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Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@blsinmd wrote:

 

So what do you want Southwest to do?

 

It can't stop pre boarders from pre boarding

 

It can't treat pre boarders differently than other passengers so

a) It can't charge a fee for pre boarding

b) It can;t force pre boarders to sit in the back of the plane (or anywhere else)

c) It can't tell pre boarders to not sit in specific seats (except exit row)

 

Southwest will not implement seat selection because it has 50+ years of experience that practice slows the boarding process down significantly and impacts profit.

 

So what do you want Southwest to do?

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

floridaguy
Active Member

I actually think that Southwest executives take a periodic break and read this board.  They get some popcorn, beverages, comfortable chairs and this show is better than any Vegas show.

 

Between the fussing about Internet, to preboarders, to gate changes, to employment issues this board is about as nuts as it comes.

 

Pop me another bag of popcorn as I preboard.....over the ocean blue....

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

moandyr22
Active Member

Florida  he/she  of course you'd request someone "pop you a bag of popcorn" instead of getting your own. You are the root of the problem. People pay to sit where they want as well as people who require special seating are cheated and discussed by your existence. So brag on the fact you manipulate the system all you want.   We have heard you! You are proud to crowd out the handicap. You are glad to cheat your way into line. We hear you.!!!   Im certain the life you are stuck with is a reflection of the path you clearly choose. Great you cheat everyone.  We get it . Jolly Jollly .  Over the ocean blue  stupidity and all.  Dont forget to take advantage of undeserved military discounts and of course park in handicap spaces through your pathetic life.  

 

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

blsinmd
Active Member

Assigned, purchased seats.  Board from back to front.  SW won't go back to assigned seats? Really?  At a town hall meeting in January the new CEO "Could we one day need to take back up the assigned-seating question? I think we may have to do that," 

 

I never mentioned any of the below items you brought up.  Don't know where you came up with that.  

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@blsinmd wrote:

Assigned, purchased seats.  Board from back to front.  SW won't go back to assigned seats? Really?  At a town hall meeting in January the new CEO "Could we one day need to take back up the assigned-seating question? I think we may have to do that," 

 

I never mentioned any of the below items you brought up.  Don't know where you came up with that.  


I told you what southwest CANNOT (by law) do. I gave examples.

 

I asked you what Southwest could do. You never answered the question.

 

Oh, and Southwest cannot "go back to" assigned seats, because since it's first flight in 1971, not a single one of the hundreds of millions of seats that have ever been flown have been assigned.  Why? Because Southwest understands that assigned seating impacts operating efficiency.

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

blsinmd
Active Member

@dfwskier You might want to re-read my response.  Just sayin....

Assigned, purchased seats.  Board from back to front.  SW won't go back to assigned seats? Really?  At a town hall meeting in January the new CEO "Could we one day need to take back up the assigned-seating question? I think we may have to do that,"

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Assigned purchased seats -ain't gonna happen. Southwest saves too much money not doing assigned seats - it has 51 years of data backing that up.

 

Saying they "might" consider it at some point inn the future is like saying SW "might" consider buying Airbus 220s at some point. You keep your options open.

 

How does boarding back to front solve the pre-board issue?

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

blsinmd
Active Member

Lol....Guessing the new CEO wouldn't know.   

 

Boarding back to front makes logical sense, that's why.  Didn't say it would solve the pre-boarding, abuse issue.  Smh.  

 

Done with this dialogue 

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@blsinmd wrote:

Lol....Guessing the new CEO wouldn't know.   

 

Boarding back to front makes logical sense, that's why.  Didn't say it would solve the pre-boarding, abuse issue.  Smh.  

 

 


?????????????

 

I thought the topic of this chain of posts is "Pre Boarding Abuse & Seat Saving."

Re: Pre-Boarding Abuse & Seat Savings

blsinmd
Active Member

@dfwskier you might want to go back read your own responses. discussing seat assignments. 

 

Smh.....