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Southwest Airlines Co. Message Board

  • jeepcreep111 jeepcreep111 Jan 22, 2013 12:04 PM Flag

    Dagwood Bumstead, I mean Gary Kelly is a Nincompoop

    $40 to board a plane first ??? Just fly a real airline and get an assigned seat . I like the idea of generating more revenue but this idiot has gone after small source streams.....change fees, no-show fees, and now $40 to board first. ( Heck, I've been paying $10 to board first for years...but I wont pay $40 ) ..........Hey Dagwood, How about charging EVERYBODY a $5/ bag fee. The marketing would be " WE ONLY CHARGE A FRACTION OF WHAT OTHER LINES CHARGE. The effect on the bottom line would be absolutely gargantuan. In 2011 Southwest had net profit of $750 million while flying more than 100 million passengers. Assuming each passenger had one bag, the fee would have generated $500 million more ( 66% increase ) to the bottom line. OMG, what if $10/bag was charged, still less than half what others are charging ????? This would be a much larger and more reliable income stream than the small pockets Kelly is going after. Oh Well...at least this idiot is trying !!! BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONDIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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