Check Cancellation Policy
You can cancel your Southwest Airlines ticket in a hassle-free manner. No cancellation charges are applicable if the ticket is canceled 10 minutes before departure, which means you will be eligible for a FULL REFUND.
The Southwest Airlines Cancellation Policy can help you identify which rules apply to your situation, enabling you to act appropriately.
You can get immediate help with the process of how to cancel a Southwest flight ticket by filling out the form above.
If you want to make changes to your existing Southwest flight booking, get all the information you need in the Southwest Flight Change policy.
The Southwest Cancellation Policy guarantees a complete refund of the payment to the passenger upon cancellation without any additional cancellation charges.
To cancel your Southwest Airlines flight ticket, you need to request the cancellation at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The table below outlines the method by which the refund will be processed and provided based on the ticket type.
|Ticket Type||Refund Type||Standby Travel Upgrade Required|
|Wanna Get Away||Reusable travel funds valid for one year; Rapid Rewards points fully refunded||Upgrade to Anytime Fare|
|Wanna get away Plus||Reusable travel funds valid for one year; Rapid Rewards points fully refunded||Upgrade to Anytime Fare|
|Anytime||Full refund in cash or Rapid Rewards points||Not required|
|Business Select||Full refund in cash or Rapid Rewards points||Not required|
|Condition||Southwest Cancellation Policy|
|Refundable Tickets||Refundable tickets offer the easiest cancellation, and a full refund, which can be returned to your bank account or stored as a travel fund|
|Non-refundable Tickets||Non-refundable tickets can be canceled, but you must request them at least 10 minutes before departure. You will not receive a refund on the original form of payment, but a travel fund will be provided for future use|
|Bad Weather||If your flight is canceled due to bad weather, you will be reimbursed or offered a rebooked flight under Southwest Airlines' cancellation policy.|
|After Check-in||Cancellations can be made after check-in, but you must request it at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.|
|Rapid Rewards||If you booked your Southwest Airlines seat through Rapid Rewards and cannot travel, you can cancel your flight and transfer the points to your Southwest account.|
|Gift Cards||Canceling a flight purchased with a gift card will result in non-refundable funds held as reusable travel funds with a 12-month expiration period.|
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