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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.
« Last edited by ushdadude on March 16, 2015, 06:00:36 PM »

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #135 on: August 18, 2014, 01:24:25 PM »
Well this is interesting.

I had 1 window and 9 incognito's opened for the same flight:
1 for me (with my own confirmation #)
1 for my wife (with her own confirmation #)
1 for person A (with his confirmation #)
1 for person B (who had the same conf # as A)
1 for person C (who had the same conf # as A)
1 for person D (who had the same conf # as A)
1 for person E (who had the same conf # as A)
1 for person F (with her own confirmation #)
1 for person G (who had the same conf # as F)

I got B13
My wife got B26
Person A for B06
Person F got A27
The other 5 checked in but the boarding position that popped up was with the name and boarding number of Person A, which tells me that incognito either doesn't work or the fact that they had the same confirmation number as Person A, means they all board under his name, which just seems strange since I thought everyone has their own confirmation number. I thought perhaps incognito doesn't work and once the first one checked in, all incognito browsers just took his checkin, but my wife as well as person F were incognito and even though their checkin page had Person A's name and number, when I closed the tabs and re-checked them in, they had their own number including A27 which is way ahead of Person A's B06.

Interesting indeed.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #136 on: August 18, 2014, 01:59:19 PM »
AFAIK, multiple incognitos do not function as discrete episodes, i.e. all incognitos operate in the same sandbox as far as cookies etc are concerned, which likely caused the error.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #137 on: August 18, 2014, 02:39:32 PM »
AFAIK, multiple incognitos do not function as discrete episodes, i.e. all incognitos operate in the same sandbox as far as cookies etc are concerned, which likely caused the error.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #138 on: August 18, 2014, 02:57:17 PM »
Yet I quote the wiki:
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6. Each passenger needs a separate browser or an incognito window.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #139 on: August 18, 2014, 03:37:34 PM »
Yet I quote the wiki:

AJK v. Wiki.

I'd pick AJK every time.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #140 on: August 18, 2014, 03:49:12 PM »
AJK v. Wiki.

I'd pick AJK every time.
Nice.

Have you ever seen the other issue I brought up? That several people can share the same confirmation number and get the same boarding position?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #141 on: August 18, 2014, 04:00:23 PM »
Im flying as a group of 7 with a ticketed infant in a stroller will I have use of this check in or tell make me board after A?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #142 on: August 18, 2014, 04:09:38 PM »
Nice.

Have you ever seen the other issue I brought up? That several people can share the same confirmation number and get the same boarding position?

Nope. Even companions get their own PNR...

Not sure.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #143 on: August 18, 2014, 04:12:50 PM »
Nope. Even companions get their own PNR...

Not sure.
Right. Well, we'll see at the airport tomorrow I guess.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #144 on: August 18, 2014, 06:00:02 PM »
Yet I quote the wiki:
The wording is misleading, but AJK is correct, and that's probably what the Wiki means too.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #145 on: August 18, 2014, 06:19:47 PM »
That is indeed what it means.
One incognito window per browser.
Can someone edit the wiki for clarity?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #146 on: August 18, 2014, 06:21:26 PM »
That is indeed what it means.
One incognito window per browser.
Can someone edit the wiki for clarity?
Done.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #147 on: August 18, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »
So you're saying you can have:
1 regular Chrome window
1 incognito Chrome window
1 regular Firefox window
1 private browsing Firefox window
etc
etc?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #148 on: August 18, 2014, 06:24:26 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #149 on: August 18, 2014, 07:27:57 PM »
FYI userscripts.org has been down for awhile now, but the same links work on the mirror http://userscripts-mirror.org