You are now free to roam about the country...

Not exactly tech news, but as I've traveled a bit lately I've grown fond of Southwest Airlines. They have unbelievably helpful employees and provide a consistent, pleasant travel experience.

The only downside is they don't assign seats - just boarding groups, assigned in the order that you check in. Generally, to get a good seat, you need to arrive at the gate and stand or sit in line an hour or more before the plane boards.

Well, today Southwest announced they still won't assign seats - but boarding will now take place in number order in addition to the 3 boarding groups previously assigned. No more sitting on the floor!