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Suddenly Frugal Seal of Approval: Southwest Airlines

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Suddenly Frugal Seal of Approval: Southwest Airlines
Thursday, October 9, 2008

As many of you know, from my blog postings and Twitter updates, late last week my mother was admitted to the hospital. That meant that in less than 24 hours from her initial emergency, I needed to get myself from Pennsylvania to Maine--and believe me, I was in no shape to make the eight-hour drive. Really, the only rational thing to do was to fly, so on Thursday I spend most of the afternoon trying to work that out....

...It didn't take me too long to realize that my best bet was going to be turning to Southwest Airlines, one of my favorite airlines of all time--and where I should have gone in the first place. (Whenever I travel for business, I tell people to book me on Southwest first.) Yup, Southwest came through for me and in a way that didn't put a huge dent in my pocketbook. I was able to book one of their Business Select seats on a flight leaving first-thing Friday morning for $138. Yes, you read that right, one hundred and thirty eight dollars--and that's including all taxes.

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