For some reason there’s been lots of Southwest news lately:
The airline announced that it will keep its much-loved and much-hated open seating policy after tests showed that customers preferred (huh?) the open seating. They’re tweaking the current system a bit, further subdividing the boarding groups and giving you a specific number in line (ie, you’ll be given A37, and you’ll stand behind A36. 10 points for guessing who you stand in front of. Correct answer: woman with too-short miniskirt who is trying to milk every ounce of publicity she can. Wait, I wasn’t talking about that. I was talking about boarding processes. Sorry.)
The new boarding will be introduced everywhere by early November.