What I keep seeing people say is "the old program was so simple" or "this new program is so complicated".. go to newrapidrewards.com website and watch the video gallery.. that explains it all simply.. the new program isn't complicated, it's just different. If you're one of the upset people on here.. are you upset because you think Southwest is trying to trick you or something? Because from every angle I've looked at it, it makes sense. Yes those of us who would buy 8 roundtrips at like 100 or 120 dollars and then redeem for a 400 or 500 dollar roundtrip are going to lose that cool perk.. but it was nice while it lasted.. Southwest has to make money to stay in business and not leave us with those other airlines that clearly don't care... don't go running off to those airlines because you're unhappy with Southwest's new program.. you're not going to get anything better! The new program benefits Southwest AND us customers. Quit resisting the change, it's going to happen, and it's going to be GREAT!
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I just want to add that obviously Southwest will pay attention to people that have allergies to pets. If someone is allergic to a service animal then someone gets reaccomodated. The same will happen, i'm sure, if there is a passenger that states they have an allergy to any animal that may be flying with them. For those that are concerned about their allergy they can always call the 1800 number and ask how many pets are listed to fly on a particular flight.. of course that could change at any time but why not be prepared?
I just think it's crazy how concerned people are getting over this.. other carriers have transported pets in the cabin for years without the huge problems that people seem to think will happen now with southwest (dog fights, really? they will not be allowed out of their carriers!!) I just read on the tsa website (which for those that do not know, pertain to ALL airlines)..
This was in their Q&A:
"I have severe allergies to pet dander. How can I be sure that there is no pet dander on my flight?
You will still be exposed to pet dander on every flight, even without any pets in the passenger cabin. This is because most allergens are carried into the cabin on the clothes of other passengers."
If you say you will no longer fly Southwest because of the pets.. good luck finding another airline where you wont have pets in the cabin. So just say you wont fly at all.. because there is no other airline better than Southwest. Way to go Southwest, you make that money!
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Why be offended at a scantily dressed babe on a fuselage of an airplane? Just about every one of the 200,000 Americans shot down in the air war against the Nazi’s evil regime had one painted in magnificent open display. My own Grandfather was a tail gunner in a B25 in the Pacific, and the girl painted on his plane was named Sassy Sal. So whoever objects to women painted on airplanes needs to have their heads, not the mention their knowledge of American sacred war history, examined.
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