Is Early Bird access worth it on Southwest?
Many people fly Southwest because they want to save money with low fares and don’t mind the trade-offs that come with them. If you’d rather have money in your pocket than the seat of your choice, it’s probably worth it to skip early check-in.
What is the advantage of early bird check in?
EarlyBird Check-In serves two obvious purposes. First, it takes out the human element of being too busy or forgetting to check in exactly 24 hours before your first flight. Second, it scores you a boarding assignment that should be better than those still available 24 hours before departure.
Does early bird check in guarantee a boarding?
The best positions following A1-A15: Usually assigned to A-List Preferred/A-List Members and passengers with EarlyBird Check-In. Southwest states that these distinctions in and of themselves do not guarantee an A boarding position, but they do ensure that you will receive the earliest position available.
Can I upgrade my boarding position on Southwest after check-in?
Once you get to your gate, you can request a benefit called Upgraded Boarding at the counter. It will cost either $30 or $40 and will allow you to change your boarding pass to one in A1-A15 if those positions are still available!
Can you save seats on Southwest?
Re: Saving Seats Officially, Southwest “has no policy for or against seat saving,” and in practice actively allows it. Reps will even suggest that passengers save seats for later boarding companions.
How do you get a free upgrade on Southwest?
If you have the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority credit card, four of those upgrades will be free, regardless of their sticker price. Check out Southwest’s latest card and others like it here, and see which one is right for you!
Is it rude to save seats?
It is rude to save seats and then people show up late to claim them, but it is just as rude to move other people’s property.