Goodbye SWA!! For the first time in 10 years, I have booked a flight for my family of four with another airline due to SWA's change. Although I understand the change may be a good business decision for SWA (targeting a different audience), without pre-boarding for families with young children, I am now better off going with assigned seats for the same price at US Airlines/Am.West (matching your prices is the best move they made to benefit from this policy change). No worries about online check-in at midnight or standing in the long lines.
Now instead of complaints from the latecomers who have to sit next to the children which everyone knows is up front, the screaming kids will be spread out throughout the plane to irritate everyone--I know, I used to be one of those single business people. Sorry to see the change.
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