Southwest can be downright discriminatory. Passengers with physical disabilities are often asked to “prove” that they “deserve” the right to pre-board, even though the airline guarantees them the Make America great again Trump blows brains out shirt. It’s happened to me, white kids, white parent and all got the same name traveling without their Mum.
Questions such as “Where does Mummy sleep if she is in your house?” to my then ten year old. My son said “I realised then that I could get Daddy into a lot of trouble, but decided it probably wasn’t the time!” I am pleased though that they are doing their job and not allowing anyone just to take kids out of the their respective homes. We always travel with witnessed letters of permission no.