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. Use Face ID® to make booking even faster! You can also store your credit cards.

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 your own boarding pass 24 hours in advance and save it to Apple Wallet™. *To obtain your own boarding pass on a multi-passenger reservation, you must be logged-in and have your Rapid Rewards® number associated with your trip.

Apple Pay®
Apple Pay® is now available as a payment option in the iOS app! This is an additional option to our other available payment methods - PayPal® or Credit/Debit Cards.

Travel Funds
Look up and use your Travel Funds! Your unused Southwest® Travel Funds 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 Music1*, play Free Games, access on-demand TV content2*, and watch Movies without having to download a separate app2*
*Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited time offer. Where available. 1 Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights Free Live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight. 2 To view movies and select on-demand TV content, download the Southwest app from the App Store before your 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, add it after booking your flight and earn points. You can then use those points to purchase more flights!

What’s New

Version 7.7.1

Share! Share! Share! Share flight status of an upcoming trip using iMessage, or flight status of any Southwest flight via the app or iMessage. And then there's our fun stickers!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.7M Ratings

3.7M Ratings

The katzmeow ,


I have had fairly good luck w/ this app, however this review will highlight the reason NOT to pay for the Earlybird Check-in (36 hours before the 24 hours check-in). It cost $15 and you would think that you get a preferred boarding position in line. I was unable to do this on the app, even though it has a place to put your information and credit card data in, but no place to submit after all of your personal information has been entered. I finally called the Southwest rep and she completed the transaction via her terminal, (well within the 36 hours requested) however, she was unable to tell me my boarding letter and number. I would need to check-in during the regular 24-hour booking. When I received my booking I was shocked to find I was a B-13 and a friend who was traveling with me and chose not to pay, was a B-2.!! I called the SW rep and was given a feeble reason “that they just log in and give you a boarding number that is available at the time. They do not check to see if other passengers have a number higher than yours.” WHAT!!? Then what is the reason passengers PAY for a FAKE 36-hour boarding pass. Learn from my mistake and DO NOT PAY for an inflated fee that does not get you preferred boarding. Shame on you Southwest!

not a marathoner ,

Great airline but improvements needed

Southwest is my favorite airline but I do have a complaint about my last trip from Boston to New Orleans with a connecting fight at Midway. The
Plane landed at Midway on time but there was no gate available so we sat on the runway for awhile before being sent to a makeshift gate with no lounge area as far away as possible from my connecting flight which several other passengers were also booked on. In the past when there were delays and long distances between gates the flight crew always allowed connecting passengers off first. I was seated in the back so it took a long time to get off. I am in my 70’s with knee arthritis and cannot run. All signs on the long walk indicated my next flight was on time so I tried to run which is near impossible for me. When I finally got to gate no one was in line to board and it was just 5 minutes to departure. I thought I missed the flight only to find out it was delayed for more than 30 minutes. Signage had not been updated to alert me on the way.
Had I been in my 20’s running to the gate would not have been a problem but a little care and planning by your crews could have helped.
Please let connecting passengers of the plane first!

Developer Response ,

We’d like to know more about this. If possible can you contact our Customer Relations department who handles Past Travel questions by calling 1-855-234-4654 Monday thru Friday from 7am-6pm CDT. You can also send your comments here

Lisjuszoe1 ,

Wayne Perry

I’m not a frequent flyer, I probably use an airline 2 or 3 times a year on vacations with my family. We usually fly on one of the major airlines, Southwest has always been the best. They are right there to help if you need any assistance. They have a real smile on their faces and it just seems to be a relaxing flight to your destination. Some of the other airlines have been alright as well , Jet Blue and Delta would be the only others that I would consider. You ask why not American Airlines, well it’s something I witnessed. The head flight attendant telling the passengers that they couldn’t show any respect to a deceased soldier that had lost his life in Afghanistan fighting his country and our country. His wife was there with some honor guards. We were told not to sing god bless America in honor of this soldier because it would be disrespectful to any of the passengers who were not US citizens and it was against American Airlines company policy. I will never ever consider flying with them again. I’d rather walk to my destination instead. I fly with airlines that prioritize with the citizens of their country. And to any of the passengers that this might have effected, that’s to bad. We honor our Heroes in America.


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