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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 #380 on: July 10, 2018, 04:56:21 PM »
Flying with a 7 and 9 year old next month to florida. If I purchase early boarding for myself, anyone have any experience knowing if they will allow my kids  to board with me  if i didnt pay for early boarding for them? I tweeted SW and they gave me a vague response suggesting I pay for everyone...anyone have experience with this?  thanks

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #381 on: July 11, 2018, 07:52:58 AM »
If you have kids with you, shouldnt they give you priority boarding anyhow?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #382 on: July 11, 2018, 08:04:04 AM »
Flying with a 7 and 9 year old next month to florida. If I purchase early boarding for myself, anyone have any experience knowing if they will allow my kids  to board with me  if i didnt pay for early boarding for them? I tweeted SW and they gave me a vague response suggesting I pay for everyone...anyone have experience with this?  thanks

They won’t, technically y’all need to board with the last person in your group if you want to board together.  Technically ”Family Boarding” is if you have someone 6 or under but they won’t check.  Assuming your LOR is ok with it, just board after the A group during family boarding. 

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #383 on: July 11, 2018, 08:11:11 AM »
They won’t, technically y’all need to board with the last person in your group if you want to board together.  Technically ”Family Boarding” is if you have someone 6 or under but they won’t check.  Assuming your LOR is ok with it, just board after the A group during family boarding.

right family boarding is 6 and under..so if i dont fib my kids age, there is no point of just purchasing early boarding for myself?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #384 on: July 11, 2018, 05:05:03 PM »
You never know and you can always ask.
This might be drop a different but I know a group of 14 year olds traveling together by themselves and Southwest gave them early boarding before everyone else.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #385 on: July 25, 2018, 01:48:58 PM »
I am CP on DW account. Had an emergency and DW can't fly back to MDW with me. We are both checked in and I already went through security. Can I fly as CP without her flying?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #386 on: July 25, 2018, 02:24:32 PM »
I am CP on DW account. Had an emergency and DW can't fly back to MDW with me. We are both checked in and I already went through security. Can I fly as CP without her flying?
I doubt you will have an issue as long as you don't try to cancel her ticket. Not speaking from experience though. Would it be a big deal to cancel both and rebook one on your own?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #387 on: July 25, 2018, 02:49:26 PM »
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #388 on: July 25, 2018, 02:58:02 PM »
So keep quiet and fly.
If you're not cancelling your wife's ticket, SW is being paid for your seat. (At the price it was selling for at the time you booked it.)
I hope all goes well with your/ your wife's emergency.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #389 on: July 25, 2018, 03:02:09 PM »
I am CP on DW account. Had an emergency and DW can't fly back to MDW with me. We are both checked in and I already went through security. Can I fly as CP without her flying?
No one checks ID to match BP before boarding the plane.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #390 on: July 25, 2018, 03:02:48 PM »
So keep quiet and fly.
If you're not cancelling your wife's ticket, SW is being paid for your seat. (At the price it was selling for at the time you booked it.)
I hope all goes well with your/ your wife's emergency.
Thanks. Like always I will keep my mouth shut.  :)
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #391 on: July 25, 2018, 03:05:17 PM »
Just found out sister has kidney stone and has to have it taken care of here. Can’t wait until she gets home.
Prayers that it all goes well.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #392 on: July 25, 2018, 03:07:56 PM »
Prayers that it all goes well.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #393 on: July 25, 2018, 03:24:01 PM »
If I pay for Wi-Fi can I get it on both laptop and phone or just one device?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #394 on: July 25, 2018, 03:33:12 PM »
If I pay for Wi-Fi can I get it on both laptop and phone or just one device?

One device (but you can tether from one to the other).

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #395 on: July 25, 2018, 03:33:27 PM »
If I pay for Wi-Fi can I get it on both laptop and phone or just one device?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #396 on: July 25, 2018, 03:33:40 PM »
Thanks. Like always I will keep my mouth shut.  :)
Just found out sister has kidney stone and has to have it taken care of here. Can’t wait until she gets home. DW volunteered to stay instead of me. She is a KEEPER!!!

Wow, what a wife!  Let us know how it goes with boarding.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #397 on: July 25, 2018, 03:35:29 PM »
You made it onto the plane!? Awesome.
Board in a few minutes.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #398 on: July 25, 2018, 03:37:06 PM »
You made it onto the plane!? Awesome.

It's not just the boarding, I'd be comfortable once the door closes. 

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #399 on: July 25, 2018, 03:59:59 PM »
It's not just the boarding, I'd be comfortable once the door closes.
No door close yet. Should have given DW ticket to a standby female passenger.
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