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Benefits Questions

Adventurer B



I am considering a position at SWA, but had a few questions about benefits that I was hoping the community could assist with:


Does SWA give annual raises?

Is the health insurance reasonably priced?

Is there a required retirement contribution amount?

Can you book/reserve your seats on your “free flights”, or are you only able to get on flights with open seats?

How many PTO days do employees receive?


Thanks in advance! 


Re: Benefits Questions

Frequent Flyer A

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. No.

4. The basic answer, open seats.

5. Depends on your union and there is a little more to it than just straight 'days' or 'hours'. Depending on your group, it can be easy to trade shifts/ give them away. 


I hope this helps!