Just thought I would post an experience that we had leaving Vegas on our recent trip home, which very much seemed out of line ... and unfair to the rest of the regular airplane boarders. While my wife and I (upper 60's) are usually healthy and fully ambulatory, and typically pay for the SWA - Early Bird boarding, this trip home was very different. In the middle of our week in Vegas, my wife wrenched her knee to the point that she could not walk. I rented a wheelchair at the Cal for our last three days, and also got a wheelchair for her at McCarran, when I dropped her off at the curbside Sky-Cap, so I could return the rental car. The SWA curbside people were absolutely wonderful in getting her into a wheelchair, checking us in with boarding passes, and taking care of our luggage. And when I wheeled my wife to the gate area, they gave my wife the "blue sleeve" for her boarding pass, so we could do the "priority boarding". There were also three other people in wheelchairs, along with their spouses, waiting for the boarding to begin ... and then I noticed six other people standing to our outer left, sort of like they were waiting for the A-B-C line-ups to be called. Soon, the SWA gate person went through the usual pre-boarding announements, and expalined how the priority-assisted boarding would begin first. But then, very strangely, the gate person announced to us that if any of the priority boarders were able to walk down the gang-way, they would start with them, and have SWA personnell assist the others. With that announcement, the six people standing to our left immediately hustled to the front, presented their boarding passes, and very easily proceeded down the gang-way. THEN ... the other three wheelchair people stood up out of their wheelchairs, and with their spouses, walked right up, presented their passes, and all walked down the gang-way. And then ... last but not least ... the SWA helper came to wheel my wife down, and then I helped hold her up, as we slowly made our way to a pair of empy seats. We were not expecting any special favors, other than just taking our turn, with our wheelchair situation ... but watching those other 12 people all pop up to the front, and then comfortably walk down the gang-way on their own was disgusting. I also wondered later what the other people in the waiting area thought, watching that blatant exhibition.