My husband and I travel on SW almost exclusively. Southwest is by far the absolute best domestic airline. In regard to this question of boarding; the quick turn around and the on time arrival is an important advantage of flying SW. The "cattle call" lineup is a myth. If you have an " A", don't worry you will get the type of seat you desire. If you have a "C" , relax, you will get the left overs, which will probably be a center seat. The only group that is on the edge, are the B's, which may want to stand in line OR walk around the airport and get some exercise, which will make you happy to sit down, even in a middle seat. My recommendation is for SW to keep it simple. I think most of the FF have "A" seats, as they checkin online.
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