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Re: airport security
> Without actually agreeing with the FAA, the reason you can't have a name
> other than your own on your ticket, as well as why you are required to
> be in your assigned seat on take-off and landing is because if there is
> a plane crash, they need to be able to identify an otherwise difficult
> to identify body. This does have some relevance to airport security if
> a plane is blown up.
I do not believe that this is true.
Southwest Airlines has "open seating" on all of their flights, where you
board and then sit in any seat that you choose. (IMHO, an annoying policy)
When a flight is (close to) full, and the flight is running late, many
flight attendants will instruct the last few passengers to "sit in any open
seat". I have seen this on Reno Air, American, and United.
Warning: Objects in calendar are closer than they appear.