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sep 19

Southwest tweaks its boarding policy

USA Today is reporting that

starting in early November, Southwest is going to automatically give passengers an assigned number within in its current boarding groups: A, B and C. They'll get the number and the group when they check in, which can be done within 24 hours of a flight. Another change: A and B groups will also be expanded to 60 passengers.

The new policy means you don't have to squat a place in line to have a chance to grab your preferred seat. [Via USA Today.]

More disturbingly, Southwest is also ending its policy of allowing families with children to pre-board. Details, here.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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