You will be assigned a boarding group (A, B, or C) and position (1-60+) upon check in. You may also check in and/or get a boarding pass upon arrival at the airport at a self-service kiosk (where available), the Skycap podium (in select locations), the Southwest Airlines® Ticket Counter, or at your departure gate.
- 1 How does Southwest boarding work now?
- 2 Who gets priority boarding on Southwest?
- 3 Why does Southwest have open seating?
- 4 Can you choose seats on Southwest?
- 5 Can my wife board with me on Southwest?
- 6 Does Southwest board Handicapped first?
- 7 Does a list automatically check you in?
- 8 Is Group B on Southwest good?
- 9 Does Southwest give free water?
- 10 Why does Southwest not do assigned seating?
- 11 Are drinks free on Southwest?
- 12 How can you tell if a Southwest flight is full?
- 13 What is the best boarding position on Southwest Airlines?
- 14 Does Southwest have free WIFI?
How does Southwest boarding work now?
Southwest follows an open seating style, meaning there are no assigned seats. You’ll be assigned a boarding group (either A, B, or C) and position (1-60+) upon check -in, which determines your boarding order. Once on board, you choose your seat. If you’re last to board, you likely won’t get to sit with your family.
Who gets priority boarding on Southwest?
Earn elite status. You need to earn either 25 qualifying one-way flights or 35,000 tier qualifying points in one year for A-List or double that for A-List Preferred. Elite status members get upgraded boarding after Business Select.
Why does Southwest have open seating?
It means that the sooner you get on the plane, the more of a choice you have for getting the seat you want! (And for a better chance of being able to sit with those you’re traveling with!) Naturally, aisle seats and window seats get filled up the quickest.
Can you choose seats on Southwest?
Do I have an assigned seat? Southwest-operated flights have open seating. Once onboard, simply choose any available seat and stow your carryon items in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.
Can my wife board with me on Southwest?
Starting March 12, anyone on a reservation with an A-List or A-List Preferred Member can board when they do. * That means everyone on the same reservation gets to board together and pick their seat earlier. Because we can all agree the more time you get with your people, the better.”
Does Southwest board Handicapped first?
Re: Disabled seating Southwest allows passengers with disabilities to preboard, meaning you board the plane before everyone else. You’ll definitely be able to sit next to each other so there’s no need to worry about it.
Does a list automatically check you in?
Re: A list does not get automatic check in. A List puts you in the que to automatically reserve your boarding position 36 hours prior to flight time. You still have to “check in” to get your boarding pass.
Is Group B on Southwest good?
If you have a B group boarding position, the chances are good that you’ll still be able to get a window or aisle seat or find 2 seats together if you’re traveling with a companion. Hot Tip: If you are in the B group (or even one of the first numbers in the C group), head to the back of the plane.
Does Southwest give free water?
Southwest is offering only four drink choices on its flights: Coke, Diet Coke, 7-Up and canned water.
Why does Southwest not do assigned seating?
Southwest CEO says no assigned seats — for now Southwest Airlines is looking at ways to boost revenue, but assigned seating is not among them. The discount carrier isn’t about to start charging fees for checked bags or changed tickets, according to CEO Gary Kelly.
Are drinks free on Southwest?
Southwest Airlines offers a variety of free beverages in-flight, including soft drinks, tea, hot chocolate and coffee. Beer, wine and spirits, on the other hand, come with a price tag of $6 to $7 per drink. Scoring Southwest drink coupons can save you money on those purchases.
How can you tell if a Southwest flight is full?
You can search the 8 people reservation up until an hour before flight time though so you could get a slight idea of is it 100% full of 99% or less full.
What is the best boarding position on Southwest Airlines?
A-List passengers get checked in at T-36, a full 12 hours before the rest of the flight, ensuring them the best boarding positions. Even if an A-List member buys a ticket at the last minute and has position C-50 on their boarding pass, they’re able to board at the end of the A group.
Does Southwest have free WIFI?
Inflight Connectivity1* Using our Inflight Internet is fast and easy. Go online to check email, read the news, or plan your next adventure for just $8 all day, per device. Inflight Internet is free for our A-List Preferred Members.