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(OUTRAGEOUS) READ: Southwest Adds $10 Fee to Board Early…

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thehumansaredead.files.wordpress.com__southwest_airlines_logo-1(Newser Summary) – Southwest Airlines doesn’t assign seats, but now it will start charging for the privilege of finding the best one, the Dallas Morning News reports. For an extra $10, the new “EarlyBird Check-in” allows passengers to board first, or at least right after the Business Select and Rapid Rewards A-List customers.

Southwest is trying to build a customer base with its “no hidden fees” policy—it’s losing out on millions by not charging baggage fees, for example—and says it won’t charge a fee for a previously free service. As a result, it’s creating fees for new services—such as the EarlyBird Check-in and another that allows customers to carry a small pet in the passenger cabin.

Harry Kimball

Source: Dallas Morning News

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September 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm