Can I upgrade my boarding position on Southwest?

Upgrade your boarding position for only $30, $40 or $50. With Upgraded Boarding, you can get in the A1 - A15 boarding group for just $30, $40, or $50, depending on your itinerary. Ask a friendly Southwest Airlines Customer Service Agent at your gate before the boarding process begins.
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Is Southwest Early Bird check in automatic?

No, EarlyBird Check-In® Customers will be checked in automatically and receive a reserved boarding position 36 hours prior to their flight's scheduled local departure time. You can obtain a boarding pass at the Ticket Counter, Skycap Podium (where available), or online at Southwest.com.
  • How do you get seat assignments on Southwest Airlines?

    Southwest Airlines has a unique open seating policy – basically, seats are not assigned. When you check in for your Southwest flight, you are assigned a boarding group (A, B, or C) and a boarding position (1-60). Upon boarding the flight, you may choose any open seat.
  • How much is early bird check in on Southwest Airlines?

    It'll cost you more to board early on your next Southwest flight. The Dallas-based airline increased the cost of its EarlyBird Check-In fee by 20% to $15 one-way, up from $12.50. The price increase went into effect in March.
  • How many bags can you check on Southwest?

    Southwest will accept the first two checked bags for free provided that the bags do not exceed 50 lbs and 62 inches (L+W+H). Overweight items from 51 to 100 pounds and oversized items in excess of 62 inches but not more than 80 inches will be accepted for a charge of $75.00 per item one-way.
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How much does it cost to upgrade your boarding position on Southwest?

When available, Upgraded Boarding allows you to secure a position in the A1 – A15 boarding group for just $30, $40, or $50 per flight, depending on your itinerary. To upgrade, ask a Customer Service Agent at the departure gate or ticket counter for availability.
  • How much does it cost to upgrade your boarding position on Southwest?

    When available, Upgraded Boarding allows you to secure a position in the A1 – A15 boarding group for just $30, $40, or $50 per flight, depending on your itinerary. To upgrade, ask a Customer Service Agent at the departure gate or ticket counter for availability.
  • Is an E ticket the same as a boarding pass?

    Generally, a passenger with an electronic ticket will only need a boarding pass. If a passenger has a paper airline ticket, that ticket (or flight coupon) may be required to be attached to the boarding pass for him or her to board the aircraft.
  • Can you print out your boarding pass at the airport?

    Online: You can print your boarding pass when you check-in to your flight online. Airport: Print your boarding pass at the airport at one of the self-service kiosks, or at the check-in counter. All you need to bring is your confirmation code, confirmation email, credit card and ID, or passport.

Updated: 5th October 2018

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