Had a strange experience checking-in Business Select for LAS<->RNO this past weekend with my fiancée. We are not A-List right now due to timing. Outbound I manually checked-in via high speed internet (no bots or automated bs) exactly 24 hours ahead time and received A10 for my fianceé and A12 for me. I found it weird there was a gap (we've been flying Business Select for 5 years and never had a gap) and found it even weirder we were so "far" back - only because of previous experiences and then what happened next, not because that's actually a bad boarding position. Inbound, we didn't have internet at the start of the check-in period so we didn't bother with it. Then we got a notification we were checked in, A8 for her and A10 for me - on a fully booked flight. Talking to the experienced SW flyer in A9, he did check-in at exactly the right time, and received a boarding position in between us. So again a gap - but a little further up than before - without even checking in?? Just to be clear, I'm not complaing about our position, asking SW to assign seats, etc, etc. I just find it very strange. I really appreciate the overall value of open seating (e.g. time! :). Is anyone aware of any changes at SW? I just want to know what to expect. And I don't want to waste time checking-in if it doesn't make a difference, or even makes it worse, lol. 🙂 - mt from LAS, sporadic BS SW flyer
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In regards to LAX to LIR, this decision makes no sense: * Flights to/from Liberia via LAX were always packed * You advertise vacation packages to RIU Guanacaste and other CR hotels, but you can't book them from anywhere in Calfornia or the west coast. * There's no way to get from the west coast to HOU in time for the flight. I come from LAS which flys to HOU several times, but none of them are early enough. 😞 Nothing says customer happiness like annoucing a popular new route and then making it as inconvenient as possible to the most populous state in the country.
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