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I just realized that I forgot to purchase the EarlyBird check-in for our next set of Southwest flights, which are only a few weeks away.
I can already hear Sharon mocking me as she reads this post. (Note from Sharon: Who, ME??? Never. Well, at least not in front of all these people…)
We normally purchase the EarlyBird option when flying Southwest so that we get an early boarding position. The earlier you get to board a Southwest plane, you’re more likely to get your choice of seats as well as increased access to the overhead bins. Your place in line with EarlyBird is determined by how far in advance you make your purchase. Not when you purchase the tickets, mind you, but by when you purchase EarlyBird.
Since I’m an obsessive planner and book flights as soon as I can, we usually can get a boarding spot in the middle to end of the A boarding group. This is crucial when flying from Orlando since Family Boarding takes place between the A and B groups and in Orlando that might as well be an announcement saying “Anyone except Joe and Sharon, please board now.”
Waiting until the last minute to buy EarlyBird, everyone who already purchased it will get places ahead of us in line but we’ll still have to pay the same price.
So what are my options?
It doesn’t happen to all of us, but every once in a while the airline gods smile on someone and, for whatever reason, they get an upgrade.
Here’s what happened when an impressionable traveler experienced a world a luxuries he didn’t know existed, when he got an unexpected upgrade:
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Back when we visited Las Vegas, I booked award tickets for us from Las Vegas to Orange County, CA on Delta. This was the same day when my Uber driver took a longer trip to get a higher fare and then I forgot there was a Centurion Lounge in the airport. Just like most of the trip to Vegas, the gods of fortune were not shining on me. Continue reading “How We Got A Last-Minute Upgrade On Our Delta Flight”