LazialeMKD From Macedonia, joined Oct 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4593 times:
When I opened the flightaware info page for this flight there are at least 5 - 6 different flights with the same flight number. Why is this the case? Why they don't assign different flight numbers to each of those flights?
TUSdawg23 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 92 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4044 times:
Quoting LazialeMKD (Reply 3): When I opened the flightaware info page for this flight there are at least 5 - 6 different flights with the same flight number. Why is this the case? Why they don't assign different flight numbers to each of those flights?
One of the reasons WN is well known for using the same flight # on multiple flights is because people like the assurance of knowing they don't have to change planes and risk missing a connection. So if you book a ticket from DAL-BUF on WN #1916 it'll be a longer travel day then flying another carrier but probably cheaper and you have the piece of mind in knowing you will be on the same plane the whole time. That's not to say some other carriers don't do this, but I would say it is much more common at WN than other carriers.
TUSdawg23 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 92 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3239 times:
Quoting mcdu (Reply 5): Actually that doesn't appear to be the case. Southwest avoids posting it's fare anywhere but Southwest.com to mask the higher cost of their flights. Here is just a quick rundown on pairing.
Sample of DAL to BUF one way on July 25, 2011 from Southwest site the cheapest fare is $293.00 The flight in question 1916 shows the lowest fare of $326.00, two stops and a travel time of 6+35.
From Orbitz there is a UA option of $101.00, one stop and a travel time of 5+38. The same fare for DL has one stop and a travel time of 6+15.
The initial savings is $125.00 off the lowest SWA fare, ONE stop versus two. The more stops you make chances you have of an interruption of your travel.
Sorry let me rephrase MCDU, since I know you will go to any length on these boards you can to bash WN.
We all know that there are many factors that come together in pricing a fare such as the date, the time, etc. I am well aware that WN is often times not the cheapest option. I was comparing the overall travel time between carriers and saying WN will often times be longer than other carriers with the extra stop or two, but I was not comparing WN's fares to other airlines, but to other WN flights and was not clear enough on that point. From my experience with WN, booking with them on flights >1000 nm, making an extra stop decreases the overall fare price.
Also believe it or not I would be willing to pay around an extra $100-$200 to fly WN because I am a rapid rewards member, a flexible traveler and prefer flying WN to other carriers because of how my experiences with them compared to other carriers over the years have been more favorable.
zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
Quoting skoker (Reply 7): If you're into watching avaition videos, check out the video on WGRZ.com, shows the flight landing and he is really landing fast on touchdown. Wish I was there to see it.
Yeah, it does look like the plane was really hauling on touch down. Seems like WGRZ got notified well in advance of the trouble (how does that happen?) and positioned it's camera right where the old Flying Tigers retaurant used to be,,,now Mercy Flight I believe. Interesting how this first got reported as a brake issue but turned out to have nothing to do with brakes. Here's the link...