dlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1982 posts, RR: 18 Posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4406 times:
So I have a question that maybe no one knows the answer to but here it is anyway:
What is WN's plan for ATL? It looks as though they are entering ATL as a new carrier, not as FL rebranded. So who will be handling WN? Will they hire their own WN employees or will FL handle them above and below wing? Also, I thought that since they're starting ATL-MDW, BWI, etc, etc that FL would drop their ATL-MDW, BWI, etc, etc service. However, from the best I can tell, FL is still operating these routes in addition to WN's service. Lastly, does anyone know when we can book ATL-MCO, for example, on Southwest.com?
GizmoNC From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 3705 times:
ATL starts on Feb 12, 2012 with 15 flights and 2 more added shortly there after. WN will be staffing all flights both customer service , ops and ramp with WN employees. Station Manager has been appointed and positions for WN employees was posted sometime back. FL does not do cargo and it is my understanding that WN will open up a cargo facility and run freight on the WN flights. When those silver columns go up in ATL you will know what gate (s) they plan on using. Tech service will come in and add the computer podium for the gate and then a customer service podium. WN operation is somewhat different than most airlines. The WN employee at the boarding door is OPS and does weight and balance so if you want a boarding card you have to visit the WN employee at the Customer Service counter.