I hate queing for seats and very much wish Southwest would move to assigned seats like the rest of the industry. Airline travel is inconvenient enough these days with all the security checks. The last thing I want to do is get to the gate super early and stand in another line. Even when I have an A pass, I still queue, because other passengers do, there''s always a line even an hour before flight time, and I want to be sure to get an aisle seat. As for those who say take another airline, believe me, I do when there is an alternative. But as I favor non-stop flights, sometimes there is not. And although Southwest assumes that everyone knows about its policy, I did not the first time I flew SW a number of years ago; I ended up with just about the last seat on the plane and no room for my carryon. The least Southwest could do would be to give all passengers the seating policy info when they buy their ticket, so newcomers would know what to expect and could plan accordingly.
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