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Southwest Airlines Introduces $40 Fee To Let You Pay For The Honor Of Early Boarding

Times used to be, flying on Southwest Airlines felt kind of like a democracy. Everyone who bought a ticket was treated equally and boarding was determined by your assigned spot in the line. But slowly the airline seems to be turning toward the kind of model that’s still sorta democratic but with a cash-tinged hue, like with its new $40 fee that guarantees passengers a prime spot in the boarding line. [More]