Here's a question for OPNLguy or anyone else who's familiar with WN operations. My mom, who's 85, lives in the BWI area and would like to visit us in the RNO area, but with a bad hip, she doesn't want to make a connection. No one has a non-stop between RNO and BWI. I notice that for quite some time WN has had a one-stop direct flight between BWI and RNO (#1039 to RNO and #1812 to BWI). I know that with other airlines, the upline destinations change frequently, almost at the drop of a hat. But does WN keep the same routings for a longer period of time? And is it true same-plane service? I know that I have flown on other airlines that appear to show a through-plane routing with the same flight number, but in fact there is a change of planes at a connecting hub.
Any help would be appreciated so that I can get Mom out to Reno for a visit!