I avoid Southwest for all my travels but my wife does use them on occasion. She still thinks that there are no fees for any extras. That is good marketing on their part although they are becoming more and more like Allegient. Oh, so G4 is not charging for bags or change fees? I guess I missed that ...Jump to post
Mildly disturbing data point: I purchased a PIT-MIA one way less than a week out on AA for $45 one way. That can't be a hugely profitable ticket, and it's not even basic economy.... AA have been putting a lot of cheap fares out over their entire system. Apparently they are even doing last minute &q...Jump to post
Not a surprise since they added an extra flight to the schedule a month or so ago but here is a confirmation of strong sales. WOW said it would add service in three other Midwest cities when it announced service in Cincinnati in August, including St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. CVG to date has ha...Jump to post
Saw an article on Cincy Biz Journal about WW bookings being strong at CVG. Second best behind STL of the four cities starting service in May. Not surprising considering they don't have any TATL. Another thing they mentioned was wondering like 45ish percent are ending in Iceland for their final dest...Jump to post
Not a surprise since they added an extra flight to the schedule a month or so ago but here is a confirmation of strong sales. WOW said it would add service in three other Midwest cities when it announced service in Cincinnati in August, including St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. CVG to date has had...Jump to post
I guess it was for that flight. .@flystl police currently concluding a security check of @delta aircraft flt #1199 as a precaution after aircraft diverted back to STL on way to ATL around 6:45 p.m. Passengers back in Conc A pending aircraft check. https://twitter.com/flystl/status/966503820682555393Jump to post
I would doubt the above has to do with this but a DL flight took off and returned pretty much right away back to the airport.
UA and DL share a concourse so I guess in theory it could.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KSTL/KSTL
This is different.
Unusual scene...Emergency equip on runway at @flystl and St. Louis Police not letting anyone on @united flights leave terminal w/o checking their boarding pass. Never seen that before.
Searching for someone?
https://twitter.com/RandiNaughton/statu ... 9680553984
As a business traveler, I have always felt the penalty free itinerary changes are a big differentiation. This is really helpful and has saved me a lot of $ over the years. Free bags are good too, but most of us on short trips tend to not check one anyway. SW also has a lot of nonstop city pairs tha...Jump to post
In the past whenever Southwest started service in a new city the result was an increase in traffic numbers and ticket prices dropping across the board among all airlines, AKA the 'Southwest Effect'. Do you think this still holds true today? It has an effect but I don't think it has any more effect ...Jump to post
From the January Board Meeting. Due to an expected increase in international trafﬁc, the Customs Conveyor System located in the International Arrivals area of Terminal 2 is being replaced. Completion is expected in the spring of 2018. More announcements coming soon? https://www.flystl.com/uploads/d...Jump to post
I guess I just don't understand the desire to be herded like cattle onto an airplane without knowing where I am going to be sitting, and God knows whom I will be sitting next to. Will it be the 400 pound obese guy that spills into my seat, or the man/woman who hasn't showered in 2 weeks, or doesn't...Jump to post
From the January Board Meeting. A project has been bid to expand the F checkpoint in Terminal 2, adding an additional security lane on the west side of the ticketing lobby. Additionally, the Airport is contemplating relocating the outside check—in desk 100 yards to the west of its current location, ...Jump to post
I noticed in enrila's weekly OAG summary, WN is cutting from 3 to 2 LGA flights. A bit surprising, but AA has more frequency on the CR7's (not sure if they are using E75's on this route yet). When does that happen? Kind of makes sense, lots of competition on routes to NYC. Hopefully WN will restart...Jump to post
We can certainly toss out the CEO's statement made a couple years ago that WN hopes to be the clear market leader in Pittsburgh. Thanks Goodness! I hate Southworst. Have never flown on them and will never fly on them. My worst nightmare was them building a larger presence here in PIT. Strong opinio...Jump to post
ADrum23 wrote:Does anyone know how many gates AA has at BNA now they they gave up C13 & C14 to WN?
southwest1675 wrote:Jump to postYes, AA and WN share C2 as overflow, but my ramper friends say Southwest is picking it up full time now. AA would now have 7 gates.
Cardinals fly a Delta 757 and land at CPS, so it’s not them. Blues fly a Miami Air 737 and land at STL, so it’s not them. I think most other MLB and NHL teams use narrow bodies. No scheduled widebodies, so they’re either one-off equipment swaps, charters or diversions. With a couple of exceptions, ...Jump to post
Updated my 2018 Load Factor Spreadsheet with the November numbers. I never really noticed until now how low the LFs are for pretty much anywhere north of a line from BNA-TUL in Jan and Feb. Some places have mid 80 for the year with 60s or lower for Jan/Feb. I knew those months were slow but not THAT...Jump to post
ATL-BNA is bizarrre unless they will be cutting some ATL markets next schedule. Why does adding ATL-BNA require cutting other ATL markets? St. Louis and KC are 2 miles closer than Atlanta and Nashville and WN runs STL-MCI 4x a day. So I think 5x for ATL-BNA is fine. ATL is a lot bigger station than...Jump to post
Well, even though I was hoping for something like PDX, it is nice to see something added. Nothing substantial had been announced at BNA since the LHR flight last August. Given the recent trend of WN adding 2-3 new destinations per year for the last couple of years at BNA, I don't think this will be...Jump to post
I’m not sure the bulk of the loyal Southwest customer base has any interest in going to Europe - for business or pleasure. Just different customers than some of the other legacy airlines. I don't believe this. I just think they have a large amount of customers at airports that WN is the biggest air...Jump to post
A little birdie just told me that Leonard Hoops(Ceo of Visit Indy) is in Ecuador right now working on getting nonstop flights......I asked which airline, but they said they weren't sure... :shock: Looks like some sort of airline conference is going on down there... https://www.routesonline.com/even...Jump to post
The increase starts in April, when I get a chance I can look if WN put out a spreadsheet for that update. That or maybe I can find enrillas update. WN did discontinue IND-DCA nonstop service on November 4, 2017, and the discontinuation of IND-DCA nonstop service did free up slots for WN at DCA. I r...Jump to post
The flight *from* Hartford doesn't hit *all* the spots on connection opportunities, but funnels right in to a few nice ones. Works- Sacramento San Diego Kansas City Los Angeles Houston Dallas Love New Orleans Out of the way, but it works- Seattle Portland Omaha Chicago Midway If you have extra time...Jump to post
Interesting increase to DCA. Anyone know where the cut came from? The increase starts in April, when I get a chance I can look if WN put out a spreadsheet for that update. That or maybe I can find enrillas update. IND-DCA got cut around the same time. They were 2x daily. DAL looks like it picked up...Jump to post
I am happy WN added that route for you guys. When my wife (then girlfriend) lived in Nashville we had to go to ATL for a wedding. She was going to fly down and meet me there (I was flying from a different aiport) then we both would fly back to Nashville but the fares just forced her to drive. She en...Jump to post
At PIE I had to wait an hour for a thunderstorm to pass through before they would let people off a plane because of a remote stand. If they had a normal jetway this wouldn't have happend. I think as others mentioned it is mostly weather. You usually only find them at good weather airports here now o...Jump to post
More detailed look. I went through the entire STL schedule. BDL 1x daily SFO goes to 2x daily on Sunday PHL goes from 2x to 3x daily ECP goes from daily to Saturday only (it ended in August last year) CHS goes away (last year it went from daily to Saturday/Sunday only in August last year) Down 1 wee...Jump to post
I went through the entire STL schedule. BDL 1x daily SFO goes to 2x daily on Sunday PHL goes from 2x to 3x daily ECP goes from daily to Saturday only (it ended in August last year) CHS goes away (last year it went from daily to Saturday/Sunday only in August last year) Down 1 weekly daily total from...Jump to post
CVG-DEN I still don't understand why some folks on here thought DAL, HOU or even year-round PHX would come before DEN. WN is pretty predictable about how they roll out new stations. I thought since they already were going to PHX they would just go back there or LAS just becuase of less competition ...Jump to post
jco613 wrote:Bdl-stl is huge. First new year round addition since DEN! Also an -800 out and -700 in, interesting.
I agree getting rid of the ends of A and B would be a mistake. The LCC operators like and in a lot of cases prefer common use, also airlines like AA and AS are using common use in a lot of their hub operations now. Going completely common use is a good thing for PIT and hopefully, airports like CLE...Jump to post
I figure it's significant if it calls for a press conference. If they had a press conference for MKE and CUN, I wouldn't say it has to be significant. Not saying it won't be but 2 new routes isn't anything crazy. Well was CUN was WN's first BNA international destination. But it wasn't like it was a...Jump to post
michman wrote:Strange day for WN today at DTW. All the flights appear to be one-off flights instead of the normal scheduled ones. What's that about?
BNA has a press conference stage setup next to the WN ticket counter. Good to see BNA probably getting something. I know it had been a few extensions since they got anything. Maybe SMF/SJC since they didn't get them on the last go around when others did? PDX also makes sense. I am a little surprise...Jump to post
WN has opportunities to add nonstop service from BNA to ATL, CVG, IND, LIT, ORF, OKC, OMA, PDX, RIC, SMF, SJC, and TUL. Is Southwest going to be announcing any nonstop service from BNA to any of these destinations tomorrow?
2,150 nm is also for long range. I doubt any of the Skywest or Horizon E175s are LR. Standard effective range is 1,700 nm. When PDX-BNA (1,715 nm) happens it will probably be WN 737. Also, Alaska's E175's are the "LR" version. See for example, N170SY: http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/pla...Jump to post