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Keegansmommy
03-21-2012, 09:01 PM
We have a layover on both of our SW flights. If we do 24 hour check-in and get one boarding group will it be the same for our connecting flight as well or will it change? I wasn't sure how that worked...never flown SW before.

It looks like our flight to Orlando is fully booked.

jdb in AZ
03-21-2012, 09:06 PM
We have a layover on both of our SW flights. If we do 24 hour check-in and get one boarding group will it be the same for our connecting flight as well or will it change? I wasn't sure how that worked...never flown SW before.

It looks like our flight to Orlando is fully booked.

It will change, according to how many people on your connecting flight have the early-bird check-in. Since you're checking in at 24 hrs, you'll actually be ahead of the 24-hr check-in for your connecting flight, which should give you an advantage over people who are just beginning their trip. Tho other people also catching the connecting flight may have had earlier flights which gave them an advantage. Clear as mud?

Make sure you get a boarding pass for each flight. My computer somehow didn't print off both boarding passes as needed so I assumed I only needed the one which could be used for both flights. Wrong. The gate attendant wasn't amused. She did print off a boarding pass for the connecting flight for me, but I didn't need the evil-eye look she gave me.

LWQuestie
03-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Make sure you get a boarding pass for each flight. My computer somehow didn't print off both boarding passes as needed so I assumed I only needed the one which could be used for both flights. Wrong. The gate attendant wasn't amused. She did print off a boarding pass for the connecting flight for me, but I didn't need the evil-eye look she gave me.

This is really good advice. I just flew connecting flights on Southwest for the first time and did get both boarding passes, but noticed that both flights are listed on the first boarding pass. This could easily be confusing to a new or infrequent flier.

dudspizza
03-21-2012, 09:40 PM
The only bad thing about connecting flights on SW is that you need to have enough time between flights. If you end up being late to your connecting airport and they have already boarded the plane, your boarding position means nothing.... it is basically equal to a C boarding pass....... just make sure you are at the gate in time to line up for the boarding of flight #2....

duds

backyardponder
03-21-2012, 09:50 PM
If you check in and don't print your boarding pass, you can get them easily from an automated kisok at the airport. Sometimes I check in where I don't have a printer...no big deal.

Keegansmommy
03-22-2012, 04:54 PM
It will change, according to how many people on your connecting flight have the early-bird check-in. Since you're checking in at 24 hrs, you'll actually be ahead of the 24-hr check-in for your connecting flight, which should give you an advantage over people who are just beginning their trip. Tho other people also catching the connecting flight may have had earlier flights which gave them an advantage. Clear as mud?

Make sure you get a boarding pass for each flight. My computer somehow didn't print off both boarding passes as needed so I assumed I only needed the one which could be used for both flights. Wrong. The gate attendant wasn't amused. She did print off a boarding pass for the connecting flight for me, but I didn't need the evil-eye look she gave me.

Acutally I do understand. :rotfl2: That's kind of what I was wondering would happen.

Thanks backyardponder for the info about the airport. We plan on having my mom do online check-in for us for our return flight and we won't be able to print. Our layover coming home is only 75 minutes so I"m a little more nervous about that one. We just need at least 2 seats together so one adult can be with each of our kids (ages 2 and 4). Unless someone feels like baby-sitting for us. :)