On Paying Extra for a Flight for the Convenience of a Better Seat

My wife and I paid for early boarding on Southwest this summer. We had mixed results. I'm 6'7" and about 275 pounds, so room is an important issue for me. On our flight out from KC to Baltimore, this worked out well--we were able to secure seats in the emergency exit row, where the offset seating allows me the opportunity to stretch out a tiny bit. On our return flight, we were not so fortunate, as all the seating with any possible legroom was taken by average-sized folk. Tall man, not so happy. So it can be a benefit, but with a carrier like SWA, first-come, first-serve still rules the day...

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 10:14 am 0