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User currently offlineGt1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

I just saw a Southwest 737 depart ATL from 26L. Anyone else see it, or know the specifics on this flight?

On a similar note, where is the best place on the web to research these unscheduled flights?

It was very cool to see the unique and rare (to ATL) Southwest paint job.

Thanks in advance

gt1

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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 747 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

Bet that gave some guys on mahogany row some heart attacks!

 crazy 

Andrew



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Looks like it operated a charter from BTR and is ferrying back to DAL.

Airline Southwest
Flight Number 8079
Departure City (Airport) Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Departure Time 12/02/2005 10:02 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Arrival Time 12/02/2005 12:12 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-500
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Airline Southwest
Flight Number 8613
Departure City (Airport) Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Departure Time 12/02/2005 01:12 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DAL)
Arrival Time 12/02/2005 02:01 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:49
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-500
Current Altitude 36,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 425 mph
Flight Status In Flight



- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlinePhollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 2):
Looks like it operated a charter from BTR and is ferrying back to DAL.

I will virtually guarantee that this charter has something to do with this weekends SEC championship game here in ATL. The LSU tigers are facing the Georgia Bulldogs.


User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Quoting Gt1 (Thread starter):
I just saw a Southwest 737 depart ATL from 26L.

They must smell blood in the water!  Wink


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Back in the early 1980s, I jumpseated on a BTR-MIA charter we were running to carry LSU Tiger fans to the Orange Bowl.

As we got closer to MIA, and Eastern flight heard ATC call us, and asked "Southwest? What are you guys going down here?"

The captain's response was short, but sweet: "Proving run"  Wink


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
"Proving run"

Wow, that proved to be true!


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 6):

Yeah, 10 or 15 years later...

Makes you wonder what the AirTran and Delta pilot's first thoughts were...


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

The last time I saw a WN 737 @ ATL was back in January 2000 after the Super Bowl. They were taking some NFL bigwigs back up the NYC.

This charter is definitely related to the SEC Championship Game, but I would guess it was either a fan charter, band/cheerleaders, or school officials, as there was a DL charter flight from BTR that landed about an hour later that was more than likely the team charter (a/c was a 763). Both UGA and LSU are staying at hotels by ATL (LSU @ the Renaissance, UGA @ the Hilton).



Quoting Gt1 (Thread starter):

On a similar note, where is the best place on the web to research these unscheduled flights?

I like using FlyteComm, but there are several others that are pretty decent as well.


User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
Makes you wonder what the AirTran and Delta pilot's first thoughts were...

I don't know about Airtran but the DL pilots were probably thinking "are they hiring".


User currently offlineGt1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2787 times:

Thanks to everyone for the info and the humor, good stuff!

gt1


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 4):
They must smell blood in the water!

Did they send Shamu to investigate? LOL!


User currently offlineJumppilot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Samething happened when a WN jet was spotted in JFK like 10 years ago. I hear the ground frequency just lit up! "what are you guys doin here?"


pull back to go up, pull way back to go down!
User currently offlineFutureatp From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

What about the looks on some of the faces when Boeing was doing flight certification, parked one of the brand new NG's in full WN colors at HNL for a couple of days.

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
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Lol, interesting. With the delays ATL I don't see WN in ATL with scheduled service anytime soon, however ATL and MSP seem to be the biggest gaps in there route map (MEM, CVG, and NYC too if you don't count ISP).


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