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Stairs, selfies and a little fresh air: The future of Southwest Airlines boarding?

My Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago pulled into gate B17 at Sacramento International Airport at 11:11 a.m. Four minutes later, I was in the terminal. And not because I was sitting in the front of the plane. I was stuck in row 28, two rows from the back of the Boeing 737, thanks to a lowly C boarding pass. (Southwest doesn't assign seats. It assigns boarding positions in A, B and C groups, and passengers pick any open seat when they get on the plane.) The secret to the quick exit: the… ( More...

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