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Southwest/Early bird Check in

We did it the last time to make sure that we got on early and had room for my dress. I am just wondering is it worth it this time?

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Re: Southwest/Early bird Check in

  • mnuppmnupp
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    When are you traveling (flights on Tuesday mornings are much quieter that flights on Friday nights)? How much stuff are you carrying on? How far are you traveling?
  • I usually buy it if it's a flight longer than 3 hours and a time of the day/week or route that would typically have a lot of people buying it, because otherwise I end up in B group stuck in the back.

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  • We are leaving October 6 Sunday departing at 3:40 its a 4 hr flight returning on Friday the 11th departing at 4:10. We will have 1 carry on each, I am gonna try not to pack too heavy ;)  I probably will just pay the extra so I can have a window seat for sure.

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  • Honestly I don't think you'll need to pay the extra.  Heading TO Vegas on a Sunday is not a high volume flight typically; everyone leaves Vegas on that day.  Same with the other direction, leaving Vegas on a Friday is also unusual unless there was a huge convention in town that week that is wrapping up.  Just set an alarm and get to your computer 24 hours and 2 minutes before departure and check in immediately at 24 hours and see what you get; you'll probably be A group and then you'll have a Window regardless since there's about 70 window seats.

    Married old Las Vegas hag groom - June 2011

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  • Thanks. Yea we decided to stay during the week this time. I told my husband he was crazy.
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  • I always buy the early bird check-in. We have had early morning flights off-season that we check-in as soon as we can and still get a crappy place in line. For the peace of mind that it gives us (and the window seats!), we just do it! :)
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