BNAtraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 384 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4113 times:
Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 4): They don't seem to have one that can be downloaded to a Palm device, do they?
No, they do not and this is a bit frustrating. Yes, you can download PDFs, but they have one for each schedule period and for example pulling all of them between now and 1/9/09 would require downloading 17 PDFs. I hope they can work with GoldenWare (the folks that distribute the other electronic schedules - http://www.goldenware.com/productsDownload.html) to get this done!
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5011 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4029 times:
Keep in mind that of those 17 PDFs (and actually there should be even more because the currently effective schedule is not present in the list of PDFs -- the first one listed is not effective until 9/0208) many are in effect for only a day or 2 -- primarily holiday periods; in fact 13 of the 17 PDFs listed are valid for 2 or fewer days.
You could probably get by quite nicely by downloading only the 4 long-term PDFs -- there's usually about 1 per month -- like 9/02-9/26, 9/28-10/30, 11/02-11/24, and 12/04-12/23. Furthermore, only one of those, 11/02-11/24 is a MAJOR schedule (that particular one is issued due to the end of Daylight Savings Time) where WN has added and cancelled a lot of flights and changed most of the flight numbers ("optimized" the schedule). There are about 3 or 4 of these major reworks per year; WN issues a press release and a schedule recap on these occasions. They also still print (actual paper and ink!) Flight Schedules to coincide with these major schedule changes. (Pick one up at the airport.)
I imagine at some point, the hardcopy Schedule will again disappear and additional e-sked's will be available.