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Southwest At JFK?!  
User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 598 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15053 times:

So while at work today, I was leaving T5 and getting on the airtrain. I noticed there was a cleaning crew at Terminal 6 (Jetblue old terminal) cleaning up the ticketing area and some new signage up. I decided to get a closer look and lo and behold there are computers at the ticket counter and the back drop behind the ticket counter says "Southwest"!

Very similar to this:



Anyone know what is going on?

The rational part of me says that perhaps they are going to film something there? Movie? Commercial? Or is southwest secretly setting up at JFK? I don't see how they can keep something like this secret though!

[Edited 2009-08-14 16:04:36]

58 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16890 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15040 times:

That's odd, can someone confirm?..


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User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14997 times:

I'll see if I can get a picture up later on, my buddy has a picture from one of the guys he works with. He's going to email it to me when he gets home.

User currently offlineAv8orwalk From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14967 times:

Hmmmmm...very interesting. Could be for a movie or commercial...or it could be the backdrop for a press conference!

This is why I love the airline industry.

Cheers!
Drew MCO



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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2897 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14942 times:

How could WN ever get slots for a JFK operation? I'm sure they would be well-received, but obtaining slots would take quite some time...


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User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14924 times:

If anyone else works at JFK and has time after or before work, take a swing by Terminal 6 and take a peek inside.

User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1313 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14905 times:



Quoting Werdywerd (Reply 5):
If anyone else works at JFK and has time after or before work, take a swing by Terminal 6 and take a peek inside.

Better yet, take a picture and post it.



Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14880 times:



Quoting KingCavalier (Reply 6):
Better yet, take a picture and post it.

Like I said i'm waiting for an email from my buddy who has a picture. He should be home shortly to forward to me.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25831 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14879 times:



Quoting Av8orwalk (Reply 3):
Could be for a movie or commercial...

That would be my guess.


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4756 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14851 times:

Might be for a movie. I know the office building I work in had our name plackard removed and replaced with "New York Sentinel" today for a shoot with Drew Berrymoore.


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User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14868 times:

Finally got them! His co-worker had some pull to get inside today apparently! I could only see a bit from the outside.





Now that I see up close pictures, it's weird that there is Jetblue signage mixed with Southwest Signage. If this was a true build, i'm guessing all of the B6 signage would have come down first.


User currently offlineInthesky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14627 times:

Looks like a PHOTOSHOP job to me...

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3342 posts, RR: 45
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14605 times:



Quoting Inthesky74 (Reply 11):

The OP saw it with his own eyes.

My guess is a movie/commercial set.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14588 times:



Quoting Inthesky74 (Reply 11):
Looks like a PHOTOSHOP job to me...

Please, I would not waste my time...

Thats why I asked other JFK'ers to check it out and confirm....


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14585 times:



Quoting Inthesky74 (Reply 11):
Looks like a PHOTOSHOP job to me...



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 12):
The OP saw it with his own eyes.

I'm not saying it is Photoshopped, but it does look it.


User currently offlineSwa4life From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 386 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14516 times:

Why would Southwest need to build a fake ticket counter in JFK for a commercial? They couldn't just use an ACTUAL ticket counter in one of it's many stations?

This appears to be photoshopped. The placards sizes are not even proportionally correct.


User currently offlineSancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 572 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14513 times:

Photo 1 looks like there is still remodeling going on. I don't think WN would waste money remodeling an entire check in area to look like theirs for a commercial




Wonder if WN might be trying to get in these markets as they try to gain new revenue sources. I know they're flying from LGA now, but one has to wonder, with the F9 bid, BOS and LGA as well, I wonder how soon they'll have a premium type product on board much like European full service carriers do? My one and only WN flight was from MDW-SEA as it was free, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a newbie WN driver deadheading home after a trip into MDW. I talked to him for a good bid during the 4 hour excursing and among the things he said when he met with GK after being hired:

ANC, ATL, BOS, CUN, YYC, YVR, and possibly MEX were in the works. ANC definitly for cargo reasons. But I know the international thing is still in the works, but when? I would definitly give WN my business if they could get me to ANC from ORD, I guess I'd have to suffice for MDW.  Confused

[Edited 2009-08-14 17:10:26]


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User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14387 times:

It has to be a movie or something. The wall panels aren't right unless they aren't finished yet. And we don't use monitors like that. We have all flat screens.


Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14363 times:

The first things that struck me in the photo were those huge computer CRTs, they seem a bit dated. The word SOUTHWEST seems a bit small and the logo does not have "Southwest Airlines" printed on it and notice, no gold border on the bottom of the blue field. If this were a new WN station, I suspect that even the small details that I referenced, would correspond to all other WN stations.

As others have mentioned, this might be a set for a commercial or Film/TV.

Thomas



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User currently offlineSteveswa737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 154 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14377 times:

A friend of mine who works for JetBlue at JFK asked someone at the airport. They told him it was for a SWA commercial.

User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2696 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14326 times:

Does this have anything to do with the DL LGA slot deal? If you ask me, when an airline looks like it might make a move, something else comes up. My guess is that JFK isn't working for DL and they will pare back operations there to transfer some the aircraft to LGA. They've downgraded some services at JFK internationally and repositioned a couple to ATL. They may consolidate more international flights to ATL or DTW.
However, DL's not dumb and wouldn't hand over slots at JFK to WN.
If you're DL and operate a number of JFK-Europe and beyond services plus LGA, then I'd think the JFK domestic services would be timed to connect to international flights. Except for flights over 1500 miles, the local market will be routed to LGA with multiple frequencies. JFK may get one frequency to many destinations, maybe two to others.
My guess is domestically, CO will continue to own EWR and total O&D from the NYC area, followed by DL at LGA and B6 at JFK. AA's still hanging in there,but may trim back service if DL up-gagues LGA services vs. current US opeations and enters AA markets. But, maybe DL will just stick in a bunch of RJs to baby sit the slots for a while and pullbacks at JFK may not be immediate.

I don't know much about LGA's operation, but if DL puts more mainline jets in there replacing US commuters, will we have a worsening congestion problem at LGA, especially with roadways and terminals?


User currently offlineInthesky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14306 times:

Okay, I hear it is real - but will only be up for a week for a commercial and then dismantled.

JetBlue still has "first right of refusal" for T-6, and nobody else is going in there.


User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14223 times:

I'm still in dis-belief everyone is saying it's photoshopped when I SAW IT WITH MY OWN EYES!

Ok, that's what a figured, a commercial. Thanks all!


User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 14163 times:

I wonder why they just won't use a real ticket counter?


Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 13994 times:



Quoting PITops (Reply 23):

Because WN probably knew it would get all the geeks over here in a lather where a 50+ post thread would ensue where 20 said it was fake, 10 said it wasnt, another 10 added "I agree" posts 5 thinks they are merging with jetblue and 5 had no idea WN diddnt fly to JFK.



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25 NateDAL : Because when you are using a ticket counter as a commercial set, it cannot be used as a ticket counter.
26 OPNLguy : Kind of the same reason they filed the move "The Terminal" on a set inside a hangar at PMD versus a real airport terminal. Kind of hard for it to fun
27 ExFATboy : And given the reality of commercial film wage scales, it's probably cheaper to rent out space and dress it as a commercial set than pay extravagant o
28 DeltaMD90 : LOL post of the day or at least I thought it was funny
29 PITops : I was thinking of doing it during the night when noone is there checking in. Wouldn't that work?
30 OPNLguy : Consdiering set-up time and break-down time, that's not too much of a filming window, not to mention the higher pay rates for nocturnal work..
31 ThirteenRight : Welcome to my RUL!
32 Timpdx : Well, since I work in the film industry and do graphics for films, TV & commercials, specifically (but not this commercial) I can probably explain thi
33 JetBlue777 : It would be nice to see WN in JFK. I'm going to JFK tomorrow and will try to look at it. But WN is a low-cost carrier and only B6 (as I know) is the o
34 JetBlue777 : Maybe their filming lots and lots of commercial and they dont want to interfere with the passengers.
35 Swa4life : Southwest uses it's own ticket counters and gate areas for their commercials all the time.. In fact, Southwest runs their commercials on such a budget
36 7673mech : That is my all time favorite post!!! Great!!!
37 PITops : They are actually having auditions later this month for the latest string of commercials. I believe it's being held in Austin or San Antonio.
38 Jetblue777 : LMAO!!!!
39 DiegoDangers : Take a look at Don't Mess With The Zohan, that was recorded in Terminal B at EWR, while they were filming Taking Chance in the B-1 finger. My source
40 LTBEWR : That would make the most sense. Could be a movie mainly set in NY City or the area, but has scenes where someone is flying in from a city/airport whe
41 DeltaGuy767 : Maybe WN made a deal akin to the CO/FL and the US/DL deal for JFK slots? Cheers from BDL, DeltaGuy767
42 Canyonblue17 : The interesting part of the pictures I noticed is the actual Southwest logo....the heart surrounded by wings, which appears in the first picture. If t
43 Silver1SWA : LOL great post man! Classic! It also doesn't look finished...
44 Plainplane : I remember watching a few MAD TV airline parody skits a while back, including one featuring a United Airlines parody with the real logo. Makes me wond
45 LHCVG : I like that one
46 N623JB : Hey JetBlue777, please save me some baggage tags, when you @ JFK from the international airlines,please. Im going out on JetBlue Monday Morning by the
47 DAL7e7 : Maybe a SNL skit? They do expensive crazy stuff like that all the time. Just my 2 cents.. Trey
48 SANFan : I sure expect it would have been a lot cheaper to just go out to Islip or over to LGA and do a few nights of shooting after the flights have finished.
49 Jetblue777 : Nah, WN is a nice airline unlike UA which alot of TV shows makes fun of them.
50 FlyDeltaJets : Terminal 4 in JFK is the star to countless commercials and movies. Last on that I can think of is a military commercial and the movie "Away We Go" th
51 ExFATboy : That could explain the lack of the gold stripe at the bottom, and the JetBlue signs on the front of the desks not being covered or changed, but it do
52 DLPMMM : Have you ever heard of "Product Placement". Happens in alot of movies now. "Reeses' Pieces" ELL-EE-OT.
53 Contrails15 : There shooting a movie called " Going the Distance" staring Drew Barrymoore. The shooting will be on Tues. Aug. 18th. Good to know that we will not be
54 Post contains links LoneStarMike : Here's a video from Southwest's blog about making the "It's On' commercials. The scenes onboard the aircraft were filmed at Love Field and the airpor
55 DELTA777 : from JetBlue: Southwest is NOT coming to JFK; movie filming is on at T6 8/14 11:00pm Please be advised there is a movie being filmed through the next
57 DeltaL1011man : No. DL's new hub at LGA has nothing to do with JFK....nothing. Its just to get more market share in NYC.
58 Tommy767 : I also saw this WN setup at Terminal 6 yesterday. It looked real to me, and then I thought to myself how T6 would be a perfect terminal for WN to setu
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