I am really disappointed in SWA regarding the announcement to drop family pre-boarding. As a traveling family, with grandmas and grandpas in Portland and Houston, we have frequently commented on our love for SWA and its preboard policy. We were always ensured seating together, and we were out of the way prior to general boarding. I simply cannot begin to relate my level of displeasure at the idea that our family could be separated (or have to beg people to change seats to sit together). Does some other adult actually think that this new procedure is so much better that they would prefer having someone's small child sitting next to them without a parent? Does that really save any time or aggravation? I think not. Funny thing is that I bet all who complain about kids and families had courtesies (such as or akin to preboarding) extended to them when they were small.
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