When it comes to airlines, the Southwest cancellation policy is the friendliest out there. Here is what you need to know about the Southwest cancellation policy.
What Is the Southwest Cancellation Policy?
If you book a cheap fare, the Wanna Get Away fares, here is what the details are:
- If you cancel within 24 hours of booking, the amount of the ticket goes back to the original form of payment
- If you cancel any other time, the ticket (if paid for with credit card, etc) amount goes to a Southwest credit that is valid one year from the original date of purchase
- You must cancel 10 minutes before departure
If you book the ticket with points, the points will go back into your account and will be eligible for use on any other flight. The points are subject to the normal expiration policy of Southwest and do not expire like the credit above.
How to Change a Southwest Ticket
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If the price has dropped, you simply select to change the flight, enter the reservation and look at the same dates and flights again.
Once you go through and confirm, you will receive a refund of the difference in miles and the cash for the taxes will be transferred for the new ticket.
If you are changing a Southwest ticket paid with currency, the difference in fare will be issued as a Southwest voucher for us within 1 year of the date of the issue of the original ticket.
Southwest has the best cancellation policy around and it makes for one of the main reasons to book with Southwest.