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User currently offlinedlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3619 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?

Thanks for any thoughts!


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User currently offlinesouthloopswa From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 41 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3329 times:

WN employees will be handling the daily OPS of WN flights. I believe that FL will still fly those routes as is. As far as ATL-MCO that remains to be seen.

User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7532 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Right now Southwest is replacing FL flights one-for-one is what I understand, so for every WN flight, a FL flight gets dropped.


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineSouthernDC9 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Given what WN has said about plans for ATL, will they be connecting non-FL cities (especially in the South, i.e. JAN and LIT) to ATL?


What does AA/US merger mean for CLT/JFK/PHX/North America/Southern Hemisphere/God's Plan for the Universe
User currently offlineGizmoNC From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2918 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.

User currently offlinewnflyguy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2011, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

From what I hear WN will be in the D gates and FL will operate out of the other gates for the first year. Anyone else especially FL in ATL hear anything thanks wnfg  


my post are my opinion only and not those of southwest airlines and or airtran airlines.
User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7532 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Quoting GizmoNC (Reply 4):
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

FL has a cargo office off of Loop road, the new southwest cargo office is just a few door downs from where the Air Tran one is off of loop road just past FedEx.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineGizmoNC From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

From the site www.airtran.com

http://www.airtran.com/programs/airtran_cargo.aspx

that old office must just have the Airtran Logo on it....Airtran has not
shipped cargo in sometime.


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