Southwest adds free same-day standby for flyers booking lowest fares

Natalie Portman
By Natalie Portman 1 Min Read
origin 1Flyers booking Southwest Airlines’s cheapest fares will from now on be able to catch a different flight free of charge on their same day of travel. K.C. Alfred/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Southwest Airlines is adding some perks for its flyers seeking the cheapest airfare.

Flyers that book Southwest’s “Wanna Get Away” fares can now take advantage of same-day standby, online or on the Southwest app. Previously, only Southwest’s tiered rewards members, and customers booking “Business Select,” “Anytime” and “Wanna Get Away Plus” fares are able to catch a different flight free of charge on their same day of travel. Now, all passengers on Southwest will be able to take advantage of the perk.

Travellers who book “Business Select” fares will also get free in-flight wifi, a perk A-List Preferred Southwest travellers already receive, for up to three devices per leg of travel for free.

In February, Southwest upped wifi fees for passengers with connecting flights to $8 per flight.

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