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Southwest Airlines is a favorite among family travelers. We have not flown with them yet. So, we asked Margie of DQ Travel to share her family’s experience flying Southwest Airlines during their recent trip from Fort Lauderdale to Baltimore.
Margie talks about why she thinks this airline is a great choice for families who want to travel more without spending too much.
Gofamgo: Can you start off by telling us about yourself and your family?
Margie of DQ Family Travel: My name is Margie. I am a teacher turned family travel blogger. Since I got married 12 years ago, my husband introduced me to the joys of traveling. I started DQ Family Travel to write about our adventures. With our two kids, we have traveled around the country and our goal is visiting all 50 states before they graduate high school.
G: Tell us about your trip with Southwest Airlines.
M of DQ: My family flew into Baltimore and then headed on a road trip around the Northeast. We visited 11 states in 11 days. Among the things we did: Gettysburg, Hershey Park, Niagara Falls, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Rochester Museum of Play, hiking in Acadia National Park, and city exploration of Philadelphia, Boston and NYC.
G: What made you choose Southwest Airlines?
G: How did you pay for this trip?
M of DQ: Our family usually travels somewhere “big” in the summer, so I try to save points for that trip. I make all my purchases on my travel credit card, accumulate the points, and transfer it over to Southwest Rapid Rewards. If we don’t have enough points for all of us, we still get a big discount through our points.
G: What else did you like about Southwest Airlines?
M of DQ: Their rates are very reasonable and affordable with having no bag fees and no change fees. The customer service personnel are extremely helpful. Their flight crews are pleasant and they are rarely late.
We also like how convenient it was to book tickets for our family and get seats together. If you have younger kids, you can also board earlier through their family boarding process.
G: Do you have any tips for flying with kids you would want to share?
M of DQ: My best tip is to organize your luggage with packing in a way everything is easy to find and each person knows where their items are.