New fare offers more options, more flexibility, more rewards
Mar 17, 2022
Southwest Airlines is excited to announce Wanna Get Away Plus™, a new fare that joins Wanna Get Away®, Anytime, and Business Select® in the Company’s fare product lineup. This fare will be available to Customers late in the second quarter of 2022.
Wanna Get Away Plus™ provides Customers even more flexibility, choice, and rewards for a modest buy-up from Wanna Get Away. In addition to the benefits offered across all our fares (2 free checked bags1, no change fees2, free TV/movies/messaging3), Wanna Get Away Plus™ offers:
- Transferable flight credit(s), a new benefit that enables Customers to make a one-time transfer of eligible unused flight credit to a new traveler for future use.4
- More flexibility through same-day confirmed change/same-day standby.5
- More earning power with 8X Rapid Rewards points.
In addition, Customers who opt for a refundable Anytime or Business Select fare and our Tier Members will receive more benefits. Business Select and Anytime fares will have the same transferable flight credit benefit as Wanna Get Away Plus™. Anytime fares will also gain EarlyBird Check-In6, Priority Lane7, and Express Lane8 benefits. Tier Members (A-List /A-List Preferred Customers) will now receive same-day confirmed change in addition to same-day standby9.
These changes to Business Select and Anytime will all be available to all Customers when Wanna Get Away Plus™ is available for sale in all Southwest channels.
Hear more about Wanna Get Away Plus™ and existing fare enhancements from Andrew Watterson, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, and Jonathan Clarkson, Vice President, Marketing, Loyalty & Products.
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- 1973-2019 annual profitability
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