- How are Southwest boarding positions assigned?
- Can you board before your group is called?
- Do military spouses get priority boarding?
- Do veterans get free checked bags?
- How are boarding groups determined?
- How are flight groups assigned?
- Do boarding groups matter?
- Do military families get discounts on airfare?
- Can you fly for free in the military?
How are Southwest boarding positions assigned?
Southwest assigns each passenger a boarding group letter — A, B or C — and a position between 1–60 when that traveler checks in for their flight.
The unique boarding code, such as A45 or B52, is printed directly on the boarding pass and represent your place in line at the gate..
Can you board before your group is called?
Often, airlines will invite active duty military to board early as well. But, what if they’ve already called your zone and you missed it? Schoenthal says it’s then OK to go up to the front of the line. “But never do so before your boarding group is called,” she says.
Do military spouses get priority boarding?
NOPE. Your DoD ID and its benefits will work in all forms of air travel; official or recreational, in uniform or in civvies, active duty or dependent. I am a civilian spouse (not prior active duty) and I use my DoD ID for a Priority boarding pass every time I fly.
Do veterans get free checked bags?
Veterans and dependents of active-duty or Reserve military, and National Guard get up to three pieces of checked baggage under 40 pounds for free and no charge for oversized checked baggage. Active-duty military personnel traveling on orders can check up to five complimentary bags (up to 100 pounds).
How are boarding groups determined?
Boarding Groups: Groups 1 through 9. Group 1 is first and/or business class and active-duty military; 2 through 4 reflect frequent flier status; 5 is for tickets purchased with extra legroom; 9 is for the lowest price “Basic Economy” where seats cannot be selected more than 48 hours in advance.
How are flight groups assigned?
Passengers that check in first get on the plane first. The boarding groups are A, B and C — with each passenger assigned a number somewhere in that group. When the gate agent calls your group number, you find your place in line. Business Select tickets will get to board first (they are always A 1-15).
Do boarding groups matter?
Nothing major usually. If you try to board with people that need assistance or 1st class and your in economy you will probably be held back. For the most part it’s just a matter of being respectful and following procedures.
Do military families get discounts on airfare?
Active duty military (not traveling on orders) and their dependents can apply a special military class fare with zero advance-purchase requirements plus a five percent base airfare discount. Up to five free bags per person for active duty military and dependents traveling on orders.
Can you fly for free in the military?
American: Active U.S. military personnel traveling on orders can check 5 bags for free (3 leisure travel) and military dependents can do the same. Delta: Up to 5 bags free for travel on military orders, 2 to 3 for leisure travelers. Frontier: We’ve seen conflicting information on this, and suggest you call the airline.