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  Special Update Regarding 2020
  COVID-19 Pandemic

We are serving a limited selection of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on flights over 250 miles, when available.

Learn more about how we’re supporting your comfort and well-being from check-in to deplaning.

  • Free Entertainment

    Enjoy movies, Live and One-Demand TV*, and texting via iMessage and WhatsApp, all for free in our Inflight Entertainment Portal**. There are no apps to download or sign-ups required. All you need is a compatible device and you're ready for takeoff!

    For more information, visit

  • Stay connected with Inflight Internet

    Go online to check email, read the news, or snag a dinner reservation for just $8 all day, per device*. (And free for our A-List Preferred Members!)

    We accept all major forms of payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, and PayPal. For more information, visit

    *Internet access for $8 a day, per device, where available, on WiFi-enabled aircraft. 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.

  • 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.

  • Onboard sips & snacks

    We are serving a selection of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on flights over 250 miles, when available. Straws are available on request.

  • 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.

    Access drink receipt

  • 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.