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OK to use "stale" BP for standby?
Southwest has a policy to let you standby for no additional charge if you miss your reserved flight by less than 2 hours. Previously I had no problem passing security with a boarding pass for a flight that had just departed. Last time the TSA people told me I had to go back to the ticket counter and get a gate pass.
This sounds incorrect to me. Does anyone know the official policy for slightly stale boarding passes?
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There is another post somewhere here that describes how TSA refused to allow someone to clear security for a flight that actually was delayed, because it was after (or too close too) the time printed on the boarding pass.