I pay the Early Bird price and have A Group Boarding Pass, but row after row, I am pushed back because of Seat Saving for people in C Group, that didn't pay for Early Bird. I may have let seat saving slide before, but then the price of Early Bird was $10 or $12.50 each way.. Now that the price has increased to $25 EACH WAY, I will no longer continue to be pushed back to the middle or back of the plane because of seat saving. I intend to sit in their Saved seat and they can just deal with it. I thought "My" final straw was on the last flight, where a guy was saving 8 seats for his C Group family.. But NO, "My New Final Straw" is that Southwest now charges $25 EACH WAY for Early Bird. My new stance on this is.. if Early Bird person is Saving seats for others that didn't pay for Early Bird.. those people are actually Stealing that seat, and Stealing my hard earned money, from ME. There is no longer any other way to look at it. Since Early Bird is now the same price as a luggage charge on most other airlines, I may change to those airlines, and have at least, a Reserved Seat.
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