I've always thought that getting a boarding assignment (e.g. A06 vs C46) was determined by status (A-lister vs casual traveler) and then by how quickly you checked in for your flight. My flight is today departing at 6:05 pm. Yesterday, at exactly 6:05 pm, I checked in, since I could only do it 24 hours prior to my flight. In full disclosure, my flight from Vegas to Austin was cheap, which is great; however, when I checked in I was assigned a C02 boarding pass. Could that be because there are literally that many A-listers and A-List Preferred travelers that the only available "casual traveler" seat assignment didn't start until the "C" class? Or, could it have been because my ticket was so inexpensive that it automatically kicked me to a "C" class boarding assignment? Just curious.
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