I used to be nuts about SWA too - that is until they grew up and adopted the same "big airline" policies - such as
Rapid Rewards Awards are subject to seat availability restrictions. Rapid Reward Awards with Blackout dates are subject to holiday blackout periods during which they may not be used. Blackout dates for 2006 on this type of Award are January 1 and 2, March 12 and 19, May 26 and 29, November 21, 22, 26 and 27, and December 22, 26, 29, and 30. Blackout dates for 2007 on this type of Award are: January 2, 2007.
Reservations are required prior to arrival at the airport for use of Awards and must be made through southwest.com or the reservations phone number that appears on the Award notification. When making your reservation, please advise the Reservations Sales Agent that a Rapid Rewards Award will be used for travel. At the time of reservation, the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per roundtrip must be paid by credit card.
Rapid Rewards Awards with Blackout Dates are not subject to seat restrictions. In other words, the number of seats available for Award use on any flight on nonblackout dates will be limited only by the capacity of the aircraft.
Rapid Rewards Awards will be subject to capacity controls, meaning seats for travel on those Awards will be limited and not available on all flights. It may be particularly difficult to secure a seat during holiday travel periods such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day and other peak travel times. Please note: Any Rapid Awards with Blackout Dates that are reissued for any reason will be reissued as Rapid Rewards Awards and be subject to capacity control restrictions.
anyone understand this gobblygok?
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