LUV Adds $10 Charge To Board Sooner

CaptJax

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Southwest adds charge to board sooner

(09-02) 05:15 PDT DALLAS, (AP) --

Southwest Airlines is starting to charge some customers to be able to board aircraft sooner.

The Dallas-based discount carrier said Wednesday that for an extra $10 each way Southwest passengers can automatically reserve a boarding position prior to general check-in. That would allow those customers to begin boarding the plane after certain elite fliers, who don't have to pay add-on fees for early boarding privileges.

Unlike other carriers, Southwest does not offer assigned seating.

The new offering, which can be purchased up to 25 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the customer's flight, was available for purchase starting Wednesday for travel beginning Thursday.
 

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I thought that was called Business select ???
 

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I thought that was called Business select ???
Business select cost $15 more than the the full fare ticket. Maybe you can pay $10 more than the "wanna get away" price and board right after the business select. For example, you can buy a wanna get away ticket from LAX to PHX next month for $49, but a business select ticket costs $172. Maybe this new program will allow you to pay $59 to board sooner.
 

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A1-A15 have been noticeably empty. presumably this is a way to cut in line without getting the other BS things (free drink, extra rapid reward credits)
 

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................Just another legacy with "added fees."
 

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It's only a matter of time before Southwest adds baggage fees.... seriously
 

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I hope so. We're leaving millions on the table every quarter without a noticable increase in yield or demand.

Gup
 

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Will there be some cute ad campaign that makes fun of the fact that SWA made fun of the other airlines for adding fees and such, and now they have joined them?
 

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Climb2slow or react to soon however you want it here's your word for the day.

Jealousy is an emotion and typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something .
 

climb2slow

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How about a word for you...IRONY. you can look it up yourself.


Anyhow...it was a joke...but apparently your culture of LUV doesn't lend itself to much humor.
 
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From the looks of your avatar, I'd like to introduce the words motor boat.
 

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What will they do with all of the "no fee zone" squares around the ticket counters??
 

koko nw

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How about a word for you...IRONY. you can look it up yourself.


Anyhow...it was a joke...but apparently your culture of LUV doesn't lend itself to much humor.
Those who jump off cliff surely will come to a quick conclusion:

Chomp on that for a while, I work for the other competitor at DIA in the B concourse. And Yes I'm jealous, wish we could kidnap Gary and bring him over to the dark side but alas that's never gonna happen.

Cheers and good luck over there at F9, really...Been there done that with BK and the day to day angst over your future.

Regards
 

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I apologize for my false assumption about your employer. Anyhow though, I think the events of the past week have proved to some of us at F9 why some at SWA were as eager to get us, and then quick to bash us after the deal went south. Cutting routes, adding fees...both signs that they are in fact not immune to the forces of economics. What is next? Furloughs? Paycuts? For their sake, I hope not. But I am glad that I am not in the bottom 600 at SWA as i would have been had the deal gone down.
 

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I hope not. But I am glad that I am not in the bottom 600 at SWA as i would have been had the deal gone down.
I am sorry you feel that way. Many others I am sure would have taken job security over their whole careers, looked at projected earnings and 401K contributions, perhaps even looked at the flexibility of working for a bigger airline would have provided.

Many pilots make decisions to work for a company that provides what SWA and others do. Good luck not being at the bottom of a company like SWA and reaching your career expectations at the new F9.
 

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I'd easily pay $20 more for ASSIGNED SEATING.... Go tell your CEO.
 

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I'd easily pay $20 more for ASSIGNED SEATING.... Go tell your CEO.
Just tell the A flight attendant you want and assigned seat. She will assign you one. For free.
 

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Climb2slow or react to soon however you want it here's your word for the day.

Jealousy is an emotion and typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something .

Hyprocrisy is "a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one
does not; esp: the false assumption of an appearance of virtue "

NO FEE ZONE, but we are the only airline to charge you a fee for cutting in line.
 
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