When you’re ready to fly again, Southwest is prepared to welcome you. Once onboard, you’ll notice more open seats as we are limiting the number of travelers on each flight to allow middle seats to remain open through at least July 31. Of course, if you’re traveling with your family or a group, our open seating policy gives you the opportunity to sit together while distancing from others. The Southwest Team looks forward to serving you again one day soon.
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Have you ever been waiting in the security line at the airport just wishing there was a way for you to “fly” through the checkpoint? Well, soon your wish can be made possible if you are traveling through participating Southwest Airlines airports! Later this month, Southwest Airlines will implement a priority security lane program, fittingly branded “Fly By Security Lanes." Fly By lanes will initially be available in the following airports: • Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), • Denver International Airport (DEN), • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), • Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA), • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). Look for more rollouts in the following months, as we plan to implement Fly By Security Lanes in additional locations. So how can you access the Fly By Security Lane? It’s as easy as purchasing a Business Select Fare, which already grants you priority boarding, bonus Rapid Rewards credit, and a drink coupon. You can also access the Fly By Security Lanes when you become a Rapid Rewards A-List Member by flying at least 16 roundtrips over the course of 12 months. (A-List Members also earn priority boarding privileges and automatic check-in!) When you enter the Fly By Security Lane, you will need to present one of two credentials: 1. If you are a Rapid Rewards A-list Member, you will show your A-List identification card (which should be in your home by the end of this week). 2. If you purchase a Business Select Fare, you simply need to present your boarding pass. In some cases, the Fly By lane will not have dedicated screening equipment, but the lane will still let you reach the screening process more quickly. Keep in mind that family members or others traveling with A-List or Business Select Customers are not allowed to "piggyback" with a Fly By-eligible Customer. So as you are traveling this fall, be on the lookout for Fly By Security Lanes - coming to an airport near you!
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