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Old 09-14-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The last time flew SWA ( and it WILL be the last time) the passengers had to form a line , sitting on the floor, snaking back and forth to keep their place in line. I've never understood why people want window seats. After the first five minutes you can't see anything anyway.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Rumors of "waiting in line" horrors for SWA are greatly exaggerated. In fact, with their boarding model you are much less likely to have to spend a long time waiting in line to board.

Your group (A, B, or C - each with 60 places) will be boarded in two halves. When they announce that your half-group is getting ready to board, then you take your place in the line according to the number on your boarding pass. If you miss boarding with your own boarding group, you can board any time after that.

When you get on the plane, you take whatever still-available seat you choose. If you have a seat preference (aisle or window) then IMO it pays to buy the $10 early-boarding pass - but you have to do the on-line check-in as soon as you can within the 24-hour window because the A group fills up quickly.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Window seat on SWA? Best pay the $10 for priority boarding.

I Fly many times / week and will take SWA in a heartbeat... I appreciate the FREE BAGGAGE & 'Get-on-and-GO' boarding process rather than hunting for specific seats and stowing HUGE carry-ons.

Sometimes if you are boarding a connection that is enroute, there may be 20 - 30 people on board, but priority should still get you a place on the window.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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One thing to keep in mind, Even with Bxx or Early Boarding, There still may be no window seats, The plane from BNA-LGA comes in from somewhere else, and not everyone get off the plane So there is a chance that the window seats may be taken by the people who are already on board, and move once other BNA passenger get off, to window seats.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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The last time flew SWA ( and it WILL be the last time) the passengers had to form a line , sitting on the floor, snaking back and forth to keep their place in line. I've never understood why people want window seats.
How long ago was that??? In Southwest's current setup, there is no more fighting over places in line or having to sit on the floor for an hour to ensure a good boarding position. Everyone has a discrete group and number on their boarding pass, and you line-up and board according to your given position.

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After the first five minutes you can't see anything anyway.
Not if it's clear! My last two times flying from the northeast to the Bay Area, I've had incredible views of the Rockies...hours after takeoff.
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