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You may use a maximum of three forms of payments per passenger, which includes one credit card or PayPal account per transaction. The following forms of payment are accepted at®, through Southwest Airlines® Reservations, and at Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter locations: Credit Cards, flight credit, Southwest® gift cards, and Southwest® LUV Vouchers. Starting 6/3/2020, only the following domestic airports will accept cash at the ticket counter: AMA, BUR, CRP, DAL, DCA, ECP, GEG, GSP, HNL, HRL, ISP, ITO, LAX, LBB, LIH, MAF, MHT, ONT, PHL, PNS, PWM, RDU, SNA, STL, TPA. Starting 7/1/2020, cash will not be accepted at any domestic airport ticket counter. Cash will continue to be accepted at international airport ticket counters. PayPal® is only accepted at Find out more details on our list of payment options.

Requesting a Refund - Unused, fully refundable tickets, that do not carry restrictions, may be applied toward future travel or refunded within one year from the date of issue.

No Show Policy: If you are not planning to travel on any portion of this itinerary, please cancel your reservation at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your flight. Customers who fail to cancel reservations for a Wanna Get Away or Wanna Get Away Plus fare segments at least ten (10) minutes prior to travel and who do not board the flight will be considered a no-show, and all remaining unused Wanna Get Away or Wanna Get Away Plus funds will be forfeited. All remaining unused Business Select and Anytime will be converted to flight credit for the originally ticketed Passenger only. If you no show your reward travel reservation, the points will be redeposited to the purchaser’s Rapid Rewards account. Any taxes and fees associated with your reward travel reservation will be held for future use in the form of flight credit under the name of the traveler(s).

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Government-Imposed September 11th Security Fee - Effective for travel purchased on or after October 1, 2003, the Government will impose a September 11th Security Fee on all tickets including Rapid Rewards Awards and Companion Pass travel redeemed on or after that date.

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) - Fee imposed by an airport on enplaning passengers when departing from or connecting at any of the airports in the list you will see by clicking here. That airport's PFC will apply in addition to the fare.


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