Thanks to the folks at Southwest, there was no easy way for me to get to San Jose. My wife and I fly them any chance we can for a number of reasons: cheap fares, decent size planes, and their record of not crashing. All important things when selecting an airline.Anyway, we've accumulated a couple Rapid Reward certificates. That means I get a free flight anywhere that Southwest flies. Good times, or so I thought. Apparently the folks at Southwest only allow a certain number of Rapid Reward seats per flight. Everything was sold out for Tuesday and Wednesday into San Jose. Not only San Jose, but the whole Bay Area. I couldn't fly into San Francisco or Oakland either. The flights were not full.....I could just use my free flight. But Southwest was more than happy to offer the seat to me for...

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