Air Travel Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 Consolidators for Biz Class Seats
  2. 2 "Bait and Switch" and KLM
  3. 3 Aiports in Paris
  4. 4 Questions about reclaiming FF miles
  5. 5 Transfer between Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 at LHR
  6. 6 Last minute required change cost us $4,000
  7. 7 Same ticket, Rome to JFK via Alitalia then Delta, baggage?
  8. 8 Website to indicate number of seats sold?
  9. 9 Laguardia hassle?
  10. 10 Parking at JFK
  11. 11 Help with Delta terminal in Atlanta
  12. 12 Sky Airlines - buying tickets from USA over internet!
  13. 13
  14. 14 Can I clear customs and make my connections at YYZ and BOS?
  15. 15 Flying Tokyo-YYZ in economy- direct or break it up in YVR?
  16. 16 Flying from Tokyo (NRT or HND) to San Francisco (SFO or SJC). Options?
  17. 17 Is Bravofly A Scam?
  18. 18 Getting wedding clothes from here to there
  19. 19 Transit Visa in Heathrow Terminal 5
  20. 20 Frankfurt connections Lufthansa to United
  21. 21 Frustrated w/ 1 qt bag limit
  22. 22 SEA to Gran Canaria on Separate Tickets
  23. 23 PHL-CDG airline change with checked bags (less than 2 hrs) HELP!!!
  24. 24 Arr Stansted; Dep LHR, one night in London: where?
  25. 25 Changing Dates on United FF award tix
View next 25 » Back to the top

Kudos to Southwest (again) for great holiday flights

Jump to last reply

I recently flew from PDX to PHL and back for the holidays, returning Dec 25, on Southwest. While it helped greatly that my travel days turned out to be delay-free (unlike a few bad weather days before or after), I still think Southwest did a great job at a busy time for every airline.

I was flying on a Rapid Rewards ticket - Dec 25 was the only day I could return home but that worked out fine since I could fly out of PHL later in the day. The first outbound from PDX flight I could get had two stops with a change in Vegas, but I was able to change this to a one-stop in Chicago/Midway. Then I changed it again to a later flight with one change/stop in Phoenix due to weather, the day before departure. Since Southwest doesn't charge change fees, I made all of these changes for free.

And of course, Southwest still charges no bag fees (for 1st two bags), no fees for sodas (like USAir), and as noted no change fees. Using my Frequent Flyer ticket at Christmastime for a whopping total $5 fee was sweet indeed!

As usual, the flight attendants on all my flights were friendly and helpful. I encountered one gate agent who was a little grumpy, and I was disappointed that due to a glitch on their website I lost my boarding card position while trying to change a flight (which their website was unable to do - but I went from A20 to B41 - ouch!). Otherwise, everything was great. I had an aisle or window seat on every flight, and once I had an exit row aisle. I bought some snacks with me but never ate them because flight attendants came through all the time with drinks and as many snacks as I wanted.

Thank you Southwest Airlines!

20 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.