Travelers wishing to check on a Southwest Airlines flight's status can do so online at the Southwest Airlines website or by registering for alerts. Other options to check on a Southwest Airlines flights status include using a general flight tracker website, such as FlightStats, or by checking the status at the flight's arrival or departure airport.
To check on a flight status using the Southwest Airlines website, click on "Flight Status" and complete the provided form. The departure city or airport code and the arrival city or airport code are required. Travelers can add information on the travel date and flight number. Click on "Continue" to view the status information.
Travelers can also choose to receive flight status alerts either on their phone or by email. To sign up for this service, click on the "Flight updates" link on the flight status page. Complete the information required to start receiving flight status alerts.
Another option is to use a general flight tracker website. Passengers enter information about the flight, route or airports to view updated flight status information. Passengers can also check on a Southwest Airline flight's status on the airport's website, such as Mineta San Jose International Airport. Choose "Southwest Airlines" from the drop-down menu to view all of the airlines flights, or enter the flight number.