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Almost Everyone In The World Has Flown SW!  
User currently offlineCanadi>n From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Wow! According to this Reuters report, 5.32 billion people flew on Southwest in October. Am I like the only person who hasn't?

http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/021105/airlines_southwest_1.html

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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Hilarious. A great example of poor editing.


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

That pretty impressive considering they only flew 3.7 billion revenue passenger miles. I guess that make the average passenger trip about .7 miles  Big thumbs up


"The world is run by C students"-Harry Truman
User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Wouldn´t that mean that every single person in the US would have had needed to take about 15 flights on WN in October?

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

OK let´s see:
5.32 billion passengers flew 3.75 billion revenue passenger miles. So every passenger had an average trip of 0.70 miles or about 1 kilometre.

Now I see what they mean when they say the secret behind WN´s success is the high number of short hops they fly  Laugh out loud

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Okay I'll take this a step further. Their average one way fare is $82.68. Assuming that about 70% of their passengers are not making a connection their revenues for the month of October were $307,900,320,000. Now thats what I call good yield.


"The world is run by C students"-Harry Truman
User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Never flown em!

That that I don't want to but just never had the chance....

JH


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
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Never flown em, never hope to,

JBLU


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Ummm, I haven't flown Air Namibia either. SW is Air Namibia, right?



User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
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I haven't flown them, but i wouldn't mind.




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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5490 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I haven't flown them yet. I would like to just to say I have, but I'm in no hurry.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Am I like the only person who hasn't?

Nope, I haven't. You're not alone.


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Well I have flown Air Namibia too... Was quite empty when I was on the flights...

Never flown Southwest Airlines though... Wanted 300US$ for PHX-LAS-PHX so I took the car. I haven't seen them here at FRA, DUS or CGN so I don't have a chance to fly them either.

Max


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

ONT 737,

Not really. You also have to take out costs (fuel, landing fees, airport fees, employee compensation, food, etc.) as well. In other words, everything in the "liability" category.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Haven't flown SW (Air Namibia) but I have flown WN (Southwest) and I found them to be pretty good, even though a lot of people knock them...

Greg



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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6207 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Ive never flown WN .
Chepos



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User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

I thought SW was Skywest...

All their registration numbers also end in SW.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6281 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

I'm personally getting tired of that 32 stop flight home after work.

Also do they mean to imply that 5.32 billion individual people flew WN in any time frame? I will guarantee that 5.32 billion different people have flow no single airline in history, probably not all carriers combined have carried that number.




Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

IMissPiedmont: at least you didn't have to take the 3,000 stop flight to get from ABE to FAT on WN.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

I thought SW was Skywest...

You thought wrong.

Skywest is OO.



User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Never flew them and I am also glad, I like WJ but I hate WN. Sort of werid eh?


Canadian. RIP 1999
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7993 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

I'd wish people would stop knocking on WN having an image of a "cramped" airplane.

The seating pitch on WN's 737 fleet averages around 33.6 inches, which is excellent by low-cost carrier (LCC) standards. In fact, AA's much-touted More Room Throughout Coach setup isn't much roomier than WN's setup.

Having flown both WN 737-200 and 737-300 planes, they actually have pretty comfortable seating for an all-Economy layout.


User currently offlineRipcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Ray Chuang I want some of what your smoking, "AA's much-touted More Room Throughout Coach setup isn't much roomier than WN's setup" come on i was so cramped in SW i will never fly them again. AA's coach seating is amazing compared to the other carriers, now only if their service was as good it would be great, but I will take more room in coach over service

User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

never flown em, not planning on it either
PropilotJW


User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1255 times:

nop. Never flown w them before.

(gotAirbus?)-(Got Commonality?)-(Have A Nice Flight!)



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25 Post contains images ZK-NBT : Never flown them! Anyway I a fair way a way only a few thousand miles!
26 Solnabo : Gotta be 99,9 % US residents..... Michael/SE
27 TxAgKuwait : That should have been 5.32 million, not billion. Duh. The seating on WN is very very good, actually. Many of the folks in my office fly them almost ex
28 ONT 737 : Trickijedi, "Not really. You also have to take out costs (fuel, landing fees, airport fees, employee compensation, food, etc.) as well. In other words
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