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WiFi Access

WiFi and Inflight Entertainment

We are pleased to announce our latest addition to the Southwest Inflight Entertainment Portal by partnering with iHeartRadio to bring music to your personal electronic device while inflight on select aircraft! By finding the perfect radio station while inflight, iHeartRadio will make the time fly by. In addition to listening to iHeartRadio through the Inflight Entertainment Portal, you can have a more personalized experience by listening through your pre-downloaded iHeartRadio app without the purchase of inflight WiFi. Once connected to the "SouthwestWiFi" SSID, just open your app and select your music as you would on the ground.

Beyond our new music offering, we still provide a wide offering of other services within the Inflight Entertainment Portal to suit your needs. To access these great offerings once on the plane, first ensure your personal electronic device is on airplane mode and turn on your WiFi. Connect to the "SouthwestWiFi" SSID and if your device does not automatically redirect you to the Inflight Entertainment Portal, open up your browser and type into your URL bar.

The Inflight Entertainment Portal is your hub for WiFi access for $8 all day, per device (free if you're an A-List Preferred Member!), free live TV, free TV Series options, flight information including a city guide for your destination, and so much more! You will even be able to catch some of the latest award-winning films available for only $5 all day, per device, per movie.

Before your flight, make sure you view a list of compatible devices and download the free Airtime Player app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store if you want to watch movies. Please also note that licensing regulations prohibit the use of free live TV and iHeartRadio for the duration of international flights.

Make sure you bring your powered device and headphones with you onboard so you can take full advantage of Southwest's Inflight Entertainment!

New! On select aircraft you may have access to complimentary free app messaging using pre-downloaded messaging apps (iMessage and WhatsApp). You can find out if you are on one these select aircraft by clicking on Messaging in the Inflight Entertainment Portal once connected to the Southwest WiFi network. It will say “Free Access” when prompted to agree to our terms and conditions.

On all other aircraft, Messaging is $2 per day, per device. You can access via pre-downloaded messaging apps (iMessage and WhatsApp). Messaging access is automatically included as part of the purchase of full access WiFi.

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