I think that SW herds you on the plane like cattle. I arrive at the airport 2 hrs prior to departing only to get on the plane behind healthy adults taking advantage of the pre-boarding OR families with screaming children obviously over 5 years old. An example - flight from LV to Balt (9/20/06) I sat in the 3 seater behind the 2 seats by the emergency exit - only to be behind 2 older woman in their late 60's. The airline attendent looked at them, then proceeded to advise my husband and the 2 gentlemen on the other side of the isle what to do in case they had to open to doors. Thank goodness that all the passengers didn't have to depend on the 2 old ladies, sitting by the emergency exit who pre-boarded due to a handicap.
SW needs to change their boarding rules and allow us to reserve our seats when we make our reservations.
In response to Brandon (above) who gives a hoot about seat pitch! The fact remains that traveling on an airplane is not what it used to be.
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