My Secrets to Getting the Best Seats on Southwest

Southwest Airlines is loved or hated. Few choose the middle ground, and no one wants that seat! Listen to how to choose a Southwest Airlines seat.

Some won't fly Southwest owing to their odd open-seat boarding process. It can be difficult and requires a lot of work to acquire a nice Southwest seat.

It was once completely free. Airlines distributed placards with one of the three letters. People camped out under a letter hours before a flight to improve their real estate

In the mid-2000s, Southwest expanded boarding positions because this looked bad. Now that the lines have numbers, everyone must sort themselves by line position.

Unless you wish to sit near the bulkhead or an exit row aisle or window, you should board in the first half of a full flight to obtain a good seat.

Before sitting down, I prefer to know how full my flight is. Southwest gate agents sometimes make up flight filling announcements to push people on the plane faster.

Open the Southwest website on your laptop, smartphone, or app. Many top boarding positions will be gone within minutes of opening, so click Check In as soon as possible.

Some Southwest frequent passengers set an alarm five minutes before check-in. When 24 hours pass, they'll click the button after entering all their information

Will you be allowed to check in 24 hours before your flight? Maybe buy Southwest EarlyBird Check-In. One-way EarlyBird Check-In is $15.00 per person.

Once Southwest boards, things move swiftly. Walk to the front of the queue to board if you're late and have an earlier boarding slot. Cutting isn't rude here.

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