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15 year old and 11 year old traveling together. When do they board if not in minor traveling program

mecost01
New Arrival

I am struggling to find out when my children will board their flight. My 15 year old and 11 year old are traveling together, and I was told by SW that the 15 year old could act as the 11 year old's escort so we wouldn't have to pay the SW escort fee. I think that means they will board at whatever number I can get 24h before the flight, but didn't know if they would get to board with the families of small children (I don't think so). It's $100 each way to get the early boarding, which I would like to avoid! May not have any option though...any suggestions would be welcome. Thank-you

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Re: 15 year old and 11 year old traveling together. When do they board if not in minor traveling pro

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Board in their assigned boarding position. If they don't get sequential numbers they can board together at the higher (less good) boarding position. 

 

If you or another adult is available, you are able to walk with them to the gate and assist them. Request a gate escort pass at the check-in counter. IMO most 15 year olds should have no problem navigating an airport. Ensure they have some money for food and a print out of their itinerary in case they need to ask questions. Any Southwest or TSA employee can assist them. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat