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Southwest Refundable Flights

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Buy Southwest Airlines Refundable Flights

Southwest Airlines is a major US airline based at Dallas Love Field airport. Southwest flies to over 100 destinations across the US, as well as to international destinations in North and Central America.

Are you looking to purchase flights with enough flexibility? Here at Alternative Airlines, you can buy refundable flights. Keep scrolling down the page to find out how to buy a refundable flight with Southwest.

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What are Southwest Refundable Flights?

Refundable Flights with Southwest are flights that can be refunded in the form of a credit or debit card or the payment method you used to buy flights. With a refundable Southwest flight ticket, you will be entitled to receive a refund if you can't make your flight. However, you'll need to pay a small cancellation fee. Navigate to the top of the page to begin hunting Southwest Refundable Flights.

For an added piece of protection, we advise that you add Cancellation Protection to your booking. With Cancellation Protection, you'll be able to receive a full refund if you cannot make your flight due to any emergency reason including illness, mechanical breakdown, pregnancy difficulty etc. Please bear in mind that you'll need to prove as to why you weren't able to make your flight. Check out our terms and conditions for all emergency circumstances.

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Why Book Southwest Refundable Flights?

Buying Southwest non-refundable flights can end up costing you more money than refundable flights. When you buy a Southwest Airlines non-refundable flight ticket you'll be charged a cancellation fee and will not be guaranteed a full reimbursement. But, when you buy Southwest refundable flights you are entitled to a full refund with only the additional cost of a cancellation fee. When buying Southwest flights, we strongly advise that you purchase refundable flights for greater flexibility around your flights.

Southwest offers a full refund policy if you cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking your flight ticket.

Step 1 - Search for Flights Southwest

How to Book Southwest Refundable Flights

Search for flights

Navigate to the top of the page and enter the departure and arrival cities, along with the dates you plan to travel, the number of passengers and the cabin class you'd like to fly in. Hit 'Search Flights' to find the perfect flight for you.

Step 2 Southwest Refundable Flights

How to Book Southwest Refundable Flights

Select Southwest Airlines

If you want to fly with a specific airline, use the 'Airlines' filter and select your preferred airline e.g. Southwest. Once you've found the ideal flight for you, confirm your selection.

Step 3 Southwest Refundable Flights

How to Book Southwest Refundable Flights

Check fare rules

You'll then be shown a confirmation of the flight you have chosen - above the contact information, you'll be shown if the flight you have selected is refundable and eligible for free cancellation.

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Can I Add Cancellation Protection to a Southwest Flight?

Of course, you can! At Alternative Airlines, you can add our Cancellation Protection product for a small additional cost at checkout. Cancellation Protection protects your money if you can no longer make your flight due to any emergency circumstance. If you're unable to attend your flight due to any emergency situation, Alternative Airlines will refund the money you paid for the flight. We advise that you add our Cancellation Protection product to your booking for an added layer of protection.

See our terms and conditions, for all emergency circumstances we accept.

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Southwest Airlines Refundable Flights FAQs

How to find Southwest refundable flights?

At Alternative Airlines you can easily find Southwest Airlines refundable flights. Navigate to the top of the page, fill in the necessary information and press 'Search Flights'. Once you've decided which flight you want to take, above the passenger details, it will say if you can get a refund or if the flight is non-refundable. Refundable flights are more flexible and allow you to cancel your flight with simply the payment of a cancellation fee whereas non-refundable flights are cheap to buy but tickets cannot be changed.

Southwest has a 24-hour policy, where you can cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking at no extra cost.

How to request a refund for a Southwest flight?

If you purchased Cancellation Protection at the time of booking, you are entitled to request a refund through the 'claim your refund' page. For you to receive a full refund, you must show proof as to why you were unable to make your flight. You can cancel a Southwest refundable flight for a refund, subject to any cancellation fees. Please note that if you purchased a non-refundable flight you'll not entitle to a refund.

If you need to cancel your flight, head to 'Manage Booking' or contact us and a member of the Customer Service Team will be able to assist you.

Can I receive a refund on a non-refundable flight?

Unfortunately, your non-refundable flight ticket cannot be refunded. But, Southwest does allow you to cancel your ticket for free within 24 hours of making your reservation.

We advise that you purchase Cancellation Protection when making your flight reservations as it gives flexibility and keeps your money safe. If you can't make it to your flight due to an unforeseen circumstance, Cancellation Protection will fully refund you.