Addition Of Southwest A Good Sign Say Memphis Travelers

Addition Of Southwest A Good Sign Say Memphis Travelers

Memphis finally caught the big one. If an airline was a fish, Southwest would be the King Kong tuna of carriers.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Memphis finally caught the big one.

If an airline was a fish, Southwest would be the King Kong tuna of carriers.

After years of begging, pleading with them to start Memphis service, they are here.

And Memphis rolled out the red carpet to the people with the multi colored planes.

There are a lot of people who never thought they'd see this day.

People who said the only Southwest flights in our future would be after driving to Little Rock. You don't need to make that trip anymore.

Southwest Airlines is now doing six non stop flights a day from Memphis to five cities.

Anne Fawcett was heading back to Florida. She sees the addition of southwest as good for the Memphis airport.

“The airport will be busier. I think it'll mean great things,” Fawcett said.

It is enough to make AC Wharton so happy that he broke into song

“Memphis, Tennessee is now connected to the largest domestic airline operation in the United States of America,” Ron Ricks of Southwest Airlines said.

Southwest Airlines is the textbook definition of a successful airline in this country.

They push good service, they keep the costs down, and their passengers are about as loyal a group as you'll find anywhere.

The lower ticket prices certainly make Ashley Fike, formerly of Memphis, pretty happy when she flies to her old home town every now and then.

“Normally when we would fly in here it would cost us for a round trip per person for example, it would cost us about $300. This time it was like $186. So we saved quite a bit of money,” Fike said.

Just like any airline, Southwest will start off with six flights a day. Nothing like the one Northwest or even Delta used to have, but it's a start.
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