New WiFi provider. 75 lb difference in hardware weight is what we’re being told.Jump to post
flybry wrote:If Southwest is such a Brilliant, vibrant competitor on the offense, what do you call its pullout from Newark BEFORE the coronavirus crisis?
N104HR wrote:This is NOT Herb’s WN.
This is a lose/lose for the airline. Removal of either party could potentially lead to the same outcome. It’s a pick your poison type of scenario.Jump to post
For what it’s worth and without mentioning a name because I’m uncertain of the appropriateness...I’ll say, as evidenced by my user name, I’m a flight attendant at SWA and had a Southwest Sr. VP on a flight I was working back in December of ‘18. Between flights we had a chance to talk some shop. He t...Jump to post
Super random WN question. Does anyone know what I need to download to watch movies on my computer. I rented a movie last time and it wouldn't play because I didn't have something downloaded. I want to download it ahead of time so I don't have to buy wifi but I can't figure out what it is on their w...Jump to post
We'll see single or no pilot airliners due to advances in AI both in the aircraft and the ATC system. Electric propulsion or at least electric supplemented propulsion will have gained a foothold.Jump to post
On another note, several years ago SW engaged the the services of the ETOPS SME that had been working with Alaska for number of years. Not sure what happened, but they have been back seeking advice from Boeing again within the last few months according to sources within the industry, so things woul...Jump to post
I know talk of mergers/acquisitions are near anathema for some on this sight, but...it seems like a WN/AS union could have significant benefits for both parties. Not least of which would be an immediate, and fairly large, presence for WN in Hawaii; a market that some believe is saturated.Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Tokyo, hands down.
Mexico City and Chongqing are up there as well. As is Mumbai, Lagos and São Paulo.
...unless we assume the World begins in San Francisco and ends in Boston, of course..
At one point, they operated 737-200s, 737-300s/-500s, and 737-700s. That is 3 different generations. They managed it then. Yes, and when we got down to less than 50 -200's, the FAA made us segregate the fleet due to lack of currency in all types. We can be qualified on the Classics and the NG's, or...Jump to post
The claim that an airline would be homophobic in boarding is funny...and sad. Chances are someone involved in the boarding was gay. Not to stereotype, but the airline industry is one of the more gay friendly industries out there. I think you hit the nail on the head. And, one point that always gets...Jump to post
From recent experience I can say first hand that WN does, occasionally board and deplane from both the forward and aft entry doors in SJC. As mentioned in an earlier post, it seems very random. Our Ops Agent explained that it's done for flights that have a history of struggling to leave on time. We'...Jump to post
The WN Shareholder's Meeting is in Phoenix on Wednesday, the day before the schedule release, along with some other employee events. Will the -8MAX make it on PHX-HNL? Are PHX-SJD, PHX-PVR, PHX-CUN, etc., etc., etc. coming? I know WN is adding additional gates at PHX. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has a ran...Jump to post
Instead of brawling with your passengers why not just up the compensation offer - $1200, $1600, $2000? Hard cash? There is a price for everyone and they would have had volunteers.. After the HA gaffe and this - I am convinced airline employees are absolute knuckleheads when it comes to dealing with...Jump to post
I think DAL is most senior for WN For flight attendants, DAL was for quite some time until the recent changes to the wright amendment allowed for a fair amount of growth at that base. Now its PHX for WN, based on years seniority needed to avoid the reserve bid. Again, this is FAs only. It'll be dif...Jump to post
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/southwest-airlines-quarterly-profit-drops-133027057.html Bullet points: 2016 net income: 2.4 billion ROIC: 30% Load factor: 84% Profit sharing: 586 million Interesting facts: Ended 2016 with 723 aircraft. Expect to end 2017 with 703 (due to retirement of 733) and 2018 w...Jump to post
After an admittedly cursory search, no info found on whether the tail cone redesign would allow for a greater rotation angle for the max-8 or max-9. Has anyone seen any information on this? From photos it looks like the angle from the mlg to the tail cone might be slightly different compared to the ...Jump to post
It's possible. Different airlines have different rules about such things. Too many variables to say for certain. I'd say if you know a member of the crew, you're more likely to have that experience if/when the opportunity presents itself.Jump to post
WN's LODO program formally went on line in October. Prior to that we had a Spanish speaker on all flights where it was deemed necessary; not as part of the crew, but above the standard crew compliment. My understanding is that the speaker's only responsibilities were announcements and assisting with...Jump to post
It's certainly an FAR violation. Two points I'd like to make about this. First, he should absolutely have been seated and buckled in, but if the FA was unaware that his actions would lead to violation of an FAR (that is,if he didn't do it on purpose) he can use the ASAP program to self report and av...Jump to post
I don't see anything new route wise. At least from IND. There are some crazy routings that show up in the booking engine. Like 4+ stops, not sure if that is supposed to be there or is a glitch. I noticed the same thing -- I think Southwest limited valid itineraries to no more than two intermediate ...Jump to post
See, this is the only way I think (and I'll admit, I have a small and simple mind) this could just go all wrong. Having assigned seats makes it easy to divide passengers front and rear. But for carriers like Southwest with cattle-call style boarding... I envision the part in the movie Airplane! whe...Jump to post
WN does utilize a dual boarding bridge in ALB although not for the -800. Flights to BUR get a ramp to the fwd entry door and stairs to the aft entry door. We are also apparently testing dual boarding in SMF and SJC using a standard jetway to the front and stairs aft, although I haven't actually seen...Jump to post
I'm hearing more positive words about this <acronym title="Taca (El Salvador)">TA</acronym>. Also hearing that it doesn't address every concern. In fairness, I do not believe that any <acronym title="Taca (El Salvador)">TA</acronym> will address every concern. My feeling is that, with a larger voter...Jump to post
I've been a Flight Attendant for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> for 15 years and have enjoyed it very much. Certain aspects of the job will be similar from airline to airline (i.e. travel, responsibilities etc) but certain things will be quite different. You'll want to compar...Jump to post
Wow...looks like a bit of a sore subject for some. Pilots like for people to think that they're actually working up there (kidding....or am I, insert evil laugh). It seems to me that the thread starter wants to know when the auto pilot is engaged and when it's disengaged during any given flight. The...Jump to post
At <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>, we do not require the shades to be lifted at any time. I agree with DocLightening. During critical phases (takeoff, approach, landing) I would prefer that shades were up for better situational awareness, at least in the exit rows. Though, as...Jump to post
It is my impression that the low voter turn out was a result of indifference (for lack of a better word). Only a few of us have actual experience with international rigs. We hear info/propaganda from the union and the company. Throw in the galley talk from f/a's who are unhappy with the agreement ( ...Jump to post
I'm going with PHX too. That looks like camel back mtn. In the distance.Jump to post
If the tablets were permanently stored on board the aircraft (one for every f/a required to work that a/c) that would solve several logistical issues. But as a crew member, I would want an online version of the manual, maybe via the company web site in case I wanted to look something up while away f...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CALPSAFltSkeds" class="quote" target="_blank">CALPSAFltSkeds</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GSPSPOT" class="quote" target="_blank">GSPSPOT</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> About 10 years ...Jump to post
In '98-'99 <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> operated 737-200, -300, -500 and -700. The -700 never had the lounge seats. So it would have either been a -200, -300 or -500. Any one of the 3 variants would have flown that route. If you can remember what the engines looked like tha...Jump to post
Talked to an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> f/a enroute from <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> last night who mentioned this...Jump to post
For what it's worth, from the perspective of an SWA crew member with great interest in this integration, the pace of integration is a little frustrating but not surprising. On one hand is SWA, built at every level for domestice service whose res system has never been asked for a full on code share. ...Jump to post
Tomorrow is a big day at Southwest. We have our first scheduled revenue flights with the 738. We've been preparing for this for a while. That preparation has included some changes to how we operate. One of those changes is how we report our Customer count to the Operations agent. With the 500, 300 o...Jump to post
1. Can we really not do without these things for the few minutes it takes to reach 10000 feet? 2. It might be interesting to perform a mock evac with half of Customers holding laptops, tablets or listening to music with headphones (one end on the ears, the other anchored in the seat back pocket) 3. ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DALCE" class="quote" target="_blank">DALCE</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I'll let you know in ...Jump to post