Southwest Airlines ditches family pre-boarding
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This policy has been extremely helpful for me, especially when I'm traveling without my husband. It's not the easiest of tasks getting through security with a baby in a car seat or stroller along with all of the diaper bags and essentials.
Beginning October 2, 2007, Southwest is eliminating pre-boarding for families in an effort to speed the boarding process. Families will now board in between the first and second boarding groups (Group A and Group B), unless they have an "A" boarding pass. Like before, boarding passes will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Passengers can check in online 24 hours in advance in an attempt to secure the coveted "A" boarding pass.
I understand Southwest's inclination to level the playing field for all passengers, but I sure won't be clamoring to exclusively fly with them any longer.
What do you think of this new development? Does this affect whether or not you would choose to fly with Southwest?