How Do I Cancel My Southwest Airlines Flight and Get a Refund or Credit?

Canceling your flight with Southwest Airlines and getting a refund or credit is as simple as clicking a few buttons. You can choose to get a full refund added back to the payment method you used to purchase your ticket or you can have the funds added to travel funds for future use. Keep in mind that travel funds can only be used for up to 12 months after the original purchase date of your ticket. I

How do I cancel my Southwest Airlines flight and get a refund or credit?

Nobody likes to go through the hassle of canceling a flight at any airline. Fortunately, it's easy to cancel your Southwest Airlines flight and get a refund or credit added to your travel funds. Just take the following steps.

How to Cancel a Southwest Airlines Flight

1. Start by visiting the website and clicking on "My Account" found at the top right corner of the page.

2. log into your account then scroll down to the middle of the screen where you will find your upcoming flights. Select the flight you wish to cancel and click, "Cancel Flight".

3. Next, you must confirm that you want to cancel this flight and then choose how you want to receive your refund. If you have a fully refundable ticket then you have the option of holding a travel fund credit that can be used in the future or requesting a full refund. However, if your ticket was non-refundable known as "Wanna Get Away tickets", you can only request to get travel funds credit for future use. On the right, you will see the price of the ticket, which is the amount to be converted to travel funds credit or refunded. If your flight was booked with cash, you will see the full price of the ticket.

4. Finally, to complete the cancellation of your flight, click the yellow button "Cancel Flight" found at the bottom of the page. This will complete your cancellation.

You will receive a full refund to the payment method that you used to purchase your ticket or if you chose to convert the refund to travel funds, they will be added to your account and usable for up to 12 months.

How to Use Southwest Travel Funds for a New Reservation

If you chose to convert your refund to travel funds, you must know how to use them, as they don't just show up in your account, as you would think unless you do a search for them. In addition, you should take note of what you have available in your travel funds so you can retrieve them later.

First, it is very important that you know the confirmation number associated with the travel funds in order to access them. You can use your available travel funds for flights, fees, and taxes, but they can only be used for the original passenger and not for someone else.

1. Start by finding the flight that you want to take, and then go to the Payment and Passenger Info section.

2. In the section for "Payment Method", go to the drop-down menu that says "Southwest gift cards, Southwest LUV vouchers, and travel funds", found at the top". Click on it and then fill in the details of your travel funds information. To toggle between all of the payment methods, choose, "Travel Funds" located in the middle.

4. This part will require your original flight confirmation number and your full name. Click "Apply Funds" to complete your purchase. You can use up to three payment options per reservation, so you can use your travel funds from multiple flight confirmations at the same time.

These travel funds can be used for up to 12 months from the original purchase date. If you have any questions click here to contact a Southwest representative.

How Do I Cancel My Southwest Airlines Flight and Get a Refund or Credit?

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