Are you flying with Southwest Airlines and want to reserve a seat?

Find out from us where and how you can make the reservation.

How do I reserve a seat with Southwest Airlines?

With Southwest Airlines , you can either

  • reserve a seat directly when booking your flight,
  • via the Southwest App
  • or during the check-in process.

However, keep in mind that there may be fees for seat reservations.

What do you need to make a Southwest Airlines seat reservation?

For seat reservation or online check-in, you will need your last name and Southwest’s booking or ticket number. These can be found in your travel documents.

What are the best seats on the plane?

There are several seating options available to you, each with its own benefits.

airplane best seats
1. Seat at the emergency exit

If you want extra legroom on your flight, it may be advisable to book a seat in the immediate vicinity of an emergency exit.

2. Seat in front of the turbines

For a long flight, it is advisable to always choose a seat in front of the turbines . The noise level is lower, and after landing, you can leave the plane faster.

3. Seat with extra legroom

If you want to travel more comfortably, you can also treat yourself to a seat at Southwest with more legroom for an extra charge.

4. and 5. Seat in Comfort Class

On some Southwest flights, there is also the option to book seats in First or Business Class. Here you can enjoy the flight to the fullest thanks to more space and a pleasant ambience.