I am quite concerned that so many people will sign up for EBCI that people who don't will risk the dreaded "All available online boarding passes have been issued, check in at airport" even if they check in close to T-24. If that ever happens to me, I think that would be enough for me to permanently sever my relationship with Southwest.
I feel that the idea is workable if the number of EBCI is limited and if the price point is raised a bit. Otherwise, we are being extorted for "protection money" to save us from the possibility that we might have the absolutely lowest boarding prority and risk involuntary bump.
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