I agree! The abuse of the pre-board option is ridiculous. I some times refer to Southwest as the "Miracle Airline" because I've seen so many people limp on to the plane, or be wheeled on to the plane, and walk off perfectly fine when we land. No more limping or needing a chair. It must have been a miracle. There is a need for pre-boarders and I feel for the ones that truly need it, but that doesn't mean I can't comment on the rest of the pre-boarders. The same thing is now happening with "service animals". It's a shame when people take advantage of programs that were designed for the ones that really need help. I once saw a sign when checking into a hotel that said, "We only consider dogs that are acommpanied by a handicap person as a service dog. Emotional support dogs do not count or we would all have one." I'm not condoning the sign but it shows that hotels are fighting the same trend.
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