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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.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #315 on: May 22, 2017, 12:22:31 AM »
1) Just booked 2 adults + 5 kids with points. I assume we will get family boarding, and don't have to worry about sitting together? Haven't flown SW in ages.
2) booked a seat for my under 2 year old, do I need to bring id for him? how about the other kids?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #316 on: May 22, 2017, 07:19:58 AM »
1) Just booked 2 adults + 5 kids with points. I assume we will get family boarding, and don't have to worry about sitting together? Haven't flown SW in ages.
2) booked a seat for my under 2 year old, do I need to bring id for him? how about the other kids?
1) usually not
2) under 2, officially yes (though some gate agents may not ask to see it)
    over 2, no.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #317 on: May 22, 2017, 07:24:44 AM »
1) usually not
2) under 2, officially yes (though some gate agents may not ask to see it)
    over 2, no.

agent will not ask to see it for the under 2 if there is a paid seat for the kid

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #318 on: May 22, 2017, 07:53:16 AM »
agent will not ask to see it for the under 2 if there is a paid seat for the kid
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #319 on: May 22, 2017, 09:54:56 AM »
To get family boarding one of the kids must be under 5.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #320 on: May 22, 2017, 09:59:00 AM »
Thank you all

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #321 on: May 23, 2017, 01:48:36 AM »
To get family boarding one of the kids must be under 5.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #322 on: May 26, 2017, 01:19:32 PM »
flying from Denver to LGA on erev yom tov. arriving at 410PM. should I add the early bird check-in for that flight to get out of the plane asap or it really doesn't make a diff? also do I need to add it for my wife (CP) or can I save her a seat?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #323 on: May 26, 2017, 01:26:19 PM »
flying from Denver to LGA on erev yom tov. arriving at 410PM. should I add the early bird check-in for that flight to get out of the plane asap or it really doesn't make a diff? also do I need to add it for my wife (CP) or can I save her a seat?
Not sure about whether its worth it or not to get pre-boarding, but if you do end up getting it, you would have to get it for your CP as well if you want to board the plane together. You can always try the "I'm saving this seat" route and hope that it works (I don't see why it shouldn't).
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #324 on: May 27, 2017, 09:49:27 PM »
I ended up booking another flight for the way back. Is there any way to cancel the return flight from a round trip and get my points back?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #325 on: May 27, 2017, 10:09:17 PM »
I ended up booking another flight for the way back. Is there any way to cancel the return flight from a round trip and get my points back?
Did you book it as a round trip or 2 one ways?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #326 on: May 27, 2017, 10:31:03 PM »
Did you book it as a round trip or 2 one ways?
round trip

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #327 on: May 27, 2017, 10:31:39 PM »
I ended up booking another flight for the way back. Is there any way to cancel the return flight from a round trip and get my points back?

Sure. Call them.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #328 on: May 27, 2017, 10:34:16 PM »
Sure. Call them.
awesome that was quick! thank you

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #329 on: June 13, 2017, 07:32:02 PM »
Do lap kids get 2 free bags