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Last Updated: 28th May 2024

How can I check in to my Southwest vacation?

Within 24 hours of your check-in, you can either print or download your boarding pass to your mobile device. We will check you in automatically and assign your boarding spot 36 hours prior to your flight's scheduled departure. This is 12 hours before the general boarding positions become available.



How do I check into my Southwest flight?

Online Checkin

  1. To reserve your boarding spots, go to southwest.com. Click "Check In"
  2. You can choose to check in the whole Group or just a few Passengers.
  3. One at a time, the screen will display the names and boarding positions of all passengers who have been successfully checked in.

Check out this article to find out how far ahead you can check in with Southwest Airlines. 30 minutes before scheduled departure time: We can begin boarding up to 30 minutes before your flight's scheduled departure. All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the gate by this time.

Do I need to do anything in order to check in for the Southwest Early Bird?

The Southwest Early Bird Check In is an automated check-in process. Passengers who purchased Early Bird check-in will automatically be checked-in for their flight, starting at 36 hours prior to departure. If they buy Early Bird, passengers do not need to self-check in at 24 hours.

Do I have to print my boarding ticket?

After you have completed your check-in, you can either print your boarding passes or have it emailed (so that you can show it at airport using your mobile device) or you can access it through a mobile application. You can also print your boarding passes if you don't own a printer or smartphone once you arrive at the airport.