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A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

schittenden
New Arrival

I've tried searching and there are a lot of posts addressing A-list boarding position and companion pass boarding position.  I haven't found one that addresses quite this wrinkle though.  I have A-list.  My wife has a companion pass.  My son is my wife's companion.  In the past, I was my wife's companion, and she did not get a boarding position with me because she was not on my reservation.  It sounds like that may have changed now.  Here is the question though.  My wife and I are on one reservation.  My son, as my wife's companion, is on another reservation (but obviously linked).  My wife should get to board with me, since we are on the same reservation.  Will my son also get a sequential boarding position because he is my wife's companion?  

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Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

parpitt1
Active Member

Based on my experience, since SWA started letting the companion board with the holder of the companion pass, and since you and your wife are on a single reservation, Yes you will all board sequentially 

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Interesting question!  I suspect most of us will be guessing so I do hope you will return after your travel completes and let us all know what happened.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

dfwskier
Top Contributor

So are you saying your wife is traveling with you as a zero cost companion and your son is traveling with your wife also as a zero cost companion?

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

schittenden
New Arrival

No.  My wife and I both used points for our tickets on the same reservation.  My son is the no-cost companion.  I have only A-List.  My wife has only a companion pass.

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

pkerr100
New Arrival

IMHO, I don't think your A-List status will trickle down to your son through your wife.  She gets here status from you but your son won't get any status from here since there is nothing to pass down.

That's just my guess as I don't think SWA has sophisticated enough systems to do that.

Let us know what happens?

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

schittenden
New Arrival
Solution

I wanted to provide an update. I (A-List) received A33, my wife (on my itinerary) received A34, and my son (my wife’s companion) received A35. 

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@schittenden Thank you for the follow up!

Good to know Southwest's systems can handle the boarding assignments as it should, despite the complexity.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

SWFlyer007
Rising Star

@ Great information to know.  I would have guessed there would be a glitch, but nice to know that this is possible.  Thanks for the follow up 

Re: A-List and Companion Pass Boarding

Kristin2555
New Arrival

Two flights ago I started automatically being assigned boarding position A17, right after my A List husband's usual A16. Kudos to Southwest for changing this policy to allow us to board together.