My daughter just traveled another airline to Puerto Rico...and had to pay an addition $50 for her bags to go both ways. She just traveled Jet Blue..and with them your lst checked bag with them is free...which works.
As for the comment above about the overstuffed carry on's and making security lines longer and tougher to get through..I TOTALLY AGREE! My son just traveled another airline and was going to attempt to 'carry on' his overstuffed 21' bag..and decided it wasn't worth the effort..and sadly, flying other airlines (hey it was business -- he had no choice) he paid the $20 bux for his bag to fly each way.
As to the comment above about "annoying" flight attendants, joking and having fun?? YIKES! What is WRONG with DEAN? First off, when I fly..i am a NERVOUS wreck. Having flight attendants and pilots who sing, laugh, and joke make me feel MUCH more at ease!!! Some flight attendants on other airlines make you feel like flying is all business, is a dangerous mode of transportation, so take them SERIOUSLY... and can in effect make ME feel very uneasy and very uncomfortable.
As for free bags..another point of interest: 5 years ago, we flew Southwest to a cruise destination in Florida. My son won a 5 ft stuffed dog at Universal Studios - FL who we stuck a luggage tag on and sent thru as 'baggage" to get him home...we were amused to watch from the windows as the luggage was loaded into our plane..to see the baggage handlers bouncing the dog up and down..pretending to bite each other and "bark" at each other. IT was a riot. Only wish I had a video camera and had captured that to share w/ Southwest. The stuffed doggie made it safely to Connecticut from FL and ...there was NO EXTRA CHARGE to add him to our luggage! :)
Ok, I've babbled too long. I love Southwest. Period. and I LOVE your new bag campaign ads!
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