Werdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 487 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12652 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!
Sancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 504 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12112 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.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3723 posts, RR: 25 Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11962 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.
CALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2201 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11925 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?
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.
Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
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..