Ok even after reading the article in BusinessWeek.com about how change may be bad for SWA, and reading the 70% negative comments on here I am still undecided. I happen to fall into that "Road Warrior" group where I might fly 4-5 flights a week. I was notified that I would be given "A" Group boarding from here out but that was not I was told when I called SWA. I haven't actually flown on SWA however since the changes but am anxious to see if its good or bad. I am also curious to see how this affects security lines, as now people are no longer flocking there early to hold their place in the A,B,or C line. I fly to L.A. at least 2 times a month, and it scares me to know that flying from BNA to LAX (4 hour flight) that I might have to be in the middle so often. Only time will tell if this is good or bad, I will say PRICES GOT HIGHER!!! That's all that matters, let people pay the high fairs for the good seats if that means keeping other fares cheaper. Let them have that $30 cocktail if it means keeping my personal travel cheaper. I will say, SWA is the best airline, they are so highly involved in the communities, businesses, and their customer's everyday lives. They truly are a company that cares and reaches out with its philanthropy. When is the last time someone saw a story or article on United Airlines doing anything but bickering, scratching, and clawing its way in and out of bankruptcy.
As for the post by TERRY, don't compare this change to a post WWII Germany or our American Liberties being stripped away. You sir are being a little dramatic there and we have the liberty to fly or choose. Be thankful we have an airlline that lets us afford to travel to see our friends, families, or affords us efficienes in our pursuit of capitalistic endeavors. Thanks to SWA, our famililes are closer, we can see our friends more often, and LUV is in the air.
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