I've never flown commercial, let alone used Early Bird check-in...so I have a couple of questions.
The early board process worked, I'm in a good boarding group. I was going to print these out but my printer is acting up and I was told by someone "oh, we just used a code on our phone last time". Ok, if it worked for others than TSA must be aware and accept them.
The other thing I noticed was while I put my full legal name with the proper suffix on my profile; the suffix doesn't show on my pass. Is this going to be a problem? Do I need to get this corrected somehow? My drivers license naturally has my suffix (Jr.) on it.
I'm almost a little too excited about this despite the fact I have almost no clue what I'm doing. So I've come to those who have done it before asking for advice.
You can retrieve your reservation and boarding pass with barcode using the Southwest app on your phone or just show up at the airport with your ID and get a printed boarding pass when you check your bag or if you're not checking bags you can use a Southwest kiosk to print a boarding pass. The suffix missing should not be a problem, the level of scrutiny is not that high. Enjoy your first flight, Southwest is a great way to travel. Feel free to post any other questions you might have.