How To Book a Flight on Southwest Airlines

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If you need to book airline travel, Southwest Airlines offers inexpensive flights. With few frills, the price for a Southwest Airline ticket is quite reasonable. Here's how you can book a flight on Southwest Airlines and save yourself some money.

Step 1

Go online. To start the process of booking a flight on Southwest Airlines, you need to surf to their website at http://www.southwest.com/.

Step 2

Proceed to the booking section. Once you arrive at the Southwest Airlines website, select the tab that reads ‘Book Travel'.

Step 3

Fill in the details of your flight. After you click on ‘Book Travel', you will be taken to a page that allows you to book flights, cars, hotels and cruises. Highlight the ‘Air' tab. Then fill in the details of your travel plans. Enter your departure airport, your arrival airport, and where you plan to fly back to (round trip or to another airport).

You'll also be required to fill in your preferred travel dates (departure and arrival), as well as the time of day you would like to travel (morning, noon, evening or anytime). Fill in the details about how many passengers will be flying on Southwest Airlines, and enter a promotion code if you have one. Then click on ‘Go To The Next Step - Select Flight'.

Step 4

Select your flight. Southwest Airlines will take the information you entered into the forms and bring up a selection of flights for you to choose from. The first box or grid shows you departing flights. Notice your departure time and arrival time, considering your time zones. Look at the ‘travel time' column to get an idea of how long your flight on Southwest Airlines will be. Highlight the departing flight that you prefer, based on the price and time that works for you. Do the same with your returning flight.

When you are happy with your Southwest Airline flight selections, click on ‘Go to Next Step - Get Price'.

Step 5

Review your flight selections. Southwest Airlines will show you an air itinerary for the flights that you selected, and will summarize the total price for your flight including taxes and other fees. You can find the total cost of your flight at the bottom of the ‘Pricing' box, in bold. You can make changes by clicking on the back button. If you're happy with your Southwest Airlines itinerary, click on ‘Go To Next Step - Purchase'.

Step 6

Fill in your personal details. You will then be asked about the personal information of those travelling. Fill in the names and Rapid Rewards account numbers of all passengers. Enter your payment information as well. Fill in the rest of the forms on the page and then click on ‘I Want To Purchase This Air Travel'.

Step 7

Fill in your personal details. You will then be asked about the personal information of those travelling. Fill in the names and Rapid Rewards account numbers of all passengers. Enter your payment information as well. Fill in the rest of the forms on the page and then click on ‘I Want To Purchase This Air Travel'.

 

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