- Nov 21, 2008
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I think the primary area you get screwed is if there are a lot of people that were on that plane already. IE you're going MDW > SJC, but the plane went BWI > MDW > SJC. All of the people going all the way to SJC get to change seats before anyone boards.I could be wrong, but I suspect I am also a victim of connecting passengers here.
Connections get to check in as of their first leg...and since southwest doesn't do many long-hauls and this is a flight to the bay area, there are probably a lot of passengers coming from the east coast who got to check in a couple of hours early.
Of course, if they also have status or pay for early bird, that just means I will end up behind them even if I pay up...I'd get to check in 36 hours early, but they'd be checking in 2 hours before that.