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What Image? You just go to the kiosk and swipe a credit card, chosing the option 'Reprint boarding pass'. You have to of course have booked travel using the 'Business Select' option which is basically a fully refundable ticket with a few extra perks (one of which being you get double credit for that flight on their frequent flyer program, considering it only takes 8 round trip tickets in the first place you can see why I pick this ticket when flying for business travel)
I really only tried it myself because I wanted to see if the flight attendants would stop me from using multiple coupons. I figured they'd let me get away with 2 because, they don't know, I might be using both coupons on a multi leg flight, but 4 is more than a little obvious something fishy is going on. Of course I tried to tip her handsomely; but she told me she couldn't accept it unless I was paying cash. ? Odd...
Anyways, I thought it was a rather interesting oversight in policy and a neat security hole. :)
I attempted to call the 800 number to report the issue, but they didn't have a clue what to do about it or who to talk to, so I figured I'd post it here.
T Biehn wrote:
> thats awesome dude, could you ahem forward me a copy of that image ahem
> On Jan 31, 2008 9:38 PM, Adam Chesnutt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Not sure if anyone posted this before; But I figured this would interest
>> you guys...
>> Southwest Airlines has a class of ticket called 'Business Select'. This
>> ticket typically allows you to board the plane first, and because SWA
>> doesn't have assigned seating means you have your pick of the seats on
>> the plane. But there is quite an additional benefit.
>> You also get a free drink ticket. But they seem to have forgotten
>> something in the implementation of this: Being your drink coupon is
>> issued to you when you print your boarding pass. It's also printed
>> whenever you *reprint* your boarding pass!
>> So if you feel like getting drunk on your flight, just print seven or
>> eight boarding passes, and you'll have a good flight. I tried this a
>> couple of weeks ago on a flight from San Diego to Kansas City, and I had
>> myself 4 free drinks no problem.
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