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(KTVI) – Want to grab that perfect seat? You’ll have to pay for it at Southwest Airlines.  Southwest is rolling out a new $40 fee for early boarding.  The fee guarantees certain passengers will be one of the first 15 on a plane.

Passengers will be able to pay at the gate about 45 minutes before the flight leaves.  Southwest passengers can already pay $10 for early bird check-in.