7 Southwest Boarding Tips from Travel Experts

Check-In Early: Southwest's boarding positions are assigned based on when you check in. The earlier you check in (up to 24 hours before your flight)

Consider EarlyBird Check-In: If you want to ensure a better boarding position without the hassle of checking in precisely 24 hours before your flight

Upgrade to Business Select: If you're looking for a premium experience, consider upgrading to a Business Select fare.

Use the Southwest Mobile App: Download the Southwest mobile app to check in, receive your boarding pass electronically

Arrive Early: Arrive at the airport with ample time before your flight. Southwest typically begins boarding 30 minutes before departure

Know the Boarding Order: Familiarize yourself with Southwest's boarding groups (A, B, and C) and the numerical order within each group.

Utilize Family Boarding: If you're traveling with young children, take advantage of Southwest's family boarding

Be Prepared to Save Seats: Southwest allows passengers to save seats for their travel companions, so be prepared to communicate with your fellow travelers

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