After extensive deliberation, Southwest Airlines said yesterday it has decided to maintain its "legendary" open-seating policy but will change its boarding process to eliminate "the perceived cattle call" experience at gates in which its passengers "camp out in their boarding line." The carrier will launch its new boarding system in November. Each passenger still will be given cards at check-in denoting A, B and C groups as now, but the cards also will contain numbers 1-60. According to a ...

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