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Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:08 pm

Didn't see it posted but Branson Airport has announced a Pep Rally this monday with "announcements regarding Southwest's arrival date." This is the same day that Southwest expects to extend their schedule. Does anyone know of any other airports the schedule may include. Another question to keep in mind is whether Southwest will completely take over the Branson station or if it will be a dual station with AirTran... I guess we will find out Monday but I thought I would inform those of you not aware.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FlyBranson/117672807559
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:50 pm

This really wouldnt be news as WN has already announced the intent to keep branson in the network. Given the recent news that ATL will remain its current size (i.e. 30ish WN flights and 150ish FL flights) THROUGH 2013 at least, im going to guess it will be a dual ops station for awhile.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:31 am

This is frustrating. Where is the Charlotte announcement. Arghh

Btw congrats to WN and Branson
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:23 am

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This is frustrating. Where is the Charlotte announcement. Arghh

Btw congrats to WN and Branson

I don't live in Charlotte but I want CLT too.

Branson is being odd with this... usually SWA doesn't do this kind of pre announcement thing, this is more of an Allegiant thing. Maybe Branson isn't the only city but the only making it known before the announcement. None the less congrats to Branson and WN, and too whatever other city may be added in this round of additions.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:56 am

Doesn't Branson only have a weekly BWI flight and a few times a week to ATL? How does this fit into WN's business plan?
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:06 am

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Doesn't Branson only have a weekly BWI flight and a few times a week to ATL? How does this fit into WN's business plan?

2 Daily ATL and some weekly frequencies to Orlando, Baltimore, Houston and Chicago-Midway.

Heres the thing, you don't know what they will do. They could completely not do ATL and instead do something else. There really is no inference you can make on the routes they will announce because SWA hasn't really made there route plans known when it comes to former AirTran destinations as not many have started conversions to SWA yet.

What I can say is this will be the first time where we will find out if SWA will continue AirTran weekly flights or keep on the daily line SWA has been doing for 40 years.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:21 am

Quoting JONC777 (Reply 1):
This is frustrating. Where is the Charlotte announcement. Arghh

Btw congrats to WN and Branson

It is obvious that Southwest is slowly integrating the former AirTran cities into the Southwest route system.....

So far we have seen announcements regarding Akron/Canton, Dayton, Des Moines, Key West and now, apparently, Branson.

Southwest has made it known what AirTran cities are being dropped and which are staying.

Charlotte is, apparently, one of the cities that will stay.

So they haven't formally made an announcement about CLT.... but it clearly has a place in the future WN route system.

Why is it so frustrating that they have yet to formally announce it?

It is obvious it is sticking around.... it is not on the list of cities cut... so what is the frustration all about?
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:23 am

Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 2):
This is frustrating. Where is the Charlotte announcement. Arghh

I found this interesting. Although CLT does not populate on WN interactive map http://www.southwest.com/html/cs/tra..._dyn.html?int=GSUBNAV-AIR-ROUTEMAP

The federal GSA contract city pair awards for the government fiscal year 2013 (FY13) which begins October 1 show three city pair contracts awarded to WN for CLT-ATL, CLT-TPA and CLT-BWI CLT&arriving_to1=&arriving_to=&search2013.x=Search+FY13" target="_blank">http://apps.fas.gsa.gov/citypairs/se...iving_to=&search2013.x=Search+FY13

Looking at the FY12 awards WN wasn't awarded anything at CLT. FL was awarded CLT-BWI and CLT-ATL. US holds the CLT-TPA award. The awards are rebid and awarded new every year so either this a FL/WN moniker carryover or the feds know something we don't.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:30 am

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 7):
I found this interesting. Although CLT does not populate on WN interactive map http://www.southwest.com/html/cs/tra..._dyn.html?int=GSUBNAV-AIR-ROUTEMAP

The federal GSA contract city pair awards for the government fiscal year 2013 (FY13) which begins October 1 show three city pair contracts awarded to WN for CLT-ATL, CLT-TPA and CLT-BWI CLT&arriving_to1=&arriving_to=&search2013.x=Search+FY13" target="_blank">http://apps.fas.gsa.gov/citypairs/se...iving_to=&search2013.x=Search+FY13

Looking at the FY12 awards WN wasn't awarded anything at CLT. FL was awarded CLT-BWI and CLT-ATL. US holds the CLT-TPA award. The awards are rebid and awarded new every year so either this a FL/WN moniker carryover or the feds know something we don't.

Maybe I am confused, but I am looking at that map and all I see are the current Southwest cities.

I don't see Charlotte or Branson.....

What am I supposed to be looking at?
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:41 am

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It is obvious it is sticking around.... it is not on the list of cities cut... so what is the frustration all about?

Well I'm not frustrated but it just has to do with timing. You want the flights to start so you can fly them. Knowing SWA is coming and not cutting the destination is great but, all anyone wants is to fly it. So I am assuming the frustration is that he wants the flights to start soon so he can fly it. That is at least how I feel about a few cities, I wouldn't consider it frustration though just eager.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:41 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 4):
Doesn't Branson only have a weekly BWI flight and a few times a week to ATL? How does this fit into WN's business plan?

Keep in mind that Branson is a private airport and are paying WN handsomely for their operations there, so while this doesn't fit the bill for the conventional WN service, if the money they're being offered is the right price they're obviously willing to make an exception.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:41 am

Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 2):
This is frustrating. Where is the Charlotte announcement. Arghh

Relax. It is going to happen. WN has already pretty much listed out which cities are going away, and most of those are already done. A lot of the markets that have been migrated already are those with multiple destinations that aren't limited to just ATL or BWI.

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 7):
The federal GSA contract city pair awards for the government fiscal year 2013 (FY13) which begins October 1 show three city pair contracts awarded to WN for CLT-ATL, CLT-TPA and CLT-BWI

Would FL/WN being on the same operating cert and the same company have anything to do with that?
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:48 am

Quoting skycub (Reply 6):

Its just I've been waiting 8 years for WN to come. I moved from a WN city so it was a big change. I always flew them

So I'm kinda impatient
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:52 am

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 9):

Exactly

I moved from a WN city. I flew them everywhere. It's just eager and excitement
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:13 am

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 7):

I don't understand, they bid for the flights
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:41 am

Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 14):

I don't understand, they bid for the flights

Huh?

Who bids for what flights?

No one bids for anything except for at slot-controlled airports...and Charlotte isn't one of them.

Anyone can fly to Charlotte if they can get the gates to allow it.

Southwest will come to Charlotte... don't worry. Charlotte is among many former AirTran cities that will slowly make its way into the Southwest route system.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:55 am

You'd think with an airport name like that Sir Richard would be trying to get Virgin America into there...
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:09 am

Quoting skycub (Reply 15):

Ik he just made it sound like that I now CLT is not slot controlled
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:32 am

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 3):

I don't live in Charlotte but I want CLT too.



Folks I'm still holding my breath and praying that SWA Life enters a long term marriage with MIA! I know, FLL is a stone's throw away but WN is one of the few domestic airlines that could compete with the juggernaut that is AA in MIA. There is so much untapped potential with serving MIA.

Regarding BKG being a dual station: for the foreseeable future yes but I understand WN is absorbing the smaller FL stations and working their way to the biggies such as ATL and us BWI.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:14 pm

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 18):
Folks I'm still holding my breath and praying that SWA Life enters a long term marriage with MIA!

Why would an employee website enter a relationship with a MIA? Oh wait we've been down this road already before if I remember right.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 18):
I know, FLL is a stone's throw away but WN is one of the few domestic airlines that could compete with the juggernaut that is AA in MIA. There is so much untapped potential with serving MIA.

Maybe some day once FLL is expanded as much as possible. Otherwise there is no reason to go into MIA.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:31 pm

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 11):
Would FL/WN being on the same operating cert and the same company have anything to do with that?

In the federal governments' eyes FL/WN is one company. Therfore I dont see anything stopping WN from allowing their subsidiary to fulfill the contract.
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quote=ouboy79,reply=19]Maybe some day once FLL is expanded as much as possible. Otherwise there is no reason to
go into MIA.[/quote]

WN would have to get a super super super sweet deal to even considered MIA. When your the carrier holding the market share at FLL, I dont see them expanding into MIA, If they grow out of their space I see them negotiating for more at FLL not going to MIA. And to go into someones neighborhood and start fresh may not be smartest thing now.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:35 pm

I expect we will continue to see cities integrated as the new schedule releases come along. Closing the smaller stations WN doesn't want and the start of integrating the small ones they do want to keep (DSM, DAY, CAK, EYW, now BKG) is already occuring. Stations like CLT are bound to be coming up soon as it is an obvious hole in their route network (and is being kept).

Quoting skycub (Reply 15):

Huh?

Who bids for what flights?

No one bids for anything except for at slot-controlled airports...and Charlotte isn't one of them

For federal government employees, they visit the GSA site GentFromAlaska posted to book air travel. This includes everything from national park employees to employes of FEMA. Airlines "bid" on route pairs to be the preferred carrier for all federal government travel between the respected city pair. For example, AirTran had FY '12's contract from 10.1.11-9.30.12 for $88 one-way on CLT-ATL. This fare stays the same and there are no restrictions (fully refundable, no Saturday night stays required, capacity constraints, etc.). WN also has the contract from 10.1.12-9.30.12 on CLT-ATL at a $108 each-way fare, or a capacity controlled $94 one-way fare. Also for example on STL-Los Angeles AA into LAX and US into ONT are the current options, while for FY'13 WN has the STL-LAX contract and US is retaining the STL-ONT contract (via PHX).

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 18):
Folks I'm still holding my breath and praying that SWA Life enters a long term marriage with MIA!

I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen eventually, although I believe MIA is one of the more expensive airports in the nation to operate out of (which in my opinion makes it a little less of a priority).
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:43 pm

Quoting airliner371 (Thread starter):
Another question to keep in mind is whether Southwest will completely take over the Branson station or if it will be a dual station with AirTran

Um, not likely a duel station. I think they are converting the station over is really all. I saw them do this with the FL station here in DAY. Same announcement.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:44 pm

Quoting skycub (Reply 8):
What am I supposed to be looking at?
http://apps.fas.gsa.gov/citypairs/search/index.cfm?ft Type CLT in the origin airport block and select the FY13 tab at the bottom of the page. all the awards and carriers who won any particular route will populate. To check the current awards which expire September 30 select the FY12 tab. To check other cities just type in the airport three letter IATA code or the city name. You can also conduct a single search by typing in the origin and destination cities.

Quoting skycub (Reply 15):
No one bids for anything except for at slot-controlled airports...and Charlotte isn't one of them.

You're on the wrong page. See below.

Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 14):
I don't understand, they bid for the flights

These are fare awards which generate hundreds of millions dollars for the U.S. airline industry annually under the confines of the Fly America Act. They are generally unrestricted "Y" coach fares for federal government employees travelers including the military and their families on official duty and who are authorized to use them when flying enters the equation. Without getting to wordy these city pair awards are mandatory use where travel begins in the origin city. Example if my journey began in JNU (Juneau, Alaska) to BWI. There is no city pair between JNU-BWI. I could fly from JNU to SEA on one award and from SEA to BWI on a second award but I would not be mandated to do so. The senior military commander or government official historically establishes policy as to which airport is to be used where multiple airports exist in a single city. With that said every traveler must exercise prudence and be a steward of the tax payer dollar. I've seen travelers absorb what some travel manager term fluff

Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 10):
Would FL/WN being on the same operating cert and the same company have anything to do with that?

That would be my guess but I dunno the intricacies of the certificate
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:59 pm

Not to high-jack the thread, but is there any hard dates set on when WN will start service into GRR while they phase out the Airtran name? If so, do we know what routes WN plans on serving out of GRR? (MDW, ATL, LAS/PHX possibly?)
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:08 pm

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 3):
Branson is being odd with this... usually SWA doesn't do this kind of pre announcement thing

Maybe SWA doesn't usually make pre announcements, but their partner AirTran, is the king of pre announcements via a few A netters on this forum.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:26 pm

I can't wait to see how BKG performs once its a pure WN Station. Ditto for ICT.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:36 pm

Quoting KDAYflyer (Reply 22):
Quoting airliner371 (Thread starter):
Another question to keep in mind is whether Southwest will completely take over the Branson station or if it will be a dual station with AirTran

Um, not likely a duel station. I think they are converting the station over is really all. I saw them do this with the FL station here in DAY. Same announcement.

Do any AirTran employees work at Branson right now? The reason I ask is because of the following from an old New York Times article when BKG was getting ready to open

In Missouri, Investors Seek a Profit in Branson Airport
By CHRISTINE NEGRONI
April 20, 2009


Quote:
With the clock set to start ticking next month, every possible way is being considered for maximizing the profit-making potential of the airport. Airlines are being wooed with a range of services so complete that the carriers need not hire a single employee. Security at checkpoints, of course, is provided by the Transportation Security Administration.

“We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for the airlines, with no station set-up costs, no installation of computers,” Mr. Bourk said. “You come up to the counter and it’s a Branson airport employee who will process your ticket and get you onto the flight.”

I'm assuming that if an airline need not hire a single employee, that Branson Airport employees provide below wings service, too., but it sounds like that's an option for the airlines flying into/out of Branson and not a requirement.

So again - are there any AirTran employees that work at Branson now, or is AirTran's current service handled by BKG employees?

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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:36 pm

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I can't wait to see how BKG performs once its a pure WN Station. Ditto for ICT.

I think it would preform the same if not better in a bigger network. Both airports are using insentive programs and BKG specifically has alot of       . So it would have to take a nose dive to make it "bad".
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 23):

Okay, thank you that makes more sense. I know it's not slot controlled.

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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Quoting LoneStarMike (Reply 27):

Airtran has only one employee at Branson the station manager.
All other work is 3 party contract.
This I belive along with Key West will be WN first contracted ground personal cities.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:14 pm

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 28):
I think it would preform the same if not better in a bigger network. Both airports are using insentive programs and BKG specifically has alot of       . So it would have to take a nose dive to make it "bad".

At the end of the day, yes. But a subsidized route that runs 40% loads is bad, period. The subsidy makes it worthwhile for the airline but it doesnt change the performance of the route.

The bigger network should benefit them. Though I wonder how much the loss of service to a true, banked hub will affect them. Fares will be going up as well..

Quoting LoneStarMike (Reply 27):
So again - are there any AirTran employees that work at Branson now, or is AirTran's current service handled by BKG employees?

Contracted. I assume there will be some WN employees showing up once WN starts service.
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:58 pm

Just because the Branson management decided to tip their hand a bit doesn't necessarily mean that BKG will be the *only* station announced on Monday. Remember that DAY and CAK were announced on the same day.

[Edited 2012-08-24 17:00:26]
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:05 am

Quoting iowaman (Reply 21):
I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen eventually, although I believe MIA is one of the more expensive airports in the nation to operate out of (which in my opinion makes it a little less of a priority).



Within the past 18 months, I heard from several sources within our company that WN and Metrodade (operates MIA) were working on an agreement for up to eight gates with a sweet deal. Now since we FL closed MIA albeit minimal service MIA now has none of the big 4 LCC's (WN/FL, B6 or Spirit). The distance between MIA and FLL is maybe a little closer than the distance between DCA and BWI. The south Florida Miami Dade metropolitan area is vast and very spread out. You also have the Port of Miami which is very close to MIA. And, WN wants to eventually break into parts of Latin America. Sure it can be done out of FLL but there is a vast untapped populace that if WN had MIA service they'd flock to it. Eventually, the Central core of MIA is due for the extreme airport makeover and WN could fit right in. As of now at MIA vintage concourse G is desolate and lonely like the Maytag repairman. There are even a couple abandoned gates with rusting "mini-me" jetways. Imagine if WN worked out something with the Latin American airlines at MIA to compete against the AA monopoly.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:13 am

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 25):
Maybe SWA doesn't usually make pre announcements, but their partner AirTran, is the king of pre announcements via a few A netters on this forum.

KLM & Delta are partners..... FL is a subsidiary of WN
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:40 am

I wonder how many markets BKG has bought WN service to. Assuming the airport doesn't want to screw over longstanding partner F9, which has faithfully served DEN for a while now and even attempted nonstop service to spokes like PHX and AUS, they will stick to their unique one airline per market rule (private airports can do things like that while public ones can't!) and WN won't serve DEN [nonstop]. Perhaps they'll just assume the p2p FL flights to MCO, BWI, MDW, and HOU; I would assume ATL-BKG stays a FL route so long as the FL ATL hub remains largely intact. Perhaps BKG will have WN serve other markets they have unsuccessfully bought service to in the past, like AUS, DAL, BNA, MSP, MKE, and/or PHX. In all such instances, WN has tremendous connectivity and local FF loyalty to help them out, which the previous operator(s) did not. Either way, I doubt we'll see more than about 6 or 7 daily WN flights.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:24 pm

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 35):
I wonder how many markets BKG has bought WN service to. Assuming the airport doesn't want to screw over longstanding partner F9, which has faithfully served DEN

most likely......

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 35):
Perhaps they'll just assume the p2p FL flights to MCO, BWI, MDW, and HOU; I would assume ATL-BKG stays

Probably, since these are FL nonstop routes which are already there.....

In addition, I would think that DAL (I don't think that this would violate Wright) and maybe LAS and LAX as possibilities. And if so, then would WN consider some less than daily service here with some of these, since they don't have to worry about any ground employees? As for AUS and PHX, would WN want to try and if could WN want to make these work where F9 didn't?

 
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:27 pm

Quoting point2point (Reply 36):
In addition, I would think that DAL (I don't think that this would violate Wright)

It doesn't.

I think WN may possibly convert FL's MDW-BKG service to WN and have it operate once daily (if it doesn't already) and pair that with a new (daily) BGK-DAL route.

As an intermediate stop between DAL & MDW, BKG lines up perfectly.

MDW-BKG-DAL

Most of the seats would probably be filled by people flying between DAL & MDW and the fewer people who got on/off at BKG, the faster the turn times at BKG would be.

It would be similar to HOU-JAN-BWI or DAL-AMA-DEN.

It would also provide BKG with one-stop connecting service to many other cities

BKG-MDW-XXX and BKG-DAL-XXX

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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:20 pm

I agree new DAL service.
But I see it more of a BWI-BKG-DAL service.
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:51 pm

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 18):

And I'm holding my breath waiting for you to stop calling us SWALife. Seriously, please stop.
My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
 
usflyguy
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:56 pm

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 39):

I second that. SWALIFE is a website, Southwest Airlines or WN is the airline.

It's like someone that works at DL calling it deltanet...
My post is my ideas and my opinions only, I do not represent the ideas or opinions of anyone else or company.
 
skycub
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:05 am

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 39):
And I'm holding my breath waiting for you to stop calling us SWALife. Seriously, please stop.

  

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 40):

I second that. SWALIFE is a website, Southwest Airlines or WN is the airline.

It's like someone that works at DL calling it deltanet...

  
My opinions are my own. They are not representative of my employer, my union or my co-workers. They are all mine.
 
smoot4208
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:06 am

Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 12):
Its just I've been waiting 8 years for WN to come.

US has over 650 flights out of CLT. I'm not quite sure what WN is really going to do for you that FL (via ATL or BWI) can't do for you right now.
 
airliner371
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:21 pm

AirTran schedule came out today. One daily BKG-ATL remains at AirTran and that is it, when I type in MDW, HOU and MCO it brings me to Southwest Airlines but then error because they don't have there's out until tomorrow.

Looking for other cities now...
Take a little time and enjoy The View.
 
southwest737500
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:28 pm

Quoting smoot4208 (Reply 42):

I don't think the amount of flights matters.

Let's just wait to see how it goes.

I expect CLT-MDW CLT-STL CLT-DEN. Maybe CLT-BWI getting converted to WN meta
Next flight: TUL-ATL-CLT CRJ900 and MD88
 
ouboy79
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RE: Southwest Airlines To Announce Branson 8/27/12

Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:25 pm

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 39):
And I'm holding my breath waiting for you to stop calling us SWALife. Seriously, please stop.

At some point, hopefully, someone at the station they work at will say something. The company has a huge loyalty towards the brand and not identifying the company properly detracts from that.

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