The other day I was flying Southwest Airlines from Baltimore on a short-haul flight, when I overheard a conversation of two people. One passenger had boarded and was seated in the exit row, when another passenger had boarded and wanted to sit in a seat next to him in the exit row.
However, the passenger already seated informed this passenger that he was saving the seat for his wife who hadn’t boarded yet and would not let this other passenger sit down.
I watched as the rest of the plane boarded, and finally his wife came on as one of the last passengers on board and took the seat in the exit-row next to him.
I want to hear what you think:
Should you be allowed to save seats when flying Southwest Airlines, when one passenger has boarded but the other passenger has a lower boarding number? Or should there not be any seat saving allowed, and make it first-come first served. I don’t believe that Southwest has an official policy on this that I could find anywhere.
Let us know in the comments below!