How to Cancel a Southwest Airlines Flight & View Travel Funds

Southwest Airlines has numerous benefits, but its cancellation refund policy may be the best. Southwest wins because some airlines charge a lot to modify or cancel flights.

There are two flight cancellation situations. First, if you cancel a cash flight, you get a travel fund credit.  Rapid Rewards points are fully refunded for ticket

As seen in the chart above, different fare classes have varied refund policies for tickets and travel monies.

Get Away tickets are Southwest's cheapest, thus most of us buy them. These prices have different cancellation rules than Business Select and Anytime.

Cancelling a Wanna Get Away fare saves the full sum as travel cash. You can cancel your flight 10 minutes before departure regardless of fare class

Travel funds must be spent within one year of ticket purchase. Remember that travel funds expire 12 months from ticket purchase date, not flight date.

If you buy a Wanna Get Away fare with Rapid Rewards points then cancel, Southwest Airlines returns your points.

Step 2. This screen displays all your upcoming flights in the middle. Click Cancel Flight after selecting the flight.

Step 3. On the next screen, confirm the flight cancellation and refund method. A fully refundable fare allows you to obtain a refund or save the money

Travel funds require some work to view because they are not automatically added to your account. As strange as it seems, you must find them.

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