Any seat assignments on SW = longer to turn the plane around. Frankly, unless those assigned seats = revenue enough to make up for the time delay in getting the plane turned around, I don't see a change coming anytime soon. But that is just my opinion. I have learned that my stress during boarding depends directly on whether or not I try to pass judgement and get bend out of shape about pre-boarders. As I have said before here, I have multiple friends and family members with invisible needs; therefore, I just assume positive intent in folks, I board in my spot, and I enjoy my flight. I generally don't like the out bit about "all the seats are going to the same place" since I like to sit in the exit row, but honestly, it is true. And pre-boards can't sit in the exit row anyway; in my experience, this is always strictly enforced.
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