Thank you all for you insight and responses! I know how controversial this topic can be to discuss and you're absolutely right - it would be a logistical/PR nightmare. In my perfect world, business travelers could "commute" to work with other business travelers the same way that large tech companies, such as Microsoft or Google, are able to provide group transportation to their employees. I get that it's a completely different situation because these rideshares are not public transportation. But anyone who has ever commuted with Microsoft's rideshare program instead of regular public transportation can tell you how amazing it is to get an extra few minutes of quiet-time before they start their day. A girl can dream though... As for the travel advice, I will definitely pay more attention to seating placement. I am pretty diligent about checking in 24 hours before and getting an A-list preferred boarding position, but this does not always deter negative encounters... Most recently, I was on a Southwest flight where the teenager behind me (boarding position ~A15) decided that she was going to save 4 entire rows in the front of the plane for her teammates. I could see the frustration as the girl told passenger after passenger that she had reserved those seats, just like she were on a school bus. By the time the whole team was seated we were all wishing that we were sitting in the back of the plane - at least it was quiet back there! I know these encounters are few and far between, but it's frustrating to encounter such blatant disregard for other travelers.
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Hello, Is Southwest planning on implementing child-free travel or quiet zones on domestic flights? I travel frequently for work and would be willing to pay extra for quiet zones for business travelers.
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