Dear SWA associates:
Pardon me if I am not doing this right, as I have never blogged before. However, I wanted to pass along our input on this assigned seating proposal. One of the great features that has seperated SWA from other airlines has been no assigned seating. As SWA fliers, trust me, we utilize this feature to avoid and move away from people who... douse themselves with perfume/cologne... screaming kids who kick the back of your seat... motormouths who yap non-stop because they know everything about everything and want to impress the world with their knowledge. And since we live in Las Vegas, if you ever fly out of here on a Sunday morning, you will find those whose body odor reeks of alcohol and they also smell like they have been rolling around in an ash tray non-stop for days. We love to fly SWA, but having the ability to avoid these types makes SWA special. If you go to assigned seating, you become just another airline. Progressive thinking is what made SWA special... why would your organization even consider backsliding into being like "everybody else?" Hopefully this stupid idea will pass and you will not become fodder for a Scott Adams Dilbert feature flying under the guise of "Elbonia Airlines."
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