This is a trip report in reverse. I left Boston, but since I did it via, Southwest, an airline that just recently began serving BOS, I thought I'd let my friends on FB know about it.
What a positive experience. Checking in online within minutes of the earliest check-in time put me in the "a" group for seating, which gave me a good selection of seats. They line you up just before boarding.
At first I was dubious. For the flight out, the plane was 10 minutes late getting to the gate (which, in fairness, isn't uncommon for any airline). Despite that, we got loaded up and out and it wasn't a significant delay at all.
The people who fly Southwest seem like a distinct crowd. They seem to like the system, love the airline, and move quickly. I've never seen such a big plane loaded and unloaded so quickly.
The great thing for me was that I was going BOS-BWI, which is usually a tiny commuter jet with no storage space. Their fat 737 had big seats and storage spaces. The staff was great, etc. I was very pleased.
Thought I'd share ...