By Southwest Airlines Co.
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Ready for takeoff? Our new app is your digital pilot, guiding you through the Southwest experience. It’s packed with easy to use features like express checkout and mobile boarding pass with Apple Wallet. Download our new app and see where it takes you next!
• Check in, book, change, or cancel air reservations
• View your upcoming flight’s status, boarding position, and gate information from the home screen
• Access your Mobile boarding pass and save it to Apple Wallet
• Book or cancel rental car reservations
• Check flight status and setup notifications
• Add EarlyBird Check-In® to an existing reservation
• Enroll in and access your Rapid Rewards account
• View travel and weather alerts
• Access helpful airport information
What's New in Version 4.2.1
We continue to make bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Wallet support is here!
App lets you check in easily to flights that already have your Rapid Rewards number on the reservation - that’s super cool. But if your flight doesn’t already have it, there’s no place to edit that reservation to add your rapid rewards number. I had to *gasp!* call a human at Southwest to do that. OK, it’s not terrible, but it was a waste of their time and mine; I’m already logged in to the app with my account, I just verified that that’s my flight and checked in for it… let me add my rapid rewards number to the reservation, right there in the app!
Also, support Wallet is great; I'm not sure what problems others are encountering - works great for me and I fly Southwest quite a bit. However, I think Southwest can shorten what most iOS users want to do: stick the boarding pass in Wallet. Currently you have to look the reservation up or select it, load it, check in, view the pass, then tap the ridiculously small "add to Wallet" button. Just add that Wallet button right in the screen once the checkin is successful (I really have no need to see the pass before it goes into Wallet), or even better, replace the "Check in for Flight" button with one that is "Check in for Flight and Add to Wallet" - all at once. Even if that button just automates and does the other steps, that would be helpful and save us time.
Wish it had "flexible dates" feature
Great app, very easy to book and buy. However, I keep wishing that they will add the "flexible dates" search feature for booking flights. I use it all the time, and I find myself just always using the computer so I can use that great tool. Hopefully that can change soon.
No Apple Wallet Support
Everything on their website says that they support Apple Wallet and they make it sound so effortless. But there is NOTHING in the app that lets me even SEE my boarding pass. It will only allow me to see my "boarding positions." And it says I have to go to a kiosk or ticket counter to print my boarding pass. Really frustrating and makes the app POINTLESS!!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Feb 01, 2017
- Version: 4.2.1
- Size: 90.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Southwest Airlines
- © 2016 Southwest Airlines Co. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.