It’s events like this that make me think about swearing off the “legacy” airlines and flying Southwest. I just dropped $300 dollars to change a flight for Mrs MJ on Travel and I from 6am on a Monday, to 6am on the Friday before. At least there was only a small change in the fare. I buy a little bit of the argument that my holding the inventory that I’m now not going to use has cost the airline the opportunity to sell the seats I previously occupied. Seriously, I get it. But it’s not like the flight I’m changing is tomorrow, it’s almost 50 days from now. Somehow, a graduated fee system which starts at lets say $25 dollars and rises up to $150 dollars as you move closer to the flight seems more fair. Or perhaps $25 dollars up to 30 days prior to departure, and $150 dollars thereafter. Anything but the fleecing that I just took. In truth, the $150 dollar change fee per person is almost the same price as the fare we originally paid. Somehow, that just doesn’t seem cool. Yes, I sometimes think about swearing this game off and just flying Southwest. Then I remember flying premium class internationally for miles, whether in the past, or planned for next year, and come to my senses. But still…..
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