I must admit I am terribly disappointed in this new fee. I am a single mom and travel with my 11 year old daughter. With the economy the way it is, pennies are very tight, but we've always managed to get a good deal with Southwest. I feel a little cheated now. I am always afraid of us getting seperated, so I was always at the PC exactly 24 hours ahead. Lately I have been getting "B" passes because the flights are always full. Now with this new system, I feel forced to pay the extra $40 round trip, or risk being in the "C" section. While 11 isn't a small child, I still don't like the idea of her having to sit between 2 strangers on a long flight.
Bad idea Southwest. I'd rather you increase every fare by $1-2 to improve your revenue flows, than to play seat roulette with this new fee.
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