LEAVE OPEN SEATING ALONE! IT WORKS.
I love SWA and fly it whenever possible; seating is the fastest in the business. If you go to assigned seating, I would change my selection of airlines and only fly SWA if it were cheaper. And I have, on occasion, received a C pass and have sat in the middle on a full flight. But it is worth that gamble to have the option of choosing your seat.
Even on other airlines , I have been forced to select a middle seat--even when booking weeks in advance--due to blocked out seats for "elite" customers or exit rows.
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