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New Arrival

Good Morning,I've never flown with southwest before and my husbands company is flying us to florida. I just paid for early bird check in what does this mean?

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Re: early bird check in

Rising Star
Solution

You get to enjoy SW’s version of “priority boarding” without the need to check in exactly 24 hrs out to grab your boarding position. Learn more at the Knowledge Base here!

 

And learn more about SW’s boarding process here.

 

Enjoy, and happy flying!

-A List Preferred, Companion Pass holder, Community Champion.
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New Arrival

Why don’t I have a seat arrangements

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Top Contributor

No seating assignments on Southwest, sit in any open seat. 

 

The link above to the Boarding Process information is really helpful for those unfamiliar with flying Southwest. Be sure to check out the video! 

 

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--TheMiddleSeat

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New Arrival

I paid for early bird check in

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Top Contributor

Again, I'd suggest you take a look at the links referenced above, they are very helpful to explain the boarding process and how EarlyBird Check-In works. With EarlyBird you will get a better boarding position than non-status flyers, but still no assigned seating, it does not exist on Southwest. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

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New Arrival

Absolutely nothing. Southwest doesn't honor it. And it's non refundable. Do your research before you get ripped off like many people. 

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@ncwklw wrote:

Absolutely nothing. Southwest doesn't honor it. And it's non refundable. Do your research before you get ripped off like many people. 


The only EBCI guarantee is that people that buy it will get better boarding spots than everyone that checks themselves in -- assuing that it's bought at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. The closer it's bought to the 24 hour mark, the less it is worth.