FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Rutherford Linda B. 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/30/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO [LUV]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO., 2702 LOVE FIELD DRIVE
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
EVP People and Communications /
(Street)
DALLAS, TX 75235      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock  26226 (1) D   
Common Stock  1569 (2) I  By ProfitSharing Plan 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Holdings include 10,473 restricted stock units previously granted pursuant to the Southwest Airlines Co. Amended and Restated 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, which will entitle the reporting person to one share of common stock for each restricted stock unit that vests. The restricted stock units will vest as follows: 4,662 on February 21, 2022; 3,647 on February 21, 2023; and 2,164 on February 21. 2024.
(2)  Holdings reflect exempt transactions under the Issuer's ProfitSharing Plan.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Rutherford Linda B.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
2702 LOVE FIELD DRIVE
DALLAS, TX 75235


EVP People and Communications

Signatures
/s/ Tim Whisler, on behalf of and as attorney-in-fact for Linda B. Rutherford 7/8/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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