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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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Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2014, 07:26:09 AM »
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.)
I put in the date of the day before I fly , however my flight is in a month from now, so they said I can't do it if flight is more than 14 days away.. Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2014, 07:43:54 AM »
Don't see anything about tamper monkey in the link...

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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2014, 07:47:02 AM »
Don't see anything about tamper monkey in the link...
under install button it say "how?" Click on that.
I'm using chrome

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2014, 08:07:28 AM »
under install button it say "how?" Click on that.
I'm using chrome
Thanks, using Chrome too. I'll have to look at this later.

Outbound flight req checkin this morning so I manually did it. Got A34 and A43 not bad :) but still want to see how this works bc next flight is Sunday, so I'm wondering about having this check me in on Shabbos.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2014, 09:14:51 AM »

Thanks, using Chrome too. I'll have to look at this later.

Outbound flight req checkin this morning so I manually did it. Got A34 and A43 not bad :) but still want to see how this works bc next flight is Sunday, so I'm wondering about having this check me in on Shabbos.
your able to pick your seat via this ? Or just opportunity to board early and then pick your seat?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2014, 09:21:10 AM »
your able to pick your seat via this ? Or just opportunity to board early and then pick your seat?

Board early. A34 and A43 means we'll be (appx) the 34th and 43rd people on the plane. Then we can pick almost any seat we want. :)

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2014, 09:24:06 AM »
Uch just did it via TamperMonkey and it still doesn't work.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2014, 09:26:53 AM »
And I even just downloaded it via GreaseMonkey in FireFox and it didn't work. I'm no computer techie, but I'm not sure I've ever felt so computer illiterate before.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2014, 09:29:19 AM »

Uch just did it via TamperMonkey and it still doesn't work.
u have to go to their website i think it's .net and download the southwest script, shud work tgeb

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2014, 09:42:32 AM »
u have to go to their website i think it's .net and download the southwest script, shud work tgeb

I see the SW script in my TamperMonkey dashboard (and it's enabled).

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2014, 12:59:15 PM »
me too im using greesemonkey in firefox and its not working

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2014, 12:17:03 PM »
anybody able to get this working with Chrome using tampermonkey
I have them both installed and tampermonkey is showing the script enabled but when I go to the www.southwest.com or even the checkin page
http://www.southwest.com/flight/retrieveCheckinDoc.html?forceNewSession=yes
it does not popup the second window to schedule checkin
any ideas ?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2014, 06:13:56 PM »
Same story. Tried  it on another computer too with no luck. Has anybody got it to work?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2014, 06:19:59 PM »
Yes. Did you contact the developer?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2014, 10:39:36 PM »
Yes. Did you contact the developer?

Couldn't find any info on that site to contact him...