I've worked in aviation for over 25 yrs always in the mtc field, worked for delta and southwest and the navy,...
There are a couple of different ways. the best is to print it out at home! hopefully you still have your confirmation number from the email you received when you booked the flight - if so either use the link in that email or go to this link
and check-in online and print boarding pass. If you do this no more than 24 hours before your flight but as close to that 24 hour time as possible- you should wind up in the 'A' boarding group = best choice of seats (which are not assigned)
if you can't find your confirmation number all is not lost - you can use the same link i provided above click on "look up confirmation number" and fill in the appropriate details such as credit card used for purchase etc ..
You can also call Reservations & Information 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792)
As a last resort -you can wait till you get to the airport and just swipe your drivers license at the kiosk at the ticket counter - -this is a last resort because it puts you in a lower priority boarding group ... so if at all possible try and print out at home!! Hope this helps
Reservations agent for Southwest Airlines, leaping over policies with a single bound. faster than a speeding...
There are several options available to you for printing out your boarding passes.
You are able to check in online at www.southwest.com. Goto the far right of the page and under quick air links click on check in. You will need your confirmation number to check in. Once you check in another window will pop up (make sure your pop up blocker allows pop ups from southwest airlines) when that pop up comes up you will see the passangers name and the departure city and then the arrival city. If you have a flight that has a connection you will see original departure city to connection city and then connection city to final destination. please allow 60 seconds for the screen to fully load. Once it has fully loaded you can print out your boarding passes from that screen.
If you checked in already and just need to print out your boarding pass then follow the instructions that i stated above. Basically you are rececking back in but dont worry you will not lose your boarding position. You will get the same pop up and you can print it from there.
If you do not have access to a printer at home, when you get to the airport you can goto curbside check in and check your luggage and the agents outside can print out your boarding pass for you. You can also go inside the terminal and our agents inside can print out your boarding passes for you. IF you check your luggage outside or just have carry on luggage, you can goto one of our Kiosks located near our inside ticket agent and print out the boarding passes from there.
I hope this information helps.