# Hypothetical SW Question

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by sam_gordon, Apr 9, 2012.

1. ### sam_gordonDIS Veteran

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OK, I don't fly SW, the nearest airport is 90 minutes away and not worth it. Reading the other SW boarding question made me come up with this one...

Let's say you're flying somewhere that requires a connection. Do you get different boarding numbers for each leg?

Situation A) First flight is relatively empty, connecting flight relatively full. Since you can check in for the first flight @ 24 (or 36 w/EB), do you get an A for the first flight, but a B for the second?

Situation B) First flight is crowded, second flight is empty. You end up with a high B (if not a C) on the first flight. Do you use that same boarding number (even if there's not enough people to extend to the C's?

Yes, I know planes fly generally full and this is simply a question of logistics.

2. ### ChildAtHeart82DIS Veteran

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You get a different boarding number for each flight. Depending on when your first flight is you get a slight advantage over other people on the second flight since you check in earlier than 24 hours from the second flight.

3. ### lost*in*cyberspaceDIS Veteran

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You don't have an advantage over the people on your continuing (second) flight if this flight originated elsewhere and they boarded in another city and are already on the plane! The only advantage is over others boarding with you.

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Agreed.

5. ### DebbieBDIS Veteran

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Another situation you could run into is a flight that has a stop but no change of plane (same flight # both legs). You would only get 1 boarding pass. When you get to your stop, once people get off and they take a head count, you can move to any open seat.