As a new comer to Southwest, previously Gold with Northwest, since moving to Vegas, I am very much in favor of the San Antonio boarding experiment. Frequent flyers "care" where they sit. I myself try to get in "Southwest First Class (exit rows) even for the shortest flights. Confirming on line 24 hours in advance had not been a hassle. I feel rewarded as a business flyer that I am able to get an A pass, until I reach the airport, and find other early arrivals letting friends and family join them in the line. (with the current boarding system you should arm each gate agent to prevent a riot!)
Please expand this experiment ASAP. And while you are at it, clean up the early boarding process! Kids ok, old folks, off course, but when 1/3 of the passengers are on board before the A line, you know that this early boarding is being taken advantage of.
JUST SAY NO!
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