My company has exclusively scheduled our travel plans to Southwest destination cities in the past in order to achieve awards tickets faster -- even flying into cities in which we would have a lengthy drive or enduring long layovers; however, this will no longer be a factor when we schedule our travel. We're business travelers, but we don't travel on the elitist all-expenses-paid accounts to which Southwest now seems to be catering. What was the renegade airline will become just another airline tomorrow. How unfortunate.
Allowing those who pay higher fares to take precedence over other passengers in the A line belittles those passengers who cannot afford to pay more. It's disheartening to see Southwest take a step back under the guise of progression.
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