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Topic: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: suseJ772
Posted 2010-11-05 20:02:37 and read 10448 times.

I was on a flight today from ATL-EYW that diverted to MIA due to winds at EYW. But that wasn't the most interesting thing that happened. When we were lined up to takeoff out of ATL, a Southwest plane landed right before we took off? Does anyone know why this plane was in ATL?

[Edited 2010-11-05 20:28:44]

Topic: RE: WN At Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: suseJ772
Posted 2010-11-05 20:10:13 and read 10395 times.

It looks like it was a diversion from BWI to ECP - anyone know the reason for the diversion

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...4/history/20101105/1235Z/KBWI/KATL

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: Atlwest1
Posted 2010-11-05 20:36:55 and read 10244 times.

It was a medical diversion and parked at the Midwest gate on the D concourse. Not sure who handled it while it was here but undoubtedly it was probably FL. I will find out when i go into work tomorrow/ Btw was this the first time a WN plane has been in Atlanta?

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: QANTAS747-438
Posted 2010-11-05 21:28:29 and read 10050 times.

Quoting Atlwest1 (Reply 2):
Btw was this the first time a WN plane has been in Atlanta?

No, not at all. Been there several times via diversions and charters. Also, it was N794SW, a -700.

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: SXDFC
Posted 2010-11-05 21:30:07 and read 10038 times.

Has WN ever landed at MIA before?

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: suseJ772
Posted 2010-11-05 21:34:20 and read 10016 times.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 4):
Has WN ever landed at MIA before?

This might be a separate question, but just so I am clear as my wording may have been a bit misleading. MY plane was diverted to MIA. The SW plane was diverted to ATL and landed in front of MY plane taking off.

Quoting Atlwest1 (Reply 2):
It was a medical diversion and parked at the Midwest gate on the D concourse. Not sure who handled it while it was here but undoubtedly it was probably FL. I will find out when i go into work tomorrow

Interesting. Thanks for the info.

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-11-05 21:36:27 and read 9990 times.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 4):
Has WN ever landed at MIA before?

I'm sure they have on a charter (WN does a lot of charters).

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: atrude777
Posted 2010-11-05 21:47:28 and read 9927 times.

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 3):

No, not at all. Been there several times via diversions and charters. Also, it was N794SW, a -700.

Coincidentally that was Spirit 1, haha the first 737-700 delivered in the Blue colors!

If anyone cares!

Alex

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: deltal1011man
Posted 2010-11-06 00:02:26 and read 9643 times.

Quoting Atlwest1 (Reply 2):
it was probably FL. I

Why? I wouldn't think it was FL unless FL was the cheapest. (and i'd bet that DGS was the cheapest)

Just because an airline plans to merge with someone doesn't mean anything in these case.

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: QANTAS747-438
Posted 2010-11-06 00:55:48 and read 9594 times.

Quoting atrude777 (Reply 7):
Coincidentally that was Spirit 1, haha the first 737-700 delivered in the Blue colors!

If anyone cares!

N793SA was Spirit One

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: USXGuy
Posted 2010-11-06 03:25:22 and read 9441 times.

AirTran does not like handling other airlines, the do everything possible to NOT do it.

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: bhmdiversion
Posted 2010-11-06 05:11:52 and read 9309 times.

It was a medical diversion and CO was the ground handler from what I heard here in ATL. WN comes in here several times a month on a military charter - sometimes parking at E, sometimes at D.

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: atrude777
Posted 2010-11-06 05:30:52 and read 9259 times.

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 9):
N793SA was Spirit One

Hmmh some of my plane models need to be changed. They all say Spirit One on the nose of the aircraft LOL

I stand corrected!

Alex

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: Goblin211
Posted 2010-11-06 08:39:25 and read 8313 times.

Could someone please post a pic of it? I'd like to see the WN bird at ATL.

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: Atlwest1
Posted 2010-11-06 08:56:15 and read 8099 times.

Ill see if i can get it. Its on a facebook group and it looks nice next to the 737's of FL right next to it.

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2010-11-06 14:54:20 and read 5260 times.

Quoting USXGuy (Reply 10):
AirTran does not like handling other airlines, the do everything possible to NOT do it.

Er......

Southwest To Purchase Airtran (by vmcavmcg Sep 27 2010 in Civil Aviation)

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: suseJ772
Posted 2010-11-06 16:34:37 and read 4545 times.

Quoting Goblin211 (Reply 13):
Could someone please post a pic of it? I'd like to see the WN bird at ATL.

I would love to post a picture of the landing I saw, but I didn't have my phone on as I was a good little boy and listen to the FAs  

Topic: RE: WN Landed At ATL Today (11/05/10)
Username: 7673mech
Posted 2010-11-06 17:24:01 and read 4164 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 15):
Quoting USXGuy (Reply 10):
AirTran does not like handling other airlines, the do everything possible to NOT do it.

Er......

Southwest To Purchase Airtran (by vmcavmcg Sep 27 2010 in Civil Aviation)

It is not as simple as that.
The merger has just been announced - they are no where no recipcle ground handling agreements or anything else.



To get back on topic - looking at Flightaware, must have been a serious medical emergency as they could not finish the last 45 minutes and continue to the destination. Was on one recently going into EWR where the doctor was able to stablize the patient - lost conciousness for several minutes and we continued on to EWR. It happened around PIT - got straight in clearance to EWR and medical staff was awaiting us at the gate.


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