When my friends ask me what I do for Southwest Airlines, I tell them I'm "Chairman of the Boarding." (Operations Agent).
I tell the folks that get a "C" boarding pass that they are the lucky ones because they get first pick on who they get to sit next to (if there are "C"s their flight is probably full and everyone will have to sit next to someone). Those poor "A"s and "B"s don't have a choice who comes and plops down next to them, but the "C"s have the real choice.
The only real disadvantage of being a "C" is where are you going to stow your carryon bag? If you don't have any carryons, no problem. If your carryon fits underneath the seat in front of you, no problem. If there is no more room for your carryon? No problem, I'll be happy to check your bag to its final destination and we'll even deliver it to the baggage claim area for you so you don't have to drag that land anchor though the terminal everywhere you go!
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