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by Silver1SWA
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 172
Views: 10384

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

The vaccine is free. The long term effects are well documented. You are simply choosing to be uneducated. I wouldn’t considered more dead Americans than ww2 a non event. Should I have phrased the deaths in units of 9/11s? Would that have been easier to understand? People die. in 2019 951 9/11s of p...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1095
Views: 119142

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

OGG is also like HNL thanks to the pandemic fallout it too has gate space available to increase flights. WN uses around 2 gates for most of the day before the pandemic anyway. Flyguy What additional gates are currently available for WN to add flights in HNL? From what I've been told from my HNL sta...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1095
Views: 119142

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Well for the sake of sticking with my posting enjoyable Rumors. Today at 13:00 Herb GK will be holding a company web cast on its employee SWAlife page giving a WN 2021 battle plan update. In addition According to sources GK following the Web cast will be jumping on a WN MAX8 ETOPS plane for the fir...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 244
Views: 55113

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

As we noted, there is no problem if you share your images on social media. Everyone appreciates them and they get the recognition they deserve. I did some digging on reddit for a few minutes and see others being shared on there too fairly frequently. From Paul's comment, it looks like there is no p...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1095
Views: 119142

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Why is it assumed announcing expanded Hawaii service will coincide with some special date or occasion? I think we can all agree there’s probably more to come but there’s a few details that need to be in order first.

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1095
Views: 119142

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Southwest is literally the LAST airline to the party when it comes to pre-clearing passengers to Hawaii. Everyone else has been doing it for over a month now... Yes that is True BUT and it's a big BUT. Hawaii was essentially closed for quite some time to Mainland tourists because of the Covid locko...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1095
Views: 119142

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Well all the WN peeps we're hoping a big afternoon announcement was coming. Well its here...Drum roll ....WN is renaming of the HDQ building after Herb. In addition Herb and Colleen offices were turning into a museum inside HDQ. Cool nevertheless but A Hawaii expansion announcement would have been ...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1649
Views: 213474

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Anyone think Texas’s full reopening will stimulate some extra demand here in the coming weeks as the rest of the country begins to open up, albeit not as quickly? We have already seen some states implement mandatory quarantines for passengers arriving from hotspot states so it could happen here wit...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1649
Views: 213474

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

3 weeks ago I believed I wouldn’t have an opportunity to get vaccinated until sometime over the summer. Yesterday I received shot #2. Many of my friends have at least the first dose after thinking they were still months away from being eligible. So things are moving along an at accelerating pace whi...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107475

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

303dk wrote:
303dk wrote:
Looks like N773UA is going to fly DEN-HNL tonight

Update: flight cancelled


New flight number, 3025.

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1095
Views: 119142

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

With the LACK of international pressure into Hawaii HNL has ample open gate capacity for WN to aggressively expand into. It almost a perfect storm for Them to expand. Flyguy Without international presence (for now) they could potentially expand the midday ETOPS bank which currently fills their 4 ga...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Unfortunately Gary Kelly has already ruined the culture and the relationship between management and the employees. He did this by sending out the WARN notices 2 months before they were legally required and just before Christmas, which put a damper on Christmas for those employees notified. Addition...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

737tanker wrote:
Additional, again just before Christmas, he cancelled the gift card option that the attendance incentive program offered to employees.


Wow, that’s quite the spin there.

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fish carried by Air Cargo
Replies: 51
Views: 6888

Re: Fish carried by Air Cargo

Live crabs are my favorite, especially when they break free and scurry about in the cargo bin. Fun times!

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports
Replies: 69
Views: 7651

Re: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports

While I feel for airline employees, some of them act as if their job is more important than others (yea I get that’s going to be an unpopular opinion) thus requiring being singled out to receive government funds. All the while small businesses are being decimated and help not flowing to them. Airli...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports
Replies: 69
Views: 7651

Re: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports

CARES2 appears to be buried in the primary COVID Relief bill being debated in the Senate. I have mixed feelings about this as I feel airlines need to make decisions based on the economics, but... It’s clear at this point recovery will take a lot longer than we all initially thought/hoped but even w...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

That’s literally what I’m saying. In our WARN notices it even tells us that due to our contract we are entitled to our “bumping rights”. We are entitled to bump a more junior person at another station if our job is being eliminated. That’s bumping. Either that or take the furlough. Since every airl...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

That’s literally what I’m saying. In our WARN notices it even tells us that due to our contract we are entitled to our “bumping rights”. We are entitled to bump a more junior person at another station if our job is being eliminated. That’s bumping. Either that or take the furlough. Contract says ju...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Correct. Thanks for clarifying. More stations are gonna be affected more or less. The most PTs are in bigger stations such as DEN, MDW, BWI. The less full timers there will be affected than say BUR or LAX. Also you don’t have a bumping system, it’s a Juniority system. It is a bumping system. If my ...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

The company can’t just pick and choose which stations they want to furlough more and skip seniority. I can't speak to CBAs at WN, but generally speaking, every airline CBA states that furloughs are done at each station by inverse seniority order, and yes some stations may be more adversely impacted...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Might I add, a lot of these WARN notices were sent out to groups with the most decreased flight schedules. 5 year agent got hit with the WARN notice in LA while the 2 year guy in OAK only gets a high impact notice. A 10 year guy gets hit in Nashville but a 4 year guy BWI doesn’t. Goes to show that ...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

If there is a resolution, keeping quiet is appropriate. Just a statement a resolution with union X. If there is a resolution. If not, let's see. WN must cut the cash burn. If there isn't a cut, expect furloughs. Lightsaber I’m talking about the employees in this forum. I have so much I’d love to ad...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

[quote="737tanker" ] The WN Unions have offered ways to save the 10% that Management is looking for without furloughs but Management will not accept anything unless the Unions accept the addition of Force Majeure clauses to their CBAs. .[/quote] You keep saying that. Why don't you tell us...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’
Replies: 241
Views: 48588

Re: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’

Gotta chase revenue wherever you can and think long-term possibilities with other airlines having weaker positions. By competing on a route like SAN-HNL against HA and AK????? Doesn't make any sense...... SAN-HNL falls under "gotta chase revenue wherever you can". SAN-HNL does not fall un...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90899

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

WN’s SAN-HNL is FINALLY a reality! It’s currently enroute and I can’t wait to see it arrive. It’s about time. :bigthumbsup:

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’
Replies: 241
Views: 48588

Re: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’

Is it possible with staff contracts for a junior flight attendant for example, to take a long (possibly 12+ month) furlough, work perhaps as a school aide or some other profession with high need but not theoretically great pay (some areas of the country are opening but there are too many school chi...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’
Replies: 241
Views: 48588

Re: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’

WN is the highest percentage of unionized workers, they can’t just impose paycuts across the board and all the unions have told WN no concessions. And WN is imposing paycuts 1/1/21 on non-union workers. Sorry, this is just mind boggling to me. WN management has to have some leeway to make adjustmen...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90899

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Southwest has removed the jetway from Gate 2. Gate 2 can now only be used for turboprop or regional jet boarding. Does anybody know what the last flight to use Gate 2 was? The airport removed it as part of the terminal improvement project that included expansion of WN’s baggage infrastructure that ...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11551

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

It’s too early to even know what’s going to happen in the future with Hawaii. The state is only now starting to welcome tourists back and it’s a slow and gradual process until more rapid and cheaper testing becomes available. The timing was very unfortunate but come on, it’s not like there isn’t so...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11551

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

if the pre covid testing is successful. Flyguy I flew back to Hawaii today and the pre-travel test and arrival screening process was quick and painless. There’s a lot of homework involved but as long as you have all the necessary steps completed prior to arrival the process is smooth. I heard they ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11551

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

It’s too early to even know what’s going to happen in the future with Hawaii. The state is only now starting to welcome tourists back and it’s a slow and gradual process until more rapid and cheaper testing becomes available. The timing was very unfortunate but come on, it’s not like there isn’t som...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11551

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Yes, WN has their own employees at all stations in Hawaii. Wow!! That is awesome!! Just another reason I love Luv WN. I bet the stations are high seniority. Not terribly so. Hawaii is still pretty expensive to live and you better have a well-paid spouse or sugar momma/daddy to live there on WN grou...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11551

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Would not be surprising to see WN close Hawaii altogether. It was one lowest RASM operation in the network pre-Covid. Simply isn’t going to happen, when they have been exceeding expectations. There is some sadistic desire to see WN fail at Hawaii on Anet. People here also fail to understand that wh...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11551

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

I can't imagine a base in HNL...cost of living is horrific and with pay cuts looming at WN I doubt there'd be many takers. Is there a situation where pilots could be given a cost of living adjustment? Service members in Hawaii receive higher pay to offset the high cost of living and I know ground w...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35995

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

I will say I experience the most consistency, the cleanest aircraft, and the best overall service (including appearance standards) in our contract stations. Aircraft cleaning is contract across the board. WN hasn’t has “in house” RONn cleaners in many, many years. Nonetheless....in every way.. my p...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11551

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

I can't imagine a base in HNL...cost of living is horrific and with pay cuts looming at WN I doubt there'd be many takers. Is there a situation where pilots could be given a cost of living adjustment? Service members in Hawaii receive higher pay to offset the high cost of living and I know ground w...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35995

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Can you point me to the paragraph and contract to which you are referring? I’m not familiar with WN having coterminal provisions in any labor contract, but am glad to be corrected. Keep mind that because, unlike UA, WN doesn’t choose to outsource any flying or very much ground handling, this sort o...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35995

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

So, the transfer isn’t a bid? Many would be surprised to hear they aren’t bidding for a transfer. There will not be a post to the street to fill the need unless people choose to quit instead of being forced to move. Some employees will be given the opportunity to move or they will be let go. These ...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35995

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

These will not be contract. They’ll be WN employees and likely employees from MDW, HOU, and FLL depending on the bidding of the positions. Employees from existing stations aren't going to bid on positions at the new stations. They will open the floor to full on transfers and then post to the street...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35995

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

As a former CLE ramper with you I whole heartedly disagree. If they stay at 12 flights and under I will believe it will be contract. These will not be contract. They’ll be WN employees and likely employees from MDW, HOU, and FLL depending on the bidding of the positions. Employees from existing sta...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35995

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

How is opening new stations that will most likely be contracted out helping me? ORD won't be contract. IAH won't be contract. MIA is not contract. You eant to see what WN is going to do with ORD, MIA, and IAH? Look at the reentry into SFO 10 years ago. As a former CLE ramper with you I whole hearte...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46582

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

No more taxpayers' money to airlines please. Thank you very much. Are you ok with them giving billions to other countries in economic/foreign aid? Or would you rather see us use our money for us? To prop up our business and enterprise here on home turf. Airlines are essential to the fabric of our s...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157113

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

Unlike those with “overstated brand loyalty” I’m confused by your use of this. You know my comment about brand loyalty was referring to the idea that’s perpetuated around here that people in Hawaii won’t support outside companies right? That point is overblown on this website. . You mentioned “over...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157113

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

Unlike those with “overstated brand loyalty” I’m confused by your use of this. You know my comment about brand loyalty was referring to the idea that’s perpetuated around here that people in Hawaii won’t support outside companies right? That point is overblown on this website. Of course station clo...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157113

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

SW is cornered a bit with their Hawaii flying because of the times they operate. Relying heavily on west coast feed is not ideal. With the COVID restrictions in the west coast states and serving a highly covid restricted state in HI it can’t be good for them in the market. The locals that I know sa...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157113

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

The inter island market is was only a 1 and 1/2 airline market before the pandemic. No saying what it is now-loads are pretty bad.....If u do not have a permanent base in HNl and are rotating planes in from the mainland I don't know what u see in the market???? What’s the problem with rotating plan...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157113

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

The inter island market is was only a 1 and 1/2 airline market before the pandemic. No saying what it is now-loads are pretty bad.....If u do not have a permanent base in HNl and are rotating planes in from the mainland I don't know what u see in the market???? What’s the problem with rotating plan...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157113

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

They’ve been flying empty planes to Hawaii for months? And only NOW do they think maybe it wasn’t such a good idea? SMH They haven’t said anything about it. This is just speculation. And flying “empty” planes to Hawaii (they’re not the only ones) is out of necessity to rotate aircraft and crews to ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157113

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

They’ve been flying empty planes to Hawaii for months? And only NOW do they think maybe it wasn’t such a good idea? SMH They haven’t said anything about it. This is just speculation. And flying “empty” planes to Hawaii (they’re not the only ones) is out of necessity to rotate aircraft and crews to ...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13777

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Ill throw out the same message I did on the first thread: nobody knows how people are going to react when vaccines and treatments become available. This idea that people are forever going to seclude and corporate travel is dead is extremely premature. Maybe people will still live in fear after a va...

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