I think that it is a businesses right to decide what is acceptable to them. I mean some businesses have a "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service" policy. A business reserves the right to serve and not serve who they please. Southwest was right in the fact that, that is their decision. If you don't like the fact that they don't allow that on their aircraft fly someone else. It's that simple. They weren't discriminating by age, race, gender or religion. So Southwest Airlines didn't not break any laws. They were practicing their legal right. It's irrelevant that people in schools dress that way they have a right to their own standard. Such as restaurants requiring a Coat and Tie. And it doesn't matter what the people before them have done as you well see in the link I posted. A business does not have to have a dress code to enforce one. Laws do not regulate any of a businesses regulations regarding to dress code as long as they aren't an OSHA violation. Half these people are speaking from what they think is right and not what is legal. Law does not regulate businesses right to refuse customers based on dress OSHA aside.
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I am posting again...I think that assigned seating would be really good for southwest. I mean you can still pick your seat when airlines have assigned seating. most allow you to do it at check-in, I know we do. I do believe that assigned seating would allow for faster and more organized boarding. The "hub and spoke" has nothing to do with why other airlines use assigned seating and the "point to point" is done everyday in other airlines. At our company and most companies in the industry you have through flights or cont. service. The computer software will automatically know which seats will be available and which are not. SABRE which if I'm not mistaken is what already Southwest is using already has a software program to do just that. I just think it would be a good move for them to go to assigned seating. I mean it is bound to happen but the sooner the better.
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I am an Profitability analyst for an undisclosed(for obvious reasons) other airline. We refer to SWA method of boarding the Cattle Herd. But, I believe this new system will be better although I thought WN was doing good with having people pay $10 for a pre-reserved seating. I mean it seems much better to have the line placement. Although I know what the mad rush is like from non-reving on my airline we are given priority by check-in time starting at a certain number of hours from the flight. WN knows what they are doing though since they seem to keep turning those profits and have grown to one of the largest airlines in the world. I will have to try the new System at SAT soon though.
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