So I just got back from New Orleans, where I was comped at Harrah's. Won $1,200 off of them, earned a bunch of TCs/RCs, and had a genuinely free room. Meaning $0.00. When I got back home to DC, I logged in to find that I had comps galore going forward in NOLA, so long as I wasn't interested in New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, etc. No problem. I figure I'll snag one for MLK weekend and another for my birthday in early June. But lo and behold...resort fees applied to these new reservations. $15 a night plus taxes, so about $50.82 for a long weekend. Not enough to make me go apeshit and cancel the trips or anything, but that was a new one on me. I can't tell you exactly when they instituted this policy, but it must have been awfully recently. On one hand, I can't blame CET. I'm mere Platinum, and the number of free nights I've gotten in NOLA, AC, and Vegas (more than serviceable Bally's Jubilee rooms) has been astonishing. There have been vacations that I couldn't have even gone on if it weren't for SWA points and comped rooms, so who am I to begrudge a bankrupt corporation that's been great to me a few bucks? On the other hand, NOLA used to be an oasis of non-resort fees, and it's a bit of a bummer to lose out on true full comps (no SWA costs except Sept. 11 fees and optional Early Bird, and a truly free room at Harrah's). Please note that I didn't want to be yet another person who screams at the top of their lungs about resort fees...just pointing them out to people who might be considering New Orleans as a destination and adding a few thoughts.