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Southwest Is Adding Free Same-Day Standby and Free Wi-Fi

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Southwest Airlines has announced some new perks to look forward to. All passengers will soon be eligible for free same-day standby and some passengers will get free inflight Wi-Fi.

Here are the details.

Southwest Is Adding Free Standby and Free Wi-Fi

Southwest announced that all passengers, including those who purchase the least expensive Wanna Get Away fares, will soon be eligible for free same-day standby. Currently, this feature is only available to passengers who purchase Wanna Get Away Plus, Anytime, and Business Select Fares.

In addition to that, passengers who purchase a Business Select fare (which also comes with perks like upgraded A1-A15 boarding) will soon get complimentary inflight Wi-Fi. It currently costs $8 per device per flight, so this will be a great perk for those who enjoy Wi-Fi during their flight.

Southwest adds free standby and fre wi fi
Southwest will soon add free standby for all passengers and free Wi-Fi for Business Select passengers. Image Credit: Southwest

If you’d rather not spring for the highest-priced Business Select fare but would still like free Wi-Fi, consider the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card which comes with up to 365 Wi-Fi credits each year.

These 2 new changes are coming soon, however, Southwest has yet to give a specific date.

Hot Tip:

Southwest does not charge change or cancellation fees — learn more about these policies in our detailed guide.

Final Thoughts

Southwest Airlines has announced 2 new perks that will be available soon. All passengers will be eligible for free same-day standby and Business Select passengers will get complimentary inflight Wi-Fi.

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Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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