Southwest Airlines, the largest U.S. airline carrier based on domestic departures, offers no-frills flights to 64 U.S. cities. With no reserved seating, boarding is based on check-in order and level of seat purchased.
Southwest Airlines consistently earns awards and praise for its customer service, rewards program value and high on-time rates.
Southwest flies to 64 cities in 32 states. The busiest airports serviced include:
- Las Vegas
- Houston Hobby
- Dallas (Love Field)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- San Diego
Southwest allows two checked pieces of baggage (50lbs or lighter) per ticketed customer without additional charges.
For baggage/packing restrictions and additional baggage fees, visit Southwest.com
Unlike other airline rewards programs, which credit points for each mile traveled, the Southwest Rapid Rewards
program awards credits for each leg of a trip. Once you reach the equivalent of 8 roundtrip legs in any 2-year period, you’ll earn a credit for a roundtrip flight between any two operating cities.
Rewards credits can be transferred, and generally have no blackout dates (though seats may be restricted) or fees, with the exception of the $10 September 11th Security Fee.
Rapid Rewards members who fly at least 32 one-way trips a year will earn reserved boarding privileges for one year.
Once known as a budget-friendly family airline, Southwest is actively courting business travelers with their new "Business Select" tickets. Fares for "select" seats cost $10 to $30 more per seat, but include priority boarding, a free drink, and bonus Rapid Rewards credits.
- From the U.S. - 1-800-435-9792, 24 hours
- From outside the U.S. - 001-800-435-9792
- Online at Southwest.com
Rapid Rewards Customer Service:
- 214-792-4223 Mon- Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT