I am not a fan of open seating, but I am a fan of Southwest, so I cope with it. I would, however, be really appreciative of some improvement in the boarding procedures. The cattle call is truly an accurate assessment of the boarding process on many crowded flights. I know the system, so I know what to expect (and print my boarding card early and arrive to the airport with plenty of time to spare when I can), but there has to be some civility in the process. If the system calls for folks to line up, and they do so very early, so be it. My problem gets to be when others decide that they do not have to wait in line and decide to jump ahead. I have witnessed near fist fights from such behavior in the past. Other times passengers have just said "I'm not sitting on the floor" as if that gives them license to move to the front of the line. If these issues could be ironed out, I'd be more supportive. Can't we all just get along (in line)?
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