UPDATE: This is no longer available.
One of my favorite aspects of booking with Southwest is that if your already booked flight goes down in price, you can get the difference back! The major caveat is that Southwest will not automatically re-price your ticket for you, you will need to manually check out your Southwest flight price on a daily basis.
With that being said, a blog reader created a site that will do all the leg work for you! The site Dragon Fare Scanner will allow you to enter your Southwest flight information and price and if the price goes down you’ll receive an email letting you know! The site states that they are “periodically” scanning flight prices, so I am not sure if that means on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, but it is always good to get an extra set of eyes finding ways to save you money! I personally have not yet used this site as I just came across it, but I definitely intend to for my next Southwest reservation. From the looks of it, there is currently no fee – so you might as well!
As I mentioned above, if you already have a Southwest flight booked and the goes down, you’ll get the difference back:
- Paid Flight: If you paid for your flight you will receive a voucher for the difference in fare price to be used one year from the date the flight was originally purchased (NOT the date the change process took place). This voucher is non-transferable. The voucher will be tied to the confirmation number of the original flight. There is NO fee for this.
- Using Points: If you booked your flight using points, the difference in points will go back into your account immediately. Again, there is NO fee for this. This is why I love booking Southwest flights using points!
To get full step-by-step directions on how you get your money/points back, make sure to read this post “If a Southwest Flight Goes Down in Price…”