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Can I book last minute flights?

What are Last Minute Flights?

Last minute flights are flights that are booked close to the departure date and time of the flight. These types of flights are normally bought a few days or weeks before the date of departure, but they can also sometimes be booked on the day of the flight. Travellers who book last minute flights are usually needing to travel due to emergency circumstances. Last minute flights are often cheap due to airlines wanting to fill empty seats quickly, however, there is not guarantee that this is the case for all last minute flights.

At Alternative Airlines, our e-tickets are sent to you immediately or within 2 hours via email. Please note that in some cases, when booking last minute flights, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

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How to Book Last Minute Flights with Southwest

Search for flights

At the top of the page, fill out our search form with your departure and arrival destinations, the date(s) you plan to fly, how many passengers will be flying and which cabin class you'd prefer to fly in. You can also choose to book last minute multi-city flights with Southwest. When done, click 'Search Flights'.

Select your preferred airline

With our Airline filter, you can select the airline you wish to fly with (for example, Southwest). The search results will only show last minute flights operated by Southwest for your dates you have chosen.

Pay your way

After you've found the perfect last minute Southwest flight for you, 'Confirm Selection' to proceed with your booking. We have 40+ payment methods to offer to help you secure your last minute booking, including Afterpay, Klarna, PayPal Credit and more.

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Popular Last Minute Flight Routes with Southwest Airlines

The most popular last minute routes operated by Southwest are within the US. Many travellers in the US may be looking to book last minute flights between New York and Los Angeles or Atlanta and Orlando.

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New York ✈ to Los Angeles

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San Francisco ✈ to Orlando

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Seattle ✈ to Texas

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Chicago ✈ to Miami

Last Minute Flights Tips

To find the ideal last minute flight with any airline, there are a few tips and tricks you may want to follow. You'll need to take into consideration which destinations you're open to flying to, what dates you plan to fly and the time of your flight.

Flexible Destinations

If you're eager to have a vacation, but not sure where to fly, this can work in your favour when booking cheap last minute Southwest flights. Although you may already have a destination in mind, it's a good idea to be open-minded about where you can fly to - this'll allow you to be as flexible as possible and help you easily find cheap last minute flights.

Flexible Dates

As well as being flexible with destinations, we also recommend being flexible with the dates you choose to travel. If you're in a position where you can easily book a flight today and hop on the plane tomorrow, then you'll have no problem finding a last minute Southwest flight with great prices.

Night Flights

Night flights and red eye flights are less desirable than flights that take off during the day. This means they're normally cheaper than a daytime flight and great for anyone looking to book last minute trips. Read our guide on Southwest red eye flights to find out more.

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Last Minute Flights with Southwest Airlines FAQs

Where can I book Southwest Airlines last minute flights?

Booking last minute Southwest flights is made easy with Alternative Airlines. You can follow our step-by-step guide which shows you how to search and book last minute flights through Alternative Airlines. Please note that if you're booking a last minute flight through our site, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

Are last minute flights cheaper?

There is no hard evidence to prove that last minute flights are cheaper, however, they may be cheaper when airlines are looking to fill up empty seats quickly before the departure date.

Can I finance last minute flights?

Absolutely! Book your last minute Southwest flight today and pay in instalments later through Alternative Airlines. If you're booking a last minute flight due to emergency circumstances, why not make your trip stress-free by financing your flight? We have 40+ payment methods to offer at Alternative Airlines - this includes a variety of Buy Now, Pay Later payment plans such as Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm and PayPal Credit. Read ourSouthwest Buy Now Pay Later guide to find out more information.