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Only 2 of 6 on itinerary have early bird

Firedog7jeff
New Arrival

What happens if only 2 of the 6 people on the same confirmation number purchase early bird?   Not able to verify check in 36 hours in advanced.

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Re: Only 2 of 6 on itinerary have early bird

bec102896
Top Contributor

If only 2 people buy EB then only those 2 will be automatically checked in 36 hours before the flight. For the other 4 people you will want to check in at the 24 hour mark before the flight. 

 

Keep in mind even with EB you can't actually check in until 24 hours before the flight. 

 

-Blake

Re: Only 2 of 6 on itinerary have early bird

Firedog7jeff
New Arrival

Thought EB gives you “automatic check-in”?

Re: Only 2 of 6 on itinerary have early bird

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

EBCI automatically assigns you a boarding position. You still need to complete the check-in process to get obtain a boarding pass. What time you complete check-in does not affect your boarding position if you have EBCI.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Only 2 of 6 on itinerary have early bird

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

@Firedog7jeff wrote:

What happens if only 2 of the 6 people on the same confirmation number purchase early bird?   Not able to verify check in 36 hours in advanced.


 

In theory, those 2 would receive better boarding positions than the other 4. You should check in at exactly 24 hours prior to departure to see what positions were assigned to the EarlyBird Check-In passengers, and obtain positions for the others.

 

If any of the passengers are A-List members (Southwest's top tier frequent flyers) then all passengers on the same confirmation will receive sequential "A-List" positions.

 

There's been some reports that possibly an unresolved issue exists that may grant all the passengers sequential EBCI positions.

 

Please come back and let us know how it works out!