Air Travel Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 http://www.nutritionofhealth.com/viatropin-viarexin-review/
  2. 2 Getting a ride to Toronto Airport. Driver must have passport?
  3. 3 Dreamliner and altitude sickness
  4. 4 Houston Airport - United Airlines
  5. 5 Domestic/International Connection SFO
  6. 6 Business class discounted brokers. Fly with class.com
  7. 7 Cheapest method to transfer from Dulles to Reagan Airport?
  8. 8 Exchanging seats with a basketball player
  9. 9 Security lines at IAD
  10. 10 CDG transit time
  11. 11 Ryanair
  12. 12 Anyone familiar with clearme.com?
  13. 13 Transfer time to flight to US, LHR Term 3
  14. 14 Transit time at JFK from T4 to T1
  15. 15 A horror story about Justfly
  16. 16 How does luggage go to the wrong place?
  17. 17 restaurants at the Albuquerque sunport
  18. 18 small claims court for travel website (orbitz)
  19. 19 Tipping Flight Attendants??? Is this the new norm?
  20. 20 Soutwest Airlines Terms
  21. 21 Day of the week for the best price
  22. 22 Slightly Damaged Passport
  23. 23 LAX T4 and Bradley Int'l connector
  24. 24 how long to allocate for TSA in Dallas
  25. 25 Trip Report Flight review – American Airlines Los Angeles to Sydney – Business Class
View next 25 » Back to the top

Southwest "Honors" the Military

Jump to last reply

Last week I had a flight on Southwest who I usually prefer since they seem to be on time and responsive to customers.

Unfortunately, after my latest experience I will likely avoid them if possible. Southwest has implemented a policy to give preference to customers in the military. If you are an active duty military member you get preferential early boarding and are also the first to disembark.

It makes no difference to Southwest if they are late and if you miss your connection, as long as you give preference to the military to disembark.

Obviously, if you object to treating all customers equally this means you are unpatriotic. If they wish to honor the military, why not offer a discount or free drinks? Or if they don't want to actually give them something of value, why not offer them early boarding?

I speak from experience, Following is the response from SWA

We appreciate your patience and allowing us the opportunity to honor our Military.

Sincerely,

Deborah, Southwest Airlines

21 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement