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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 #90 on: April 10, 2014, 01:05:48 PM »
there ya have it  :)

Should be accurate for Isru Chag now. Just need to leave my computer on for 48 hours. ;)

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #91 on: April 11, 2014, 09:28:03 AM »
Should be accurate for Isru Chag now. Just need to leave my computer on for 48 hours. ;)

In theory it worked though. I'm running two scripts in chrome now too. One is incognito. Hopefully it'll work tomorrow. (My time is exact :P )
Should I offset them by a second apart or should it not matter?
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #92 on: April 12, 2014, 09:07:57 PM »
In theory it worked though. I'm running two scripts in chrome now too. One is incognito. Hopefully it'll work tomorrow. (My time is exact :P )
Should I offset them by a second apart or should it not matter?

Success!
I checked time.is, ran one script in chrome and one incognito. I got A37 and DW got A38
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2014, 11:28:52 PM »
Success!
I checked time.is, ran one script in chrome and one incognito. I got A37 and DW got A38
Nice! Great positions :)

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #94 on: April 13, 2014, 12:44:40 AM »
Success!
I checked time.is, ran one script in chrome and one incognito. I got A37 and DW got A38
Was your comp on the whole time? In sleep mode? How exactly?
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #95 on: April 13, 2014, 12:46:28 AM »
Didn't work for me on recent flight, but got a22, entire flight was boarded in just group A!

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #96 on: April 13, 2014, 12:48:21 AM »
Looks like links to both scripts are down?

ETA: Got second to work by searching on the site itself.

ETA 2: getting this error when trying to install second script in chrome (and FF):

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #97 on: April 13, 2014, 12:51:27 AM »
Success!
I checked time.is, ran one script in chrome and one incognito. I got A37 and DW got A38
didnt work for me I have C 6
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« Reply #98 on: April 13, 2014, 12:55:45 AM »
didnt work for me I have C 6

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2014, 02:23:09 AM »
Anyone able to get either script installed? Keep getting 502 error.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #100 on: April 13, 2014, 06:41:00 AM »
Was your comp on the whole time? In sleep mode? How exactly?
On and screen on too
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2014, 06:41:45 AM »
Anyone able to get either script installed? Keep getting 502 error.
I used second script. Installed on Friday to chrome
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2014, 07:02:36 AM »
What about now?

Just had to do it manually. Got A31 for my first flight.

(Don't understand how I'm in the B's for my second flight when I'm MORE than 24 hours out. Surprising that they'd be that many people also connecting on that flight to push me that far...)
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2014, 07:26:27 AM »
What about now?

Just had to do it manually. Got A31 for my first flight.

(Don't understand how I'm in the B's for my second flight when I'm MORE than 24 hours out. Surprising that they'd be that many people also connecting on that flight to push me that far...)
maybe a lot of people paid the 12.50
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2014, 07:35:10 AM »
(Don't understand how I'm in the B's for my second flight when I'm MORE than 24 hours out. Surprising that they'd be that many people also connecting on that flight to push me that far...)
I've had that before too. Couldn't figure it out either.

PS I got 2nd script to work but it was a few weeks ago. Impressive that you figured out how to do it all manually. Glad it worked!