Yes, people totally cheat to preboard and it is infuriating. Not EVERYONE who preboards is gaming the system but a lot are, because as others point out, there are a huge number of preboarders on Southwest compared to say, United. What on earth is the point of having any kind of status on this airline, or being a frequent flyer on it, if anyone and everyone can boatd ahead of you by stating they have a disability whether they have one or not? Also, there's supposed to be no saving seats, and the most of the preboarders are always saving seats for others in lower boarding groups. People getting on after the preboarders should sit wherever they want regardless of who is saving what seat.
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