The open boarding used by SWA is a good system. I usually fly up and back from my mothers hosue half a dozen or more times a year, and I have never had an issue with the boarding. People complainign about standing in line with an A pass need to realize that every single A pass will get a window seat, even if every single person takes a window seat(Which doesn't happen). Wven with families most SWA passengers and attendents are able to accomadate with no issue. The open boarding system isn't broken. Even with my mother, she gets an A pass even though she doesn't use a computer, since I set up all her flights down here, I can sign in, and she picks up the ticket no problem(Have I mentioned the eletronic signin-pickuppassatairport is the greatest system ever, my mother refuses to fly any other carrier).
I fear that if you switch to assigned seats, then the flights will lose their ability to adjust depending on the passenger load, and punish those of us who are mature adults.
The system treats us like mature, responsible adults, while allowing those of us who 'need' a window seat to make steps to do just that.
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