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Purchasing Early BIrd Boarding

sundreamer
New Arrival

Is there any advantage to purchasing an early bird boarding pass upon ticketing or can you get the same number if purchasing it at a later date? I assume it is assigned by ticket price. Please advise me. Thanks.

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Re: Purchasing Early BIrd Boarding

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Earlybird gets the worm.  Based on what has been seen it appears your place in line is determined by when you purchase EBCI, not price of the ticket.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Purchasing Early BIrd Boarding

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Positions are based on the timestamp of the EBCI purchase (with Anytime fares ahead of Wanna Get Away).

 

EarlyBird Check-In

 

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Re: Purchasing Early BIrd Boarding

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Thanks for the official wording @chgoflyer 

One would have to be slightly crazy (IMO) to purchase an Anytime fare AND Earlybird instead of just buying a Business Select Fare.  Typically the minimal pricing difference would make that a no brainer.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Purchasing Early BIrd Boarding

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Yeah, I thought it strange when they added that distinction. 😉