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Early Bird Status?

adamb1012
New Arrival

Hello.  Looking to move an August flight out to October and we have paid for Early Bird Check In.  Given the current travel situation does this move forward and remain applied to our reservation?  Or do we have to re-purchase this option?  Thanks for any feedback.  Cheers!

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Re: Early Bird Status?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor
Solution

If you change your existing flight the EarlyBird Check-In will remain on the reservation. If you prefer to cancel the existing reservation (not what I would recommend doing), you can contact Southwest and request a LUV voucher for the amount you previously paid for EarlyBird. Changing the reservation is definitely the easier option if you still want EarlyBird. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Early Bird Status?

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@adamb1012 wrote:

Hello.  Looking to move an August flight out to October and we have paid for Early Bird Check In.  Given the current travel situation does this move forward and remain applied to our reservation?  Or do we have to re-purchase this option?  Thanks for any feedback.  Cheers!


 

If you change your reservation, Early Bird stays with you.

 

If you cancel and rebook, it does not.

 

Check the  prices  on the future flights, and if lower, then changing might make sense.. Also note that Southwest is now issuing vouchers in the mount of EBCI paid when a customer cancels a flight. Thus you'd get your fare back as a travel fund and your EBCI back as a voucher. I forget if there is  a no later than XXX flight date provision in his temporary change.

If you qualify, then cancelling might be the best way to go.

 

Note, that so few passengers are flying that everyone should get an A boarding position, so at this moment, there is no need for anyone to buy Early Bird.