Want to board your flight early so you can be sure to get a seat with family or friends? You’re going to pay for that. At least with Southwest Airlines anyway. While Southwest continues to let your bags fly free, they’re also looking for other ways to make money through fees, just like other airlines. The company is now offering customers the opportunity to purchase a spot in the ‘A’ boarding group- for $40! Yikes, seems kind of expensive to me, but then it’s never fun to get on the plane and have to choose among the last available seats that are usually not very desirable.