I had a very negative experience this evening on a flight with a woman saving seats for two co-workers. If the Southwest seating policy is first-come-first served, then other passengers should be respectful. Saving a seat for a child may be an exception, although you should be entering the plane together. If sitting together is your priority, then Southwest offers an option to pay $15 extra for priority seating or fly another airline with reserved seating. Otherwise, it is OPEN seating. This passenger got aggressive and threatened me after I sat down. I am disappointed that Southwest is putting the onus on their passengers to deal with this issue. Some passengers are being very rude, feeling entitled to save seats because they entered before other passengers. It makes for a very awkward and unpleasant flying experience. I wish Southwest would initiate a common sense policy and deal with this growing issue directly.
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