In last week’s post about transferring Southwest credit to someone else, commenter Yochai correctly noted that if your travel funds expired in the past 6 months, you can call Southwest and ask for them to be extended. They will deduct a $100 fee from the value of the travel funds and convert the remaining funds into a LUV voucher, valid for anyone to use for 6 months from when you call in and have it issued.
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Effective from today through 12/31/22, Southwest is waiving that $100 fee, so the full value of the travel funds can be converted into a LUV voucher.
Normally, Southwest won’t convert the travel funds into a LUV voucher until after the funds expire, but through 12/31/22 they will convert if before expiration if you say that you won’t be able to use the funds before they expire.
The LUV voucher will be valid for anyone to use for 6 months from when you call in to have it issued, so you’ll still want to wait until you’re ready to book other travel, up to 6 months from when your travel funds expired.
Will you take advantage of this fee waiver?