I had the the exact same thing happen to me. There were multiple individuals needing assistance loading, and loaded with their families. Then there were a lot of families with kids 6 and under. So even with B1, I ended up in the middle seat in the very last row of the plane. I paid for Early Bird when I made my reservation 2 months before departure. I ended up B1. My son I did not pay for Early Bird, and he ended up B10 checking in 24 hours before. He also ended up in a middle seat. They say that Early Bird is assigned 36 hours before… but I don’t know that I agree with that.
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