Flight from Raleigh to Las Vegas
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- 1 stop in Phoenix, Arizona
- Date of Flight:
- May 2010
- Seat Class:
I have flown just about every major airline in the US and some of the minor ones, and Southwest is by far the best. The booking process on their website is straightforward. You have to book on their website, however, which keeps their fares low. If you look later and find a cheaper Southwest flight and want to change to it, you can change with no change fees or penalties. If your ticket was nonrefundable, they will give you the difference as a credit for a future flight.
Online check-in for the flight is available 24 hours in advance. You will receive your boarding pass with a letter and number (A,B,C and 1-60). This is your boarding order, so the sooner you check in online, the earlier you board the plane. Southwest has an open seating policy, so if you find a vacant seat, you may sit there, which is why it's desirable to board the plane as early as possible. Also, you want to ensure there is room in the overhead bins for any carry-ons that won't fit under the seat. If you don't have a printer when you're checking in online (from your phone, say), you can print your boarding pass at the airport.
When you arrive at the airport, you can check up to 2 bags for free. That is a very nice benefit!
The flight itself is always fun. The flight attendants make the pre-flight safety briefing entertaining and enjoyable. Once you're airborne, the flight attendants come through and take your drink order. They also have a basket of snacks that they bring by, and you're able to take what you like. If you want to watch a movie or listen to music, you'll have to provide that yourself, as there are no fancy in-flight entertainment systems.
Soon, you'll be at your destination with a smile on your face. Southwest always seems to provide excellent service. And, if you fly them for 8 roundtrips in a two year period, you can earn a free roundtrip flight to anywhere Southwest flies. The free flight even comes with drink coupons for 2 complimentary adult beverages on your free flight. What else could you ask for?