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September 20, 2007

Southwest to Keep Open Seating

For some reason there's been lots of Southwest news lately:

The airline announced that it will keep its much-loved and much-hated open seating policy after tests showed that customers preferred (huh?) the open seating.  They're tweaking the current system a bit, further subdividing the boarding groups and giving you a specific number in line (ie, you'll be given A37, and you'll stand behind A36.  10 points for guessing who you stand in front of.  Correct answer:  woman with too-short miniskirt who is trying to milk every ounce of publicity she can.  Wait, I wasn't talking about that.  I was talking about boarding processes.  Sorry.)

The new boarding will be introduced everywhere by early November.

September 20, 2007 | Permalink: Southwest to Keep Open Seating


Can't wait to see how they're gonna get this to work. It's hard enough lining up in seating A, B or C, now passengers have to line up in NUMERICAL order.

Good luck WN. Yet another reason I steer clear of them

: Matt at Sep 20, 2007 1:27:05 PM

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