Yes, I have enjoyed the good times while they lasted. The competition that began 24 hours prior to a flight to get an A Group was a great equalizer. The business traveller who must fly as cheaply as possible, has a chance of a good seat, no luxuries, but fun nontheless.
So, tell me - once you have enough people buying business fares to bump loyal customers out of the 'A' Group and into a position where other airlines can now compete on price for guaranteed seats, will Southwest stop growing so quickly? I flew more business related miles on Southwest this year than on any other airline, thanks for the free flights, drink coupons, and extra peanuts - next year may be different - time will tell. Oh and the promise of better boarding as a result of flying 16 round trips - well, there are only so many A Seats to go around!
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