Should I upgrade my Southwest boarding position?

Who should do it? A ticket upgrade may make sense if any of the following are true: You like the idea of boarding the plane quickly so you can choose your preferred seat and are guaranteed an A1 through A15 boarding position. You want to maximize the Rapid Rewards points that you earn.

What does Southwest upgraded boarding get you?

Upgraded Boarding gives Customers the ability to upgrade their boarding position to A1-A15 24 hours before the flight depending on availability. This allows our Customers the opportunity to be among the first to board the aircraft, pick their preferred available seat, and access the overhead bin space.

Does Southwest boarding position matter?

Southwest follows an open seating style, meaning there are no assigned seats. You'll be assigned a boarding group (either A, B, or C) and position (1-60+) upon check-in, which determines your boarding order. Once on board, you choose your seat. If you're last to board, you likely won't get to sit with your family.

Is Group B good on Southwest?

If you have a B group boarding position, the chances are good that you'll still be able to get a window or aisle seat or find 2 seats together if you're traveling with a companion. Hot Tip: If you are in the B group (or even one of the first numbers in the C group), head to the back of the plane.

What does position mean on my Southwest boarding pass?

You will be assigned a boarding group (A, B, or C) and position (1-60+) upon check in. Your unique group and position combination (for example: A35) will be displayed on your boarding pass and represents a reserved spot in the boarding group at the gate.

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Is B30 a good boarding position on Southwest?

Typically, if you have a boarding position under B30 you should be able to find a window or aisle seat. The further back in the plane you decide to sit, the more likely you will find a window or aisle seat. When do standbys board? Standby passengers will be the last to board.

Is boarding Group C good for Southwest?

C 1-60: This is the group you will most likely get if you don't check in right on time. While the C group isn't a guaranteed middle seat, the chances are pretty high that you won't be sitting in the ideal spot.

Is B1 a good boarding position on Southwest?

Like I said before, B1 is pretty good and you'll have no problem with having plenty of seats to choose from.

Does checking in early get you a better seat on Southwest?

While EarlyBird Check-In doesn't guarantee an A boarding position, it improves your seat selection options to help you get your favorite seat.

Is b36 a good boarding position on Southwest?

B-36 is a great number. When your number comes up, you get your choice of whatever seat is not occupied on the plane. If you really want to sit near the front, you may have to pick a middle.

What boarding position does early bird get on Southwest?

For $30 to $80 each way, you can buy a spot in the A1-A15 boarding group. You can purchase it at the gate or at the ticket counter the day of departure (assuming it's available), or you can buy it online from Southwest's website within 24 hours of departure.

What happens if you board with wrong group Southwest?

While there may not be a "policy," I have seen that happen many times before, and every time, I have seen the gate agent kindy remind the person that they are in the wrong group and will need to wait for the appropriate time. You should certainly compare positions with anyone around you.

Who gets priority boarding with Southwest?

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A-List and A-List Preferred members receive priority boarding for everyone booked on the same reservation as boarding positions get assigned to elite Rapid Rewards members 36 hours before departure — so you don't have to purchase EarlyBird Check-In separately.

Is it worth it to upgrade boarding?

Who should do it? A ticket upgrade may make sense if any of the following are true: You like the idea of boarding the plane quickly so you can choose your preferred seat and are guaranteed an A1 through A15 boarding position. You want to maximize the Rapid Rewards points that you earn.

Will Southwest upgrade you for free?

Ask the gate agent if any upgraded positions are available. If so, you will need to pay for it with your Southwest Priority or Business Performance Credit card. If you are traveling with another person you might be able to use one of your credits to get Southwest upgraded boarding for them as well.

Can you upgrade Southwest boarding at the gate?

The Upgraded Boarding option is displayed below the flight's itinerary. Customers can also purchase Upgraded Boarding from a Customer Service Agent at the departure gate or ticket counter prior to their flight.

How do I make sure I get a good seat on Southwest?

How to get the best seat on Southwest
  1. Check in exactly 24 hours before departure.
  2. Hold A-List elite status.
  3. Purchase EarlyBird Check-In, Upgraded Boarding or a Business Select ticket.
  4. Book the first flight of the day.

Will I get a better seat if I wait to check-in?

If you're traveling in basic economy, most airlines don't allow you to choose a seat during check-in for free. If you wait to check in, there is a chance that you will be assigned an extra legroom seat or even bumped up a class if those better seats haven't been assigned already.

Do you get a better seat if you check-in later?

The earlier you check in, the more likely it is that you'll have more options available. If you wait until the last minute, all the best seats will likely be gone. And if you're really hoping for a specific seat (like an aisle or window), it's worth checking in even earlier.

Is A57 a good boarding position on Southwest?

Is A57 a good boarding position on Southwest? A57/58 gives you a good opportunity of seating together near the middle section of the aircraft. If the flight is full with a lot of thru passengers that may mean you are more likely to be closer towards the back.

What gets you priority boarding?

Getting the top levels of priority boarding is reserved for the most frequent flyers, active military members and higher fare class. You can also board early by being an AAdvantage card member. However, if you prefer other airlines, look for other travel cards that offer priority boarding and compare your options.

Is boarding Group 5 good?

Group 5 is not priority boarding on American Airlines, but Preferred boarding. This group includes passengers that pay for Main Cabin Extra perks, as well as those who hold co-branded AAdvantage airline credit cards.

What does C mean on a boarding pass?

A single letter on a boarding pass shows what class of ticket you bought. Most airlines have different fare classes, which are represented by different letters of the alphabet. F usually stands for first-class and C or J typically means business class.

What does C boarding mean?

Re: Question about boarding group C

You have a four hour flight connecting to a 3 hour flight -- my condolences. So with your c-14 position you'll have over 120 people (plus pre boarders plus continuing flyers) ahead of you. Translated - you'll likely get a center seat. C stands for "Center Seat"