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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

brokencycle

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I could be wrong, but I suspect I am also a victim of connecting passengers here.

Connections get to check in as of their first leg...and since southwest doesn't do many long-hauls and this is a flight to the bay area, there are probably a lot of passengers coming from the east coast who got to check in a couple of hours early.

Of course, if they also have status or pay for early bird, that just means I will end up behind them even if I pay up...I'd get to check in 36 hours early, but they'd be checking in 2 hours before that.
I think the primary area you get screwed is if there are a lot of people that were on that plane already. IE you're going MDW > SJC, but the plane went BWI > MDW > SJC. All of the people going all the way to SJC get to change seats before anyone boards.
 

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I think the primary area you get screwed is if there are a lot of people that were on that plane already. IE you're going MDW > SJC, but the plane went BWI > MDW > SJC. All of the people going all the way to SJC get to change seats before anyone boards.
Ugh, that'd be even worse. You get a low boarding number, only to get on the plane and find all of the seats already full.

Luckily this plane is coming from STL and it looks like there are a lot of better options for STL>OAK than going through MDW. One direct flight, and several several denver connecitons that save 30-60min. Plus directs into both SJC and SFO.

Who knew St. Louis had so many bay area direct flight options? I would have guessed they were solidly in connection-land. I guess Southwest started using them as a hub.
 

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Guy I have worked with for 10 years has just retired. Just shook his hand before we went out the door. Very jealous.
You're jealous of him because he got to shake your hand? That's a little conceited of you.
 

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Ugh, that'd be even worse. You get a low boarding number, only to get on the plane and find all of the seats already full.

Luckily this plane is coming from STL and it looks like there are a lot of better options for STL>OAK than going through MDW. One direct flight, and several several denver connecitons that save 30-60min. Plus directs into both SJC and SFO.

Who knew St. Louis had so many bay area direct flight options? I would have guessed they were solidly in connection-land. I guess Southwest started using them as a hub.
I think so. My wife used to have to KC > STL for a connection sometimes.
 

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I've been fishing for decades and always piss of the side of the boat. A peecan is gross, unless used during sex.
Uh, pretty sure it was a joke. Although being like 10, I asked why not just go in the water.
Even with an on-time checkin, seems like you never get a low number. Everyone either has status or pays for Early Bird. I just checked in now as early as possible--clicking the link repeatedly until it goes through--and got B59.
I don't fly much so I thought I was was getting a deal when I paid for early bird. Except I was a moron and didn't realize they gave priority to families with little kids. (Flying with the 2 year old)
 

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It makes me hibbeldy jibbeldy a family with a two year old in a cheap seat gets boarded before first class. There, I said it.
 

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we're taking the train this weekend, sleeper car etc frankly glad to not be flying
 

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When I was @3 or 4 I took a train with my mom from Baton Rouge to NE Oregon. Still remember it fondly.
 

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Boo hoo. Four people on a plane of 100+ don't know you spent more on a ticket than them.
It's getting placed in my comfy seat and handed a pre-take off cocktail as quickly as possible that is my concern.
 

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Why is there a picture of some sort of rabid animal next to a Related Thread about the price of John Lobb shoes?
 

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It makes me hibbeldy jibbeldy a family with a two year old in a cheap seat gets boarded before first class. There, I said it.
It's getting placed in my comfy seat and handed a pre-take off cocktail as quickly as possible that is my concern.
I'm going to wager that you've never flown first class on southwest but kudos for managing to anti family virtue signal. I'm surprised you passed up bonus points for telling us how you feel about overweight women and parents of soccer players.
 

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