SHAME ON YOU SWA for eliminating preboard for families with small children. Anyone who has flown with small children knows that this privilige is as much about getting down the jetway and getting your children seated before your plane-mates PLOW YOU DOWN on their way to claiming their own seats and ensuring that we are not holding up the line while we're collapsing strollers, collecting gear, and trying to keep our kids corralled and out from underfoot of those who also want to get on deck and pick their favorite seat ASAP.
As far as "unfair" goes to have families arrive last minute and still board first, it is much more unfair to have to subject our planemates to children who have been toted in early by their parents and made to sit around a less than kid friendly airport terminal and sugarloaded on the ever present cinnabons in the parents' hopes of at least landing a halfway decent seat selection in the A grouping so that all travelers in the party can sit together. Oh wait, for the families to do that we must log on swa.com at midnight sharp and check in or risk being shut out like a baby boomer trying to score Paul McCartney tickets at 10AM on tickets.com
You clearly are no longer a family friendly airline and I am taking my business elsewhere.
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