So, I just booked my first trip using Southwest. At that time I purchased early bird for both of us. One thing I read is that I don't have to check in 24 hours prior and that EB will automatically check me in. Other correspondence is telling me that I have to check in 24 hours prior to determine boarding priority. I know we have plenty of experts here that use Southwest often. So, how is it done?? Thanks for your help. Not flying to Vegas on this, but to JAX in early 2018 for a cruise and the Daytona 500.