As an A-List preferred member who always gets pre-assigned seating A-16 or A-17 and who has qualified for multiple years, I was recently traveling with my daughter who is a minor and was assigned B-57. When we approached boarding in the A-List I was stopped by the gate agent and told we needed to board with family boarding. I have travelled SW for atleast 15 years and this never happened. I believe the gate agent was misinformed as I read that when two people are travelling together (especially a minor) you can board with the lower ticketed passenger. Also, I would assume SW would want to take care of their preferred travelers and allow them to board rather than having to wait until ALL A-List members had boarded.
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