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by usflyguy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 5804

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

They landed. Passengers disembarked. Passengers bussed the 25 mins to ATL. If you look at a tracking website, you’ll see it circled ATL half a dozen times. Divert to a further airport, wait, and potentially cancel or divert close by that is easily with a quick drive. Hmmmmm...

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by usflyguy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21785

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

WN is moving terminals at BOS and going from 5 gates to 7... Sounds like Blue is getting ready for their merger with Southwest....The only thing they need to do now is dump the carts and bring back tray service... I know you were probably joking. But I was wondering if WN's recent moves of cutting E...

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by usflyguy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN entering CZM Q1 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

WN entering CZM Q1 2020

http://www.southwestairlinesinvestorrel ... -114616974
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Within the WN Q2 results release, WN has announced its intention to begin service to CZM Q1 2020.

http://www.southwestairlinesinvestorrel ... -114616974

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by usflyguy
Fri May 31, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5626

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

I’m sure the public already has an opinion on this airplane, as: a. The situation has been made very public. b. People can find out what airplane they are on from their ticket to the safety card. c. The sheer outrage this has gotten from people. On any given YouTube video about the groundings, peop...

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by usflyguy
Tue May 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA reached between WN and AMFA
Replies: 22
Views: 3445

Re: TA reached between WN and AMFA

The TA was approved by the mechanics.

93.62% participation on the Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum
94.62% Accepted
5.38% Rejected

-- snap-up to AMTs base wage will be 20%.
-- smoothed base rate increase going back to 2012 is 2.78%.
-- ratification bonus is $160 million.

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by usflyguy
Wed May 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13837

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Source? Has WN specifically/publicly stated this regarding ITO service? From today's Honolulu Star-Advertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/12/hawaii-news/southwest-to-add-honolulu-hilo-service/?HSA=4bf309a643575e4691ae739e8588e460c114b961 You need an account to read the whole thing, but ...

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by usflyguy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44667

Re: WN looking at A220

I don't think WN would ever acquire the a220. However the E2 is far more likely as stated above. I wonder what the chances are that they're thinking of something smaller, like the E175 for smaller airports with less capacity? wouldn't that put WN in the mix with a possible super hub situation? Unle...

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by usflyguy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3190

Re: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018

FLL-CUN OCT 74 NOV 40 DEC 37 JAN 39 FEB 42 MAR 56 APR 50 MAY 48 JUN 61 JUL 63 AUG 59 SEP 34 I don't see how this is so poor. I haven't looked at the schedule. Perhaps it has goofy times? Plus it should have connectivity in FLL. Weird. It was running 3 daily with weird timings (early am, midday, and...

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by usflyguy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718218

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Rumor is that WN is mothballing the MAX8 in the desert.

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by usflyguy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719992

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Is it possible that the systems were hacked which resulted in a third party hacker causing the control issues and eventual crash?

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by usflyguy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 14421

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Bobloblaw wrote:
Well availability is showing on their website. So they aren’t sold out. I’m seeing bookability on the return on March 19.



Poor choice of words... nearly sold out. There are less than a handful of seats left on the majority of flights.

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by usflyguy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 14421

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Someone brought up that Sunday's OAK-HNL flight was "zeroed out" (his words, not mine) and interpreted that to mean the flight had been cancelled as opposed to sold out. And, as someone else pointed on on that topic in that thread, since WN's using the 738 as opposed to the 3M8, you'd lik...

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by usflyguy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 11959

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

Lion Air is still flying the MAX according to Flightradar24 and flightaware.

LionAir 2622 PVG-DPS is currently in the air.

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by usflyguy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 Midflight Engine Failure
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

AF A380 Midflight Engine Failure

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190310/engine ... to-abidjan

Not a great weekend for airplanes.
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https://www.thelocal.fr/20190310/engine ... to-abidjan

Not a great weekend for airplanes.

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by usflyguy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719992

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Let’s ground the aircraft because 2 airlines with very small fleets of Max aircraft have had accidents, ET has 4. Over 100 have flown thousands of flights in the US and Europe.

Substandard training maybe?

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by usflyguy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND
Replies: 6
Views: 2102

Re: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-451.htm
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Getting ready for delivery to Comlux after being in storage by Emirates?

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-451.htm

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by usflyguy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND
Replies: 6
Views: 2102

Re: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND

Heavy maintenance?

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by usflyguy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7092

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

So, wnflyguy was correct. Start 2 weeks after going on sale. Start in March. Start at $50.

I think quite a few people owe him an apology.

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by usflyguy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7092

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

The other carriers won’t be lowering their fares since there is no such thing as the Southwest effect, right?

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by usflyguy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43226

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

Positions in open time have begun appearing in the flight attendant’s scheduling software starting April 1st. However, a March 15th start date is rumored Here is a sample pairing that indicates inter island flights will go on sale from the start: https://ibb.co/8YFCdtY This is likely proprietary in...

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by usflyguy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43226

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

Didn't Gary Kelly already state there would be inter island flights, at least on a limited basis, from day 1?

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by usflyguy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW meltdown?
Replies: 66
Views: 10813

Re: WN at MDW meltdown?

I’m still floored that a UA pilot would criticize other pilots for not flying in bad weather. Doesn’t that go against everything we’ve learned over the years? You show me proof that a WN pilot elected NOT to fly at MDW yesterday. Or were all the cancels operational from the unraveling of the operat...

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by usflyguy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW meltdown?
Replies: 66
Views: 10813

Re: WN at MDW meltdown?

Southwest does a lot of things right but the amount of rationalization that has been going on over flight cancellations has just been ridiculous among the WN fanbois. Look at the number of cancellations in the last five days by WN compared to AA/DL/UA (and normalize for daily flight count if you wa...

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by usflyguy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388365

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

That's a very small oil/fuel slick... did they have a malfunction and run out of fuel?

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by usflyguy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388365

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Saw the video on youtube which is deleted. Airplane feel apart in the mid air and pieces on fire fell on the ground. Incendiary device onboard? The sheriff just completed a news conference. Eye witnesses stated the plane went in nose first. No smoke, no fire. Went in to an area that is 5 feet at it...

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by usflyguy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

wnflyguy wrote:
Test flight number 3 on it's way!

Flyguy


#3?

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by usflyguy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

So hearing OAK-HNL Thursday HNL-OAK Friday If government doesn't shut back down. Saturday OAK--?? Diverting someplace (SAN/LAX/ Sunday ??? --OAK-HNL diverts to OAK for stronger than planned Head winds tech stop? HNL diverts to-OGG Monday OGG-DAL Tuesday Wednesday round table de briefing and Etops a...

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by usflyguy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21207

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11 ... bing-truth


WN heavy mx takes place in PAE, IND, MCI, and DAL. WN does not outsource to Aeroman any longer.
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Boof02671 wrote:
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113942431

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11 ... bing-truth


WN heavy mx takes place in PAE, IND, MCI, and DAL. WN does not outsource to Aeroman any longer.

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by usflyguy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21207

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

According to AirlineRatings.com, Southwest only has 3 stars out of 7 in safety. Why is that? https://www.airlineratings.com/ratings/southwest-airlines/ Take a few moments to figure out how they compile their ratings and you’d understand. Hint, 3 of the stars are based upon taking part in an interna...

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by usflyguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

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.

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by usflyguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

B747Lighthouse wrote:
I did see the video of the arrival of WN at PHNL what gate did they get? Who is doing the work? is it contracted or their own people? Why did they not get a Jet bridge ?


WN has gates G7, G8, G9, G10 and it’s fully staffed by WN employees.

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by usflyguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

MrBretz wrote:
What did I miss? Inter island? You all know 737 engines can’t stand the cycles, right?


You know WN is well versed in what a 737 can and cannot do, right?

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by usflyguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: WN and Hawaii.

Again, I do not see them doing any validations flights without the cabin fully staffed and maybe 40 to fifty seat fillers for he FA's to work with. Probably at least one in flight medical emergency along a cabin prep for ditching exercise. I assume (?) SW has done some special FA training for this ...

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by usflyguy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Let me repost what I found on SWA website about early bird check in: "There is no limit to the number of passengers that can purchase Early Bird check-in. Based on the rules for assigning boarding passes, if there are enough A-List travelers and people buying Early Bird check-in, you could sti...

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by usflyguy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23516

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

Funny stuff. Americas largest leisure carrier cant make service between its hub and one of the worlds most populous cities work. I really think this entire episode and WN other experiences in non US driven point of sale Latin markets goes back to issue with sales and distribution. I 100% agree with...

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by usflyguy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10612

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Also consider the sheer volume of flights WN operates daily in the US alone. No one else seems to have the problem of staying on the runway except WN. Good luck with your ETOPS application. Delta and their subsidiaries don't seem to be much better... at least 3x in the last 7 months... Delta last w...

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by usflyguy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23663

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

F9 TUL-MSY and RDU-MSY... so they can then drop them in about 3 months.

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by usflyguy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13833

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

Took WN like 3 years to add Hawaii and SY does it in a few months? LOL **SY HNL-PDX MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0] SY has been doing all kinds of odd overseas charters for years. I would think that they developed their ETOPS program a long time ago... Any chance enilria gets to throw a dig ...

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by usflyguy
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30174

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

B1168 wrote:
So, are there any plans to grow the terminal of DAL? That terminal is tiny and hellish and any additional flights call for a larger terminal.


You do realize it is a big, brand new terminal, yes?

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by usflyguy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 9665

WN 8750 over pacific

Flightradar24.com is showing WN 8750 as having taken off from OAK at 8:04pm and headed westbound out over the pacific. 8750 flight number is usually related to a maintenance ferry flight, is this a ETOPS proving flight or a flightradar24 error? It shows that it is a 737-800. Or is this possibly the ...

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by usflyguy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7293

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

Shouldn't this be in the PAE thread?

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by usflyguy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11290

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

In many jurisdictions the agent's posting of Abcde's boarding pass is blatant violation of privacy law, which can put the violator in jail. Like where? North Korea? Nazi Germany? Arizona? In the UK, posting a customers personal information online without their consent would be illegal under under t...

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by usflyguy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Announces BWI-GCM, HOU-PUJ, AUS-RDU, BNA-BUR/SJC/OMA, OMA-SAN, ONT-SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 6620

WN Announces BWI-GCM, HOU-PUJ, AUS-RDU, BNA-BUR/SJC/OMA, OMA-SAN, ONT-SFO

WN announced this morning that it is starting BWI-GCM, HOU-PUJ, AUS-RDU, BNA-BUR/SJC/OMA, OMA-SAN, and ONT-SFO.

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by usflyguy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17592

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Interesting news. Delta has decided to insource the below wing (ramp) operations in RDU and AUS. This will create over 100 full time positions between the two cities. Article here: https://news.delta.com/delta-insources-100-full-time-jobs-airport-ramp-operations-austin-and-raleigh-durham I suppose ...

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by usflyguy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 16589

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

mtnwest1979 wrote:
With rise in fuel, perhaps a few route cuts as well. Doubt anything of real consequence will be added.


except WN is hedged, no?

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by usflyguy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest reports 2Q results
Replies: 29
Views: 4610

Re: Southwest reports 2Q results

Why is it that WN seems to be the ONLY airline on this forum that folks bring up fuel hedging on like it's some evil plot by them to fudge their numbers to look better? Other airlines can do it too...and sometimes they come out better per quarter because of it. It reminds me of that interview with ...

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by usflyguy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10783

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

One thing I noticed in their slides is no longer mentioning BOS as the most profitable focus city. I'm not surprised. I think it's either JFK or FLL now. I'd be surprised if BOS isn't still their most profitable hub/focus city -- it's just unbelievably dumb to telegraph that information to the comp...

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by usflyguy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10795

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

The move into BWI by spirit is great. For a long time I’ve wondered why they continue to compete with the three majors and their basic economy fare’s. Seems to me they finally figured out they can go after Southwest who has no basic economy option. My guess is they’ll do very well in markets that t...

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by usflyguy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 23811

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

WN generally has much higher frequency on these routes as well.

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by usflyguy
Thu May 17, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10378

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

BA to LHR
DE to FRA, MUN, or SXF

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