Sorry, no sympathy on this one. It’s just not cool to demand that another passenger give up an airline seat, even if you’re royalty. You get your throne. I get my aisle seat.
I used to really hate Southwest’s open seating policy, but over the years I’ve come to appreciate the rough democracy of it. First-come, first served, all in one class. Very American.
So why go changing it now that I’ve gotten used to it?