It was the 3:10pm departure, which actually left at 3:33pm.
Starlionblue / OPNLGuy
You're correct to say that exact speed is hard to determine simply by looking out of the window. However, as a frequent-flyer with over 2,000,000 miles under my belt and as a private pilot, and as a lifelong enthusiast - I do believe I was accurate to say this landing was very fast.
Many other people on the plane (of far less experience) felt that something was wrong, too. I think it takes a lot to get a group of people's attention - and this landing surely did.
I had forgotten about the dramatic approaches that WN
is known for. I lived in Dallas for 15 years and used to see WN
737's over the intersection of I-35 and I-635, and then they nosed down into DAL
. Quite fun to watch.
In all my years of flying, I have only been on WN
about 4 times. It is definitely different: fast gate turnaround, fast taxi, fast takeoffs, etc.