And as strange as it may seem...someone in the C boarding group can often get an aisle or window seat.
Sounds about right to me...after standing in the cabin and observing the boarding process on literally thousands of WN
flights I've noticed a few things.
Some deep-seated pavlovian response seems to compel people to line up for WN
flights...no matter how they are booked. Granted, passengers often don't know how heavily booked a flight may be...ibut..if it's 6:15AM, your city pair is DAL
, there isn't another soul in sight besides the CSA and she dozed off 20 minutes ago and a tumbleweed just blew through your departure lounge...you probably don't need to be the line-leader for the "A" boarding group...you probably are
the "A" boarding group.
Once on board...remember....First Class has left people with the notion..."front of the plane...good"...."back of the plane...bad". That might be the case elsewhere but Open Seating changes the rules of the game...know what's going on in the front of most WN
flights?....Fussy babies, grandma and Unaccompanied Minors with "nervous stomachs"...resist the urge to shoehorn yourself into the first few rows...unless you are one of the nearly extinct WN
-200s and if you can avoid the last row...it's not so bad back there. Further, on flights pushing with 90 to 100 passengers...it is not uncommon to see one or two completely empty rows towards the back and many passengers sitting in a row all alone while everyone else is crammed in up front like sardines.