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Old 09-17-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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UGH -- can't believe I forgot!

...to check in for our Southwest flight tomorrow morning!

I have NEVER forgotten to check in at the 24 hour mark, and we've never had boarding passes lower than high B numbers. Now we've got C 6 and C 7. I guess I will get to sleep on the flight for once in my life and someone else can listen to my DD talk for the entire 2+ hours.
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...to check in for our Southwest flight tomorrow morning!

I have NEVER forgotten to check in at the 24 hour mark, and we've never had boarding passes lower than high B numbers. Now we've got C 6 and C 7. I guess I will get to sleep on the flight for once in my life and someone else can listen to my DD talk for the entire 2+ hours.
I did that once too! Couldn't believe it! Hopefully, you'll still get seats together or someone will switch with you. The time I forgot, DH and I sat together, but waaaay in the back!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
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I did that once too! Couldn't believe it! Hopefully, you'll still get seats together or someone will switch with you. The time I forgot, DH and I sat together, but waaaay in the back!
I don't mind sitting all the way in the back. That's usually where we go anyway. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it goes. The flight is sold out, so no empty seats.

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We were in C group once and still managed to get four seats together. They were all the way back, but they were together.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:49 AM   #6
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Unless there are SCADS of medical pre-boarding people and small children boarding between A and B, that's about 2/3 of the plane on there when you board. I think you'll find 2 seats together with 1/3 of the seats still empty.


That said, DS and I were put in different rows on our recent United flights, and although there was a bit of swapping to get me closer to him, we ended up a row apart. And he LOVED it! He had two grandmotherly woman flanking him, I was in front of him in the window seat so he could put his hand through and touch my shoulder when he was feeling the need for that, and he now wants to sit apart from us every time.
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I did the same thing once but it was just myself and hubby flying ....we wound up,with C boarding passes and sat a few rows apart
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That said, DS and I were put in different rows on our recent United flights, and although there was a bit of swapping to get me closer to him, we ended up a row apart. And he LOVED it! He had two grandmotherly woman flanking him, I was in front of him in the window seat so he could put his hand through and touch my shoulder when he was feeling the need for that, and he now wants to sit apart from us every time.
Cute! I'll bet he felt very grown up.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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...to check in for our Southwest flight tomorrow morning!

I have NEVER forgotten to check in at the 24 hour mark, and we've never had boarding passes lower than high B numbers. Now we've got C 6 and C 7. I guess I will get to sleep on the flight for once in my life and someone else can listen to my DD talk for the entire 2+ hours.
I don't know how old your DD is, but I went on a last minute flight in April with DD9 and DS13. (Jet Blue) We got the last 3 seats that didn't cost extra and they were not next to each other. Most peaceful flight I've ever had.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:34 AM   #10
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Sorry for the delay in updating, just now getting back to the real world lol.

On the flight down there were plenty of pre-boards, and plenty of families. The announcement was that any family with a child under 4 could board between A and B groups. They let the entire family on even if they had only one child. At that point I was a bit worried. The flight was booked solid, no empty seats.

We ended up getting aisle seats just across from each other (row 14, I think it was). DD didn't like it because she always wants a window seat, but I like aisle seats and always get stuck in the middle, so I was happy lol.

For the flight home I paid the extra $10 each so I wouldn't have to worry about spending vacation time checking in. We were assigned A44 and A45 boarding passes. The flight was delayed about an hour waiting on flight attendants to get in on another flight that was late arriving at MCO. Our flight wasn't full so we ended up with a row to ourselves...perfect! DD got her window, I got my aisle, and we had room to spare in between lol.

The flight itself was not so great. There were a lot of storms and I guess the pilot was trying to get between and around them. For the last hour we flew at a funky altitude that wouldn't allow my ears to pop. They HURT. There were a few kids crying that their ears hurt too and I felt bad for them because I knew exactly how they were feeling. As if that wasn't bad enough, I caught a cold at Disney and my sinuses weren't happy. I got this crazy sharp stabbing pain behind one eye and it scared me silly. I was trying to recall if I've ever read what it feel like to have a brain aneurysm (don't think I have) because it hurt so bad I thought it must be something really serious. I even asked DD if my eyes were bleeding (at which point she looked at me as if I'd sprouted a second head), but it FELT like they should be bleeding. For the record, they weren't, but she said they were really red. I've never experienced anything like that before. It felt like someone was stabbing me in the eye with chopsticks, in a kind of sunburst pattern. Scary. Ack.
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Unless there are SCADS of medical pre-boarding people and small children boarding between A and B, that's about 2/3 of the plane on there when you board. I think you'll find 2 seats together with 1/3 of the seats still empty.

That said, DS and I were put in different rows on our recent United flights, and although there was a bit of swapping to get me closer to him, we ended up a row apart. And he LOVED it! He had two grandmotherly woman flanking him, I was in front of him in the window seat so he could put his hand through and touch my shoulder when he was feeling the need for that, and he now wants to sit apart from us every time.
Typically C is not 1/3 of the plane left. There are 45 + 15 preferred spots in A, 60 in B. Plus pre-boards and family boarding. A 737-500 only has 122 seats. So C would only a handful left. According to seatguru, their 737-300 & 337-700 have 137 seats.
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. For the last hour we flew at a funky altitude that wouldn't allow my ears to pop. They HURT. There were a few kids crying that their ears hurt too and I felt bad for them because I knew exactly how they were feeling. As if that wasn't bad enough, I caught a cold at Disney and my sinuses weren't happy.
It doesn't matter what altitude the airplane is flying at because it is pressurized to equal an altitude of 8000 ft. While the pressurization system is programmed to climb or descend the cabin at 300 ft per min it is still painful if you have a head cold with a sinus problem.
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It doesn't matter what altitude the airplane is flying at because it is pressurized to equal an altitude of 8000 ft. While the pressurization system is programmed to climb or descend the cabin at 300 ft per min it is still painful if you have a head cold with a sinus problem.
I couldn't figure out why it was so painful at that particular point in the flight. For the first hour+ I was fine, and I didn't notice any of the kids complaining either. Then, pow, ear pain and stabbing eye pain.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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Sorry for the delay in updating, just now getting back to the real world lol.

On the flight down there were plenty of pre-boards, and plenty of families. The announcement was that any family with a child under 4 could board between A and B groups. They let the entire family on even if they had only one child. At that point I was a bit worried. The flight was booked solid, no empty seats.

We ended up getting aisle seats just across from each other (row 14, I think it was). DD didn't like it because she always wants a window seat, but I like aisle seats and always get stuck in the middle, so I was happy lol.

For the flight home I paid the extra $10 each so I wouldn't have to worry about spending vacation time checking in. We were assigned A44 and A45 boarding passes. The flight was delayed about an hour waiting on flight attendants to get in on another flight that was late arriving at MCO. Our flight wasn't full so we ended up with a row to ourselves...perfect! DD got her window, I got my aisle, and we had room to spare in between lol.

The flight itself was not so great. There were a lot of storms and I guess the pilot was trying to get between and around them. For the last hour we flew at a funky altitude that wouldn't allow my ears to pop. They HURT. There were a few kids crying that their ears hurt too and I felt bad for them because I knew exactly how they were feeling. As if that wasn't bad enough, I caught a cold at Disney and my sinuses weren't happy. I got this crazy sharp stabbing pain behind one eye and it scared me silly. I was trying to recall if I've ever read what it feel like to have a brain aneurysm (don't think I have) because it hurt so bad I thought it must be something really serious. I even asked DD if my eyes were bleeding (at which point she looked at me as if I'd sprouted a second head), but it FELT like they should be bleeding. For the record, they weren't, but she said they were really red. I've never experienced anything like that before. It felt like someone was stabbing me in the eye with chopsticks, in a kind of sunburst pattern. Scary. Ack.
Too late for now but for future, try taking a decongestant. I have bad allergies & used to get a sinus infection every time we'd fly. I asked my ENT and he suggested I take one about 1/2 hr before take off. I prefer the 'good stuff' that's kept behind the counter.
I also take some ibuprofen, not just for pain but also as an anti-inflammatory.
It's been working great for me.
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