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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4781

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Yep, I'll take all of my friends with me aboard my A330, try to get in from above. Jokes aside, nothing will likely come out of this aside from some Area 51 memes, and it's quite likely that Area 51 isn't even a major US military site, not anymore. It was nothing more than a joke from the beginning...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I'll chip in on the issue of blurry images because I feel it perhaps needs addressing.... I see quite a few genuinely blurry shots in the feedback forum but some the screeners claim are blurry puzzle me at times; not because they're succinctly blurry but because it's impossible to tell at the (most...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 108
Views: 4022

Re: 737-8200?

It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net Traffic Way Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: A.net Traffic Way Down?

Hello all, I've noticed for a while now that photo views are way down. I don't submit photos just for the hits or "views" but let's be honest, what's the point of doing the hard work of editing, uploading and possibly re-editing, reuploading after a rejection and waiting over a week for s...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Hello Royal. I now have an iMac, with the 5k screen. Lovely to look at and do general photography, but no chance at all to use it for photos here. Even at my new preferred size of 1600px for photos here they display so small on that monitor it is impossible to judge something like sharpening, and w...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 254
Views: 15651

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I'll chime in, While AA is indeed suing the TWU/IAM, what they're not able to do is prove that there is indeed a slowdown. Why? Because there truly isn't one. Everyday I see the decisions being made that are causing problems that weren't problems until this last year. In DFW alone, on the fleet sid...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share
Replies: 15
Views: 1173

Re: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share

I don't know about elitist opposition to sunny side-ons. I do see opposition to low-light, low-shutter-speed, high-ISO shots, which in my opinion, are vastly more challenging. It’s all relative. IMO aviation photography is relatively easy compared to other fields. Yeah, okay so it was more difficul...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 485
Views: 64523

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know the reason Gate 2 is closed? I’ve noticed baggage carts and tugs parked over the empty space. Been like that since I parked at gate 1 on 6/23 and also 7/7. They’re expanding their Tpoint (bag room) belt and the only place to go is into gate 2 territory. The plans kept evolving but last ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: California rocked again...

Side note: I’ve experienced many earthquakes (too many), both big and small, but in almost all of them I was indoors. Earthquakes are creepy enough, especially the sound of walls and household items shaking etc, but a couple years ago I was out in the mountains east of San Diego in pitch blackness t...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: California rocked again...

Felt Friday’s quake pretty good in Las Vegas. I was in the South Point tournament bowling center and it was gently rock’n for a good minute or two, enough to stop play for a few minutes. It’s very odd feeling a major earthquake from far away, knowing that someone somewhere is having a very different...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: need camera settings
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: need camera settings

Bright sunny day -Sun at your back (although I hate this “rule”) -Manual Mode -ISO 100 -f/7.1 -Shutter 1/640sec If clouds become a factor, reduce shutter to 1/400 or open aperture to f/6.3 or boost ISO to 200 or any combination of those three until you get the desired exposure. Same applies in the ...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: need camera settings
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: need camera settings

Bright sunny day -Sun at your back (although I hate this “rule”) -Manual Mode -ISO 100 -f/7.1 -Shutter 1/640sec If clouds become a factor, reduce shutter to 1/400 or open aperture to f/6.3 or boost ISO to 200 or any combination of those three until you get the desired exposure. Same applies in the e...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Anyone running a 5k monitor? If so, how do you like it? Any learning curve from what you see on screen to getting an image accepted here? I stopped bothering when I got my 5K iMac. Kept my old monitor briefly to get photos accepted but eventually said screw it. If anyone does have advice for gettin...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5385

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

People act like Hawaiian was gouging people on interisland flights. I never saw that. I've never seen it either. Hawaiian's pricing is based on time of year, day of the week, time of day. You want to fly on peak times on Monday and Friday? You want to fly at peak times on a holiday weekend? You're ...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5385

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

Sadly, there is a reason I have the 'mcdu' bozo blocked. I never said 'All' Hawaiians. The words 'All', 'Never', 'Always' and the like are rarely accurate. The couple I spoke with travel frequently and shared their views with me, that's all. All I'm saying is that it's clear that the folks in Hawai...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5385

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

Since we all love aviation here, just thought I'd share a little anecdotal information, which appears to be echoed other places as well. In regards to WN flying to/from/within Hawaii: A couple of days ago, I was sitting at a cafe in Paris and struck up a conversation with the people next to me. The...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu May 23, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21662

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Not sure how any of this relates to what I said. You accuse them of a job action, and I’m merely pointing out they are working by the book. And if this is true, then why were they not working by the book until now? Because the industry has gotten to a point where it takes going above and beyond the...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed May 15, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13721

Re: WN announces service to ITO

My Guess on the ITO Schedule. .............................07:00 HNL HNL 08:00 ______10:00 OAK HNL 12:00 ______12:50 HNL HNL 15:25 ______16:25 HNL OAK 19:00 ______20:00 HNL HNL 20:25........................... Flyguy Some one sent me a counter guess. Predicts starting December 15 2019 Fun to share....

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by Silver1SWA
Sun May 12, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13721

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I've said this before but anyone who thinks that Southwest will be a major threat to HA does not know Hawaii government. I would be extremely surprised if WN got any bigger than the current presence in Hawaii. You could be right. I've given up waiting to see -- or caring -- if SAN will ever become ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun May 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

A few observations from my first inter-island flying (2 RT's between OGG-HNL) - 1) Absolutely hands down the funnest flying I've ever done. 2) Full. We had 170+ on every leg (this was the afternoon/evening volley). 3) The locals seem to love us. Way beyond just the pax, it was repeated in people I ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I’m working the island hops today. Water or juice and pretzels if there’s time. Same aircraft with four legs. Some of schedules later in the month are 5 legs with the SJC startup. Apparently similar to working “HOU -AUS” said someone in Dallas :rotfl: I used to work for SWA as an intern and a CSA a...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 04, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

jaybird wrote:
Silver1SWA wrote:
jaybird wrote:


What's YMMV? that's a new one for me ..


Your mileage may vary.

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 04, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

The locals are tired of Hawaiian’s high inter-island fares and welcome the competition. No we aren’t. I have a home here and lots of locals are friends. If anything this is making the locals more loyal to HA. There is great desire to preserve Hawaiian companies and Southwest is looked at like the o...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri May 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Besides, plenty of locals disrespect the ā’ina by littering, graffitiing, etc... If we want visitors to respect our home, we must lead by example. 77H 100% agree with you. It is fine for the flip flop, t-shirt clad tourist that want to say “Aloha” and feel like they are speaking a different languag...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri May 03, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Apparently similar to working “HOU -AUS” said someone in Dallas :rotfl: Better scenery though. :D Still don’t get the desire to travel to Hawaii when you have SJD no more than 3 hours from anywhere on the west coast. The locals don’t like tourists, what more reason does anyone need not to travel th...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri May 03, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Sure, right up until HA starts scaling back it’s local workforce, if WN’s success comes at the expense of HA. You’ll see just how friendly and welcoming the locals can be. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest to even see state government intervention to block expansion of WN in the market shoul...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri May 03, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is trying to do to HA. The locals are tir...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu May 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15379

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble. I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is try...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 2491

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

So how do you "dial in" -1/3 of a stop of exposure comp? My question as well. On Canon, exposure comp doesn't affect manual shooting at all. It does if you’re using the internal meter as a point of reference. For a Nikon using exposure compensation in manual mode does only affect the expo...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18459

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

I recently just got home from my first WN HNL trip thanks to the cheap kick off fare sale. While in HNL I hooked up with a long ago WN friend to discuss all things HNL. He said they were told recently because of the MAX8 grounding SMF-HNL and SMF-OGG starts in the first week of August. Inter island...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 2491

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

My use of -1/3 of a stop has nothing to do with my cameras metering, if you reread what I typed above I shoot in manual 100% of the time. So how do you "dial in" -1/3 of a stop of exposure comp? If you are setting things manually, isn't the exposure whatever it is based on your settings, ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5467

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If hits are that important to you that you must resort to those methods (or in my view social media promotion) to get them, maybe it’s time to contemplate why you are still taking photos and what you are really getting out of it. And perhaps maybe it’s time to find something else to do. In the time...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3779

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

I once had zero interest in popular shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. Watched random episodes here and there, heard all the major spoilers and just couldn’t understand the appeal. Then as they grew in popularity I joined those who didn’t watch and annoyingly made it clear I didn’t watch. ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13129

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

34 airplanes ripped from the schedule during Spring Break. Nope, not MAX related at all. :roll: Problems started way before the groundings. The MAX might have added more fuel to the fire, but the fire was blazing months ago. Yes I understand that. I believe the MX issues have calmed down, though. T...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13129

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

34 airplanes ripped from the schedule during Spring Break. Nope, not MAX related at all. :roll:

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21749

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

no one forces anyone to buy a trip. Of course they are forced.... how else do they get the routes if senior employees just take them to sell? I believe it is called pay for play. Tugg The thing is desireable routes will go to senior employees regardless of the reason behind the bidding. I’d argue t...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21749

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

I suspect many supporters here are people who benefit from it so are defending it out of greed and an expectation that they "deserve" it or they may have been doing it for years without thinking much about it and can't imagine themselves as doing anything wrong Tugg Or they benefit becaus...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21749

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

Why do people even go into this sad poor paying line of work? You are not taken seriously by most as a "safety professional". You are even sneered at by your airline because they view you as an airborne customer service agent (which you pretty much are) .. a necessary evil due to FAA regu...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21749

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

It’s always amusing to see reactions to things that happen within the industry from people on the outside.

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14335

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Is it necessary to post Aloha B***? That is pretty classless, but not surprising. Hawaii is not a new continent that WN just discovered. Believe it or not people have been going there for a very long time. Don't ya see? He's poking naysayers like you in the eye. Hmm. I didn’t think profanity was al...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Onboard todays inaugural HNL-OAK on N8329B Despite the HUGE fleet constraints with the mechanics dispute and MAX grounding, Southwest brought in a spare plane N8326F last night. Reportedly it will remain in Hawaii all this week so that the launch week goes without a mechanical cancellation snag. Ex...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14335

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

mcdu wrote:
wnflyguy wrote:
dbo861 wrote:


Is it necessary to post Aloha B***? That is pretty classless, but not surprising.


Relax. It’s a popular movie quote.

mcdu wrote:
Hawaii is not a new continent that WN just discovered. Believe it or not people have been going there for a very long time.


I don’t believe you.

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

It becomes flight 808 tomorrow. Why the switch from 6808 to 808? 808 is Hawaii's area code. The better question is why the first flight was 6808. As noted above today’s flight was a one-off flight not consistent with the daily flights that begin tomorrow. Flight numbers in the 6000s are used for un...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I was there working the inbound. I didn’t take photos this time. Instead I wanted to be a participant. I’m so happy to be a part of this special moment for the company and thankful for the opportunity.

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

usxguy wrote:
i thought the first flight was 808 (clever, btw)


It becomes flight 808 tomorrow.

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Load restrictions are likely temporary until they have some data on just what their planes are capable of. IIRC, Qantas' PER-LHR flight began with load restrictions but they were slowly lifted as QF had more real world performance data. Correct. Like most of the concerns by a certain poster above i...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I've just gotta say how amazed I am that this thread -- THE thread about WN announcing skeds to Hawaii -- has been dormant for 3-4 days, no posts at all, and has been essentially nothing but a continuation of the rumor mill about what's supposedly coming next! Such a huge event in civil aviation as...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Glad to see the media covering this issue. For those that claim I am the only person in the world critical of WN this helps shed more light. It isn’t that you’re the only person critical. It’s that everything you post is critical. We get it, you want Southwest Airlines to fail. As for the article, ...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

You guys talk as if this is it. Yeah we see network limitations with this initial rollout but they haven’t even rolled out the rest of the announced cities yet. They have clearly stated there’s more to come and their goal is to bring opportunities to everyone.

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

You are going to see very little if any traffic booking Hawaii mainland returns. The people leaving the islands are going to places that WN doesn’t serve without arduous routings or timing. What you are seeing is the local California tourist traffic booking their returns to the west coast from Hawa...

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