Re: Eemerald's return comment: See below my response.
So I I pay for Early Bird, get on and go to sit in an emtpy seat and the person says to me "I'm holding that seat" and I sit down anyway after I politely tell them this is an open seat policy, and they get mad and start harrasing me,
THEN the flight attendant will step in????? last time they sat back and didn't say or do anything just watched. I'm afraid for my own safety in a situation such as this and if the FA will not do anything, this is a cause for concern on any flight I take on SWA from now on.
Will the FA help out or not?
Sandy - SW has no policy in place prohibiting saving seats, so there is nothing for a flight attendant to enforce. . Passengers may sit in any available seat.
If a passenger becomes unruly during boarding then that opens another can of worms. There are polite ways to handle a disagreement and we would hope that the traveling public is aware of that if they can't behave for boarding then maybe the bigger question will be can they behave during the flight.
To all - feel free to sit in any open seat and a purse, computer, coat, lunch, etc. does not make a seat unavailable. ;)
Eemrald — Wed, 09/02/2009 - 17:15
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I hope that this does not get to the point where one person buys the early board and then tries to 'hold' seats for family members. I had this happen on a flight where an A board saved the remaining emergency row seats and when my husband and I tried to sit down, she went ballistic. The flight attendant did not enforce the rules as we understood it, which if you cannot 'hold' seats for later boarding passengers.
If you are going to do this with Early Bird boarding, make sure the flight attendants don't let passingers 'reserve' seats for their friends when their friends do not buy the Early Bird boarding. If I pay for Early Bird, I expect to be able to sit where I want to, not be told the seat is 'held.'
This could really lead to bad conflicts among passengers!
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