I'd like to see something done about this too, but I don't think giving companions a spot in line with the pass holder is the right idea. If I'm A17, I don't want a companion standing ahead of me because her companion has A16. Maybe allow companions to board after family boarding? I agree it can sometimes be awkward to save a seat for a companion. I usually hold down the middle seat and then slide over to the window when my companion arrives.
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