Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 6, 2014
    Diane from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Have ? about resort airline check in. I'm flying southwest & must check in online 24 hrs in advance to get a seat. Can I still use resort airline check in to check bag/get boarding passes morning of flight?I have heard that this is a problem for s

    Hi Diane!   Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we are so glad you stopped by again with another question.   My family just returned recently from a fantastic trip to Walt Disney World, and we flew Southwest Airlines.   I am happy to share my experience using the Resort Airline Check-In service. 

    My family does like to get our boarding number 24 hours in advance by using the online check- in system that Southwest Airlines does provide.   You can even check-in using the app for your smart phone in case you are busy enjoying all the Disney magic. I was waiting in line for Spaceship Earth when I checked in for my last flight.    Diane, you will be able to check-in your baggage, and get your boarding passes the day of your flight at the Resort Airline Check-In desk at your Disney Resort hotel, which is open from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm daily.   You must check in no later than 3 hours prior to your flight departure time.  If your flight is before 8:00 am you will be required to check-in at the airport.   My family has utilized this service many times and never had a problem.  I will note that at times special circumstances will require some guests to check-in with their airline carrier at the Orlando International Airport. 

    I hope this has answered your question Diane!   If you need my assistance in the future, just ask.  I love to help fellow Disney loving families plan unforgettable adventures. 

    Have a Tiggerific Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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