@chgoflyer wrote: @Speedinwest wrote: Another option, available only to A-Listers, is free standby travel. If the last-minute flight changes you are making are for an earlier flight than the one you have booked this can be a great option. And it won't cost anything at all. (Some A-Listers I know leverage this option frequently, by booking one of the last flights of the day and then going standby at whatever time the day's schedule allows them to get to the airport.) And to re-iterate as long as the earlier flight has a spot that you can be confirmed for, you get to use that A61 boarding position since you’ll have a re-assigned number that may be B or C group. if that flight is full and the agents are waiting to see if there really is one spot left for you, then you could get a less desirable seat, the same as any other airline filling the last spot or two onboard. As as far as your point about some grief for using that A-list position just stand up front to the side (ahead of any waiting families), wait for A60 to go through, walk up and ask “A-list?” It doesn’t need to be a scene or appear that you are sneaking on. Good luck - everything you’ve described sounds like Southwest could actually be a great fit for you in the future, I hope you do give it another try. If you you end up sitting next to me on a future flight I’ll be happy “buy” you a beverage with a coupon.
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