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(Scroll down for video) Don’t want to wait on long lines to board a plane? Now, you can cut in line for just $40.
You can now go to the airport at the last minute and still get on to the plane first, allowing you to assure yourself more space in the overhead luggage compartment.
Faced with higher fuel costs, airlines have tried to increase revenue by charging to check an extra bag or to be assured to sit next to a loved one.
Now, Southwest Airlines came up with a new way to earn revenue. Southwest Airlines has a new service where you can pay $40 dollars and get ahead of others who came before you.
Many people would pay extra for the convenience of not having to wait on long lines at the airport.
The airlines will allow people who fly couch, to board the same time as first class.
Passengers flying with Southwest Airlines already had the option of paying $10 for an Early Bird Check-In, ensuring them and giving them an earlier spot in the boarding line.
However, the new $40 boarding pass can be purchased at the gate until 45 minutes before the flight.