As a mother flying with a small child on October 2, the day this policy goes into effect, I have to say boo to Southwest! You have made this policy change regarding family pre-boarding without addressing the on-line check in policy. When flying with an infant, I am barred from checking in on-line, and therefore, assured I will not be in the A group, and may not be able to sit with both my husband and my child. I chose Southwest when I made my reservation 5 weeks ago because of the old family boarding policy. Nice bait and switch. The new policy goes the complete opposite way, and now discriminates against families with small children. When I can check in 24 hours in advance like everyone else, it won't matter, but until then, I won't be flying Southwest again.
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