Geoff, I appreciate your comments, and I understand that family boarding is for the benefit of everyone, but it's primary intention is to give families more time to board and get situated. Ask any SWA employee what the intention is. My comment was pointed at all of those screaming about not being able to pre-board before every other fare paying passenger. It is a privilege offered by the company, not a right. Your "militant" remarks only go to show that you ALSO are demanding something more than just a seat on a flight, which is the only thing you paid for. Sorry, but you fit into the category of you bought a ticket, you bought a seat, and that's what you received and now you want more. When you go to a movie, do you also demand that children be seated away from you? I don't think they'd be willing to accomodate that request either. Demanding anything more ithan what you paid for is uncalled for and greedy. It is a business, providing a service and that's what you received. You traveled from point A to point B safely...business transaction completed. Nothing more is owed to you. Cheers!
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Why do so many families think they DESERVE priority boarding? You chose to travel, you bought the ticket, and you had the children. There are those of us who travel with our children and look at priority boarding as a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT and respect it for that reason. You purchased a SEAT on a FLIGHT, not the right to DEMAND some sort of special boarding just for you. Get a grip, folks! If you are offered the PRIVILEGE of boarding the plane with your children after the "A" group when you hold in your greedy little hand a "C" boarding pass....say thank you and move along. SHEESH!
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