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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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