Our family flys Southwest almost exclusively. We love the non-stop routes, customer service, airline attendants, and baggage policy. So it was with much excitement to see Airtran and Southwest merge. The problem is that Southwest is taking away so many of Airtran's routes, specifically, we were looking forward to the Sarasota service. We hear that Southwest has already announced they are pulling from the airport without giving the airport a chance to bid to keep them. It is really going to hurt the people serving that area and travelers like us who must still fly into Tampa and combat traffic for 2 hours until we reach our destination.
While it is great to see the certificate, make it mean something by providing the services.
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