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All the information below seems to be dead. SW recently updated their site to include a new page after the checkin page and the scripts don't seem to get past that.
Luckily, AJK found a new option that seems to be better than anything available before - you don't even need to leave your computer running for it to work!
UPDATE: This new option doesn't seem to be working either

Update: The userscripts website seems to be down. In case the links below don't work, try the links in parenthesis.)

Instructions:

1. Install the script. http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/45170 (http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/45170)

2. Go to the Southwest check in page and another box with date and time input field will appear under the standard check in fields.

3. Fill in your confirmation number and name as usual in the first box.

4. In the second box, fill in the date and time that is exactly 24 hours before your flight.

(I usually offset it by a second to allow for any inconsistencies between your computer's clock and the Southwest server clock.)

5. Leave the page open, print out your boarding pass once it checks you in and enjoy your early boarding position.  :)

6. Each passenger needs a separate browser or an incognito window. (Multiple Incognito windows/tabs of the same browser will not count as separate).

This is better kept on the hush hush as Southwest is known to hunt down and shut down these kinds of tricks.

If the above does not work for you, try this:
- Go to this script http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/151875. (http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/151875)
- Under the green Install button on the right, click "How do I use this?".
- Find the section on Chrome and under "Using Tampermonkey" click the link "Chrome's Webstore". This will download Tampermonkey for you.
- Go back to the userscript URL and now click the green Install button. It will install it through Tampermonkey and, at least for me, there was nothing else to do.
- Check out SW's checkin page http://www.southwest.com/flight/retrieveCheckinDoc.html?forceNewSession=yes and it should show the date/time to checkin.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2014, 02:22:29 PM »
How did you get those numbers! The best I ever got was A52 after setting the clock off by one second!!! Wtvr good for you!  :)
I've gotten A16 multiple times.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #121 on: June 19, 2014, 04:57:45 PM »
I've gotten A16 multiple times.
What did you set your clock for?
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #122 on: June 20, 2014, 04:50:30 AM »
Does my computer need to be on at that time?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #123 on: June 20, 2014, 08:42:51 AM »
Does my computer need to be on at that time?
I hope you're joking.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #124 on: June 20, 2014, 03:17:41 PM »
does anyone know if UR to SW is instant transfer?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #125 on: June 20, 2014, 03:23:20 PM »
does anyone know if UR to SW is instant transfer?
Please do not cross post, especially in a thread which has nothing to do with your question.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #126 on: June 20, 2014, 03:25:49 PM »
does anyone know if UR to SW is instant transfer?
It is. UR is instant to every program other than SQ.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #127 on: June 20, 2014, 03:29:53 PM »
It is. UR is instant to every program other than SQ.
thank you and sorry obviously i dont know where to post but i searched southwest and i didnt think ppl would mind

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #128 on: June 24, 2014, 05:57:33 PM »
I hope you're joking.
why should I be?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #129 on: July 07, 2014, 11:47:17 PM »
Does this work better than early bird check-in or is it just free?
Also would this work when the computer is in sleep mode?
I have a flight early Sunday morning (I won't be able to checkin till Motzei Shabbos) and really would like to get a good seat.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #130 on: July 08, 2014, 12:36:03 AM »
Early bird check in is better.

This is free.

No.

Set it up to check in on Saturday morning.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #131 on: July 08, 2014, 07:08:40 AM »



Set it up to check in on Saturday morning.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #132 on: July 08, 2014, 09:36:04 AM »
I have... Thanks though.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #133 on: July 08, 2014, 10:17:38 AM »
ask your LOR
If you're not machmir like R' Moshe, which most people aren't, why should it be different than putting an AC on a timer?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #134 on: August 17, 2014, 10:59:48 AM »
I'm helping somebody do this but they have 7 passengers and only 2 confirmation numbers. I see their SW confirmation email and it has 5 people under 1 # and 2 people under a second #. Does that make sense? I thought everyone gets their own #