When will Southwest ever fly to the United States Virgin Islands, St. Thomas? You have Jet Blue and Spirit flying there for some time along with the legacy carriers, so it must be profitable for them? Has there been any discussion as to regular service to STT?
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I flew Southwest last week from Reno via Las Vegas to Manchester, NH. I don't think I will fly Southwest again until there is
assigned seating. In the past, you were rewarded with arriving at the airport EARLY with an A boarding pass. The night before my flight
I logged on and was suprised to find I was issued a B pass on a 5 hour flight. Then on the way back, since we didnt have internet
service we went to the airport itself 20 hours prior to departure and again received a B pass for a 5.5 hour flight.
I find the line up to be very annoying as in order to get a good seat you need to stand in line a whole hour before boarding, while
instead I could be sitting down getting work done or even going to have a beer somewhere. Then you have the cutters who when
the line starts moving just blend in as no one ever knows which line is ever what. No thanks to that! I will spend the extra $20
to fly on a legacy carrier where I know I will be seated ahead of time and be able to sit next to my wife.
Some other annoyances of Southwest. On a five hour flight what is up with getting a dixie cup of soda or coffee twice on the entire
flight? Why can't there ever be a full can of coke or a full cup of coffee? The flight attendants mostly just sat in the back of the
plane and talked and talked instead of going around and seeing who wanted more to drink.
We flew over some great landmarks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Lake Powell) on the way to and from Vegas and the pilot never once
got on the intercom to point those out. I was pointing those out to fellow passengers and they asked why the pilot didnt? When
the pilot did speak he was so garbled no one ever cared!
When are the airlines ever going to get rid of reclining seats? There is nothing more annoying than the person in front of you
reclining all the way into your lap for a 5 hour flight! Nothing like having that tray table in your gut and knees in the back of the seat,
then we you move the guy in front of you always gets annoyed! Do us all a favor people, unless you have a kid behind you, make do
with NOT reclining!
The Fasten Seat Belt Sign - Does SWA always leave that light on whenever the flight attendants are actually serving drinks?
Seems like to me whenever you hit the tiniest of bumps that light comes on right when you have to go! Then it is usally another
hour it stays on even though there is any turbulance, and miraculously goes off when the flight attendants go the back for their
social hour and reading of magazines.
To me SWA is like any other airline these days, We are going to stick with the airlines that let you pick a seat and even give you
a movie or Direct TV for a 5 hour flight!
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