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Old 02-12-2011, 05:39 AM   #1
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Southwest boarding group B--how bad is that? Need quick reassurance pls!

I checked in right at the 24 hour mark, and had a little problem with my phone...we ended up with B9, B21, B22 and B24. We don't want to be at the front of the plane, we just want two + two seats (kids 7 and 10) or maybe 3+1, maybe within sight of each other! Are we going to be ok? I haven't flown SW in a couple of years, last time checkign in on time got us easily in A.

(Our flight is this afternoon from MHT.)
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:58 AM   #2
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It's all good you guys will find seats together. Have a great trip.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:19 AM   #3
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You'llwind up near the back of the plane, but will get a seating situation you feel comfortable with.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:38 AM   #4
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agree with the above posters......i forgot to check my son and his girlfriend in once and they had B57 and B58....they found 2 seats together in the back of the plane
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, that makes me feel better. I checked the website and they are still selling seats in two fare categories, so I'm guessing it's not full or overbooked.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:16 AM   #6
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Overbooked or not you will be fine. you will be the 50-80th people to get on a plane that likely seats 150. A1-15 are reserved for business travel and the people who pay extra...its never really 15 people. so the A 1-60 will be about 50 people, then they will offer spots to people traveling with little kids. the back half of the plane will still be relatively empty for ya.

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Old 02-12-2011, 10:21 AM   #7
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THank you!

(Now I have to figure out how to edit my ticker b/c it's looking really lame right now...)
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:48 PM   #8
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You'll most likely be in the back of the plane. However sometimes it depends on how many of the family boarding that occurs between boarding of A & B.

We have had b's several times, and worried about being seperated.
I would say. Don't be afraid to ask people who are 1 in the row of 3, if the seats are emtpy and sit 2 & 2.

We've noticed that on boarding sometimes, lots of 1 person in the seats of 3. So, now we just ask if they are taken, and grab ourselves a seat towards the front. Sometimes people travel alone, although sometimes they are wanting to save seats for others.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:28 PM   #9
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do prepare your kids tho for worse case scenarios and that would be sitting away from you. While you will probably have no problem at least finding 2 and 2 somewhere on the plane there are always circumstances beyond your control that could effect that. If there is weather and flights get combined and the flight is packed, if it is a connecting flight and is 3/4 full before you get on, if it is your connecting flight and you are late getting there cause your first leg was late., you get held up in a long security line and you are last on board. Because you have older kids the FA's will not spend a lot of time trying to get people to move and with kids your ages especially the 10 yr old people won't be as willing to move either so just make sure they have their own carry on with their activities for the plane with them and remind them you are all on the same plane and will all get there at the same time and to stay in there seat till you get them to get off.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:22 AM   #10
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Because you have young children, you can all board with the B9 pass, regardless of what the other passes say. They will not split up parents from kids just because of the boarding pass number. B9 is very good and you will have *no* problems getting seats together.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:08 AM   #11
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Last time we flew on SWA about 6 weeks ago, the GA announced that if your group had non-sequential boarding passes and you wanted to stay together, then everyone had to board with the highest numbered boarding pass. So they might not let the everyone board with the B9. I purchased EBCI for both my 10-year-old DS and myself, but he got A16 and I got A36. I didn't attempt to board with him, so I don't know if they would have stopped me if I'd tried. He's a seasoned SWA flyer, so I just sent him ahead and told him to save me a seat. I was about 2 minutes behind him anyway, so not a big deal. I think with B's you'll at least be able to find 2 + 2. We had C boarding passes once and still found 2 seats together.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:37 PM   #12
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Last time we flew on SWA about 6 weeks ago, the GA announced that if your group had non-sequential boarding passes and you wanted to stay together, then everyone had to board with the highest numbered boarding pass. So they might not let the everyone board with the B9.
Yes, this is how it works.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:58 AM   #13
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It's been a couple fo years since flying SW....are the boarding numbers attached to a name in your group??? I'm thinking we could send our kids on ahead of us to get their seats together. The youngest is 12 and a seasoned traveller so no issues with them going ahead.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:10 AM   #14
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We once had a party of 4 with B-46 - 49 and we no problem with seating about the middle of the plane. People seem to over stress over this.
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It's been a couple fo years since flying SW....are the boarding numbers attached to a name in your group???
Yes, each boarding pass consists of a name and number.
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