I recently flew Southwest for my very first time. I had always flown AirTran, which I loved. But since AirTran no longer exists, my last airline that I used was Delta, which had a lot of delays. I swore to myself I would never fly Southwest, because to be perfectly honest I didn't know if it was a safe airline to fly because of bits and pieces I would hear in the news every once in awhile. But because I did not want to deal with delays again with Delta I stepped out on a limb ,took a chance and bought my first Southwest airline ticket. This was in February. Then the accident happened with Jennifer. I was so terrified to Fly Southwest I was willing to Forfeit my ticket. I flew Southwest in spite my fear. Right off the bat, a stewardess sensedy fear I think. She was comforting. Every single stewardess and steward was kind and professional. Southwest does not seem to suffer from ageism as there were older stewards and stewardesses. That impressed me. I also gathered from my round trip experience that the pilots are ace. My only complaint is that flights kept getting rescheduled. From my daughter's driveway in Florida to my driveway in Michigan, it took 22 hrs for me to get home. Because of rescheduling, I did not get to Chicago in time to make my connecting flight to Grand Rapids. I had to spend the night at Midway, watching the welders and construction crew work on the remodel project. I was put on another flight leaving the next morning. As I sat at the gate waiting to board, I watched one Southwest jet after another take off, what seemed like every 5-10i minutes. Many planes in the air at the same time. Maybe there is a price to pay for profit.
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