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Old 11-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Printing boarding passes

Haven't seen this anywhere else so here's my question. We're getting a rental from port canaveral to mco right after we get off the ship. We're flying Southwest. Is there a way to print out boarding passes on the ship the day before or do we just have to do everything at the airport? I've heard you're able to print boarding passes the day before on Royal Carribbean but haven't found anything with regards to DCL. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Yes, I borrowed a laptop from guest services, used it in the cove coffee lounge where it is preprogrammed to print, and downloaded/printed boarding passes... Only downside is the $.75/minute for Internet and how slow the connection was.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Post Pay the additional money

I have flown southwest a couple of times. I just pay the additional $10 for them to check me in at 36 hours. I do not have to worry about getting on the internet on the ship just to check in. I can get the passes printed at the airport.

Makes the vacation that much more enjoyable.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Thanks.....Had the same question as we are on SWA! My thought was either to have my brother (at home) check me in and I would just reprint boarding pass at airport. I don't think it changes, once your boarding position is assigned, I think it sticks? Alternatively (A), I may just pay the early boarding fee for 1/2 our family and hope that no one chooses to sit near them. Alternatively (B), when I spoke with SWA, they said family boarding is available after group "A", and was told I really shouldn't have a problem sitting together.

Still interested to see what others have already done in similiar situation.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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We've found the easiest thing is to ask someone at home to check in for us. Alternatively, you can use the ship's internet to check in. While you can pay to print the passes on the ship, there is no need--you can print them free at the airport (yes, you advance check in is still good).

Family boarding on SW is between groups A and B, and is reserved for families with kids 4 and under. It doesn't matter what boarding they have--if you have a 4 or under with you, you get to bump all the people who did advance check in but have a B or C.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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Graduate of SW Boarding School?

Note that SW only is supposed to allow familys with children 4 and under to preboard once all the A passegers have boarded.

I leave Thursday on SW and just went through boarding school.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:49 PM   #7
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OP, for your situation I would probably just do Early Bird. My next option would be to have someone do it for me at home (if I had someone incredibly trustworthy and SW-savvy at home), and the last option for me would be to pay for internet time and printing onboard.

I wouldn't do it for half the group HOPING no one sits near those people; they have no policy on sharing seats, which means if someone DOES want to sit there, you can't do anything about it.

I wouldn't count on family boarding, because if (like many Disney-based flights) they are chockful of children, they can and sometimes do forgo having family boarding.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #8
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We purchased early bird on flight home for that exact reason. Turns out, we didn't need it. There were only 10 people on plane.

For some reason, I thought Disney had printed out boarding passes for us one year when we sailed to the Med with them. Was hoping they still practiced that.
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