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Re: Southwest Makes Boarding a Numbers Game
Posted by: Michael Martinez 2007-09-20 17:36:17
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One of the privileges of parenthood is getting to be one of the first to board airplanes. However, from now on the kids and their car-seat carriers will have to wait, at least if they fly on Southwest. The airline said Wednesday that it's tweaking its "open seating" policy, assigning boarding numbers -- but not assigned seats -- to passengers. It also plans to eliminate the practice of letting families board first. Starting Oct. 2, families who don't hold the coveted "A" boarding passes will have to wait until passengers in that group have been seated -- that's the first 60 seats.

Re: Southwest Makes Boarding a Numbers Game
Posted by: npirog 2007-09-20 17:48:44 In reply to: Michael Martinez
Even if this doesn't hurt Southwest's financial results, it doesn't look good for their overall brand image. They built their company on being different from anyone else and quick turnaround is what keeps them above the fray. Making their planes take off later might catch up to them...
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