A single operating certificate approval by the FAA is only for regulatory purposes. The FAA agrees with the "plan" that WN
have in presented to show they will be able to combine operations safely. It unfortunately doesn't cover items like bag fees. Those are policy and not regulatory.
While it is unscrupulous for WN
to tout no bags fees when they readily charge fees for FL
flights it doesn't come under FAA control. The best gesture WN
could make would be to turn the fees off for FL
I don't see that happening. With the WN
cost on the rise they need the ancillary revenue the bag fees generate on the FL