Allowing bags to fly free is just common sense. Bags are loaded into cargo space that's designed for the purpose of carrying luggage. First, it's not like the luggage would fly without the passengers... That's what FedEx and UPS are for. Second, I would think that this would help lower the number of carry-on bags that are dragged onto the plane but are too large for overhead compartments. It's unfortunate that other airlines charge their customers for their basic necessities. The practice of charging for bags won't stop me from traveling, but it has dicouraged me from booking with other airlines. Good job, Southwest!
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