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Southwest Airlines recently announced that flight credits for flights canceled by the buyer will no longer expire. The “one-of-kind” new policy means there is no worry or rush to use credits in your Southwest account anymore and applies to flights canceled as late as ten minutes before the flight departure.
The new policy is unique among major airlines and offers added value to Southwest’s faithful customer base since they will be able to cancel flights and use any credits with no worry of expiration. The new benefit also applies to any credits currently not expired in the flyer’s account and future credits after July 28.
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Southwest Airlines calls its new policy change on credits a “first-of-its-kind policy and value among major U.S. airlines.” The new valuable benefit is just one of the passenger-friendly features the airline has offers customers over the years to make itself stand apart from other major U.S. airlines and low-cost carriers.
Southwest Benefits (on top of the new non-expiring flight credits):
Free checked bags (2 bags)
No change fees
Frequent promos for free companion pass (only pay taxes on 2nd ticket)
Punctual flight history
First-come, first-serve seating
Generous sign-up offer with Southwest credit cards
In addition to the recent welcome July news, Southwest also announced plans to improve flyers’ onboard experiences even more. In a press release issued just a few months ago (May 11) the company confirmed its commitment to add the following in-cabin upgrades and perks to enhance flyers traveling on Southwest:
Enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity
Latest-technology onboard power ports to charge personal devices at every seat
Larger overhead bins with more space and easier access for any carryon items
A new fare category Wanna Get Away Plus that offers even more flexibility and value
More entertainment options
A wider selection of in-cabin refreshmentsrds