Susie, For the folks that don't like standing in line and rushing for the the best available empty seat, Southwest should create a new super category of elite business organizational leaders of America. It would be abbreviated as EBOLA class. Charge them an extra $100. for each segment of their trip. Half of the EBOLA class surcharge would be used to subsidize the remaining cattle class passengers. Assuming that there are 135 seats on the average 737 and 120 passengers opt for EBOLA class. Southwest has an additional gross profit of $6000. and the 15 cattle class passengers share $6000. which would be $400 each. If my math is correct, a group of professional cattle class passengers would develop because by flying on two short segments say from Providence to BWI each day five days per week, one could earn about $600/day which is $3,000 per week. Just kidding. Why don't you figure out how to keep the airplanes flying safely-on time-at the lowest available ticket price, and I will adapt to whatever system makes all of this happen. After all who wants to mess with EBOLA.
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