bcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 368 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
As I've mentioned here before, I was ecstatic when WN began service to GSP as my folks live in Spartanburg. I've always liked the WN product and it was nice to be able to use it to visit family. Since WN began service on March 13, I've flown to the Upstate twice.
However, today I was attempting to book a trip for over the 4th of July weekend...and WN's website indicated that service "Flights from Milwaukee - MKE to Greenville/Spartanburg - GSP are not scheduled to operate on..."
While I live in Wisconsin (almost on the IL border), I work close in to Chicago... so it is not a huge deal for me to, given that one of my travel days is a workday, go from MDW... My question is, however, how does WN determine when a specific market is for sale...? Clearly, flights are operating from MKE to BW and MCOI on the days I want to travel... and flights are operating from BWI/MCO to GSP on the days I want to travel (in fact, one of the connections offered on the return to MDW is GSP-MCO-MDW). Is there a length of layover after which WN nixes any connection possibilities?
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1081 times:
From my understanding, WN allows between 25-35 minutes scheduled minimum connection, and 2 hours maximum connection. This may have changed since I worked there, so if the connection times in BWI or MCO out of MKE for South Carolina does not fall in those guidelines, they will not sell the flight/connection. It isn't a matter of market, though it could be.
If WN does not sell tickets between two points, there is no way of doing it without providing two connections (Something WN never sells on www.southwest.com at this time) or an odd time of connection that is not feasible under their schedule.
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!