Plan now and breathe easy
We’re not here to hold you back from packing the essentials, plus a little extra for the fun. And when it comes to carryon items, you can pack one bag plus one smaller, personal-type item.
You can bring one bag plus one smaller, personal type item. We limit bag dimensions to 10 x 16 x 24 inches. If your carryon does not fit the dimensions above we will be forced to check it at the gate. It will be safely stowed below the aircraft for the duration of your flight, and you will pick it up at baggage claim, not the gate, upon arrival to your final destination.
We will also assign your boarding position at this time. We recommend checking-in on our Southwest® app or on our website.
Starting from $15 one-way, EarlyBird Check-In® will automatically check you in and assign your boarding position prior to our traditional check-in time.
Plan how far in advance you should arrive at the airport for both your outbound and return flights. Make sure you also know your airport's available products and services.
Things come up and we understand. That’s why we don’t charge you a change feeNo Show Policy. Assistive devices and strollers may be claimed at the gate/jetbridge.. We ask that you contact us via telephone at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA® (1-800-435-9792) or online to make changes at least 10 minutes prior to your flight in order to avoid our
Please download the Southwest app before arriving to the airport so you can enjoy free movies and on-demand content onboard. Our other entertainment options like free messaging, free live TV, free music and web browsing (with paid WiFi access***) do not require the Southwest app.