We all are aware of Southwest Airlines’ boarding policy. They offering open seating, which means you had better hope that you get an A or B boarding group number if you want to avoid the dreaded middle seat on one of their flights!
It looks like this problem affects us all – even if we are a 9-time NFL Pro Bowl star safety! John Lynch is one of the best NFL safeties of all time, but the MMQB reported that he was recently stuck in the middle seat because he was in the C boarding group on a Southwest flight.
Lynch was departing from Denver International Airport this past Thursday and ran into famed NFL reporter Peter King. According to King, Lynch was trying to catch his son in a football scrimmage in San Diego before returning to Denver to cover the Denver Bronco’s preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Saturday. Lynch, who must not have purchased Early Bird Check-In and did not check in at exactly 24 hours prior to departure, was stuck in the C-30 range. A lucky fan got to sit in front of Lynch and snapped the picture, which was shared by the MMQB.
Now John Lynch would have been a middle seat companion I would not have minded sitting next to for the roughly 2 hour 15 minute flight!