Southwest Airlines Complaint - Cattle Lines for Seats
Southwest Airlines would not be bad if they would assign seats on a first come / first served basis. The boarding passes are sequentially numbered so it should be easy. The way it is now you have to stand in line for an hour. This causes people who appear to have no physical disabilities to request early boarding. I guess that would be called the A+ line. They seem to be forced to stand as well. This whole thing is absolutlely ridiculous. In fact I would probably never use this airline if it weren't the only nonstop flight between Albuquerque, NM and Baltimore, MD. The flights are not really cheaper than the other airlines as far as I can tell, either. They just have most people fooled into thinking so.
If seats were assigned, one could stay seated in the boarding area until it was actually time to board the aircraft.
Here is an idea: Instead of using A, B, and C, use the serialized number on the boarding pass. They could then announce: Boarding passes 1 through 20 may now board the airline, then 21 through 40, etc. until the last person boarded the plane. Still a first come / first served basis, but no lines. How is that for an idea?