I have been a pretty loyal SW flier for many years. I love the friendly attitude of all of the staff members both on the ground and especially in the air. I also love that SW did not begin to charge baggage fees when the other airlines jumped at the chance to get greedy. I moved to Virginia a few years back but continued to fly SW back and forth to Denver. When I was looking to buy tickets for my daughter yesterday I realized that I have not flown on SW in almost 18 months. I realized that I am not even checking SW prices anymore because even with baggage fees, the other airlines are beating SW fares hands down. Yesterday and I paid $480 RT from SLC to the east coast and SW was well over $600 to fly on the same days. I miss SW but am not loyal enough to pay the higher fares.
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