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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Just out of curiosity and not to throw the thread off, but why are there still so many Canyon Blue jets? Why is WN taking so long to respray them into Heart liv? Aircraft are painted when the lifespan of the previous paint job has expired or when the aircraft enters a heavy maintenance check. It ta...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United returns to profitability
Replies: 68
Views: 10889

Re: United returns to profitability

Correct. Payroll support is an alternative to unemployment insurance. Without PSP, there would be thousands of airline employees out of work. It's a far more expensive alterative to unemployment insurance. Even with the additional monies and time, unemployment payments are completely dwarfed by the...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

This has been a challenging year for the airlines, Southwest included. They have some DEEP soul searching to do with employees being worked to the MAX and being ”plane” exhausted. I’ve heard accounts of agents walking off the job and other departments calling out sick from being overworked and burn...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

wnflyguy wrote:
https://i.imgur.com/02s1auO.png

Saw this picture posted on Facebook group.
Is this the 50th anniversary bird?
A 800NG Rebranded as 500WN?
Flyguy


N500WR is being unveiled today and is 7 years old. The photo I saw of the real bird is not that.

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 101
Views: 18299

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

was flying through DEN on my way to GJT and every gate on C was full of WN and then I counted 27 just on the west side of the airport waiting for gates. What a mess. Not ok. Even with all the IT meltdowns at WN that seems unacceptabe. Clearly WN was a mess and that IT meltdown drained alot of other...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

No, I assume DL and AS will continue to use E. I also just found this picture on Google of WNs new ticket counter setup in Lobby 7 at HNL which appears to be between DL and AAs counter. Looks much better than their old setup in Lobby 6 which was cramped and has no inline baggage screening. https://...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I’d assume HA will move all their mainland flights out of C and D into the new concourse so there will be room on C open. If the Diamond Head concourse is indeed closing for renovations then I could see UA moving ops into C/Ewa Concourse until the renovations are finished. Wn should get however man...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Looks like WN has moved the vast majority of its operations to the E Gates in HNL. I’m not showing any flights today using the ground level Gates G7-G10, although it appears they are still using Gate G6 and F1/2 for overflow operations. Yesterday I worked what I’m thinking might’ve been the last sc...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So we’re going to hype up another announcement? Have we not learned anything? What if it’s just a really big birthday celebration?

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by Silver1SWA
Sun May 30, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 17998

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

I think the easier calculation for the company until things calm down is: does alcohol make cabin crew's ability to ensure safety and compliance better or worse, so long as these incidents are on the rise? The answer is automatic. But that's exactly it, without even bothering to look at people drin...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri May 28, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Hopefully they will move their baggage claim closer to the exit as well. Lobby 6 is one of the worst lobbies in HNL with the counters being so close to the curb, there’s not much room to walk around. I noticed Lobby 7 had empty counter between DL and AA so I guess this is where WN is going. I don’t...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed May 26, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

It looks like WN is using jetways at concourse E and F in addition to there hard stands at G so they must be finding more space for all the new flights they want to do Right now if it’s a MAX it’s getting a jetway. G1, G6, F1, E4 and E6 have been used since they entered the rotation. Does HNL have ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon May 24, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

It looks like WN is using jetways at concourse E and F in addition to there hard stands at G so they must be finding more space for all the new flights they want to do Right now if it’s a MAX it’s getting a jetway. G1, G6, F1, E4 and E6 have been used since they entered the rotation. Interesting I’...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon May 24, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Wneast wrote:
It looks like WN is using jetways at concourse E and F in addition to there hard stands at G so they must be finding more space for all the new flights they want to do


Right now if it’s a MAX it’s getting a jetway. G1, G6, F1, E4 and E6 have been used since they entered the rotation.

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by Silver1SWA
Fri May 21, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What is Southwests plan for expanding the beverage service back to normal? Plan? What plan? Nothing changing anytime soon from what I’ve heard unfortunately. Maybe someone else has better information though. Some expanded service modifications are coming mid June and July for flights to/from Hawaii...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu May 13, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So from now on whenever we see a rumor around here of something special being announced (8:08 on the 8th day of the 8th month etc.), put it through the “is it a Thursday?” test. :bouncy: LOL! Aloha R! You gonna be a whole lot busier from now on looks like! (But an easier time getting back to SAN fo...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu May 13, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So from now on whenever we see a rumor around here of something special being announced (8:08 on the 8th day of the 8th month etc.), put it through the “is it a Thursday?” test. :bouncy:

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by Silver1SWA
Mon May 10, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Honestly at this point I believe they are saving big things like this for June 18th. I think this is the biggest recurring problem around here, expecting these announcements to coincide with a big event or a meaningful time and date (8:08am local?). Sure the original Hawaii intentions were announce...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun May 09, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Posting internal info publicly before an official announcement is pretty ballsy. Hopefully nobody got called to the principal’s office. If it’s on Facebook already I don’t think it’s a huge deal. And how do you suppose that info made it to Facebook? I’m just saying, upthread we had people who appea...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun May 09, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Posting internal info publicly before an official announcement is pretty ballsy. Hopefully nobody got called to the principal’s office.

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 08, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

3x HNL, 2x OGG, 1x LIH, 1x KOA. Seems somewhat reasonable - just a guess though. Not to mention LGB getting another daily flight so That's 10 daily flights in the SoCal market. Add SAN said to be going up to 5 or 6 daily flights also. Then the 6 ish for LAS and PHX will also offer some connections ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 08, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Not sure on an official announcement but 8714 is sitting at C21 here in BNA with her ETOPS on the nose gear door and above the aft entry door showing so I’m going to take a wild guess it has been or is really close to being approved. Previously all of the intended ETOPS birds had them covered. I do...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 08, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Well as of right now pending the Wiring issues by July 1 WN will have 28 unassigned aircraft thanks to the rescheduled summer flight schedule. Now will they add all these aircraft just for Hawaii Flying? It's definitely possible since Hawaiian is hurting financially. Then for first time in over a c...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 08, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

78 planes that’s insane what other Hawaii flying are they going to do ? The other airlines are in trouble for sure WN is coming for them I would imagine we will see even more destinations to Hawaii even if there less then daily ? It doesn’t mean all 78 planes will be flying exclusively to the islan...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 08, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Updated paint list as of 05/07/2021. From what Ive seen, painting has somewhat resumed. If still interested, Ill gladly re update the list. 167 Planes are left in the "Canyon Blue" livery 563 Planes are painted in the "Heart" livery 2 Planes (711,714) are painted in the "Re...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed May 05, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

737 MAX 8 at HNL
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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 01, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021

WN 4 G Gates were always going to be temporary. WN saw the opportunity when Island Air closed down to grab its own dedicated gates. Once Hawaiian moves into its new terminal. HNL airport has plans to rebuild and expand the Diamond Head concourse it's all on public record. WN future expansion is com...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 01, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021

Can someone please explain to me why a fully vaccinated person would still need a COVID test to go to Hawaii? And in the case of Maui, you are required to submit to contract tracing with the local government. Ridiculous. Because they don’t have an official program in place yet. They said interislan...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat May 01, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021

Yes the B gates are all narrowbody only gates so it would be difficult to move anyone other than WN or HA into those gates. I guess using the 2 widebody jetway gates in G shouldn’t be an issue with limited Canada and Asia INTL flights right now, but if these come back next year then I could see it ...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

WN has successfully transferred the entire 700 fleet aircraft over to its new Maintenix tracking system. This will now give WN 24hrs operational flexibility without the dreadful daily 0300 Herb reboot. So question is will WN finally pull the trigger on this slooooooooooooow summer schedule release ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So far no Hawaii expansion. And most of the adds are only from Jun 6-June 12 ??? I'm going to guess this randomness of a Swiss cheese schedule hasn't fully updated yet. It seems like WN hired F9 or at least stole their dart board for all these random adds. My condolences to anyone trying to figure ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

All I know is that reservations have been told to expect mandatory overtime. Time will tell. So that’s a big reduction in flying then? Assuming they will need to rebook lots of people, hence mandatory OT. The mandatory OT is to help rebook Hawaii affected passengers. Tomorrow there supposed to unve...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

According to FR24, 922 has been in GEG since the Apr 13. I’d imagine she’s getting some new paint. Just saw on Facebook she’s wearing the standard livery. :grumpy: I've heard because of the current political and racial issues in America Tennessee one was seen as WN promoting the confederate slave o...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2539
Views: 343368

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

SXDFC wrote:
According to FR24, 922 has been in GEG since the Apr 13. I’d imagine she’s getting some new paint.


Just saw on Facebook she’s wearing the standard livery. :grumpy:

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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: 226
Views: 19304

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: 2539
Views: 343368

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: 2539
Views: 343368

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: 278
Views: 70699

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: 2539
Views: 343368

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: 2539
Views: 343368

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: 2539
Views: 343368

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: 1979
Views: 269102

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: 1979
Views: 269102

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: 607
Views: 112832

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: 2539
Views: 343368

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: 1501
Views: 48930

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: 1501
Views: 48930

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: 7118

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: 7819

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: 7819

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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