I'm not 100% sure why southwest allows for family travel and dual boarding at the same time. First off, the last several times I purchased the early bird boarding I still was in the middle of boarding group B. So my wife and I decided not to as we were traveling with are 11month old and would utilize the family boarding as he has a bunch of things that needed to be folded before boarding. When we began boarding there were several other families in the same situation. However, as soon as we began walking down to the plane they immediately allowed the next boarding groups to go outside onto the jetway and load from the back. By the time any families were able to get on the plane and try and get their seats situated there were no seats available together. Everyone for the end of the boarding groups had already boarded the plane. What's the point of allowing families to go because they need more time but literally were the last ones on with this method. My wife was left in a middle seat on her own trying to breastfeed my son rather then being able to have some assistance from her husband with the kid.
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