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The above graph displays service status activity for Southwest.com over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
05.Jul.2015
11:396.18 ms. 
05.Jul.2015
16:067 ms.
05.Jul.2015
18:167.02 ms. 
05.Jul.2015
21:595.95 ms.
06.Jul.2015
00:036.06 ms. 
06.Jul.2015
03:037.54 ms.
06.Jul.2015
13:366.21 ms. 
06.Jul.2015
16:066.92 ms.
06.Jul.2015
19:286.39 ms. 
06.Jul.2015
22:126.39 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 22:20

We have tried pinging Southwest Airlines website using our server and the website returned the above results. If southwest.com is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting. Probably the server is overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or a website maintenance is in progress...

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Having Problems with Accessing Southwest.com?
▼ LAST 6 MONTHS ...
Douglas M. Schmidt · 4 June 2015 - 15:31
· · Firefox 38.0 on Windows

Been trying to book a full fare flight for two days. I can't remember a corporate technology issue of this magnitude since the old days

Cheryl Smith · 4 June 2015 - 01:08
· · Firefox 38.0 on Windows

been on hold for 3 1/2 hrs now and cannot get through on the website.

▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
James Wilcox · 12 June 2014 - 07:58
United States · University Of Southern Mississippi · Chrome 35.0 on Mac

Able to log in but unable to access account details or view/book travel for the past few days.. Consistently get an "Oops!" error page stating "We are currently unable to complete your request due to an undefined error."

Ginger Madi Korljan · 1 June 2014 - 20:45
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

USA Chrome and IE don't work. Same error message as previous comments.

Tosha Armon-Boyer · 1 June 2014 - 20:07
United States · Charter Communications · Safari 7.0.4 on Mac

System is down for me and my husband is having a problem also... what is the deal?

Amit Patel · 1 June 2014 - 19:51
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Southwest RapidRewards login seems to be down. The system also indicates it cannot take a RapidRewards account number when booking without logging in.

Lynda Cuculich · 1 June 2014 - 19:31
United States · Comcast Cable · Safari 7.0.4 on Mac

i can't log in to my RR account ? I can't book a flight with points ?? It has been at least an hour now and still not able to log in to my RR account ?

Angela Neff · 1 June 2014 - 19:31
United States · Charter Communications · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Can't sign in to Rapid Rewards. I keep getting a "We are currently unable to complete your request. Please try again later."

Sloop Johnb · 1 June 2014 - 18:14
United States · Verizon FiOS · Safari 6.1.4 on Mac

Usually the website works but slowly. Tonight Sunday 2110 EDT 1June2014 it's not working at all.

Lori Bowen Ayre · 1 June 2014 - 18:00
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I can't get to Southwest. Pinging southwest.com I get "Reply from 144.228.135.178: Destination net unreachable"

Marcie Forrest · 17 May 2014 - 00:50
Israel · NetVision · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Here's what I get when I try to log in. "We are currently unable to complete your request. Please try again later." Is anyone else having these problems?

Ken Harvest · 13 April 2014 - 08:14
United States · Time Warner Cable

can't enter seattle / tacoma wa-sea, It says undefined flight, Very frustrating,

Nibiru Seven · 12 April 2014 - 00:09
United States · Sonic.net

i can log on, but can't book a flight or check my credits properly. very frustrating since. why isn't this being fixed? why does southwest claim the site is working when it's obviously not? i'm a loyal customer but this is b.s.

Tracy Jasa · 28 January 2014 - 20:59
United States · Cox Communications

Yes, I have a major problem with Southwest - their website and lack of customer service. I have not been able to log into my Southwest account for almost a week now. This has been the worst experience ever and their customer service sucks. I have transferred to their "Customer Relations" team @ 214-932-0333 and have spoken to several people at that location over the last few business days. (When you call this number expect to be on hold for at least 30 minutes). I have been told that there is a "glitch" in their website and (currently) they have over 2500 reported customer's that are not able to log into their accounts. There is not a current ETA on when this problem will be resolved because they are still "working on trying to fix" the problem.

I have asked if my personal information on my profile page in their website is safe and secure because I was initially told my account had been compromised. I was assured today that techs say this "glitch" should not compromise my personal information. They offered to book my flights for me since I am unable to access my account and my response to that is... no, I would rather make sure that this "glitch" is corrected and my personal information is safe. I’m not sure that I believe that because I soon as I hung up with this Customer Relations office this morning (I called them from a landline), I received a call on my cell phone (which is on my profile page in their website) from Antigua (268) 762-0045. I have asked the Customer Relations center to at least email or call me with updates so that I do not have wait on hold for 30-45 minutes and re-explain the situation to the next rep all over again. I was told that they are a small office and unable to do that. (Yes, the "customer" relations department is unable to provide "customer service" to its customers). Hopefully, this problem will be resolved soon so I can close my account. I really liked Southwest Airlines up until this issue. I would think that they would what seems to be a major issue more seriously than they have so far. People's personal information could be at risk and their attititude is ... we are working on the problem, no ETA when it will be fixed (maybe by Friday) so just call back then. In the meantime, we will be happy to place a flight reservation for you (not knowing if my member number will remain the same or not). Absolutely Ridiculous.

Karen Wheiler · 1 January 2014 - 10:09
United States · CenturyLink

can't checkin online for flight that is less than 24 hours away... it is saying it is still MORE than 24 hours, but it is not!

Teresa Maslonka · 12 September 2013 - 13:07
United States · Time Warner Cable

can't log in or book. never seen the site behave this way. hope they can fix it soon!

Vicki Apostolou Kades · 5 August 2013 - 22:45
United States · AT&T U-verse

Southwest and Jetblue websites are down too... interesting... wonder why...

Peggy Sachs · 7 July 2013 - 11:49
United States · Comcast Cable

Can't log in. Tried calling and wait time was 24+ mins so will just wait and see if it comes up later.

Susan Wade Nielsen · 7 July 2013 - 11:35
United States · Comcast Cable

Unable to log in...receiving "We are currently unable to process your request. " Please try again later"

Manoj Waikar · 21 June 2013 - 22:58
United States · Comcast Cable

can't log in to rapid rewards section of website on laptop, blackberry, ipad, android for last 2 days

Danielle Collier · 21 June 2013 - 22:53
United States · AT&T U-verse

Can't log in. First it said the server was down, now it's saying "We are currently unable to complete your request. Please try again later."

Norm Braveman · 8 May 2013 - 16:56
United States · Verizon FiOS

I just got on their site by going through the "southwest - official site" logo at the top.

Lisa Cooper Beckett · 8 May 2013 - 16:39
United States · AT&T U-verse

Reservations and Flight Checkin In functions are down. Maintenance error returned. UGH.

Jennifer Foulk Hare · 8 May 2013 - 16:11
United States · Verizon FiOS

Cannot check for flights - - been down for an hour and a half at least!

Edward Bird · 8 May 2013 - 15:30
United States · Comcast Cable

Website is up but checking in is down
and don't try to book a flight either - its down.

Mark Thurman · 8 May 2013 - 15:15
United States · Abovenet Communications

I need to book a flight, and it will not let me login with my account number. Tried to call and the line is busy. The last time I flew a few weeks ago their system went down when I was trying to get on a flight.

Nicole Amenn · 8 May 2013 - 14:27
United States · Cable One

Confirmed with Southwest that their website is down on both ends, they are unable to check in for callers.

Howard Pitstick · 4 April 2013 - 06:39
United States · CenturyLink

We book our flight to Orlando on SW but fly back on Air Tran are our bags still free on air tran?

Kathie Martin · 28 March 2013 - 15:20
United States · TelePacific Communications

The site is up but I can not get flight status.. on the computer it just has not place to click for the status and on my iphone it says internet connection is down,

Danielle Perata · 27 March 2013 - 21:58
United States · Comcast Cable

I see this isn't an unusual error. On both IE and Mozilla, two people in this house on two separate systems are getting error messages while trying to get boarding passes! "Oops!", indeed. @!!#

Eli Mantel · 24 March 2013 - 19:00
United States · AT&T Internet Services

Although the southwest.com site is up, but flight status information is not available. It's is a back-end system that's down. If you call the southwest phone number for flight status, it will also report that it's down.

Rich Porter · 11 February 2013 - 10:08
United States · AT&T Wi-Fi Services

I can't purchase a ticket. When I click "Purchase Shopping Cart" it kicks me back to the front page. Tried Chrome, Safari and Firefox

Tammye Bartlett Oates · 30 December 2012 - 08:31
United States · Verizon FiOS

keep getting error message while trying to book flights today!!! I can't get past the checkout without it saying I timed out... um I have only been on for less than 3 minutes, this keeps happening, I am using Google Chrome, is this the problem??

Ashley Martin · 30 November 2012 - 14:54
United States · Comcast Cable

I cannot book travel. When I click to checkout, I get the following message: Your session has expired. Click here to book travel or go back to the homepage. Reference code: SW400003 Occurred on: 11/30/2012 16:50:14 (etc)

Dana Baker Coughlin · 29 October 2012 - 21:53
United States · Cable One

I have been trying for two days to book a flight and it keeps saying the page has timed out.

Brian N Pamela Adkins · 26 October 2012 - 20:09
United States · Charter Communications

I keep getting this error. Reference code: SW400003 Occurred on: 10/26/2012 22:08:44

Diane Gero Nielsen · 22 October 2012 - 05:42
United States · Time Warner Cable

Can't book a flight!! Keep getting this error message: Reference code: SW900004-AAAA-yO1- gQbITHKtewZKXHtSBA Occurred on: 10/22/2012 07:39:27

Jason Daniels · 4 August 2012 - 11:06
United States · AT&T Internet Services

I tried booking a flight yesterday morning and got error message, tried again about an hour later--same response. After four attempts, I gave up. I woke up this morning with 35 confirmations for the same flight. I tried calling southwest this morning and got busy signal. Tried back 20 minutes later and was told it would be between 1-2 hours. After 30 minutes on hold, I called back to get the "call back option". The call back option said over 3 hours wait time. It has been over 3 hours now and I still have not received a call back and I am not happy about 35 confirmation numbers populating my email, charging my credit card, etc. There seems to be a serious problem and Southwest is not handling this very well from what I can tell thus far.

Michael Liskay · 4 August 2012 - 10:12
United States · Comcast Cable

Yesterday trying to use reward points, I got repeated "purchase error" messages and no reservation. No points deducted from my account. Called agent and they said they were having trouble with the Rewards Points data base. However, tried again about 30 minutes ago and received the same error message. Tried once more and I got a different message, namely that I could not make the reservation because I did not have sufficient points!! The ~12, 000 points required for the flight I tried to book had been deducted from my account! And no reservation was made and no email notification. Tried to reach the Rewards Desk and was on hold for 25 minutes and gave up. Tried calling SW's main number and got a busy signal. Sent SW an email and got the auto message that I could expect a response within 5 days! What a screwed up website. Why don't they close it down and refuse reservations until they get this sorted out!

Iwona Sakrejda · 4 August 2012 - 08:05
United States · T-Mobile USA

Tried to buy a ticket yesterday, got an error about seats not available, then 1h later got a confirmation e-mail and thought I was lucky, two h later got two more confirmations, tried calling SW but got a busy signal, this morning been on hold for over an hour. I did not get a callback option... Are their servers affected by the power outages on this other continent?

Ernie Crow · 4 August 2012 - 07:45
United States · Verizon FiOS

Tried making reservation from LUV2LIKE promotion on 8/3. Website returned cannot complete your request error messages. Several hours later received 10 different paid email confirmations for same flight. No luck reaching customer service yesterday. Waiting for call back today.

Ben Sattin · 3 August 2012 - 17:33
United States · Verizon FiOS

same error as you betsy... but it charged my credit card 30 times!!! No busy tone but I can only imagine what the wait time is going to be

Betsy Keyes · 3 August 2012 - 17:19
United States · Comcast Cable

I tried using the Luv2Like promo code on southwest.com and found a flight at a great price. Tried to book it and got an error message. AND, the worst part, my credit card was charged FOUR times for the flight, yet the reservation was never made. Now I can't contact Southwest -- busy signal. ???

Sarah Ann · 3 August 2012 - 14:12
United States · CenturyLink

on southwest... went all the way through and then it would not confirm. I and did the call back thing. It said 7-9 mins. It has been 2 hours. Keep trying to book. Now I can not even get into my account. And phone is busy. What's up??

Susan Vogt · 3 August 2012 - 13:40
United States · Visionary Communications

luv2like doesn't work on any of the days or airports that SWA flies. Is it a fake sale?

Brian Shine · 15 May 2012 - 15:42
United States · Cox Communications

Got a nice 35% off today only code in my email... that's one way to keep us from using it.

Drew Lahat · 15 May 2012 - 15:28
United States · Towerstream I

yup - definitely problems on 5/15/12. Out of a dozen attempts I only managed to get search results once.

Kathy White Boschetti · 15 May 2012 - 12:24
United States · CenturyLink

I've been trying all day. Website is still down as of 3:25 p.m., EST.

Laura Parkinson · 15 May 2012 - 10:17
United States · Cascadelink

Their site, etc. can't seem to be able to handle their summer fare sale.

Trela Raleigh · 15 May 2012 - 10:12
United States · Comcast Cable

It's been down for a couple of hours. The website/mobile app seems to have issues often lately. :(

Huijun Qiu · 15 May 2012 - 08:15
United States · Comcast Cable

An error has occurred. Please visit southwest.com or southwest.com booking for more help.

Greta Matthew · 14 May 2012 - 11:46
United States · Cox Communications

trying to book a flight and have gotten error messages for the last hour!!! and now it's down for everyone, not just me. I was feeling singled out... lol

Edit: Got on for a minute but then was booted off when I attempted to look at the better fares calendar. This has been going on for days now! Even tried from another computer! Why today when they're running a special in my market?

I tried my mobile app and it said "Network Access Error" Guess the call center will be busy today.

Carrie Fernandez · 10 May 2012 - 15:37
United States · Comcast Cable

cannot search for flights or book air travel... planned maintenance... yah right!

Eileen Bryant · 10 May 2012 - 13:59
United States · Comcast Business Communications

Can't check in or check reservation status. Error message keeps coming up. It's been down for some time... frustrating!!!

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