Ragen over at Dances With Fat reports a mostly good travel experience from Los Angeles to Austin. Could it be that SWA’s relatively new policy of providing free extra seats to those who need them is making a difference within the company? Ragen’s story is just one example, and so I think that it’s premature to draw general conclusions. It could be that flights out of Oakland, for example (the location where both Kevin Smith and Billie Joe Armstrong had problems, for different reasons), still have issues, while LA and Austin happen to be more fat positive. If anyone has recent experiences with SWA’s current policy, please share them here.