kjeld0d wrote:Gotta love the "big announcement tomorrow" cliche.
Because Norwegian taxes are so high on alcohol and cigarettes, the duty free stores do well. I heard that in the 80s Dan Air’s flights to Norway use to make more money on duty free sales than on the ticket sales. (Not sure if it’s true but any one who’s watched Norwegians in a duty free store will ...Jump to post
They sure did. I flew LBB-DAL-IAH round trip back in July of 2004. They had one gate in Terminal A. The only city served from IAH was DAL. If I'm not mistaken, WN used to serve IAH I flew WN a couple of times, IAH to DAL, a couple of times in 2003. I wonder if WN will ever come back to IAH with a s...Jump to post
Yes. Here's an article on it regarding diversions: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... t-alliance
Similarly, WN occasionally shows up at IAH for diversions or charters.
This is Southwest's February 2001 route map. Would it be safe to say that the -200s flew through all of these cities at least once (with the exception of SNA) before they were recalled to the Texas Triangle? https://i.imgur.com/Y082KgM.jpg That route map had me thinking... What cities to WN service...Jump to post
“Voting should begin by the end of today.” Said United in a Twitter message after I asked them. As some of you said, seeing this will give us a better idea of the livery. They posted the samples on social media and the tails appear to have been intentionally left blank. https://hub.united.com/her-a...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:1836Sam wrote:That must mean they’re about to merge.
The last other airline they had in a commercial, they acquired said airline.
*removes tin hat*
I flew on them two times and enjoyed my flights on them. Ironically I arrived into Dublin on what would turn out to be their final day of operation and the last flight from KEF flew right over my head just as I was getting into my hire car. Next morning I turned on the radio and heard them talking a...Jump to post
Total speculation on my part but yesterday one of the chemical plants in east Houston caught fire and there has been a massive cloud of thick black smoke over Houston ever since. I don't know if it's related but it's possible that they're using a different flow than they normally would to avoid the ...Jump to post
So, what do medium to large 738MAX operators do (Southwest, Air Canada, and American) to shore up capacity? Bring old 733s, MD80s and 757s out of storage? Southwest doesn't have any more 733's in storage to fly. They've all been moved and offspec. A grounding of 34 jets will be tough on the operati...Jump to post
Didn't WN try to build ISP into their New York gateway back in the late 90s/2000s? Even as a WN fan I could not justify flying them into ISP when there were cheap fares to EWR/LGA/JFK even back in those days.Jump to post
all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined ....jump the gun much? Tbh in this case knowing what we know about this incident right now I don’t think he is jumping the gun. RIP to those involved. Frankly I'm thinking along the same lines (that he is not jumping the gun). I su...Jump to post
Bout twice as far as Sully did. Idk the glide ratio on a 76 but it’s probably at least 8-1. That would be 9 miles of glide. (Statute miles, I know some of you will argue my math) Edit: Google says 12:1 per Gimli. So 13.6 miles of glide. May not get you to the airport but it’ll help find somewhere f...Jump to post
Probably stuck in the mud. If you're suggesting fuel starvation, running out of fuel does not cause airliners to drop out of the sky like a stone. Pilots are in fact trained on how to glide their aircraft, and every aircraft is designed to glide. The 767 has had fuel starvation incidents in the pas...Jump to post
Also, asking for Houstonians--are most loyal to United or Southwest? Houstonian here and my preference is WN, then everybody else, then UA. Most people I know just default to UA though and love to complain about hub captive pricing and what not apparently not realizing that other airlines fly here ...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:It’s only behind the WSJ paywall
usflyguy wrote:tomaheath wrote:Are any of the other stations in Hawaii staffed yet or have signage on equipment yet?
OGG is for sure, I’m not sure about the others.
When WN announced their intention to do inter island I took it as meaning triangle type routings and not necessarily them trying to match HA's hourly frequencies. I don't see how doing triangle flights between islands would be any worse than the short flights they already do (or have done in the pas...Jump to post
Does anybody know if they plan to fly ONT-HNL too? WN does fly to ONT. They fly HNL from OAK instead of SFO, why not ONT instead of LAX? OAK is their main station in the Bay Area even though they serve SFO/OAK/SJC. In LA area LAX is their biggest station so LAX makes more sense there. Also, regardi...Jump to post
Add me to the list of people that hate preclearance. Long, painfully slow moving lines and multiple security screenings. I don't see how people claim that it's convenient when you show up 3.5 hours before your flight and still have to rush onto the plane.Jump to post
Congrats to CRP for the add even if it’s minor.Jump to post
While I am mostly fine with airlines replacing PTV with PDE, it would be nice if UA at least had live streaming TV (and if it actually worked, unlike WN). There are dozens of movies and TV shows on UA’s PDE. I prefer it to the live tv on WN WN has free movies on their streaming entertainment in add...Jump to post
Q wrote:What's wrong with in Cancun or not make it to Cozumel closer? That's pressure on pilots worry about fuel too low too far to Belize! Crazy!
What's going on in Cancun?
Last night's AS252 SEA-CUN diverted into BZE. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KSEA/MZBZ
I assume this is some sort of rescue flight to pick up stranded passengers.
RWA380 wrote:Do they enjoy fifth freedom rights on the route? If I had a reason to visit Panama, I’d go out of my way to fly the route.
I seem to recall FL had some success in MEX, and WN couldn't keep it going. It's a shame. AirTran’s entry into MEX occurred after WN acquired them. It was WN’s route planning that decided that service, but FL metal was used due to WN not having international capabilities at the time. Hence why AirT...Jump to post
This has been going on for literally years with no signs of improvement. I've personally been blocked from Europe and Asia and while Southwest claims to be working on a fix I wouldn't hold my breath. Using a VPN is basically your only option if you're being blocked. I like Southwest but this is abso...Jump to post
I wonder what accommodations are going to be like? Since it's a sparsely-populated area, probably some gym with lots of cots? Also wonder what everyone is doing for entertainment while waiting! Interesting place for a divert, that's for sure! Looking at the island on Google Maps there are barely ev...Jump to post
I always thought that USA3000 was such a cheesy and unoriginal name for an airline. Is that honestly the best name they could come up with? Don't forget the similarly named Canada 3000. Were the two related in somehow? I guess they were trying to future proof themselves by going with USA/Canada 300...Jump to post
I'm suprised they didn't try MEX-MDW or even MEX-SMF both those markets have a huge drawl just on the US side for VFR travel. I see a complete withdrawal from MEX next year. Flyguy I'm also surprised that they never at least tried MDW-MEX. I agree that if they can't make HOU-MEX work then that pret...Jump to post
The geoblocking on southwest.com is a known issue and has an ongoing thread over on FT. I have experienced it myself and the blocking seems totally arbitrary. For example, I've had it work fine in one city in Europe while it's blocked in the next where I'm connected to another network. Southwest cla...Jump to post
I'm nearby in Houston and yesterday/last night we had very heavy rain. I believe one news site even described it as the heaviest rainfall since Harvey drowned the city last year. Fortunately it was over in a few hours but not landing in that mess sounds very sensible to me.Jump to post
I'm impressed that this actually seems to be moving forward more or less on schedule - at least that's the impression I get. Also as a WN flyer it will be nice to not have to use the bus station like terminal whenever I go back to LGA.Jump to post
....just as a matter of interest from an ignorant uninformed European, where does WN do its maintenance ? How many mx centres does WN have ? Out of its 700+ fleet, anyone know how many are required for service each day, approx. how many 'maintenance/spare' % ? I know of DAL, ATL, IAH for sure. They...Jump to post
Jet-lagged wrote:When was the last time a ‘new’ airport for regularly scheduled commercial jet service opened in the US, was that Denver?
There have been new concourses and terminals since then, but opening PAE is more than that.
ECP set somewhat of a precedent that WN can indeed make highly seasonal, predominantly leisure markets work - especially if incentives are involved. Then again, BKG and EYW failed... I do believe "boutique" leisure markets like ANC, BTV, BZN, EGE, JAC, PSP, SAV, SBA and STS are the future...Jump to post
Please don't jump on me for asking but what drew WN to PAE vs. BLI in the first place? I'm just thinking that BLI would have been a better bet as an alternative to Vancouver vs opening a second station to weakly compete in the Seattle metro.Jump to post