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Too bad the app had to shut down, but it was very predictable given Southwest's heavy hand when it comes to third party use of its flight schedules and loyalty program.

If you’ve ever flown with Southwest Airlines you probably know how important it is to be near your computer or phone 24 hours before your flight.

That’s when online check-in opens, as you want to get yourself a chance at the best available boarding pass. With free-for-all boarding you don’t want to be stuck in a middle seat with a “C” boarding pass when a little work might help you score an exit row thanks to an “A” boarding pass.

Earlier this month someone was clever enough to use their programming skills to establish a snazzy site that would do all the check-in work on your behalf.

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