Upgraded Boarding

Find your seat on the plane faster! See your options for boarding your next Southwest® flight sooner rather than later.


Get priority boarding when you purchase a Business Select® fare.

Enjoy a position in the A1 – A15 boarding group when you book a Business Select fare for your next Southwest flight. The benefits don’t stop there! Check out everything that comes with a Business Select fare.

Learn about Business Select

Upgrade to Business Select to get priority boarding.

Didn’t book a Business Select fare? No problem! You can upgrade your flight to Business Select and take advantage of priority boarding—and more.

Upgrade your flight

Purchase Upgraded Boarding on your day of travel to get priority boarding.

If you are not booked on a Business Select fare on your day of travel, you can still get priority boarding by purchasing Upgraded Boarding at the airport. When available, Upgraded Boarding allows you to secure a position in the A1 – A15 boarding group starting from $30 per segment, per Customer, based on the popularity and length of each flight.

To upgrade, ask a Customer Service Agent at the departure gate or ticket counter for availability.1