The open seating that you have at the present time is just great. As a senior sitizen, I appreciate the fact that I can get on the plane, look around and decide where I want to sit. Sitting next to, in front of (the worst) or in back of restless and loud children and babies who are traveling with over-tired and sometimes, indifferent, parents is something I feel I can avoid because of your open seating policy. I have "done my time" as a parent and traveler and want to fly in peace and quiet whenever possible. Your open seating policy fits the bill. Another reason to keep open seating is the fact that a lot of time is wasted with people trying to negotiate to sit together (especially families) while others are left in the aisles waiting for the changes to be made or refused. This makes loading the plane a lot slower. The fact that a person can now get a boarding pass on the Internet is a great thing and I am finding that most of the people I travel with on Southwest are using this choice. In this day and age of people not respecitng other rights and sensibilities, it has been such a nice touch that Southwest does do this through open seating. Please listen to your Customers.
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