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Open seating no more? Southwest CEO says airline is weighing cabin changes

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Southwest Airlines is considering making changes to its seating and boarding process in an effort to increase revenue. The airline, known for its open-seating system, is looking into initiatives to potentially abandon its single-class cabin model. The plans come after a disappointing first-quarter report. Unlike its competitors, such as Delta and United, which have experienced growth in premium seating sales, Southwest has focused on keeping its operation simple and user-friendly. No decisions have been made yet, but studies have revealed interesting results and the airline acknowledges that customer preferences evolve over time.