Raddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 971 times:
I saw this brief blurb on www.upside.com:
Southwest Airlines (LUV) is about to change that. The airline is starting a flight to Kansas City that continues on to San Jose. The layover is about 30 minutes. The flights are scheduled to take off beginning September 13. Even with the layover, the flight shaves between 3 to 3 ½ hours off the typical flight time for other one-stop flights from the Raleigh-Durham Airport to San Jose.
The airline says if demand is high enough, the flight might be changed to a nonstop.
My question is...if SW does change this RDU-SJC flight to a nonstop, will this be its first true transcon? I know they do LAS to BWI or some such, but LAS isn't technically on the west coast. I can't imagine a 5-hour peanut flight.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 895 times:
WN passes out peanuts, a "snack pack", and cookies on a typical 3 hr + flight. All my flights from/to PHX-SDF have included at least 3 runs of snacks. So you won't go totally hungry. I would enjoy seeing OAK-STL nonstop myself, so I could bypass the crowded PHX hub.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 891 times:
No, they don't have a SEA-FLL nonstop. It would stop in MCI or BNA first.
Their long hauls aren't bad at all. I flew MCI-OAK and had a continental breakfast at the gate and a snack pak in the air. By the time I got to my downtown SF hotel, it was lunch time on the west coast and I grabbed a bite there. Painless, actually.