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early bird check in for trip with stop and plane change? Do I need to pay twice?

New Arrival

I have not seen anything from Southwest responding to this question?  We are flying with 11 poeple and want to do the Early-Bird check in but we change planes in Chicago so I am curious if we have to pay twice???

 

Thank you,

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Re: early bird check in for trip with stop and plane change? Do I need to pay twice?

Rising Star

EarlyBird Check-In can be purchased for $15 one-way (origin to destination). A credit card must be used for the purchase of EarlyBird Check-In.

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Re: early bird check in for trip with stop and plane change? Do I need to pay twice?

Top Contributor

Unlike Upgraded Boarding, for EBCI you only pay the $15 fee once, per one-way trip, including any connections. (For Upgraded Boarding -- $30-$40-$50 to snag an available A1-15 position -- you pay for each time you board the plane.)

 

Important question: Is this a Group Travel booking? (Groups of over 10 booked together are handled by the Group Travel department.) If so, unfortunately you cannot purchase EBCI -- Southwest doesn't allow it on Group bookings.

 

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Re: early bird check in for trip with stop and plane change? Do I need to pay twice?

Active Member

Nope! You do not have to pay again at your connection, only once per way. Smiley Happy


@brumseywrote:

I have not seen anything from Southwest responding to this question?  We are flying with 11 poeple and want to do the Early-Bird check in but we change planes in Chicago so I am curious if we have to pay twice???

 

Thank you,


 

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Re: early bird check in for trip with stop and plane change? Do I need to pay twice?

New Arrival

No,  you do not have to pay twice.  You are charged  the  $15.00   for each one

way  trip.  Your boarding pass for the 2nd leg will reflect  your early bird

check in also.