Much ado about nothing! Once you get over the need to sit near the front of the aircraft, it really doesn't matter. I usually take a window seat way in the back and in my extensive experience, even if you are the last person to board with a B ticket there are still plenty there to chose from. Sitting in the far back also reduces the chance someone will squeeze in next to you. I never cease to be amazed at A card holders who stand in line 40 minutes before the flight. Whether I hold an A or B, I sit until just before my line ends. In the rare instance I get a C card, I might get in line a little early, but it is not worth standing for 40 minutes.
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