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User currently offlineRaddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 991 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.
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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.






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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2576 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 915 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.

User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 913 times:

I'm pretty sure they do SEA-FLL nonstop. Would that count?

Also, would you rather have cookies, peanuts, pretzels, and snackmix, or horrible frozen and dehydrated "food". Personally, I'd go for the good stuff!



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 911 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.


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Las Vegas not West Coast? Why wouldn't it be? Granted, it sits in the middle of the desert, but still, I would think it is a West Coast city. If not, then what?

User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 885 times:

Right now their longest flight is PVD-PHX, closest thing to a transcon.


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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Ooops   Sorry 'bout that.


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