Check in Error

Old Jan 11, 20, 4:52 pm
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Check in Error

Everytime I check in using the mobile app, it says there is an error, resulting in me clicking like 3 times with pauses before it checks me in. By then Iím in the mid B range?

Why does this happen? Any tips on how to check in without this error glitch?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 11, 20, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by sggolf View Post
Everytime I check in using the mobile app, it says there is an error, resulting in me clicking like 3 times with pauses before it checks me in. By then Iím in the mid B range?

Why does this happen? Any tips on how to check in without this error glitch?

Thanks!
Probably checking in too early. It used to be 24 hours and maybe 1 second to be able to check in. Now it seems to be 8-10 seconds after the 24 hour window. At least thatís how itís been for me. Probably donít need to waste time checking in since Iím Alist but I still do it.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 9:47 pm
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Yea... it does seem to be a few extra seconds, but I can not tell for sure.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Marcus Harper View Post
Probably checking in too early. It used to be 24 hours and maybe 1 second to be able to check in. Now it seems to be 8-10 seconds after the 24 hour window. At least thatís how itís been for me. Probably donít need to waste time checking in since Iím Alist but I still do it.
I have A list but my CP companion doesn't. He is an exacting type and whenever he checks himself or anyone else in, he loads up time.gov in one browser and the southwest check in page in another about 10 minutes before t-24 and checks in as soon as check in opens.

He used to find that check in opened exactly when time.gov hit t-24, but coinciding with a southwest reservations system change some time ago noticed that the check in window is no longer consistent. These days it seems to range anywhere from 3 seconds before t-24 to as many as 8 seconds after, most often after.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by sggolf View Post
Everytime I check in using the mobile app, it says there is an error, resulting in me clicking like 3 times with pauses before it checks me in. By then Iím in the mid B range?

Why does this happen? Any tips on how to check in without this error glitch?

Thanks!
The mid-Bs position can also be a function of a lot of A-list and EBCI people ahead of you, and not necessarily that you are not among the first to check in at exactly t-24.

I personally prefer to check in on web - even if I am on my phone I won't use the app, I find the experience to be smoother.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 12:24 pm
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The mid-Bs position can also be a function of a lot of A-list and EBCI people ahead of you, and not necessarily that you are not among the first to check in at exactly t-24.

I personally prefer to check in on web - even if I am on my phone I won't use the app, I find the experience to be smoother.
Thanks. That's an interesting tip about trying to check-in on the web. I did get an error message at check in and the delay in trying to clear it, I think hurt my chances.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by mdword View Post
I have A list but my CP companion doesn't. He is an exacting type and whenever he checks himself or anyone else in, he loads up time.gov in one browser and the southwest check in page in another about 10 minutes before t-24 and checks in as soon as check in opens.

He used to find that check in opened exactly when time.gov hit t-24, but coinciding with a southwest reservations system change some time ago noticed that the check in window is no longer consistent. These days it seems to range anywhere from 3 seconds before t-24 to as many as 8 seconds after, most often after.
I have the exact same experience.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by Marcus Harper View Post
Probably don’t need to waste time checking in since I’m Alist but I still do it.
Fun times.

Are these statements true?
  • Order within BS is determined by checkin time closest to 24 hours before the flight departure time.
  • Alist/Preferred members can board between the A and B groups if they get bad boarding numbers outside of the A group.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by LegalTender View Post
Fun times.

Are these statements true?
  • Order within BS is determined by checkin time closest to 24 hours before the flight departure time.
  • Alist/Preferred members can board between the A and B groups if they get bad boarding numbers outside of the A group.
I don't think the first one if not true any longer it seems Southwest has begun checking BS in automatically at T-36.

The second one is still true.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by LegalTender View Post
Fun times.

Are these statements true?
  • Order within BS is determined by checkin time closest to 24 hours before the flight departure time.
This is no longer correct.
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