[QUOTE=jo-jo;1062979]I was looking on the SW site trying to find out when they will post flights for the fall. I seem to recalled someplace it will say something like “fall flights will be opened on or about Feb 1” or whatever. I can’t find anything like that. Does anyone know if they still post that and where?
But anyway, while looking, I came across this concerning the early bird booking…
We’ll automatically check you in and assign your boarding position within 36 hours of your flight’s departure - that’s 12 hours before general boarding positions become available. [B]While EarlyBird Check-In doesn’t guarantee an A boarding position[/B], it improves your seat selection options to help you get your favorite seat.
I thought it did and if not, why pay the extra 10 bucks for a B boarding pass? And to file this under something I’d never think of…when reading comments from customers. It was noted that SW is cracking down on people who buy one earlybird pass and then try to hold “good” seats for people who got the lower level boarding passes. Either I’m a honest person or dumb as a stone. That would have never entered my brain.[/QUOTE]
I’m in the dumb as a stone column!
Last June, I paid for the early bird boarding for a 3 of us.
We did get A boarding, as a matter of fact we were 12,13,14 on the plane. I did it more for the guaranty we could sit together as a family. We had an early flight and I really didn’t want to wake up early the day before (to print out tickets), so it worked out perfectly.
I didn’t get it for March, the flights are much later in the day.