Extending travel funds for the pandemic is a good gesture but an incomplete one. The reason cancellations are occurring is not only that an airport might be restricted but that the accommodations/plans that were to occur during the trip are also canceled. To this end, I believe the early bird fees should also be included as a part of the cancellation, whether canceled by Southwest or the Passenger. People who are canceling are not doing so by choice, this is an inconvenience for most. Many people are trying to do the right thing as well and adhering to the stay-at-home philosophy to stop the spread of the infection. Keeping the early bird funds seems like just another slap in the face!
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