Have you wondered what airline gives you the best value? Southwest is the airline we have found to be the best value for our family.

Why I always Fly Southwest Have you wondered what airline gives you the best value? Southwest is the airline we have found to be the best value for our family.

This post may contain affiliate links

Since moving to the east coast the number of flights we take has increased a lot. To give you an idea our little man is 14 months old and he has been on 15 flights and we have a couple more scheduled in the next month.

So why do I fly Southwest? I was hoping you would ask. Here are some of the reasons we Always (unless it isn’t possible) Fly Southwest.

Reasons We Fly Southwest

2 Free Bags

When you fly Southwest, each ticketed passenger can check 2 – 50 lb. bags FREE.  Other airlines charge between $20-$30 for the first bag and between $25-$40 for the second bag. So, flying with 2 Free checked bags I save a minimum of $45.

Free Carry-on

Flying with a baby a carry-on bag is a must – Southwest allows one (1) carry-on bag and one personal item (smaller bag). This means I can bring my camera and my backpack/diaper bag and my husband also gets 2 bags!



No Changing Fee

Southwest does not charge a fee to change your flight, you just need to pay the price difference.

***If flight prices go down this is something to take advantage of***

If the price of a flight you have booked goes down, you can change your flight to the same flight and get the price difference as credit to be used on another flight!

Why I always Fly Southwest Have you wondered what airline gives you the best value? Southwest is the airline we have found to be the best value for our family.

Unaccompanied Minors Fee

Unaccompanied minors pay an extra fee to fly. The fee when flying Southwest is only $50 each way. You can compare this with Deltas pro

gram that is $150 each way. The Unaccompanied Minors Fee only applies to those age 5-11 when flying Southwest.

Why I always Fly Southwest Have you wondered what airline gives you the best value? Southwest is the airline we have found to be the best value for our family.

Mom’s first solo flight with the little man.

Rapid Rewards Points

Rapid Rewards Points are a great way to get free flights. Earning points is easy you get 6 points per dollar for Wanna Get Away Fares, 10 points per dollar for Anytime Fares, and 12 points per dollar for Business Select Fares. You can also earn with partner offers.

Free live TV

When flying, you can watch live TV for free on your phone or other device. We often watch Disney kids as a distraction for our 1-year-old.

Free Soda and Snacks

Soda/Juice and Snacks are free. If your flight is long they typically offer the drinks and snacks a couple of times.

As you can see we really love Southwest from the free bags to the flight tracker our experiences have been positive.