I am so happy Southwest is going to be going to Milwaukee I am actually choked up about it.
You see my ex-wife and I have a 14-year-old daughter and unfortunately for my daughter, we were divorced by the time she was 6. My ex lived in San Diego, but I had to move to Tucson for a job after the dot com bust of 2001. I was able to see my daughter every other weekend, holidays and summers in no small part due to Southwest. No one could have taken better care of my daughter than the people at Southwest did on those flights for 4 years.
By the time I was moving back to California, my ex had remarried and was moving back to Wisconsin where she was originally from. I have spent the last 4 years juggling flights from various airlines with awful service and having to pay a $50 service fee each way on top of inflated ticket prices for my daughter to be ignored for the whole flight. Not being wealthy, needless to say this has taken a toll on me not only financially, but has limited the amount I've gotten to see my daughter for the past few years.
With Southwest now departing from Mitchell Field, I should be able to get back to once again seeing my daughter on a much more regular basis.
To the good people at Southwest, nothing means more to me than that.
All the thanks in the world, and I mean that quite literally,
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