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This is the thread for all random/general questions about Southwest. The official airline code for Southwest is WN as SW was taken by Air Namibia, but many people on the forums refer to Southwest as SW since no one talks about Air Namibia ever.

For questions about any of the SW CC's, see here.
For questions about the SW Companion Pass, see here.
For questions about auto-checkin to SW flights, see here. (Follow the wiki to learn how to set it up.)
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #210 on: December 29, 2015, 11:43:15 AM »
Haven't flown SW in quite a while. Are there still any options out there for someone needing to check in on Shabbos?

I haven't found an auto-checkin that works reliably. Seems like the only options are:

  • $12.50 Early Bird Checkin
  • Amira L'akum
  • Relying on the LCD on Shabbos heter  ;)


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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #211 on: December 29, 2015, 12:06:52 PM »
Haven't flown SW in quite a while. Are there still any options out there for someone needing to check in on Shabbos?
No auto checkin. Have to get someone in Israel (for example) to checkin for you or pay for early bird.
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yes, for Sunday morning flights, we've asked people in the UK or Australia to check us in.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #212 on: December 29, 2015, 01:16:44 PM »
I haven't found an auto-checkin that works reliably. Seems like the only options are:

  • $12.50 Early Bird Checkin
  • Amira L'akum
  • Relying on the LCD on Shabbos heter  ;)

4. Family boarding

Actually just found out this past motzai Shabbos that if you don't check in till you get to the airport then they don't give you a boarding pass till you get to the gate. Ended up in the high Cs

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #213 on: December 29, 2015, 01:26:45 PM »
4. Family boarding

Actually just found out this past motzai Shabbos that if you don't check in till you get to the airport then they don't give you a boarding pass till you get to the gate. Ended up in the high Cs

That's not true, there must have been some other reason why they didn't give you a boarding assignment. 

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #214 on: December 29, 2015, 01:28:48 PM »
That's not true, there must have been some other reason why they didn't give you a boarding assignment.

Got there with less than an hour till the flight?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #215 on: December 29, 2015, 01:58:42 PM »
Got there with less than an hour till the flight?
Had a friend who had that this week as well. He showed up before and hour before the flight.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #216 on: December 29, 2015, 02:16:31 PM »
Family boarding has always been early enough to get us a row (3) to ourselves.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #217 on: December 29, 2015, 02:50:18 PM »
4. Family boarding

Actually just found out this past motzai Shabbos that if you don't check in till you get to the airport then they don't give you a boarding pass till you get to the gate. Ended up in the high Cs

the 'high-C's isn't good for us -- we go with a few children and some of them need to sit with us.
By the time the 'high'-C's are boarding only approx 20 middle seats are open.  Add to that the 3 Matzah boxes that we bring for Pesach, (to avoid check-in, chometz, and boxes full of Shvarim),
then the overhead bins are all full by the the "C"s, turn, too. So we ask our UK friends, and we get in the mid-"A"s and sometimes are rewarded with 2 rows and our middle seat empty in between us.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #218 on: December 29, 2015, 02:59:06 PM »


the 'high-C's isn't good for us -- we go with a few children and some of them need to sit with us.
By the time the 'high'-C's are boarding only approx 20 middle seats are open.  Add to that the 3 Matzah boxes that we bring for Pesach, (to avoid check-in, chometz, and boxes full of Shvarim),
then the overhead bins are all full by the the "C"s, turn, too. So we ask our UK friends, and we get in the mid-"A"s and sometimes are rewarded with 2 rows and our middle seat empty in between us.

If you travel with small children and do family boarding it doesn't matter what letter you given as you are called after the As.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #219 on: January 05, 2016, 12:50:27 PM »
If I book a southwest flight for Pesach and then get companion pass, will I be able to add the companion onto the ticket in February or March?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #220 on: January 05, 2016, 01:06:55 PM »
If I book a southwest flight for Pesach and then get companion pass, will I be able to add the companion onto the ticket in February or March?
yes
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #221 on: January 05, 2016, 01:27:15 PM »

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #222 on: January 05, 2016, 01:35:07 PM »
yes

as long as there are seats available on the same flight, correct?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #223 on: January 05, 2016, 01:39:50 PM »
as long as there are seats available on the same flight, correct?
Correct.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #224 on: January 05, 2016, 01:46:52 PM »
Help!! I think I just screwed up the companion pass real bad. I just cleared 100k points from my bonuses at the end of December.... Is there anyway to fix it ????? :(