The rest of us were put on the second flight. There were 11 of us. I think they were originally going to put me on the earlier flight, too, but I was traveling on a rapid rewards ticket and I remember the one gate agent telling the other, "Oh he's rapid reward - I'll just put him on yours".I really enjoyed the flight and I remember one of the flight attendants sat down in my row in the aisle seat and we chatted for about 15 minutes, speculating on what the next new city would be. (One of my favorite Southwest topics )
When I flew home for Thanksgiving on 11/19/2001, there were only 29 people on my Southwest flight. That's the only two times I've ever flown Southwest that there wasn't a second boarding group.
Pan Am stopped flying to Mid America Airport 2 days ago. This article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the last flight mentions that there were only 2 passengers aboard.
Pan Am quietly ends service to Mid America Airport