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About Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is a major low-cost US airline and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The airline flies to many destinations, including Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, Midway, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, Phoneix, Houston, Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Arizona, Oranjestad, Nassau, Belize City, Liberia, San Jose, Punta Cana, Mexico City and many others.

The airline carries the most domestic passengers of any US airline. Its extensive fleet consists of Boeing 737-700s, Boeing 737MAXs, and Boeing 737-800s. In total, the airline has a fleet of over 750 aircraft and carried more than 134 million passengers in 2019. The fleet delivers more than 4,000 flights per day in peak seasons.

On May 2, 2011, the acquisition of AirTran Airways was completed by purchasing all of the outstanding common stock, corporate identity and operating assets of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the former parent company of AirTran Airways. They first announced the acquisition on September 27, 2010, and received final approval from the United States Department of Justice on April 27, 2011. After acquiring AirTran Airways, a codeshare agreement was signed with AirTran on February 14, 2013. The agreement ended after AirTran became fully integrated on December 28, 2014.

 


Southwest Airline's Destinations

Southwest Airlines flies to 100 destinations, both domestically and internationally.

 

Domestic Destinations

Southwest Airlines flies to over 90 domestic destinations within the US.

The Airport IATA code (3 letters code) is indicated below the cities' name.

 

Albuquerque, NM
ABQ
Albany, NY
ALB
Amarillo, TX
AMA
Atlanta, GA
ATL
Austin, TX
AUS
Hartford, CT
BDL
Birmingham, AL
BHM
Nashville, TN
BNA
Boise, ID
BOI
Boston Logan, MA
BOS
Buffalo/Niagara, NY
BUF
Burbank, CA
BUR
Baltimore/Washington, MD
BWI
Charleston, SC
CHS
Cleveland, OH
CLE
Charlotte, NC
CLT
Columbus, OH
CMH
Corpus Christi, TX
CRP
Cancun, Mexico
CUN
Cincinnati, OH
CVG
Dallas (Love Field), TX
DAL
Washington (Reagan National), DC
DCA
Denver, CO
DEN
Des Moines, IA
DSM
Detroit, MI
DTW
Panama City Beach, FL
ECP
El Paso, TX
ELP
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
FLL
Spokane, WA
GEG
Grand Rapids, MI
GRR
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
GSP
Honolulu (Oahu), HI
HNL
Houston (Hobby), TX
HOU
Harlingen, TX
HRL
Washington (Dulles), DC
IAD
Wichita, KS
ICT
Indianapolis, IN
IND
Long Island/Islip, NY
ISP
Hilo (Hawaii Island), HI
ITO
Jacksonville, FL
JAX
Kona (Hawaii Island), HI
KOA
Las Vegas, NV
LAS
Los Angeles, CA
LAX
Lubbock, TX
LBB
New York (LaGuardia), NY
LGA
Long Beach, CA
LGB
Lihue (Kauai), HI
LIH
Little Rock, AR
LIT
Midland/Odessa, TX
MAF
Kansas City, MO
MCI
Orlando, FL
MCO
Chicago (Midway), IL
MDW
Memphis, TN
MEM
Manchester, NH
MHT
Milwaukee, WI
MKE
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
MSP
New Orleans, LA
MSY
Oakland, CA
OAK
Kahului (Maui), HI
OGG
Oklahoma City, OK
OKC
Omaha, NE
OMA
Ontario/LA, CA
ONT
Norfolk, VA
ORF
West Palm Beach, FL
PBI
Portland, OR
PDX
Philadelphia, PA
PHL
Phoenix, AZ
PHX
Pittsburgh, PA
PIT
Pensacola, FL
PNS
Punta Cana, DO
PUJ
Providence, RI
PVD
Puerto Vallarta, MX
PVR
Portland, ME
PWM
Raleigh/Durham, NC
RDU
Richmond, VA
RIC
Reno/Tahoe, NV
RNO
Rochester, NY
ROC
Ft. Myers, FL
RSW
San Diego, CA
SAN
San Antonio, TX
SAT
Louisville, KY
SDF
Seattle/Tacoma, WA
SEA
San Francisco, CA
SFO
San Jose, CA
SJC
Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, MX
SJD
San Juan, PR
SJU
Salt Lake City, UT
SLC
Sacramento, CA
SMF
Orange County/Santa Ana, CA
SNA
St. Louis, MO
STL
Tampa, FL
TPA
Tulsa, OK
TUL
Tucson, AZ
TUS
   

 

International Destinations

Southwest Airlines flies to over 10 international destinations around the world.

 

Belize City, Belize
BZE
Cancun, Mexico
CUN
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
CZM
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
GCM
Havana, Cuba
HAV
Liberia, Costa Rica
LIR
Montego Bay, Jamaica
MBJ
Nassau, Bahamas
NAS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
PLS
San Jose, Costa Rica
SJO

 


Baggage Allowance

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Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage per person. This carry-on bag must not exceed 10 x 16 x 24 inches (25 x 40 x 60cm). In addition to this, passengers are allowed to bring one personal item with them on the flight, for example, a small rucksack, a handbag, a briefcase or a laptop. This small personal item must not exceed the overall dimensions of 18.5 x 8.5 x 13.5 inch (46 x 22 x 34 cm).

Checked Baggage

Passengers are allowed two items of checked baggage free of charge. This baggage must not weigh more than 50lb (22kg) per piece and must fit within the overall dimensions of 62 inches (157 cm) (L x W x H).

 


Economy Class

All seats on Southwest flights are economy as standard; this is the only class on all flights.

Economy Class Facilities

Economy class passengers receive free in-flight entertainment, including films and tv shows. All seating is open-seating, meaning that passengers simply choose their seat once they are on the plane. This avoids having to rush to get to check-in or pre-select your seat.

Economy Class Seats

The seats on the Southwest fleet range from 31-33 inch pitch and 17 - 17.8 inches wide with 2 inches recline and adjustable headrests. This is reported to be one of the most comfortable economy seats on low-cost carriers, as the company have larger-than-average sears with enhanced cushion support in the seat.

 


Premium Economy Class

There is no premium economy currently available with this airline.

 


Business Class

Southwest has a booking fare called Business Select, which allows passengers certain privileges when flying with this airline. Although the onboard seating arrangements will be the same as every other passenger, such as being in the same cabin, Business Select passengers get priority features which enhance their experience.

Business Class Facilities

Passengers will get guaranteed priority boarding, which is perfect for the open-seating plan, as passengers can enter the plane first, choose their seat and settle before the rest of the passengers are permitted on the plane. Check-in is also quicker, with lines all being fast-tracked for security and check-in. Passengers in Business will also receive a complimentary premium drink voucher to use on the day of travel, which includes options of alcoholic beverages.

What are the Business Class Seats Like?

The seats for business class are just the same as economy class, which are described above.

 


First Class

There is currently no first classed offered on this airline.

 


In-Flight Entertainment

Southwest Airlines does not offer seatback in-flight entertainment but you can download the Southwest app to get access to in-flight entertainment for free.

 


Food and Beverage

Southwest Airlines offers free soft drinks and coffee onboard but alcoholic drinks are available to buy. Pretzels are free onboard. The menu onboard is available on their website.

 


WiFi

WIFI is available on Southwest flights, all-day WiFi only costs USD $8.

 


Check-in Information

Online Check-in

For passengers with a reservation, web check-in is available on all flights. You can check-in online by visiting the online check-in page and entering your confirmation number, first and last name. Online check-in opens 24 hours before to one hour prior to scheduled flight departure time.

Airport Check-in

Airport check-in can be completed by visiting the dedicated check-in counters at the airport of departure. Airport check-in opens three hours before scheduled flight departure time and generally closes 30 minutes to one hour before.

 


Frequent Flyer Program

Rapid Rewards

This airline operates a frequent flyer program called Rapid Rewards to reward its regular passengers.

On March 1, 2011, Rapid Rewards changed to a points system based on ticket cost. Members earn and redeem points based on a three-tier fare scale multiplier and the cost of the ticket. Changes also included no blackout dates, seat restrictions or expiring credits. It also adds more options to use points.

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Airline Alliance

Southwest Airlines is not a member of any airline alliance.

 


Fleet

AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE ORDERS
Boeing 737-700 506 0
Boeing 737-800 207 0
Boeing 737 MAX 7* 0 6
Boeing 737 MAX 8* 0 27

*Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are now being grounded, hence, the airline has 34 more 737 MAX in storage.


Hub Airport

Dallas Love Field

Dallas Love Field is a city-owned airport-based 6 miles outside of the city of Dallas. The airport was Dallas' main airport until Dallas Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974. Other airlines that operate out of the airport include Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines

Dallas Love Field

Photo credit: Danazar

 

 


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Alternative Airlines

The following airlines operate similar routes to the ones served by Southwest Airlines:

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News

24 February 2020

New destination for Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is planning to start seasonal daily flights between Denver and Steamboat Springs. The route is planned to commence in winter 2020. Currently, United Express is the only operator between the two destinations.

27 January 2020

Southwest to grow Hawaii service in 2020

Southwest is focused on growing its Hawaii service in 2020. The airline operates 14 daily flights from California to Hawaii via Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose. This is in addition to 38 daily departures across its interisland network.

In march 2020, Southwest will kick off new routes from Sacramento to Kahului, and from San Diego to Maui and Honolulu in April.

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