Wednesday, January 31, 2007
WFMW (travel tip)
It's time to post yet another WFMW tip.

Last week I traveled for business. On the morning that I left, I logged on to the Southwest Airlines website, clicked on the "Check In Online" link, and printed out my Group A boarding pass before ever leaving my house. Since Southwest Airlines doesn't have assigned seating, it's good to have a Group A boarding pass instead of a B or a C because then you get to board sooner and pick your seat.

On the way back home, I thought about doing the same thing, but I figured that since I didn't have access to a printer, it wouldn't do me any good. By the time I got to the airport (even 3 hours ahead of my scheduled flight) and checked in at the Southwest Airlines kiosk, I was given a Group B boarding pass.

It was a fellow passenger, waiting in line with me to board the plane that clued me in on this traveling tip.

Here it is: If you have internet access, but not a printer, you can still log on to the Southwest Airlines website, check in online, and reserve your boarding pass. When you get to the airport, go up to the kiosk at the counter, enter your Southwest Airlines Rapids Rewards number, and choose the option to reprint boarding pass. The kiosk will print out your Group A boarding pass and you'll be on your merry way...assuming that you only have carry on bags, no check in luggage.

I hope you found this travel tip helpful.

To see what works for others, be sure check out the links over at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday.

One last thing, please join me this Friday, 2 Feb, for my Super Bowl Sunday edition of my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! Last week I got some fantastic Super Bowl recipes and I have every intention of trying some of them out in time for a Super Bowl party that we're attending this Sunday! I'm hoping to see more fabulous recipes this Friday!

My past WFMW entries:

free children's printables
calendar labels
Strawberry Spinach Salad
mesh laundry bag uses
12 lbs 'til Christmas
toddler healthy eating techniques
reindeer puppet
Grocery Game website
No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch

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At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Rebecca said...

That is a good tip!

At 11:29 PM, Blogger An Ordinary Mom said...

What a good thing to know! I lilke flying Southwest, but I don't like being in anything but Group A.

At 4:22 AM, Blogger Lynne said...

I just found your blog. What beautiful pictures. Do you live in Ireland? I've always wanted to visit there. Can I come live with you??

At 5:28 AM, Blogger Carol said...

With airline travel becoming more and more challenging, I say do whatever you can to make things more pleasant for yourself!

Thanks for the tip!

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Blessed Beyond Measure said...

We rarely get to travel SA, but I do like the option of getting a seat based on when you arrive, rather than trying to make a reservation and they've blocked off seats, and youre stuck in the back of the plane. I literally had people standing in my seat space waiting for the potty one entire flight! That was a blast.

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Great tip! I have been stuck in Group C too many times!

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Great tip! I'll have to remember that next time I'm flying SWA!

At 1:34 PM, Blogger Mari said...

I wouldn't have thought of printing it there. That is super that they allow it-it saves time for everyone.

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At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Homeschool Mama said...

I had no idea that could be done or that I could control when we get on the plane. Thanks for sharing this tip!


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