While making travel arrangements for Christmas vacation today on Southwest Airlines' web site, I saw a field for "suffix." The drop-down field revealed numerous options from which to choose, including CPA, RN, CLU, but noticeably absent was "JD." Not to take anything away from nurses, accountants, and financial planners, but why is it that these individuals who's professional designations only require no more than 4 years of education (only 2 in the case of an LPN) and passing a test receive special recognition, while those of us with the Doctorate of Jurisprudence, whose degree requires 4 years of undergraduate study, plus an additional three years of law school, get no separate recognition? It goes without saying that LL.M., an additional designation indicating master of laws in a particular field of study which takes an additional year of study to obtain, is also absent. So, this airline recognizes Veterinarians, Dentists, and Pharmacists as being special passengers, but not lawyers? What's the deal, Southwest?