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Johnna
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I have a 3 hr stop in Denver in January.  I don't change planes but am I allowed to get off the plane??

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Re: stopover

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@Johnna wrote:

I have a 3 hr stop in Denver in January.  I don't change planes but am I allowed to get off the plane??


 

You sure can.

 

As a matter of fact, with the enhanced cleaning protocols you will probably be asked to leave the plane.

 

edit add: you will be allowed to re-board before regular boarding begins.

Re: stopover

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

With a 3 hour stop I suspect you are changing planes/gates, it's not common for a Southwest plane to sit around for 3 hours, but it does happen so check your itinerary to be sure.  Either way, I can't imagine anyone would want to stay on the plane for 3 hours more than they need to.  If you are changing planes then the early re-boarding does not apply.  There are a number of decent places to eat at DEN, my favorite is Root Down, in the center of the concourse you'll be on.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: stopover

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

@TheMiddleSeat wrote:

With a 3 hour stop I suspect you are changing planes/gates, it's not common for a Southwest plane to sit around for 3 hours, but it does happen so check your itinerary to be sure.  Either way, I can't imagine anyone would want to stay on the plane for 3 hours more than they need to.  If you are changing planes then the early re-boarding does not apply.  There are a number of decent places to eat at DEN, my favorite is Root Down, in the center of the concourse you'll be on.

 

--TheMiddleSeat


As @dfwskier mentioned - keep your ID handy they will probably use that to let you back on if in fact the flight is a 1-stop, no plane change. and/or take a screenshot of your mobile boarding pass or save it to your iOS or android wallet - the app won't let you regenerate an old boarding pass. You won't have a new boarding pass if it's a no plane change. I would say get back 40 minutes prior to departure to get let back on before regular boarding.

 

If as @TheMiddleSeat mentioned it seems unlikely that it's a no plane change, then you'll have a separate boarding pass to get back on, head back as normal at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.

 

I will check out Root Down next time I'm there as well.

 

 

 

 

 

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