Why is everybody Nuts about Southwest? Southwest IS NOT a discount carrier. (Unless you are flying between DFW and SAT or IAH) Check it out. Next time you search for a ticket, search Southwest, then search Travelocity, Orbitz, etc., and you'll find that 80% of the time another major airline beats Southwest fares! Don't believe me? Try it. Southwest has become the Wal-Mart of the airline industry. Because you can't see their fares side by side with other airline fares, people go to Southwest.com and see what they think is a good fare and buy it...because it's Southwest, it must be the best fare, right? Wrong! You can save hundreds of dollars just by simply taking the time to search not only Southwest, but also Orbitz, Travelocity, etc. Southwest is a great airline, if you want to fight for a seat and don't mind paying more for that seat than on other major airlines. It's just a marketing gimmick...don't forget to add about $50 in taxes and fees to the "one-way" fare Southwest advertises! Whenever I fly, which is very often, I check the Southwest.com fare and compare it to the fares of the other airlines in Travelocity, Orbitz, etc., and most of the time Southwest is NOT THE CHEAPEST!
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