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Southwest pre-boarding fee

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Pizzaman, Oct 27, 2014.

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  1. Pizzaman

    Pizzaman Low-Roller

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    If I pay the $12.50 fee for a early boarding pass and have a connecting flight do I still get to pre-board the second flight. Looked on SWA web site and could not find any info. Thanks
     
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    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    i bet not....i think it per flight....not with lay-overs....
     
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    From SWA website:
    EarlyBird Check-In can be purchased for $12.50 one-way (origin to destination). A credit card must be used for the purchase of EarlyBird Check-In.
     
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    Yes it's per leg of the flight, a second would be for the return.
     
  5. Pizzaman

    Pizzaman Low-Roller

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    So if you change planes you have to pay another fee? That suxs.
     
  6. HotDamn

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    $12.50 each way ($25 round trip) so even if you have a connection or layover it still works on the 2nd leg.
     
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    Two years ago we changed planes and only had to pay one early bird fee each.
     
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    I rarely fly with a connection, but no, your $12.50 applies from your origination to your destination, not every flight.
     
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    I thought that's what I was saying too. Guess I worded it wrong. Sorry!!
     
  10. Pizzaman

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    Perfect. Thank you all!
     
  11. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Maybe to even complicate things further, when getting the Early Bird Check In and having a connecting flight, are the boarding pass positions the same for both of those flights?

    I would imagine that they would be different, maybe even with a better position on the connecting flight, but I've never had a connection on Southwest, so I'm not sure.
     
  12. HotDamn

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    2 different boarding passes with 2 different positions. I've only had a connection once and the 2nd leg was a better position than the first.
     
  13. SH0CK

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    That's what I was thinking since the passengers originating in the connection city won't get tossed into the Early Bird check in until 24 hours before THAT flight while others making the connection would get their passes for both flights hours earlier. Makes sense, but would probably suck in places like Atlanta and Baltimore where they use those airports similar to hubs.
     
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    The $12.50 is per leg of your flight, and it is not a "pre boarding" pass. It is simply an auto check in feature. You still will be assigned an A or B boarding position, and board in that position Many times I have seen these still come up with a high B number boarding position.

    At the airport you will be offered the opportunity to purchase a guaranteed position in the first 15 - 20 (A1 - A15 or A1 - A20) to board the plane. The cost will depend on the length of the flight but it is typically around $40.

    Remember also, that if the flight originated elsewhere (Like LA), there is a chance that people may already be on the plane when you board.
     
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