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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 #165 on: September 09, 2014, 11:25:13 AM »
Maybe officially, but I can say from my personal experience two years ago I would almost always get A30 or better. YTD the best I got for myself or anyone else I checked in by far was the A47 and I usually am checked in within two minutes of it opening up.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #166 on: September 10, 2014, 09:40:01 AM »
Procedure may vary depending on whether you use GreaseMonkey or TamperMonkey. On TM I went to the Editor/Settings tab and added the 4 URLs under "User Includes". Editing the code itself would probably work also.
Thanks! It's all set up back to normal again.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #167 on: September 10, 2014, 04:01:41 PM »
are the scripts still working?
I cant get the page to load.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #168 on: September 15, 2014, 09:21:07 PM »
are the scripts still working?
I cant get the page to load.

+1

I have a flight in 2 days and I would like to do auto check in.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #169 on: September 15, 2014, 09:46:55 PM »
Read up a few posts. You have to play with TamperMonkey a bit.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #170 on: October 01, 2014, 01:43:52 PM »
just got A16!!!!!
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #171 on: October 01, 2014, 02:01:37 PM »
just got A16!!!!!
Nice! Good to know it's possible.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #172 on: October 01, 2014, 02:39:39 PM »
Nice! Good to know it's possible.
I stand corrected.
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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #173 on: October 05, 2014, 04:37:25 PM »
I can't figure out how to make this work.
What do I need to edit with TM?

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #174 on: October 05, 2014, 09:54:19 PM »
I can't figure out how to make this work.
What do I need to edit with TM?
Go to the Southwest page in TM and there are 2 tabs "Editor" and "Settings". Under the Editor tab, you want to copy each of the urls found on lines 5-8 (one by one) and add them to the Settings tab in the bottom left box. Click "Add" under that box and add each url BUT add an "s" after "http". Do that for all 4 urls. Will probably have to restart Chrome after and possibly restart your computer. Should look like this when done.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #175 on: October 05, 2014, 10:45:44 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #176 on: October 05, 2014, 11:14:42 PM »
Thank you!
I owe it to you for your help when I started off in this thread :)

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #177 on: October 14, 2014, 10:20:20 PM »
Looks like the userscripts.org website is down. I found via Google that userscripts-mirror.org works just fine, so I updated the wiki to include working links.

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #178 on: October 30, 2014, 07:25:00 PM »
still not able to get this to work, I tried TM route. I am way behind in computer stuff
I believed I installed correctly including adding https as shown in picture above but kinda lost what to do when I am at southwest.com
I can see TM with red 1 ? what is that mean?

does this script work on intl flight, am planning to use it for my cun trip

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Re: Southwest Auto Checkin
« Reply #179 on: December 13, 2014, 07:50:33 PM »
Never flew southwest before, so not familiar with how it works.
I did auto check in and got b-47 and b-48,but traveling with an infant (lap).
Will we get priority?
Thanks