We try and only fly non-stop but for an AZ trip my only option was a 6AM return flight. It is non-stop, but I'm seriously considering changing it to a one stop that leaves at 11 AM I'm not a fan of getting up at 3AM. There is a plane change involved in Kansas City, MO with 40 minutes between flights. How does that work with SWA? I've never done a connecting flight with them. Do we end up boarding last on the plane and possibly not even getting two seats together? Does purchasing EB on the first leg help any on the connection? I'm familiar with SWA boarding and it seems if we get to the gate about ~30 ahead of time, they'll already be boarding C group. Can we skip ahead with EB? Sorry for all the questions, but if this doesn't work out, I'll never hear the end of it.:evillaugh EDIT: Just though of this. Does EB for the first leg even count on the second leg, or would I have to do it for both? And would that accomplish anything if we're getting there with less than 30 minutes to departure?