suseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 916 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11294 times:
I was on a flight today from ATL-EYW that diverted to MIA due to winds at EYW. But that wasn't the most interesting thing that happened. When we were lined up to takeoff out of ATL, a Southwest plane landed right before we took off? Does anyone know why this plane was in ATL?
Atlwest1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1046 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11090 times:
It was a medical diversion and parked at the Midwest gate on the D concourse. Not sure who handled it while it was here but undoubtedly it was probably FL. I will find out when i go into work tomorrow/ Btw was this the first time a WN plane has been in Atlanta?
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This might be a separate question, but just so I am clear as my wording may have been a bit misleading. MY plane was diverted to MIA. The SW plane was diverted to ATL and landed in front of MY plane taking off.
Quoting Atlwest1 (Reply 2): It was a medical diversion and parked at the Midwest gate on the D concourse. Not sure who handled it while it was here but undoubtedly it was probably FL. I will find out when i go into work tomorrow
7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 797 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 15): Quoting USXGuy (Reply 10):
AirTran does not like handling other airlines, the do everything possible to NOT do it.
Southwest To Purchase Airtran (by vmcavmcg Sep 27 2010 in Civil Aviation)
It is not as simple as that.
The merger has just been announced - they are no where no recipcle ground handling agreements or anything else.
To get back on topic - looking at Flightaware, must have been a serious medical emergency as they could not finish the last 45 minutes and continue to the destination. Was on one recently going into EWR where the doctor was able to stablize the patient - lost conciousness for several minutes and we continued on to EWR. It happened around PIT - got straight in clearance to EWR and medical staff was awaiting us at the gate.