Southwest Airlines

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About this app

Book a flight in just a few easy steps
Check in, change or cancel your flights. Plus, add extras like EarlyBird Check-In®.

Super-Fast Shopping & Booking
Book a trip in just a few quick taps. Make it even faster when you use your stored credit cards or PayPal® account.

Everything you need to Travel
Get the information you need right at your fingertips on the home screen - gate information, boarding position, flight status and more.

Boarding Pass on the Go
Get mobile boarding passes for all passengers on your trip 24 hours in advance. Southwest passes have rich color and bold font, which makes seeing your Gate and Boarding Position very clear. Find the details you need quickly: Flight Number, Confirmation Number, Boarding Time, Tier Status, and TSA Pre-Check. Don’t forget to add your Mobile Boarding Passes to Google Pay!

Travel Funds
You can now use Flight Credits, Southwest LUV Vouchers and Gift Cards when changing your flight in the app. Your unused Southwest® Flight Credits show up automatically when you tap ‘View Funds’ within ‘My Account’.

Inflight Entertainment*
Use the app to take you to our Inflight Entertainment Portal where you can watch free live TV1, listen to free music from iHeartRadio1, access free on-demand TV episodes, and view free movies.
*Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited time offer. Where available. 1Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights Free Live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.

Live Chat
Contact our Customer Representatives through Live Chat by scrolling down to Contact Us in the navigation drawer, and then tap on “Chat”.

Airport Pickup and Drop-off
Thanks to our partnership with Lyft®, you can now use the app to help you request a Lyft®! You’ll know key information like estimated time of arrival and estimated price before booking. More of a rental car person? You can do that in the app, too.

Cars, Hotels, and Vacations
Use our app to quickly book all of your travel needs.

Earn Rewards when you Travel
Sign up for Rapid Rewards® and earn points on your flights. Did you forget to add your Rapid Rewards number during booking? – No worries, you can add it after booking your flight and still earn points. You can then use those points to purchase more flights!
Updated on
Sep 11, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Financial info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info, and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

139K reviews
Bart Klein
September 17, 2023
The biggest problem I have with it is in the booking process. If the date I choose isn't available instead of just giving me the options of days that are available, it closes the entire search out and I have to start over again. It doesn't make any sense, It seems like a glitch and I thought it was just my phone but my wife has the same problem. Also if you change the sort to "price" & go to the next day it reverts to the default. Hasn't changed in the 7 years I've used it
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Raffi Kilejian
July 31, 2023
So buggy when it comes to buying an upgraded position, though it might be because the backend technology. I had issues last October (2022) buying a position upgrade after checking in, and now for my next flight (July 2023), it's still giving me similar issues! It's like they don't have a competent technology stack... Oh wait, they don't. And their app suffers because of it.
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Dawn H-P
September 2, 2023
This is probably the worst airline app I've ever used. It's shame because the airline itself is usually pretty good. The things that make this app so not user friendly: 1. When I purchase a flight it does not show up under "My Trips." 2. You have to have a confirmation number to look up your trip information. Why aren't there more ways to see the purchases you've made? 3. When you are looking for trips and want to look at alt dates it's an ordeal to reset the search parameters.
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What's new

- We'll help you remember where you parked with our new parking spot reminder tool
- Now you can add your name to the standby list for a different flight on your day of travel
- Search flights at multiple nearby airports when booking or changing your trip