I think most of you guys posting here are a little to gung ho on the WN
obbession that has seem to captivate air travelers.
I have no quelms about there boarding process, but all this crap about only being able to fly WN
beacause of price is really stupid. If other airlines are competing on that route, and they are, there fares are going to be resonable enough to compete with WN
. Hell a traveler may even have other LCC options as well.
Silver SWA1: No one should ingnore the post before yours. By your screen name I take it you work for WN
, and why you might think its God's gift to airline travelers WN
does have legitmate drawbacks.
- Quick turns means cosmetic problems. I've heard of more than one WN
plane that had used klenex and peanuts under the seats, and due to Wn "Hurry the turn" menatality, these seats went out unvaccumed. I sure as hell wouldn't sit in a seat like that, with recycled air and cold germs floating that close. Regarldless of what boarding class one is in, any one paying to fly, even WN
prices, shouldn't have that type of crap under their feet.
With massive expansion in New England, Herb & Co. have proven WN
to be as greedy as the rest of the airlines, all of which are flocking to that area beacause they all think the only people that can afford to fly (at any price) in masse, are in big, liberal, New England towns. Sure those places can justify service, but like every place, they've got limits too. While WN
packs those planes full and makes profits, they've got serious problems that erode aways at WN
founding principals of speed and relability. Wx and already overcrowded airspace are two cripiling factors on that area, when planes get stuck up there, WN
does too, and it does a whammy on the turn times and fleet utilization.
20 minute turns? is that possible still with WN
growth and high density fleet, I mean 20 min is not much time to un/up load 137pax and there baggage, then you've got push back and taxi times. As WN
expands there are some major airports they service where taxking right to the active is not happening.
BCA: Question them man! WN
needs to cough up answers because you're not the only one who is witness to their non existant C/S when it comes to events
not according to schedule. If you watched last weeks airline they made a plea for a volunteer bump on a MDW
flt. and it took a lot of begging to get just one person to take it. WN
needs to be a lot more clear on compensation to bumped pax, the don't need just rebooking, how about a gaurnteed seat out, hotel rooms for the night, and a mention of how much they'll give in vouchers? I've never witnessed WN
do this when looking for bumps, maybe if they did this and added some of there well known P/A humor, they'd get more takers.
Gutir Three: Just what is wrong with making conx and why do you seem so preturbed @ them. That's how a majority of pax get to where there going!
I am not trying to be totally biased agiansit WN
, like anyone I would welcome them at my home airport, but I think the airline has some serious growing pain issues it needs to address before trying to take on the rest of America.