Southwest Airlines is a major low-cost US airline and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. They fly to many destinations, including Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, Midway, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, Phoneix, Houston, Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Arizona, Oranjestad, Nassau, Belize City, Liberia, San Jose, Punta Cana, Mexico City and many others.
The airline carries the most domestic passengers of any US airline. Its extensive fleet consists of Boeing 737-300s, Boeing 737s, Boeing 737s and Boeing 737-800s. In total, the airline has a fleet of over 750 aircraft and flies to over 100 destinations in 45 states and over 10 different countries.
On May 2, 2011, the acquisition of AirTran Airways was completed by purchasing all of the outstanding common stock, corporate identity and operating assets of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the former parent company of AirTran Airways. They first announced the acquisition on September 27, 2010, and received final approval from the United States Department of Justice on April 27, 2011. After acquiring AirTran Airways, a codeshare agreement was signed with AirTran on February 14, 2013. The agreement ended after AirTran became fully integrated on December 28, 2014.
SouthWest Airlines Baggage
Passengers are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage per person. This carry-on bag must not exceed 25 x 40 x 60 cm. In addition to this, passengers are allowed to bring one personal item with them on the flight, for example, a small rucksack, a handbag, a briefcase or a laptop. This small personal item must not exceed the overall dimensions of 46 x 22 x 34 cm.
Passengers are allowed two items of checked baggage free of charge. This baggage must not weigh more than 22kg per piece and must fit within the overall dimensions of 157 cm (L x W x H).
SouthWest Airlines Check-in
For passengers with a reservation, web check-in is available on all flights. You can check-in online by visiting the online check-in page and entering your confirmation number, first and last name. Online check-in opens 24 hours before scheduled flight departure time.
Airport check-in can be completed by visiting the dedicated check-in counters at the airport of departure. Airport check-in opens three hours before scheduled flight departure time and generally closes 30 minutes—one hour before.
SouthWest Airlines Frequent Flyer Program
This airline operates a frequent flyer program called Rapid Rewards to reward its regular passengers. The original Rapid Rewards program offered one credit per one-way flight from an origin to a destination including any stops or connections.
When 16 credits were accumulated in a 24-month period, one free round-trip ticket is awarded, valid for 12 months. On March 1, 2011, Rapid Rewards changed to a points system based on ticket cost. Members earn and redeem points based on a three-tier fare scale multiplier and the cost of the ticket. Changes also included no blackout dates, seat restrictions or expiring credits. It also adds more options to use points.
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Southwest Airlines Bookings
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SouthWest Airlines Fleet
The fleet includes 513 Boeing 737-700, 207 Boeing 737-800, 30 Boeing 737 MAX 7 and 26 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. It has one of the biggest fleets in the world. As of 2018, the airline is the fourth largest carrier by fleet size.
SouthWest Airlines Hub Airport
Dallas Love Field
Dallas Love Field is a city-owned airport based 6 miles outside of the city of Dallas. The airport was Dallas’ main airport until Dallas Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974. Other airlines that operate out of the airport include Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines.
SouthWest Airlines Domestic Destinations
|El Paso||Fort Lauderdale||Fort Myers||Grand Rapids|
South Pade Island
|Kahului||Kailua-Kona||Kansas City||Las Vegas|
|Liberia||Lihue||Little Rock||Long Beach|
|Long Island/Islip||Los Angeles||Louisville||Lubbock|
|New Orleans||New York City||Newark||Norfolk|
|Orange County||Orlando||Palm Beach||Panama City|
|Richmond||Rochester||Sacramento||Salt Lake City|
|San Antonio||San Diego||San Francisco||San José|
SouthWest Airlines International Destinations
|Belize City||Cancún||Dublin||George Town|
|Havana||Liberia||Los Cabos||Mexico City|
|Providenciales||Puerto Vallarta||Punta Can||San José|