Southwest Airlines Reaffirms Its Two-Item Free Baggage Allowance

Today's New York Times story on American Airlines' plan to charge for all checked luggage included a reference to Southwest Airlines that said, "Other major American airlines, including Southwest Airlines, said Wednesday that they were considering matching the fee." That is not true. The next line quotes a Southwest spokesperson saying, "We're doing everything we can do to boost revenue, but it's not our goal to nickel and dime our customers." That is true. We want to assure you that Southwest Airlines still allows you to check up to two free bags when you travel with us, and has no plans to change that. You can still count on Southwest Airlines to provide high quality air travel at a low fare, without a lot of extra fees. We look forward to seeing you onboard very soon. (And bring your luggage!)

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