Jumping on the bandwaggon late here....
I, too, refuse to fly WN
at any time. Even though they have lots of PDX
non-stops, which I fly alot, I'll fly Alaska over them any day. Even tos pend a few bucks more. I'll also fly UA
, since I can take BART back to the east bay now. Or...Just rent a Cessna 182 and fly the thing myself. I get SICK of WN
's F/A's stupid jokes and games. I get sick of the fact that if you are crazy enough to fly WN
coast to coast, if your lucky enough to get one of the few non-stops, you don't get anything to eat. I also hate the fact that WN
claims they can't assign seats because that system is too costly to maintain. That's bull. AS
, and UA
flies the same routes, or better foutes at the same price, or cheaper. And I can get an assigned seat on them. And...if for some reason I'm transfering to a different airline during my journey, they'll even transfer my bags for me! WN
won't accept, or transfer bags to other airlines, and to me that is a HUGE inconvinience to a traveler who is trying to go cheap. WN
may be one of the only airlines to service their home airport, so they have to fly WN
from point A to point B, and then transfer to point C.
The best example I have of this. I was checking a passenger in, and they were flying with us from the downline airport to a major airport, then they bought a ticket on WN
. She wanted to check her bags out to SLC
, and I reminded her that she'd have to leave the secure area, go to baggage claim, get her bag, and get in line at the WN
ticket counter to re-check her bag....in 45 minutes. She was NOT happy, and started blaming us. Then I told her it was WN
's policy, not ours...and she sorta calmed down.
's frequen flyer program is the biggest joke though. The average traveler is not going to fly that many round trips a year, to earn that free trip. I tried once....and fell way short. And, as stated here, the business traveler gets sick of WN
. But the business traveler is the only person that would fly WN
enough to earn a free trip. Seems like WN
has that little game figured out well. Maybe that's another stupid trick they pull to cut costs.
Just my two cents.