Sometimes, you need to change your travel plan. In this case, you may need to refund the ticket you purchased or other related services (such as baggage fees or seat fees). Southwest Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is one of the most famous airlines in the United States and the largest low-cost airline in the world. Therefore, if you want to cancel your Southwest Airlines reservation, whether you can get a full refund depends on the type of ticket you purchased. Before starting the refund, let us first understand how to cancel a Southwest Airlines flight.
How can you cancel your Southwest flight and check your eligibility for a refund?
- If you can still see your itinerary in Southwest.com or Southwest app
- Go to Southwest or open the Southwest app and select “Find Reservations” from the menu. Or, if you booked a trip with your Rapid Rewards account and are logged in, you can find it in your account.
- Enter your confirmation number and passenger name.
- You will see the available travel funds or refundable balance on the confirmation number.
- If you have the remaining refundable value, you can choose to refund the original payment method or convert the fare into a travel fund.
- Choose the Cancel Flight option to cancel all passengers’ flights.
- Credit card refunds can take up to two billing cycles to appear on your statement.
- The travel fund can be used instantly. If you used the Southwest Rapid Rewards number when booking, your travel funds would automatically be added to your Southwest Airlines account.
If your booking is no longer valid, or if you cancel a refundable fare that has been converted to a travel fund, and you want a refund, please call Southwest Telefono.
Additional Info about Refunds on Canceled flights
- Each Southwest fare is not refundable. Anytime and Business Select fares are refundable; Wanna Get Away fares are reusable but non-refundable.
- Unused, unlimited refundable tickets can be used for future travel or refunded within one year.
- All the eligible refunds will be given to your original payment method.