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09-18-2007, 01:31 AM
I understand that Southwest is not a check-in participating airline. A friend told me that Disney hotels do not have computer kiosks for you to do it yourself. Is that true?
09-18-2007, 02:40 AM
They don't have kiosks, but it's not a problem. If you're at your resort (or any resort) just go to guest services with your confirmation numbers and names, 24 hours or less before your flight, and they'll be happy to print out your boarding passes for you.
If you're in a park, just go to guest services there (I've done it at Epcot, they had a computer off to the side with a printer that they let me use to do it, which was good, because I initially was 3 minutes early, so I just sat there waiting for the three minutes).
09-18-2007, 05:46 AM
You are also referring to airline check in at the hotels, for the Magical Express service. You can check your luggage for a participating airline at the hotel, and they take it to the airport for you. If you are using a non-participating airline, you can still use Magical Express. On your way in, you just check your luggage, with the ME tags at your airport of origin, and the ME staff will pick up your bags for you and deliver them to your hotel. This is the procedure for any airline, when you are going into Orlando. On your way home, if your airline does not participate in hotel check-in, you take your luggage yourself, on the ME bus, and check it at the airport. If your flight is later in the day, you can check out of your hotel, leave your luggage with bell services, and they will bring it out to the bus for you when you take ME. We have done this several times, without a hitch. The above advice is correct, with regard to checking in on-line, for your boarding assignment, and printing your boarding passes. If you have internet access, but no printer, you can check-in online, and print out your boarding passes at the airport, but the hotel front desk can do it for you, and are happy to do so.
09-18-2007, 08:43 AM
Southwest and Disney are currently working on their systems to make them compatible with each other, supposedly they should have it done sometime early 2008 is that last that I heard.
09-18-2007, 09:24 AM
it's actually BAGS, Inc. that handles the Resort Airline Check-in (RAC) aspect of which participating airlines matter. the DME portion is handled by Mears. so participating airlines has nothing to do with DME, but RAC instead.