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On the Early Bird FAQ, it says, "EarlyBird Check-In can be purchased as part of the original flight purchase or added to a flight after purchase." https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/faqs.html?topic=earlybird_checkin

 

I cannot see how to purchase Early Bird Check-In while I'm purchasing my flight. As a result, this charge isn't on my overall flight receipt.

 

Yes, I was able to purchase separately and I received the email with the separate receipt, but can Early Bird Check-In be purchased when purchasing a flight or not? I believe I've done so in the past, but I was not able to today. It's annoying having to complete two transactions when it seems like one should suffice.

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Re: purchase Early Bird with ticket?

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Yes, it can be added and purchased as part of the flight purchase. Right under the "Who's Flying?" section on southwest.com is a big yellow box with the option to add EarlyBird for $15 more. On the Android app there's a slider button under the Your Trip portion of the purchase screen.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

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Re: purchase Early Bird with ticket?

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Ah, man, how did I miss that? <rhetorical/>

 

I think it's because 1) my who's flying info is already completed so I don't look very closely at that and 2) it looks like an ad.

 

Thanks! I'll know for next time.

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@echos2 wrote:

Ah, man, how did I miss that? <rhetorical/>

 

I think it's because 1) my who's flying info is already completed so I don't look very closely at that and 2) it looks like an ad.

 

Thanks! I'll know for next time.


It is an ad - as @chgoflyer points out this is a major source of revenue for Southwest! I'm sure you'll catch it next time, it was different positioning with the website re-design.

 

 

 

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