wonder1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 12 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7066 times:
I was in Concourse C at ATL yesterday for a couple of AirTran flights and am excited to say that WN already has their counters, signage and boarding kiosks in place and ready to go on the first two or three gates just off the spine of the Concourse. (All of it is still under wraps though, as much as possible). This Sunday, Feb 12 is the big day!!!
Here's an excerpt from AirTran's/Southwest's respective inflight magazines, from Gary Kelly:
"Some people don’t know this, but Southwest Airlines carries more passengers than any other airline in the United States. That’s been the case for the last 10 years. Our route network extends from coast to coast, with Southwest service in 72 cities spanning 37 states, but it has always had a gaping hole, which just happens to be the busiest airport in the world: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. So that begs the question, “When is the busiest airline in the United States going to serve the busiest airport in the country (and world)?” Well, the wait is over, and the question is finally answered, because starting this month: Hello, Atlanta!"
Also, WN has a free party planned for the public in Atlanta this weekend to get things kicked off right.
wonder1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 12 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6835 times:
Sure Maddog! I got it from them via Facebook -- here's the info:
Atlanta at Last! We're celebrating on Saturday night in the Luckie Marietta District. There will be Southwest-themed appetizers, drinks provided by SweetWater Brewing Company, and a chance to win roundtrip tickets on Southwest. Won't you join us?
ATLANTA AT LAST!
Celebrate Southwest's Grand Entrance into Georgia: Featuring SweetWater Beer & Southwest-style appetizers from STATS, Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria, Der Beirgarten, and Rise Sushi
Date: Saturday, Feb 11, 2012
Time: 7p - 10p
Location: 300 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA
wonder1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 12 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6791 times:
If I am up to speed on AirTran's current gate numbers there (and if the ATL PDF linked below is accurate) then they are C22, C20 and C18. Definitely the first three on the right as you head down AirTran's side of the Concourse, with a great big Southwest sign on the facing wall of C20 (that's still underwraps, but I got a peek at it a week earlier). Very impressive!
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5666 posts, RR: 53 Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5786 times:
Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 11):
What states make up the remaining 13? I know of Alaska and Hawaii for sure.
Should only be 11? That press release doesn't count ATL yet (38th State to 73 stations).
Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa (Soon to be added with Des Moines), Maine (Soon to be added with Portland), Kansas (Soon to be added with Wichita), West Virginia, and Vermont.
[Edited 2012-02-11 09:50:46]
[Edited 2012-02-11 09:51:15]
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5666 posts, RR: 53 Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5725 times:
Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 12):
Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa (Soon to be added with CID), Maine (Soon to be added with Portland), Kansas (Soon to be added with Wichita), West Virginia, and Vermont.
Back in 1985-86, UAL flew to all 50 states and had a contest for passengers to see who could visit all 50 states first. United meant for people to fly to every state like say doing ORD-PHL-ORD-ILG-ORD, but people went ORD-PHL, drove to ILG then flew ILG-ORD. But since UAL ddint put those rules in writing, UA had no recourse to deny the eventual winner.
I read about it in the old but wonderful Frequent Flyer Magazine that came with the OAG each month in those days. For $50 bucks a year you got 12 OAGs and 12 issues of Frequent Flyer.
but free beer! You don't happen to have a law blog do you?
It's nice that Southwest has finally made it here. Doing a price comparison for some of their flights in the next couple months, they are usually cheaper or the same price as DL...but they toss in checked bags for free!