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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 #15 on: February 06, 2014, 08:30:17 PM »
Does this wrk in chrome. I manually installed the script but the sw check in page stays the same?
Yes. You may need to enable additional permissions or install it manually.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2014, 10:23:20 AM »
I managed to get it to work by installing tapermoney and manually adding the script

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2014, 08:00:19 AM »
Thanks alot great trick!

+1, will try this on future southwest flight.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2014, 01:09:55 PM »
i dont really get it what does it make a difference which seat ur in on southwest.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 01:15:28 PM »
i dont really get it what does it make a difference which seat ur in on southwest.

Nothing to do with southwest specifically, it's just that southwest doesn't assaign seats when you book ur ticket, so if you're particular bout window or aisle and no middle, you need to board early.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2014, 01:15:49 PM »
i dont really get it what does it make a difference which seat ur in on southwest.

if you're traveling with someone and ou want to make sure you sit next to them.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2014, 01:15:51 PM »
3 things. If you check in early, you get the chance to catch an exit row seat. You will be guaranteed overhead room. I'm sitting on a sw plane right now and over 30 passengers had to checkin their carry ons. This may be annoying to some. And finally, nothing beats entering a plane where the seats are virtually empty and you don't have trouble getting from one side of the plane to the other, not bumping into people and it's just much more relaxing than coming in group B/C

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2014, 04:11:01 PM »
Not working for me :(

By permissions, the only thing it says is that this extension can access my data on all websites. (Sounds very safe lol) Otherwise, I don't see anything else to check off. Any suggestions?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2014, 07:49:41 PM »
i dont really get it what does it make a difference which seat ur in on southwest.
It also make a difference if your there with your family member and want to sit together

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2014, 10:28:48 PM »
it says cant checkin earlier than 14 days before.. anyone else get this?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2014, 11:19:04 PM »
it says cant checkin earlier than 14 days before.. anyone else get this?
read the Wiki, it says

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.)

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2014, 11:44:51 PM »
read the Wiki, it says

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.)

Any idea what I'm doing wrong if that second box doesn't show up?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2014, 02:01:21 AM »
Any idea what I'm doing wrong if that second box doesn't show up?
Are you sure it's installed correctly? Is it listed in the list of extensions?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2014, 07:03:04 AM »
Are you sure it's installed correctly? Is it listed in the list of extensions?
Yep. I mean it didn't go through automatically right away. I had to take the file from my downloads location and drag it onto the chrome extensions page but now it's there.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 07:24:51 AM »

Yep. I mean it didn't go through automatically right away. I had to take the file from my downloads location and drag it onto the chrome extensions page but now it's there.
try using the tamper monkey method, noted on the  link OP provided , when u click on how to install.