@ffflyer wrote: SWA may not come out and say it but their actions obviously say that you can save as many seats as you want. The FAs will not intervene. Our choices are to go along with this or fly another airline. For me, SWA is almost always the lowest cost, most convenient, and most on time choice. But my frustration grows with each flight. Seeing people in line ahead of me who didn't pay for EB, along with the ever growing line of pre-boarders and seat savers is making me take a hard look at other airlines. No airline is perfect. With SW you've got early boarders and seat savers. With everybody else you get charges for 1) specific seats 2) checked baggage 3) up to $200 to use travel funds that happen as a result of changing/cancelling flights 4) carry ons - for some 5) beverages / snacks for some 6) forgetting to print your boarding pass before getting to the airport fo some You pick your poison. For me it's a no brainer -- SW all the way -- maybe because in my over 600 flights over the last 20 years, I have never seen a "seat saving" altercation, and seldom have a problem finding an appropriate seat.
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