Change Any Southwest Flight Without Paying Fee or Price Difference
Update (Apr. 8, 2021) – This is available once again. DoC reports that it works for flights between May 9th and June 5th this time around.
Update (Mar. 22, 2021) – It’s back! This is available again for bookings in early to mid May. Let me know what dates work for you. (HT: manageroftheyear)
Southwest is one of the most generous airlines when it comes to changes and cancellations. But now they are once again offering a great opportunity for those looking to change flights.
Southwest once again is letting travelers change flights for free, up to 14 days before, or after the flight date. What makes this incredibly generous is that they are also waiving not just the fee, but also the fare price difference. This applies to both paid and award flights. This was started back when Southwest was letting customers to make changes to 737 MAX8 flights, but has been coming back occasionally every few weeks or months.
So let’s say that you have booked a flight and paid $70. If you change it to a different flight that costs $100, you will not have to pay any fees or the price difference of $30. You can do unlimited changes and you’ll be able to change again and again to another flight that’s up to 14 days before, or after the new flight date, not the original flight you have booked.
Southwest Airlines is definitely going above and beyond with this generous policy. We have seen this opportunity several times during the pandemic, so take a look at your bookings and see if there’s any changes you might need to make.