I appreciate the courtesy that Southwest and other airlines extend to the Military allowing us to board with the family group. However, being a Navy servicemember, I am compelled to point out that generally Navy Sailors do not travel in uniform. This is a long standing OPSEC requirement going back decades. In many airports you may see the USAF or USAR travelling in their cammies. This also happens to be their every day uniform. Who you don't see travelling in the comperable uniform is the Navy nor USMC. This is policy. So what is difficult to comprehend is why does being in uniform matter to Southwest? If a member has a valid Military ID, they should be able to enjoy the benefit. Period. I'd like to point out that less friendly or amusing airlines to do not require Military to be in uniform to utilize a boarding benefit. To Customer Service - Please reconsider the wording of the Military Boarding Policy. Does being in uniform really matter in offering the benefit?
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