Southwest's boarding process is the reason I've started flying with a different airline. It causes too much anxiety for me. I always check in 24 hours in advance, usually sitting at my computer refreshing the page until it's time. However, that doesn’t guarantee a decent spot in the cattle call. I resorted to paying the additional $30/rt flight for early bird but again, no guarantee. I've been stuck at the end of the B group after spending money to improve my chances. I truly wish Southwest would change this process because I like the airline but I'm much more relaxed about flying when I know where I'll be sitting in advance and don't have to worry about rushing aboard to get that seat.
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