Jackbr
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Southwest FA Bases

Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:07 am

Where do Southwest have FA bases, and which base is the largest?
 
SXDFC
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:09 am

BWI,DAL,MCO,MDW,OAK,LAS, ( ATL?), HOU, and PHX. Not sure which one is the biggest but I would imagine DAL is probably the more senior of the bases, could be wrong though.
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Jackbr
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:26 am

Are there still FA's from the earliest days of Southwest in 1970?
 
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:49 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 1):
BWI,DAL,MCO,MDW,OAK,LAS, ( ATL?), HOU, and PHX. Not sure which one is the biggest but I would imagine DAL is probably the more senior of the bases, could be wrong though.

I believe PHX is extremely senior. I believe BWI is the most junior.
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swabrian
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:29 pm

Quoting Jackbr (Reply 2):

We began in 1971, and we do still have a few original Flight Attendants flying with us.
 
luvfa
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:22 pm

MDW is the largest base . BWI is most junior followed by LAS and maybe MDW. DAL is very senior and it is also the smallest base. To compare, MDW has roughly 1700 FA's while DAL has a little over 900. My base, MCO, has roughly 950 making us the second smallest base!
 
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:21 am

Somehow I will resist the urge to quote our candid WN pilot who broadcast his opinions about the FA bases via a stuck mic....
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Italianflyer
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:40 pm

I saw on another forum that TPA will be a post-intergration WN 717 flt ops base within the next 18 months or so. I assume a FA base will follow??

[Edited 2011-12-10 07:44:07]
 
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RE: Southwest FA Bases

Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:56 am

TPA has been announced as a possible 717 base for pilots. Because all FA's will be trained on all aircraft, there is no need to have a separate 717 base for FA's. A FA's pairing can consist of a flying on both the 737 and 717, whereas pilots need separate pairings and lines depending on the aircraft they fly.