Southwest adds $40 fee to board early

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The airline that doesn’t charge for baggage is increasing fees to board early.


Southwest Airlines’ general boarding procedure currently allows passengers early check-in for $10 each way.


The new fee, according to the company, will cost an additional $40 each way and guarantees passengers will be among the first 15 in line.


Early boarding generally allows passengers to secure space in overhead bins and to choose preferred seats.


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