Southwest Is Changing
the Way It Boards Flights
: Unaccompanied minors receive priority boarding as well to ensure they are settled and comfortable before other passengers board.
: After the A group boards, Southwest offers family boarding to allow families with young children to board together
: Business Select fares provide priority boarding along with other perks like a premium drink and bonus Rapid Rewards points.
: Passengers can also purchase "Upgraded Boarding" at the gate on the day of travel if available.
: Southwest offers an "EarlyBird Check-In" service for a fee, which allows passengers to automatically check in and receive
Passengers are divided into three groups: A, B, and C, with A group being the first to board, followed by B, and then C.
Within each group, passengers are assigned a specific number in the order they checked in for their flight.
Passengers board the plane in numerical order, starting with A1 and ending with C60 (or the last number within each group).
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