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  1. So, when I fly SWA, I need to wear a headscarf or appear to be in a discriminated class to trade seats… correct?
    I don’t like Southwests seating style, especially for family travel with minors, but it seems to be getting duplicated by other airlines economy seating (because you can’t sit together). For SWA business model to work, or any airline for that matter, they can’t have all passengers that are in a minority designation, play musical chairs during boarding until everyone is happy for a, typically, two hour flight.

  2. This is the problem with airline seating families have a god given need to sit together on a plane for 3 hrs but when they are in their own home they have no need to corral together like other animals. They actually go out of their way to separate. Granted parents want to sit next to minor children but this family had done that with the dad.

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