Why you should not buy premium seats.

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  1. Dublin_rfk

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    And how much exactly would it cost in an airport terminal (if you could even find it) for two kids to get 3 scoops of ice cream, each?
     
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    Is it allowed to board the plane with dripping ice-cream? They also probably only sell it in cups if available and not in cones. Actually, if one checks in early and if the tickets were purchased together, I always found my family to be seated together. No need to inconvenience my fellow passengers at all.
     
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    Video never ever ever loads for me. Am I missing anything?
     
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    Tonight AA 1314 has two empty seats, let's how that works, book early, and with cheaper prices, pick your seats.

    Plan ahead, instead of being late and blaming everyone else...

    I scream you scream, we all want ICE CREAM....

    Pizza is fine with me...

    Cute video
     
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    It worked fine here, and I assume also for those commenting on this posting.
     
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    Right. Except for me. Spinny spin spin spin...

    None of the rest of that site's videos work for me either.

    But hey, if everyone else wants to be in on the joke, that's fine by me.
     
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    Spintastic forever... (shrug)

    Maybe Comcast hates their competitors. ;)
     
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    Loaded from an IPad and the link works for me. Try manually entering the link.
    Look up Peter Greenburg a travel guru for CBS.
     
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    Sir I would not voluntarily use a comcast product.
     
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    Ok maybe naive is not the exactly correct description. But what would you call someone assumes that those people who infrequently fly and want to keep their family together would find their blog (and an ice cream vendor) but not be able to book a family group together.
     
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    Being a "status" flyer for many years I have missed out on the joys of being a "no status" flyer. When my friends griped about baggage limits and fees I said ???? When they griped about being seperated when their boarding passes were printed I said ????. So when a "travel guru" gives advise to the general public about flying I get a good laugh because, to me the advise is either something I learned years ago or seems unbelievable. Does that make me one of the .something percent?
     
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    Doesn't work for me either. I think that site is filtering us out. :p
     
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    BLUF, most of the information provided by travel advisors such as Mr. Greenberg are for travel novices. I've enjoyed listening to his radio program and occasionally learn useful travel tips. And the 3-ice-cream-scoop idea for the kids is pretty funny!
     
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    Now.. most airlines block off the aisle and window seats up front as "premium / preferred" seats
    Supposed I got one of those aisle seat and have a kid seating next to me (middle seat) playing with a dripping triple scoped ice-cream...
    I confess I will not find it funny as the dad (also in a middle seat) hopes that I will take the hint and volunteer my aisle seat with his middle seat.

    Now.. if the child next to me is young (and have no ice cream), then, if and when the dad approaches me for a swap, middle seat or not, I am more incline to help out the family. Just do not like the feeling of being arm-twisted especially when I have to give up a better seat. After all, we all paid for the seats. Some with cash, some with loyalty (frequent flying).

    I am least inclined if swaps were requested so that two adults can be seated next to each other. There are always exceptions though :)
     
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    I had to "google" Mr. Greenberg, as I don't watch broadcast media anymore than necessary. Yes the bit was funny, I just wasn't looking at it that way. I think that if the parent pinched the kid or packed their favorite toy away gets a better response when asking to change seats.
     
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    Should not this be called, "Why you should not buy Premium "ECONOMY" Seats. Nothing about buying First of Business class seats, which is what I call Premium. And we always book early enough, and know how to select seats together when needed.
     
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    Mr Greenberg is "the most recognized travel journalist" or something like that.

    Never heard of him.

    Like @Mapsmith and most everyone here, we know how to select seating.
     
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    Try a different browser, it should load..,

    Bring a surgeon mask with you, and the seat next to you will be the last one anyone will want.

    Funny thing they never even look your way, the second time...

    Great for WN seat saving..,
     
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    I suspect that the link provided at the OP had more to do with WN seating than any other airline.
     
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    You are to be applauded, as that is very altruistic! The truth be told, it is likely exceedingly difficult for a family of four not seated/ticketed together to get 4 seats together anywhere on the plane after boarding - obviously in coach seating.
     
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    I would agree, but WN has no First Class.

    My last WN flight 16 parents boarded, with their children after A-15, to their credit they did head for the back if the plane,

    I will bet many other in that same line paid for EB. It was a full flight, and I did not see any ice cream..,

    Southwest is not a bad airline to fly, as long as it is direct, I will take it, as a time saver..
     

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