My problem is I may have to fly Southwest Airlines for the very 1st time in May (including the Memorial Day Monday).
I will be flying into Milwaukee, but my ultimate destination is Sheboygan (I just love saying that) to attend a business meeting at the Blue Harbor Resort.
Because Southwest does not pre-assign seats nor boarding order, I am concerned about whether I can be assured that I will be able to keep / stow my APAP on board without fear of them wanting to gate check it.
With all of the other airlines I have flown, I have always been allowed to pre-board based solely on my having an APAP.
I will check-in as soon as I am able to try to get a better boarding order & seat.
But, I assume that all of the people who fly Southwest will also be checking in very early to try to do the same thing.
I have read all of the stuff on the Southwest website Re CPAPs.
I also called Southwest, but the lady I spoke to knew almost nothing about CPAP boarding & stowing.
So, at the very least, I am a little leary about this trip.
I can fly on another airline, but the tickets are almost 3 times the Southwest price and I have to buy 2 tickets. Don't you just love flying on a Holiday?
Has anyone flown Southwest Airlines lately?
Can you reassure me that I will not have any problems?
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