How do I cancel an upcoming Southwest Airlines flight?

A simple 5 step guide for solving this common Southwest Airlines problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

One nice thing about your Southwest flight is that there's no change fee and you will only need to pay the difference in the costs of the flights so you may want to look into changing instead of cancelling. Now that you know that, you can either call them to cancel the flight, or you can do so online. Use this link to get started with your flight change.
Enter your confirmation number, and your first and last name then click Continue.
Next, login to your account with your username and password.
When you login your flight information be on the screen. Scroll down until you see the option to cancel the flight. Confirm that you wish to cancel and you will be done.
You can also call on the phone to cancel the flight. When you have a rep on the line they can look up the flight with the information that you give them and they can cancel the flight on the spot. If you wish to go this route, you can use use this number to do so. Let us know how it goes!
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Author:Adam2 years ago

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of Southwest Airlines customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: How do I cancel an upcoming Southwest Airlines flight?; I'd like to add a one way ticket for my senior citizen mother on the same flight to Tampa as mine; Paperwork needed for my service dog to fly; Availability for change of flight due to cancellation; Change rapid rewards number on upcoming flight; trying to cancel one leg of a SW flight today... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 5 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 59 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Southwest Airlines. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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