Adventures in Flight (2), 2008
Speaking of my stepfather, Joe and I plan to visit him in Arkansas later this summer. So, I checked flights on American Airlines and came up with the following:
2 adult round trip tickets from SNA to LIT: $1286.00
$25 bag fee each adult each way: 100.00
Plus, despite the fact that there were still plenty of seats available, only the middle seats on each flight were available without an extra "preferred seat" charge. If we wanted to avoid middle seats (and, with my long legs, I most certainly do) we'd have to pay an additional $80.
Adventures in Flight (6), 2008
I checked out Southwest:
2 adult round trip tickets from SNA to LIT: $686.40
bag fees: 00.00
"preferred seat" charge: 00.00
Adventures in Flight (7), 2008
So, we booked our flights on Southwest.
I think if I owned any American stock, I'd get rid of it right away. Their policies are not user friendly. And I'm curious... how much does American's CEO make?
Well... that is easy to find out! A quick google search found the following grid. And if you'd like to read more from the Consumer Traveler blog that provided it, click here: