To check in for a Southwest Airlines flight, you have a few options:
- Online check-in: Starting 24 hours before your flight’s departure, you can check in online by visiting Southwest’s website. Enter your confirmation number and first and last name to check in and receive your boarding pass.
- Southwest mobile app: You can also check in using the Southwest mobile app, available for both iOS and Android devices. After downloading the app, log in with your Rapid Rewards account or enter your confirmation number and name to check in and access your mobile boarding pass.
- EarlyBird Check-In: For a fee of $25 per person one-way, you can purchase EarlyBird Check-In, which automatically checks you in 36 hours before your flight, giving you a better boarding position. You can add EarlyBird Check-In during the booking process or later by visiting Southwest’s website.
- A-List or A-List Preferred status: If you have A-List or A-List Preferred status with Southwest, the airline will automatically reserve your boarding position 36 hours before departure. However, you still need to check in to receive your boarding pass.
Remember to check in as close to the 24-hour mark as possible to secure a better boarding position. After checking in, you can print your boarding pass, download it to your mobile device, or receive it via text message. If you don’t need to check bags, you can proceed directly to the security checkpoint and gate with your boarding pass.