The good news is that I am working and flying again. The bad news is our new CEO just designated SWA as our "must fly" airline unless AA is cheaper. Am I doomed to the middle seat between two beefy Clampetts on routes where AA/SWA compete? Seriously, if anyone has any booking strategies to help me stay on AA, I would appreciate it. Also, I am ORD based. Have not been to MDW in 12 years, and I am afraid. Any tips there?