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Old 01-06-2019, 03:09 PM
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IMO most boarding is pain in the &&&. Wouldn’t it make sence to board the back of the plane first, then the middle, then the front , an wheel chairs last. When seats are assigned. That way people not climbing over each other to get further back in the plane waiting on slow grabbers then need to get in there seats. Getting off no problem cause you have to wait form the plane to clear front to back. Boarding IMO should be the opposite. I don’t know why everybody in hurry board first and set in the cattle car waiting anyway.

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Old 01-06-2019, 03:22 PM
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IMO most boarding is pain in the &&&. Wouldn’t it make sence to board the back of the plane first, then the middle, then the front , an wheel chairs last. When seats are assigned. That way people not climbing over each other to get further back in the plane waiting on slow grabbers then need to get in there seats. Getting off no problem cause you have to wait form the plane to clear front to back. Boarding IMO should be the opposite. I don’t know why everybody in hurry board first and set in the cattle car waiting anyway.
Boarding from the back first was the standard many years ago, except for first class. One problem was that those boarding first would use up all of the overhead bin space. So, those with front seats would try to board first, and the airline employees never enforced their own boarding rules. Boarding wheelchair travelers last would cause delays, especially if they have a window seat. But, no boarding plan will work if the airline does not enforce their own rules.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:37 PM
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What I don't like about air travel is the other passengers. The desk announces "Section D, board now!" with D being in the back. And who is first in line? People in Section C and B, because they know no one is going to challenge them and make them step aside, because they know if they make a fuss everyone will have to wait even longer, and the airline doesn't want that to happen. I also don't like the narrow seats on some of these planes, so narrow that me - who can fit snugly in that seat, has to feel scrunched and claustrophobic if an average sized quarterback sits next to me. Plus all the nickle and diming they do these days. If I want an aisle seat I have to pay extra. If I want more leg room I have to pay extra. If I want overhead I have to pay extra. If I want bottled water I have to pay extra. Coffee - extra. So what did I do last time on JetBlue? I ordered a glass of ice, no beverage. And just held it for awhile til the ice melted, and got free water out of it.

The only time I was on SouthWest, was awesome. We went to San Antonio, and our flight home was an emergency because my husband's mom died while we were away. Obviously we didn't have an obit, it happened only a few hours prior, and mom lived in Florida while we lived in Connecticut. But the folks at the desk were amazing. Our flight was overfull and delayed due to a storm, and they bumped us on the next flight out. They "had to" put us in First Class since those were the only seats available, and they hoped we didn't mind. As it turned out, our new flight got to our destination 20 minutes before the original flight was scheduled to arrive. Plus lunch. Plus first class. Plus a stiff drink for each of us. Plus a voucher for the next time we travelled.
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What I don't like about air travel is the other passengers. The desk announces "Section D, board now!" with D being in the back. And who is first in line? People in Section C and B, because they know no one is going to challenge them and make them step aside, because they know if they make a fuss everyone will have to wait even longer, and the airline doesn't want that to happen. I also don't like the narrow seats on some of these planes, so narrow that me - who can fit snugly in that seat, has to feel scrunched and claustrophobic if an average sized quarterback sits next to me. Plus all the nickle and diming they do these days. If I want an aisle seat I have to pay extra. If I want more leg room I have to pay extra. If I want overhead I have to pay extra. If I want bottled water I have to pay extra. Coffee - extra. So what did I do last time on JetBlue? I ordered a glass of ice, no beverage. And just held it for awhile til the ice melted, and got free water out of it.

The only time I was on SouthWest, was awesome. We went to San Antonio, and our flight home was an emergency because my husband's mom died while we were away. Obviously we didn't have an obit, it happened only a few hours prior, and mom lived in Florida while we lived in Connecticut. But the folks at the desk were amazing. Our flight was overfull and delayed due to a storm, and they bumped us on the next flight out. They "had to" put us in First Class since those were the only seats available, and they hoped we didn't mind. As it turned out, our new flight got to our destination 20 minutes before the original flight was scheduled to arrive. Plus lunch. Plus first class. Plus a stiff drink for each of us. Plus a voucher for the next time we travelled.
You must have been on another airline...Southwest doesn't have a first class section.

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I personally love most everything about Southwest.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:12 PM
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All you have to do is pay $15 for early bird check-in. Well worth it.
$25.00 for early bird now Just book a July flight and was charged $25 each
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:27 PM
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My 2 cents worth. I agree on Southwest and choose them when I can and the fare is close. The other airlines are just 1 tiny step above used car salesman.
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$25.00 for early bird now Just book a July flight and was charged $25 each
Right from their website.....

*EarlyBird Check-In can be purchased at prices ranging from $15 - $25 one-way per passenger.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:53 PM
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Boarding from the back first was the standard many years ago, except for first class. One problem was that those boarding first would use up all of the overhead bin space. So, those with front seats would try to board first, and the airline employees never enforced their own boarding rules. Boarding wheelchair travelers last would cause delays, especially if they have a window seat. But, no boarding plan will work if the airline does not enforce their own rules.
There limit to how many and size of carry on luggage’s now. Not like in the 60s when you coUld bring And entire wardrobe on. I don’t see why boarding handicapped last would create delays, same mount time to seat them no matter when they board. I don’t feel sorry for anyone trying to board out of turn, rules are rules, without them chaos
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:15 AM
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$25.00 for early bird now Just book a July flight and was charged $25 each
It ranges $15-25 depending on rewards status. Mine is $15.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:55 AM
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There limit to how many and size of carry on luggage’s now. Not like in the 60s when you coUld bring And entire wardrobe on. I don’t see why boarding handicapped last would create delays, same mount time to seat them no matter when they board. I don’t feel sorry for anyone trying to board out of turn, rules are rules, without them chaos
The problem with carry on bags is worse now than, say 15 years ago. Since the airlines (except Southwest) charge for checked bags many folks carry the maximum legal size carry on - usually a 21 inch bag. If it is a family of four , all four carry on board. The overhead is usually filled with what used to be checked bags.
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