As a mother of a two year old, I am appalled that the pre-boarding of youngsters has been discontinued. You say that there will be enough seats left between the A and B group to accomodate families, but does that give us enough time to unload our toddlers, fold up our strollers, schlepp our carseat and diaper bags and carry on luggage halfway up the plane (bumping elbows and knees all the way), buckle in the car seat and then finally, FINALLY buckle in our child before take off? And we're supposed to do this while people stuff bags in overhead bins all around us? Right. I love Southwest. It's the only airline I like to use - the ONLY one. It's the only airline with common sense - well, that's a thing of the past. I'll give your system a try, but I'm willing to pay for convenience. If I can fly more easily with my daughter on another carrier you betcha' I'll be turning in my Rapid Rewards Card.
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