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  • 100% Free Entertainment

    Our Inflight Entertainment Portal* features a flight tracker, arrival and connecting gate information, free movies1, and access to at no charge! You can also enjoy free messaging2, free on-demand TV1, Free Live TV3, free music3, and web browsing (with paid WiFi access) during your flight. You must download the Southwest app before boarding if you want to view a movie or on-demand TV.

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    If you forget your device or want to unplug from the digital world for a few hours, check out Southwest: The Magazine. You’ll get to read about the people and places that make this country special. You may even get inspired to visit a new place that Southwest serves!

  • Connect to what’s important with inflight WiFi

    For only $8 all day** (and free for our A-List Preferred Members!) per device, you can access the internet, check your email, or post to your social media accounts.

    We accept all major forms of payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal.

    **Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.

  • Hello, extra roomy seat

    Our eco-friendly Evolve cabin interiors were designed with a focus on sustainability, as well as providing maximum comfort and enhanced personal space. From carbon-neutral carpet and lighter E-Leather seats to more knee room and better lumbar support, our new modern look is both earth-friendly and you-friendly.

  • Fuel up with our tasty snacks

    Pretzels are always complimentary, as well as an assorted list of non-alcoholic beverages. Complimentary Nabisco® Selections are available on select flights. Cocktails, beer, and wine may be purchased onboard with a valid ID and a major credit card (we don’t accept cash).

  • View and print your drink receipt online

    Our drink receipts are now 100% digital, so if you get thirsty and purchase a drink onboard, come back here to view and print your receipt.

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  • Our Airplanes

    Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 737s. It is the only type of airplane we fly! This means that all of our Pilots, Flight Attendants, and Mechanics are trained and familiar with every airplane in our fleet. We believe our skilled professionals and our consistent, state-of-the-art fleet are two primary reasons that Southwest Airlines has one of the best operational safety records in the worldwide airline industry.

    Your comfort is important to us. That is why, when we designed our aircraft interiors, we worked hard to provide a comfortable distance or pitch* between your seat and the seat in front of you. The chart below shows the number of seats in each Boeing 737 model we could fly if we provided less space for our Customers compared to the actual number of seats in the cabin.  It will also give you an idea of what you can expect in terms of legroom.

    Our aircraft have one aisle and one single cabin with three seats on each side of the aircraft.  The first row of seats on each side is bulkhead seating.

      B737-700 B737-800 and B737-MAX 8
    Southwest Passenger Capacity 143 175
    Maximum Passenger Capacity 149 189
    Average Pitch 31” 32”
    Narrowest Seat Width 15.5” 15.5”
    Widest Seat Width 17.0” 17.8”
    Movable Aisle Armrests All rows All rows except bulkhead (front)
    Lavatories One forward and one rear One forward and two rear

    *As defined by our aircraft manufacturer, seat pitch is determined by measuring the distance from any point on a seat to the same point on the seat directly in front of it.