Save points or cash when your Southwest flight goes down in price. Since Southwest doesn’t charge a change fee, you can re-book your flight and save every time you see the price go down. If you paid with points, you’ll get the difference added back into your Rapid Rewards account. Here are step by step instructions on how to save when Southwest prices go down:
How to Save When Southwest Prices Go Down
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1 – Compare Flights
The first step is to go back and see just how much you paid for that flight when you booked it. Then, compare it to what the flight costs now. You might also compare it to other flights that day. Perhaps another flight went down in price that would work just as well.
Step 2 – Log Into Your Rapid Rewards Account
You’ll find your upcoming trips where you’re flying pretty easily. If you’ve booked a flight for family members, but you’re not flying, you’ll have to search it using their name and confirmation number to the right.
Click the “Change” link to proceed.
Step 3 – Confirm the Flight You Want to Change
A bit repetitive, but it gives you the full details of your flight to make sure it’s the one you want to change. Re-select the flight and then click “Select new flights”.
Step 4 – Select Your Flight
You can choose to select the exact same flight if the price went down, or change to a new flight. In this example, the options aren’t any better. But, if there was a better option, Southwest would put the points saved back in your account.
Step 6 – Confirm Your Decision
The final screen will show the difference you can expect refunded. The refunded points showed up in our account within a couple hours.