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Couple flying Southwest divides opinion by blocking row of seats while searching for ‘right’ passenger

Couple flying Southwest divides opinion by blocking row of seats while searching for ‘right’ passenger

A video of a couple blocking seats on a Southwest Airlines flight while looking for the “perfect person” to sit next to them caused controversy on the internet.

Despite the cancellations, Southwest’s seating strategy can cause additional havoc when passengers board the aircraft from Dallas. Southwest planes have a “open seating” policy, meaning there are no assigned seats, according to the airline website. Instead, passengers are given a boarding group—A, B, or C—as well as a position—one to 60—that determines when they board the aircraft.

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A video shared by Instagram user Jeff Martin (@jjmartin.stf) has now gone viral, demonstrating how one couple claimed two seats while looking for the “perfect person” to occupy the third. The video shows Martin’s wife sitting two seats across from him on the aisle seat, as she combed through passengers boarding the Southwest flight in search of a seat.

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A flight on Southwest. I added over the footage, “We took the aisle and window until we located the proper person. The woman turns to her husband and gestures at a younger man wearing headphones as he approaches their row of seats. He agrees when she taps him on the shoulder and asks him if he’d want to sit in their row.

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Despite the fact that Martin labelled the video “Southwest Airlines etiquette,” many viewers didn’t seem to support the couple’s choice of sitting.

The person questioned , “What does ‘right’ mean?,” and a third responded, “Childish behaviour.”

Another person remarked, “I don’t find it surprising that individuals do things like this. “

While others promised to follow the pair’s example on their subsequent flights, others praised the couple for their Southwest etiquette.

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Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.

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Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

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The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.

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