Keep the open seating policy, PLEASE! LIsten to the people who rely on Southwest everyday. The only complaints I hear about open seating are from the occasional traveler. Southwest's system works. If I'm an A, no need to stand in line, if I'm a B traveling alone, no need to stand in line. If I'm a center 'C', first ten rows is common. I frequently book my travel 1-3 days ahead of my trips. The flexibility that open seating offers is second to none. On the other airlines (oak to den) booking 3 days before, I'm always in the center way in the back. Unless I fork out some extra money for "more leg room" so I can get a center not so far back. That's the great thing about the Southwest system. Everyone has the same opportunity and is treated fairly.
BTW, if you go to assigned seating learn from the mistakes that ATA makes everyday when trying to assign seats.
I sense the end of a good thing.
What's next, a credit card to buy snacks? No thank you.
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