WOW!! Hard to believe their are so many complaints about this. If you want to pay it pay it, if you don't then don't!! For those of you saying you will no longer fly southwest, go ahead and pay another $300-$400 for a ticket on another carrier and then pay $50 to check your 2 bags, and another $15 to get a isle seat, oh yeah and enjoy your 4 hour layover in Atlanta I hear it is a great city!!
You are on the plane such a short time does it really matter where you sit?? If it does, pay 3x's the price fly on of the LEGACY carriers and keep your fingers crossed that they do not go out of business (like Aloha, Midwest, ATA ect) before your trip rolls around!!
And to the guy that said only seven travelers to a flight means Southwest breaks even, you are way off!! Just fueling a Jet of that size for an hour flight is thousands of dollars, then there is the cost to pay all of the ground crew that load your free bags, the counter folks that check in your free bags, the Pilot and flight attns, the $40 millon airplane, upkeep for the plane, the It folks that keep the system up and running so you can book and check in on line, I could go on and on!!! I have heard it is more like breaking even when he plane is 75 0/0 full that would be 102 people to break even!! I bet off season not many planes have 102 folks o them!!
I will be more than happy to pay the $20- rather than another several hundred on the other about to go bankrupt carriers!! Thanks Southwest for keeping it cheap!!!
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