Axio From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 326 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
I'm planning a trip to San Jose later this year, with the following proposed route:
AKL -> LAX 2145 - 1420 on NZ2
LAX -> SJC 1825 - 1925 on SWA0849
I would like to get a nice window seat on the Southwest flight, so I would like to check-in before I leave New Zealand.
However I'm a unfamiliar with online check-in and the process at Southwest, and here is my question:
Can I check-in online from New Zealand (so I make it to group A for the flight), and then check my bags in at LAX (some 20 hours later), and retain the original boarding group?
CXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
Quoting Axio (Thread starter): Can I check-in online from New Zealand (so I make it to group A for the flight), and then check my bags in at LAX (some 20 hours later), and retain the original boarding group?
Sure!!! Southwest doe not ask about baggage at check-in online. You can even lose your boarding pass on the way to the airport and they will reprint for you, same group. They will probably print you an new boarding pass, same group, anyway since you are checking bags.
What is it? It's A 747-400, but that's not important right now.
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Yeap...I did it myself when I flew them for the first time out of MSY, checked it 23 hours and 59 minutes before my flight. I then showed up the next day at the airport and even went to the Southwest counter and told them I couldnt print my boarding pass, they reissued me a new one still with Group A on it.
People are getting smarter and smarter and doing this so they get the priviledged Group A, so make sure you do that as early as you can