Change Southwest Flights Without Paying Fee or Price Difference

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Change Any Southwest Flight Without Paying Fee or Price Difference


Update (Jun. 10, 2021) – This is working again, but not sure for what dates. Let me know what dates work for you. Schedule was also extended today through January 5th.

Update (May 13, 2021) – This is available once again. Seems to be working for flights between June 6 and November 5 this time around. So a flight booked for 6/5 can be changed to 5/13 through 7/13 for free, and a flight booked for 11/5 can be changed to 10/6 through 12/5 at no charge.

Update (May 8, 2021) – This is available once again. Seems to be working for flights between August 1st and September 10th this time around. So a flight booked for 8/1 can be changed to 7/2 through 8/31 for free, and a flight booked for 9/6 can be changed to 8/7through 10/6 at no charge. You can even switch between select airports for free in some areas such as South Florida, LA or NYC. (HT: DansDeals)

Update (Apr. 28, 2021) – This is available once again. Seems to be working for flights between June 6th and July 10th this time around. (HT: DoC)

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)

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.

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10 thoughts on “Change Southwest Flights Without Paying Fee or Price Difference

  1. Worked last week for a 7/15 flight to Orlando. Just tried to make the same change for my mom and it’s not available.

  2. I tried to change my fight (4/10/21) to a different time/day, and it does not work. It shows fare difference that I am responsible for. Am I doing something wrong?

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