jerion
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Quick WN Phlight To Philly

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:48 am

Sunday 7/24 a friend and I decided to fly down to PHL for the day to check out the city and celebrate my b'day (29 and clinging to my 20's). Anyway, we flew WN on the 9:30A nonstop BDL-PHL. There were about twelve people on the plane.

My return flight was delayed about an hour or so due to a 'mechanical' delay. I found the WN gate agents at PHL to be pretty nasty. I felt better calling reservations to get updates than I did dealing w/ the agents. THey seemed annoyed w/ the customers. That's horrible. Anyway, the return flight (again) had about 12 people onboard. Anyone traveling w/ WN and PHL encounter nasty agents?

Side note:

I knew WN was doing well w/ PHL, but I didn't realize how well! The WN E gate area around 10am was a MADHOUSE!! Blue planes everywhere. I checked their website and see they're flying nonstop to 17 cities. Pretty good considering the station opened last year.

One more thing, the terminal seemed dumpy. Who used the E gates before WN came in?
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RE: Quick WN Phlight To Philly

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:51 am

R311Music on the boards is a ramper at BDL...he has been talking to me about his days on the ramp (started last week) and he tells me that the PHL flights are very light. He said 50 people 15 bags and half go on to MCO, so you do the math there, very light loads on that route. I don't know how they're doing so well, because I once saw a FLL-PHL board with like 12 people on it. BDL-PHL can operate with 12 people, short flight...but FLL-PHL...that's one long flight to only have 12 people on.
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jerion
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RE: Quick WN Phlight To Philly

Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:02 pm

WN also has MHT-PHL and PVD-PHL nonstops.
I wonder how the loads are on these flights. Also, these fares are often $29.00 each way.

Perhaps the flights are more busy during the week.
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RE: Quick WN Phlight To Philly

Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:39 am

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 1):
He said 50 people 15 bags and half go on to MCO, so you do the math there, very light loads on that route. I don't know how they're doing so well, because I once saw a FLL-PHL board with like 12 people on it. BDL-PHL can operate with 12 people, short flight...but FLL-PHL...that's one long flight to only have 12 people on.

Yea that's pretty accurate. Today it was the same at BDL. I think maybe one of the two PHL flights I worked today broke 50% load factor. The other one was almost empty with maybe 10-20 passengers and only a handful of bags. Very easy flight to work as you just kinda toss the bags in bin A or C and go.
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RE: Quick WN Phlight To Philly

Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:10 am

Quoting R311music (Reply 3):
Yea that's pretty accurate

of course it is...you told me urself!
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RE: Quick WN Phlight To Philly

Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:26 pm

I've worked the 6:40 am PHL-BDL flight on 3 occasions and the most peoploe we have has was around 20. Since we are pressed for space at PHL, I predict that we will probably pull out of PHL-BDL and use the gates for more frequency to FL. In spite of what FLAirport witnessed, every PHL-FLL flight I have worked has been full!

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