I love my typical Southwest flights. I fly enough each year to usually be a companion person so I feel qualified to speak on open seating. The typical assigned seating usually places the person who flies (as I do) at the last minute at a disadvantage. How many times have I flown on DL or US and had to get a middle seat or on NW pay extra over and above their already high prices for an aisle seat. I think that the open seating plan is one of the big benifits of flying Southwest. Even if I don't have my laptop there are hotels and business conections for the 24hr boarding pass.
Don't ever change to assigned seating. Do what you do the best. Keep providing cheap reliable air transportation for everyone.
... View more