Free same-day standby will be provided for A-List and A-List Preferred Members traveling prior to the original scheduled departure, between the same city pairs, on the original date of travel, where a seat is available. On flights that do not meet these qualifications, A-List and A-List Preferred Members will receive priority standby and will be required to pay the difference in fare if a seat becomes available. A-List Preferred Members will be prioritized ahead of A-List Members. If an A-List or A-List Preferred Member is traveling on a multiple-Passenger reservation, free same-day standby and priority standby will not be provided for non-A-List or non-A-List Preferred Members in the same reservation. For A-List and A-List Preferred Members who have also qualified for a Companion Pass, A-List and A-List Preferred benefits are not available to the Companion unless the Companion is also an A-List and A-List Preferred Member. A-List and A-List Preferred Members can still make confirmed same-day changes for another flight to their destination, if seats are available, and will only pay the difference in fare.
If you are not A list or A list preferred you only have two options.
If you go on the early flight and there are seats you are going to have to pay the differance in fare from what you paid for the later flight. If you fly often you may want to purchase the early flights anyway to get a better price than what they would be the day of the flight. You will end up with credits when you cancel the flight you don't take.
Assuming you bought a WGA fare more than 24 hours ago, when you cancel, the funds will be held for use by your sister only for one year from the original date of purchase (all travel must be completed by then).
If your musical instrument (including case or covering) exceeds the sizing requirements for carryon items (10"x16"x24"), it can be carried onboard if it will fit in an overhead bin or under a seat onboard the aircraft and there is space available when you board the aircraft for the instrument.
you will want to keep your stroller with you and gate check it. You can get your stroller tagged like the rest of your luggage, but take it with you through security.
If your stroller folds down small enough to lay on the belt and send it through the X-ray machine, that's the easiest. However if it's too big, just tell the TSA personnel that it won't fit and they can do extra screening on it separately.
You can then then use your stroller in the terminal and once you are boarding you fold down your stroller and leave it in the jetbridge area before you board the plane (there are often other strollers there).
When exiting the plane for your layover, your stroller will again be in the jetbride for your use. This will be true anytime you leave your stroller for gate checking, whether it's your final destination, or a layover.
Best of luck traveling, and don't forget to use Family Boarding!
You can check two bags under 50lbs for free. And you may have two carry-on items that will fit under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead bin. Your purse counts as one of your two carry on items.
Southwest doesn't do expiration date extensions. So there are two possibilities. 1) You can get travel funds, good until December 2017, for the same passengers. This is guaranteed. 2) If you contact Customer Relations, they may be able to offer you a refund due to the circumstances. It's worth trying.
EarlyBird Check-In Customers will have their boarding positions reserved beginning 36 hours prior to their flight's scheduled departure time. Boarding Passes can be accessed beginning 24 hours prior to the flight's scheduled local departure time. When you go to print your pass beginning 24hrs before you flight you will need to click on "check in". Your boarding position was assigned to you by Southwest in the 36hr using the guidelines below.
While EarlyBird Check-In doesn't guarantee an A boarding position, it improves your seat selection options to help you get your favorite seat.
Customers who have purchased Anytime Fares will receive priority over Customer’s who purchase Early Bird with other fare types. Boarding positions are assigned based on the time stamp of the EarlyBird Check-In purchase relative to passengers within the same fare class.
If you received EarlyBird Check-In, it will say it on your boarding pass.