According to our friends at blackmediascoop.com, Southwest Airlines doesn’t charge customers to change their flight plans after buying a ticket. But soon they’ll pay a fee for not canceling a ticket before the flight.
Right now, Southwest lets passengers who don’t use their ticket apply the price toward a new ticket. The company also says that fees on early check-in and oversized bags are going up. Southwest brags that it doesn’t charge ticket-change fees, and it lets customers apply the price of an unused ticket to a later trip.
Southwest’s AirTran Airways subsidiary will raise its fees for checking bags to $25 for the first bag, up from $20, and to $35 for the second, up from $25. Southwest has promised to end AirTran’s bag fees when it folds AirTran into the Southwest fleet over the next few years.
What do you think about that?