Southwest Adds $40 Early Boarding Fee

Southwest Adds $40 Early Boarding Fee

There are 6 comments on the KRVN-AM Lexington story from Jan 22, 2013, titled Southwest Adds $40 Early Boarding Fee. In it, KRVN-AM Lexington reports that:

For an airline that proudly touts its bags- fly-free policy, Southwest Airlines is, like other carriers, finding ways to make more money through fees just the same.

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Since: Apr 08

Tulsa, OK

#1 Jan 22, 2013
REALLY!

Isn't this the extra No Fees airline?

Boy times have changed in a hurry.
Not you

Plano, TX

#2 Jan 24, 2013
tulaaretired wrote:
REALLY!
Isn't this the extra No Fees airline?
Boy times have changed in a hurry.
BIG difference though, all their fees are for extras, not for something so simple as checking a bag or picking a seat.

Since: Jun 08

Tulsa OK. & Lugano Switzerland

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Not you wrote:
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BIG difference though, all their fees are for extras, not for something so simple as checking a bag or picking a seat.
If you are rationalizing it their plan is working..
Things are getting expensive for them.
blastoff

Annapolis, MD

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Not you wrote:
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BIG difference though, all their fees are for extras, not for something so simple as checking a bag or picking a seat.
I just watched a CNBC interview with Gary Kelly and there's a very real possibility (he said, "never say never) that SW may very well start charging for bags. Very smart painting all the airplanes with "bags fly free stuff"...and then they may start charging. Wow...
mdw rat

United States

#5 Jan 27, 2013
$$ for bags is coming you can book that. Kelly keeps adding VP's and managers system wide he needs the bucks, outsourcing other jobs is also coming. Within 5 yrs SWA will file for bankruptcy-just to get cost in line.
Angry white united pilot

Denver, CO

#6 Jan 27, 2013
Are the coloreds eligible to for this early loading.

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