Jshank83 wrote:MrBretz wrote:The one problem I see with WNs model is the lack of assigned seating. . I heard a couple who lives there discussing this recently. The man was talking about potentially cheap fares to the mainland. The woman said there was no way she was flying on a cattle car not possibly being able to sit next to her husband. .
You have to pay more for assigned seating on legacys now so it basically the same thing as buying early bird.
Good point but not quite. WA may sell so many early birds that you get C boarding. See the quote I posted from the WN website earlier. And I think this may be the norm for travel to the islands. But you have a point. I was looking at UAs website just now. They charge you more for preferred seats even if you spring for economy and not basic economy. They sure know how to make flying even more difficult, don't they?