BTW this has been a Southwest Airlines policy enforced since 1980. I think it's only come to the media as of late since no one could bear the bad financial headlines one more time. AKA slow news day. I endorse the policy. They are in the business of transportation and space. If you take up more than customary you should be charged accordingly. No one ever has objected to paying for produce or meat by the pound. I'm no expert but would it be safe to say we are a 'larger' population than 20 years ago?