Maybe it’s the tl;dr in me but the economy of the additional lost revenue from those for whole seats are being saved who should have bought early bird or higher fares might be of consideration. I just boarded a flight where 3 individuals with A single earlybird ticket saved 2 or more seats for fellow travelers with C boarding. In this flight alone that could have amounted to ~$105 in earlybird fees at the very least (and I’m certain the lost revenue based on tickets with priority boarding would be significantly higher). TBH though my opinion is what it is because I dislike people who abuse freedoms as it generally leads to less freedoms for all.
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