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What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 1:37 am

1. Simply wondering what SWA's longest route is.

2. As a second part of this question; has SWA ever had a longer scheduled route?

3. How many 737-700s are still painted in the old SWA paint scheme? Or, how many are in the new?
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 1:40 am

1. Longest route is PHL - LAX
2. Don't think so
3. Don't know the answer

Hope this helps some
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 1:44 am

my turn ...

1. SWA's shortest route? (PHX-TUC???)
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 1:44 am

Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 1):
Hope this helps some

Two out of three isn't bad! Thanks.
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 1:55 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 2):
1. SWA's shortest route? (PHX-TUC???)

SWA doesn't and never has operated PHX-TUS.

I believe the current shortest route is AUS-HOU. And for a while it was ISP-PVD with four flights a day until that route was dropped a couple of years ago.
 
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 1:55 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 2):
my turn ...

1. SWA's shortest route? (PHX-TUC???)

WN flies to Tucuman, Argentina?  Smile WN's shortest route for a while was ISP-PVD. I believe that the ISP-PVD flight was discontinued a while back. Don't know what their current shortest flight is.

Don't know the exact number of 73Gs painted in the desert colors still, but we see a few of them per day here in DAL.

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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 1:58 am

The shortest route is DAL-DFW, towing a 'Ha-Ha! We Won't Fly Here' banner as it cruises overhead.

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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 2:00 am

does WN still operate BWI-SAN nonstop? i thought that was their longest flight....


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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 2:02 am

Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 1):
1. Longest route is PHL - LAX
2. Don't think so
3. Don't know the answer

Hope this helps some
FlyIGuy

Actually, the longest route is PHL-OAK at 2182nm.
 
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 2:17 am

The answer to the first question is available in Southwest's fact sheet at http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/press/factsheet.html:

"The shortest daily Southwest flight is between Austin (AUS) and Houston (HOU) (149 miles). The longest daily Southwest flight is between Philadelphia (PHL) and Oakland (OAK) (2,510 miles)."

I'm fairly certain that PHL-OAK is the longest-ever scheduled WN route, since the old record-holder was BWI-SJC. The shortest-ever in recent memory was PVD-ISP, though for some reason I think they flew HOU-BPT at some point when they still served BPT.
 
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 2:24 am

Southwest never operated HOU-BPT. Only BPT route was DAL-BPT.

They have operated the following:

LBB-MAF at 121 miles
TUL-OKC at 111 miles
IAH-HOU at 24 miles

The LBB-MAF was a "tail end" of a flight that went DAL-LBB-MAF on, as I recall, friday and Sunday nights only.

TUL-OKC was a "triangular" shaped flight from those two OK cities to out west somplace...PHX or Vegas.

IAH-HOU was a once daily flight where they originated at Hobby but still wanted to give IAH passengers a decent morning flight up to Love Field....it left HOU at 715, arrived IAH 730, left IAH 745, and got to Love Field at 835.
 
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 3:00 am

Quoting TxAgKuwait (Reply 10):
TUL-OKC was a "triangular" shaped flight from those two OK cities to out west somplace...PHX or Vegas.

Indeed it was, PHX-OKC-TUL...
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 4:22 am

I believe at one time they operated LAX-ISP, for a temporary period only and was never intended to be a permanent route. It was after the first 73Gs came online and it was a test to see how people would respond to transocn service Southwest style. Dennis Miller even made a joke about it on his HBO show.

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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 4:41 am

Quoting FutureATP (Reply 12):
I believe at one time they operated LAX-ISP, for a temporary period only and was never intended to be a permanent route. It was after the first 73Gs came online and it was a test to see how people would respond to transocn service Southwest style. Dennis Miller even made a joke about it on his HBO show.

I don't recall a LAX-ISP, but a BWI non-stop to either LAX or OAK when the -700s first came out, right around Thanksgiving 1997.
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 8:08 am

OPNLguy

Thanks. It probably was BWI then. I wasnt for sure if it was even ISP. I just remember a something about a temporary nonstop transcon out of LAX. Heck, was ISP even Southwest destination then yet?

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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 10:18 am

WN still operates BWI-LAX nonstop. According to their website, it looks like two a day.

Flt. 71 9:20am-12:10pm
Flt. 2968 6:30pm-9:20pm

and return

Flt. 1034 8:25am-4:20pm
Flt. 72 11:50am-7:50pm
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 10:36 am

OPNLguy has your answer as to how many -700s are still painted shit brown.
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RE: What Is Southwest's Longest Route? +Other Q's...

Tue May 10, 2005 11:03 am

I think that OAK to SMF or RNO is pretty short also.

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