Southwest Is Charging
More for Early Boarding
The cost of EarlyBird Check-In varies depending on the length of your flight.
The fee typically ranges from $15 to $25 per one-way flight segment.
It's important to note that purchasing EarlyBird Check-In does not guarantee you the very
first position in the boarding order, but it does improve your chances of getting a better seat selection.
Southwest's A-List and A-List Preferred members, who achieve a certain number of flights or points,
still receive complimentary priority boarding, which allows them to board before general passengers.
Passengers who choose not to purchase EarlyBird Check-In can still participate in the regular boarding process.
They will receive a boarding position based on their check-in time, with earlier check-ins receiving better positions.
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