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Donate Travel Funds

GMayfield
New Arrival

I know that travel funds are not transferrable (I miss the good old days) but has SWA ever considered allowing donations for some of the charities they support? 

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Re: Donate Travel Funds

ILV2fly
Active Member

Hi @GMayfield,

 

Southwest absolutely accepts donations! I’m not sure if/how it works with travel funds as I’ve only ever heard references to number of points donated. @KelbyTansey can provide much more accurate information since she’s an actual Employee. (I’m curious for her answer, too.)

 

What a thoughtful idea!

 

ILV2fly

Re: Donate Travel Funds

TiffanyV Employee
Employee
Solution

Hi @GMayfield, our friend @ILV2fly, is correct! If you don't mind I'm going to jump in here. My name is Tiffany and I'm a moderator for the Community Outrach Team.

 

Southwest has always been a giving Company, and in 2015 we gave our Customers the ability to join in on the fun! Customers can donate their unused Rapid Rewards points to nine qualified charities, including All Hands Volunteers, American Red Cross, Dream Foundation, Honor Flight Network, Make-A-Wish®, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Student Conservation Association, Team Rubicon, and The Mission Continues. Charities were selected based on their ability to use points to fulfill their charitable mission, which range in focus, ensuring our Customers will find a cause they connect with.

 

With this ability, Customers can directly impact the lives of those in need. Rapid Rewards points will be used by the charities to help offset costs, enabling the organization to do more of what they do best—lend a helping hand.

 

For more information about Rapid Rewards Point Donation, please click here!

 

Tiffany
Community Outreach Moderator
Southwest Airlines Community

Re: Donate Travel Funds

CareforNOLA
Active Member

Can one donate travel funds as well as Rapid Reward Points?  I have some small amounts that will potentially expire since I am limited as to how many can be used on one trip.

 

i realize that if they are about to expire, they might not benefit the charities.  So I am hoping that Southwest converts them to something usable for the charities (like cash) since it represents monies previously paid.

Re: Donate Travel Funds

TiffanyV Employee
Employee
Solution

Hi, @CareforNOLA. thank you for the question. Unfortuneltly, Customers are not able to donate their travel funds to charaties. As you mentioned, Customers have the ability to donate their unused Rapid Reward Points to any of the nine qualified charities, including All Hands Volunteers, American Red Cross, Dream Foundation, Honor Flight Network, Make-A-Wish®, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Student Conservation Association, Team Rubicon, and The Mission Continues. 

 

For more information on Rapid Reward Point Donations, please click here

 

Tiffany
Community Outreach Moderator
Southwest Airlines Community