Questions tagged [southwest-airlines]

Questions about Southwest Airlines (IATA code WN), the largest low-cost carrier based in the United States, and its largest domestic carrier.

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Southwest Early Bird

Southwest Airlines offers a service called Early Bird Check-In. For a fee ($15–35/person depending on flight) you can ensure that you will be among the first to board and therefore first to choose ...
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Would a domestic airline send a delayed luggage abroad? [duplicate]

I will be flying tomorrow with Southwest, and the day after back to Europe with a different airline. I am wondering whether Southwest, should my checked-in luggage be delayed (because of them), would ...
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TSA PreCheck does not always show on my boarding passes

I have TSA PreCheck but it doesn't always print out on my Southwest boarding pass. This happens almost half the time. Is there anything I can do?
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Does Southwest Airlines have assigned seating? [duplicate]

I have a short flight tonight, from Denver to Oklahoma. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Southwest before, and in which do they just allow you to sit wherever a spot is open, or ...
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Multiple flight changes - any risk?

My wife is helping out with a family member who has some medical issues in another city in the United States (halfway across the country). Initially she planned to go for only two days, as it wasn't ...
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Changing seats on Southwest during a layover with no plane change

During a Southwest layover where there is no plane change, I believe you're able to change seats after all the deplaning of all the people that are not continuing on to the second destination. (...
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Can I find Southwest flights on sites like Skyscanner?

Historically, Southwest Airlines' flights would never show up on aggregate flight search engines like Skyscanner, Hipmunk, Expedia, etc. So when flying from city A to city B within the US, my process ...
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Southwest Airlines - Extend Layover?

I'm looking to book a flight from SLC (Salt Lake City) to SAN (San Diego), and the lowest rates I can find are on Southwest airlines. This is convenient, because Southwest seems to have a major hub in ...
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Banana hammock on a domestic US flight? [closed]

OK, so I know this sounds ridiculous, but I couldn't find anything authoritative online about this. And indeed I'm serious. Is there any official reason to believe it's prohibited to wear a banana ...
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Does in-flight TV suck up all the bandwidth on Southwest Airlines wifi? [closed]

I'm typing this on a Southwest plane where my email is loading at a snail's pace, but the guy across the aisle from me is happily watching a golf tournament in real time video on his iPad. Not that ...
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Southwest Early Bird Checkin

How does the Early Bird Check In work with Southwest Airlines? From what I understand, with Southwest in general you need to be at your computer 24 hours before boarding to check in, refreshing the ...
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Gate pass at Atlanta Hartsfield

I am expecting a 21-yr old exchange student from Brazil at the Atlanta airport. She's flying domestic on Southwest from New York, where she's being put on the plane by the exchange program after a ...
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Returning plane ticket if delayed in the USA

I bought a plane ticket on Southwest airlines. In case that it's delayed (for whatever reason), do I have the right to forfeit my ticket and get the fare refunded? Southwest's contract of carriage ...
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How does the Southwest Airlines boarding process work?

I'm flying this week on Southwest Airlines for the first time. I paid for "Early Bird" automatic checkin and the FAQ mentions something about "A" boarding passes. I have no idea what that means, and I ...