Southwest Adds Another Freebie to Your In-Flight Experience!

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Southwest Adds Another Freebie to Your In-Flight Experience!

JasonSouthwest Adds Another Freebie to Your In-Flight Experience!Million Mile Secrets Team

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I like Southwest a lot, if for no other reason than they have the courage to not follow the crowd.  Every other airline is raising baggage fees, but Southwest still lets you bring two checked bags for free!

And when it comes to miles & points, you can’t beat the Southwest Companion Pass, which will get you nearly 2 for 1 flights for up to 2 years!

The one knock on Southwest is the lack of amenities, there are no Business Class seats or fancy meals.  And the in-flight entertainment options are limited.  But things are getting better!  Southwest has announced that in-flight movies will now be free (previously $5) on all WiFi equipped planes!

Now We Can Only Hope That They’ll Have Forrest Gump Available for Viewing

Earlier this year Southwest added free in-flight messaging to go with their TV and music options.  And they also made a slight improvement to their already generous change policy.

The only negative change they made recently was switching to dynamic pricing for EarlyBird check-in.  It used to cost a flat $15 but now will cost between $15 to $25.  That said, you could avoid these fees with the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card because it comes with 4 upgraded boardings per year when available.

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So yesterday southwest announced the free movie on my flight but hadn’t updated the app to allow it. So much for that “freebie”