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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 #45 on: March 09, 2014, 01:29:15 PM »
Couldn't find any info on that site to contact him...
Not working by me either. Using greasemonkey and mozilla. It's possible SW plugged it up...

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2014, 06:53:57 PM »
Not working by me either. Using greasemonkey and mozilla. It's possible SW plugged it up...
Jaywhy seems to have it working properly. I wish I could figure it out, would be sweet.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2014, 07:57:49 PM »

Jaywhy seems to have it working properly. I wish I could figure it out, would be sweet.
why don't u pm him, And have him check in 4u, and email u boarding pass

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2014, 09:14:28 PM »
Not working by me either. Using greasemonkey and mozilla. It's possible SW plugged it up...
It still works.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2014, 09:43:54 PM »
how can i take advantage of this when flying on sunday? any option other than leaving my computer on the whole shabbos?
Trolls will always post stupid replies

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2014, 09:50:22 PM »
how can i take advantage of this when flying on sunday? any option other than leaving my computer on the whole shabbos?
No

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2014, 09:53:58 PM »
why don't u pm him, And have him check in 4u, and email u boarding pass

So nice of you to offer that for him ;)

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2014, 09:55:06 PM »
how can i take advantage of this when flying on sunday? any option other than leaving my computer on the whole shabbos?
Yeah, thought about the same problem. Make sure your computer doesn't hibernate after a certain amount of time.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2014, 10:07:38 PM »
It still works.
Using mozilla and greasemonkey? Or did you manually input using Chrome?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2014, 10:24:54 PM »
Using mozilla and greasemonkey? Or did you manually input using Chrome?
Manual Chrome install.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2014, 10:30:53 PM »
Manual Chrome install.
OK That makes sense. The Mozilla/greasemonkey using the downloaded script is dead. 

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2014, 10:40:38 PM »
OK That makes sense. The Mozilla/greasemonkey using the downloaded script is dead.
Chrome didn't work for me on 2 different computers.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2014, 12:26:00 PM »
It's working! Thanks to help from Deal Man, I was playing around with Tamper Monkey and also found this other script (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/151875) based on the original guy's script. I tried this one before, and it did not work, but when I downloaded TM today and then this script, it worked! Hurrah! Wikifying now.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2014, 02:20:53 PM »
It's working! Thanks to help from Deal Man, I was playing around with Tamper Monkey and also found this other script (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/151875) based on the original guy's script. I tried this one before, and it did not work, but when I downloaded TM today and then this script, it worked! Hurrah! Wikifying now.
I used it and it's true the scripts now worked in chrome with tampermonkey. However the delay wasn't long enough and southwest said I was trying to check in within 24 hours. I was trying two open tabs in Chrome to book both myself + companion. I set the companion to check in slightly after myself and we both got the same error of attempting to check in within the 24 hours.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2014, 01:13:20 AM »
I used it and it's true the scripts now worked in chrome with tampermonkey. However the delay wasn't long enough and southwest said I was trying to check in within 24 hours. I was trying two open tabs in Chrome to book both myself + companion. I set the companion to check in slightly after myself and we both got the same error of attempting to check in within the 24 hours.
You need to use two browsers or an incognito window for two people.