Everyone loves an empty seat next to them. With Southwest’s open seat policy, any available seat is fair game. Consequently, a passenger hastily fashioned a makeshift mannequin to occupy the adjacent seat and dissuade anyone from sitting next to them.
Tiktok user muscadinebloodline8 shared a video of an enterprising Southwest Passenger using a fake dummy made of his hand, a hat, and a hoodie to make the seat next to him occupied.
He finally showed the camera his ingenious invention.
The video shows multiple people walk by as they assumed the seat was taken.
The video cuts short, so I don’t know if he ultimately succeeded in convincing everyone not to sit by him, but I give him an A+ for his effort.