward other travel plans. If you give your Awards to friends or family members, please make sure they are aware of this fee and process.

Please call (800) 248-4377 with any questions. We appreciate your continued support and understanding.

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)

Airport / PFC

Albany (ALB) / $4.50

Albuquerque (ABQ) / $4.50

Amarillo (AMA) / $4.50

Atlanta (ATL) / $4.50

Austin (AUS) / $4.50

Baltimore/Washington (BWI) / $4.50

Birmingham (BHM) / $4.50

Boise (BOI) $4.50

Boston Logan (BOS) / $4.50

Buffalo (BUF) / $4.50

Burbank (BUR) / $4.50

Charleston (CHS) / $4.50

Charlotte (CLT) / $3.00

Chicago Midway (MDW) / $4.50

Cincinnati (CVG) / $4.50

Cleveland (CLE) / $4.50

Columbus (CMH) / $4.50

Corpus Christi (CRP) / $4.50

Dallas (DAL) / $4.50

Denver (DEN) / $4.50

Des Moines (DSM) / $4.50

Detroit (DTW) / $4.50

El Paso (ELP) / $4.50

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) / $4.50

Ft. Myers/Naples (RSW) / $4.50

Grand Rapids (GRR) / $4.50

Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) $4.50

Hartford/Springfield (BDL) / $4.50

Harlingen (HRL) / $4.50

Hawaii Island (Hilo, HI) (ITO) / $4.50

Hawaii Island (Kona, HI) (KOA) / $4.50

Houston Hobby (HOU) / $4.50

Indianapolis (IND) / $4.50

Jacksonville (JAX) / $4.50

Kansas City (MCI) / $4.50

Las Vegas (LAS) / $4.50

Lihue (Kauai, HI) (LIH) / $4.50

Little Rock (LIT) / $4.50

Long Beach (LGB) / $4.50

Long Island (ISP) / $4.50

Louisville (SDF) / $4.50

Los Angeles (LAX) / $4.50

Lubbock (LBB) / $4.50

Manchester (MHT) / $4.50

Maui (Kahului, HI) (OGG) / $4.50

Memphis (MEM) / $4.50

Miami (MIA) / $4.50

Midland/Odessa (MAF) / $4.50

Milwaukee (MKE) / $4.50

Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) / $4.50

Montrose (MTJ) / $4.50

Nashville (BNA) / $4.50

New Orleans (MSY) / $4.50

New York (LaGuardia) (LGA) / $4.50

Norfolk (ORF) / $4.50

Oahu (Honolulu, HI) (HNL) / $4.50

Oakland (OAK) / $4.50

Oklahoma City (OKC) / $4.50

Omaha (OMA) / $4.50

Ontario (ONT) / $4.50

Orange County, CA (SNA) / $4.50

Orlando (MCO) / $4.50

Palm Springs (PSP) / $4.50

Panama City Beach (ECP) / $4.50

Pensacola (PNS) / $4.50

Philadelphia (PHL) / $4.50

Phoenix (PHX) / $4.50

Pittsburgh (PIT) / $4.50

Portland (PWM) / $4.50

Portland (PDX) / $4.50

Providence (PVD) / $4.50

Raleigh/Durham (RDU) / $4.50

Reno/Tahoe (RNO) / $4.50

Richmond (VA) / $4.50

Rochester (ROC) / $4.50

Sacramento (SMF) / $4.50

St. Louis (STL) / $4.50

Salt Lake City (SLC) / $4.50

San Antonio (SAT) / $4.50

San Diego (SAN) / $4.50

San Francisco (SFO) / $4.50

San Jose (SJC) / $4.50

San Juan (SJU) / $4.50

Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) / $4.50

Spokane (GEG) / $4.50

Steamboat Springs/Yampa Valley (HDN) / $4.50

Tampa Bay (TPA) / $4.50

Tucson (TUS) / $4.50

Tulsa (TUL) / $4.50

Washington (Dulles), D.C. (IAD) / $4.50

Washington (Reagan National), D.C. (DCA) / $4.50

West Palm Beach (PBI) / $4.50

Wichita (ICT) / $4.50