I am very upset with my all time favorite airline SWA. I have been flying with your airline from the time you spoke our name into a little hand held recorder when boarding. I am retired and live in Southern CA. My grandkids(3 of them) live in No. CA and I fly them down for a vist twice a year each. They are ages 8, 10 and 11 and have been flying on SWA since they were 5, unaccompanied. They are great flyers and I am always complimented at their excellent behaviour when I pick them up. I went to schedule a flight for the 8 yr old and discovered a $100 roundtrip fee for unaccompanied minor payable at time of purchase. I was able to handle the $50 last year as I could spread the payments out, i.e. flight, then trip, and finally trip home. So, for the 50 minute flight I am now paying $238 x 6 instead of $138 x 6. If you really think about it, most of the situations of unaccompanied minors are similar to mine. On a couple of occasions my grandkids have run into other children who make this flight weekly or bi-weekly as parents are divorced and live in different parts of the state. So...in my opinion this is definitely discrimination. Are you next going to charge for wheelchair assists getting on and off the plane, if not you should be. Come on, make changes. If the flight is under an hour or so maybe $25, if over that maybe $50. Let's rethink this. Or another thought let's charge for the people who come on with everything but the kitchen sink and slow dow boarding etc.
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