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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 #75 on: April 01, 2014, 04:36:32 PM »
Everyone snoops around to see everyone elses boarding number.
Also when people are trying to find their spot on line they will realize by default.

i'll just have them look at mine. ive done it before
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #76 on: April 01, 2014, 04:53:15 PM »
how would they know?
Everyone snoops around to see everyone elses boarding number.
Also when people are trying to find their spot on line they will realize by default.
+1. People are meant and encouraged by SW to ask the people around them in line. Can make it awkward and people possibly upset. Better to just get you both together.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2014, 05:21:19 PM »
Anyone else (besides askmoses) have experience trying to check-in 2 people with 1 regular Chrome browser and 1 Incognito browser? Was not able to get this to work in Firefox, so I really would like to hear that Incognito will work. :-D

Does the computer need to stay on for this method?

Sorry ushdadude didn't see this till now. As others said, computer needs to stay on. Is there a way to get email notifications when someone quotes you in a post?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2014, 09:26:54 AM »
About to attempt this for the first time. 2 pax (one is my Companion), so I have 1 set up properly in Chrome, but I was never able to get FireFox to install the script correctly. Has anyone had success doing 2 pax in Chrome with 1 in Incognito? I see the report above that Incognito did not work. Any successful reports?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2014, 09:49:37 AM »
About to attempt this for the first time. 2 pax (one is my Companion), so I have 1 set up properly in Chrome, but I was never able to get FireFox to install the script correctly. Has anyone had success doing 2 pax in Chrome with 1 in Incognito? I see the report above that Incognito did not work. Any successful reports?
Did you enable the script and extension for incognito?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2014, 10:03:17 AM »
Did you enable the script and extension for incognito?
Extension was already "allowed in incognito". Perhaps that's what askmoses had wrong.

When you say "script" and "extension", are there two things I need to do? As I said the extension is allowed in incognito, but is there something I should be doing with the actual script?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2014, 10:11:36 AM »
Forget that. I just re-read askmoses' comments. He couldn't get the timeclock to show in Incognito, so for sure he couldn't check in 2 pax. I CAN see the timeclock, which should mean that it's all good. Will post results.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2014, 10:11:47 AM »
Extension was already "allowed in incognito". Perhaps that's what askmoses had wrong.

When you say "script" and "extension", are there two things I need to do? As I said the extension is allowed in incognito, but is there something I should be doing with the actual script?
Not that I know of. Sorry, I didn't mean that they're 2 different steps.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2014, 11:02:14 AM »
Forget that. I just re-read askmoses' comments. He couldn't get the timeclock to show in Incognito, so for sure he couldn't check in 2 pax. I CAN see the timeclock, which should mean that it's all good. Will post results.
Let us know!
I couldn't get firefox to run it. I was doing it in Chrome...

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #84 on: April 10, 2014, 11:26:35 AM »
Let us know!
I couldn't get firefox to run it. I was doing it in Chrome...
Yeah me neither. I'm on Chrome now. Almost check-in time!

Data point: I left my laptop screen open but walked away. When I came back, it had fallen asleep. I woke it up to find both timeclocks still running! Not sure if this means it works like this or if something's messed up, and I should reenter the information.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #85 on: April 10, 2014, 12:03:29 PM »


Data point: I left my laptop screen open but walked away. When I came back, it had fallen asleep. I woke it up to find both timeclocks still running! Not sure if this means it works like this or if something's messed up, and I should reenter the information.
You don't have to reenter anything. Just make sure that when the clock is about to expire the computer is on and not sleeping. Otherwise the webpage will not load with your boarding pass and the whole thing will have been for nothing!
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2014, 12:23:30 PM »
Thanks.


Well, anyway, that failed. My computer clock is off from Southwest's by about an entire minute! Not only did it not go through by delaying it for 1 second, it didn't go through when I kept hitting refresh, either, until my computer clock was 1 minute later than my departure time. Kinda funny, no way to know that ahead of time.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2014, 12:37:12 PM »
Thanks.


Well, anyway, that failed. My computer clock is off from Southwest's by about an entire minute! Not only did it not go through by delaying it for 1 second, it didn't go through when I kept hitting refresh, either, until my computer clock was 1 minute later than my departure time. Kinda funny, no way to know that ahead of time.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #88 on: April 10, 2014, 12:39:52 PM »

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #89 on: April 10, 2014, 12:50:33 PM »