Southwest Airlines is Number 7 in the “Top Ten Airlines”

Photo courtesy of Howard Hian

Our guest post comes from Howard Hian who was recently awarded a Gold Medal/First Place Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association’s annual international writing contest.  His prize winning story, Houseboating with My Pirate Pals, was in the Intergenerational Travel category.  In 2010 he also received a second place award in the Cancun International writers competition for his feature, Quintessential Quintana Roo. Hian was recently named as the San Diego Hotel Motel Association’s “Allied Member of the Year” for 2011 for his ongoing contributions to the city’s tourism industry through his travel writing.

Thinking Aloud –  Planning for a couples road trip that includes flying?

Give this some thought.

In the recent list of “top 10 airlines” for 2011, Southwest was #7.

It’s #1 in my book.  I love their business model; it’s customer friendly with no luggage fees, easy cancellation options with no charges for re-booking and terrific customer service both on the plane, on the phone and checking in.

BTW, in my world there are only two kinds of luggage: carry-on or lost.