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by SWADawg
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1000
Views: 274229

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

8140 43314 N926AK 737-9 Alaska Airlines - with registrations now applies https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51694546025_3c8736760d_c.jpg 8140 43314 N926AK 737-9 Alaska Airlines by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr Is 8140 a Sunexpress ntu? Seems to have a XQ engine cowling (because of the orange). Um...

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by SWADawg
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 6104

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

I love this movie, it’s one of my favorites, but with the exception of some of the scenes at LGA and STL, most of the shots of Airports are just random and don’t represent the Airports they were supposedly referencing. The USAir shot definitely wasn’t’ ORD, it was possibly LGA though. The footage of...

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by SWADawg
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 6104

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

ORD was always O’Hare Field to Illinois locals. I still refer to it by that title. The footage of STL was dead on accurate. TWA operated a ton of L1011’s through STL right through the mid 90’s when they started retiring them. Great movie. I may have to watch it tonight.

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by SWADawg
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 31350

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

West of Gate 3 it'd be possible to put gates on the north side of the concourse; the terminal access loop doesn't extend further than that. There's enough room to extend the international concourse west at least 300 feet without blocking access to 13L/R. Maybe Taxiway E moves south 100 feet. That's...

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by SWADawg
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 31350

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

There’s no physical way to put gates on the other side of the concourse since that’s where the roadway runs. Trust me, if they could accommodate that, they would have done it already. You can’t extend the existing gates beyond maybe one more on that side or it would infringe on taxiway access to RW...

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by SWADawg
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 31350

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

I’m guessing the new gates at Hobby will be a mirror image of the current International gates but on the other side of the main Terminal building. Hobby originally had gates on that side of the Terminal after the Central Concourse was originally built. My guess is they will add 1 gate to the existi...

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by SWADawg
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 31350

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

^^^^^^All good stuff. I expect WN will want to expand their gate capacity at IAH with Spirit, WestJet and Air Canada moving to D Concourse. I’m guessing the new gates at Hobby will be a mirror image of the current International gates but on the other side of the main Terminal building. Hobby origina...

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by SWADawg
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Reading the tealeaves of those comments, I expect Southwest to exercise all remaining options for 2022 and that will most likely be announced at their Airline Presentation on December 8th. That might be dependent on reaching their hiring goals. There's no point in sinking a bunch of capital into ne...

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by SWADawg
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Just listened to the earnings call and that was the main takeaway. Tammy Romo said they had approximately 92 Aircraft worth of flying tied up just in Hawaii and the 18 new markets added over the last 12 months. Andrew Watterson reiterated that getting the depth restored to the network would be the p...

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by SWADawg
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP
Replies: 32
Views: 5438

Re: British Aerospace ATP

A glance into history of what might have been. The ATP was a very capable regional turboprop that was never given the chance with American Eagle. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-05-21-fi-3204-story.html It was unreliable in the extreme. United Feeder Service (UFS) flew them out of ORD....

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by SWADawg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 37
Views: 4161

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

WN’s cargo division is massive. One of the largest Domestic and now near International cargo Airlines in the US.

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by SWADawg
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13114

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

If you are incapable of handling your emotions around wearing a mask in flight; then you probably shouldn’t be onboard an airplane, or in public in the first place. 99% of people can comply without throwing a temper tantrum and assaulting people. If you are that easily aggravated then they should b...

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by SWADawg
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

b777900 wrote:
any one else here WN is looking into the A220?

I haven’t herd anything. Nothing to see hear.

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by SWADawg
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

ibthebigd wrote:
Can the Max7 make it from DEN to Hawaii sounds like a stretch with the altitude.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Short answer. Yes. The MAX7 can easily make Hawaii Westbound from Denver.

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by SWADawg
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

WN next Schedule release coming soon for Spring Break 2022. Buzz has a complete full aircraft capacity being loaded. Sounds like only a modest 5% increase for Hawaii. The third wave of Hawaii growth not happening until Summer time once the MAX7 gets ETOPS certification. Sounds like Domestic capacit...

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by SWADawg
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amtrak Plans - Aviation Impact
Replies: 37
Views: 2105

Re: Amtrack Plans - Aviation Impact

It’s Amtrak not Amtrack BTW.

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by SWADawg
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Amwest2United wrote:
Trying to locate a list of all ETOPS aircraft, does anyone know of a location? I think most MAX 8's are done, but not sure of tail numbers for the 738's.

8301–8327 I believe.

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by SWADawg
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 20060

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

If WN decided to turn MIA into the next DEN... We've got somebody upthread wondering how NK will be able to run even 30 flights/day, and now you're positing that 50 gates are just going to fall from the sky. Yeah, right. WN can't turn MIA into DEN-sized operation - it doesn't have the ops, the fore...

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by SWADawg
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes
Replies: 126
Views: 20060

Re: Spirit to Launch MIA with 30 Routes

I’m going to say that this announcement from Spirit is a direct reaction to WN opening MIA. I think they are now worried that WN will make the MIA operation bigger than their operation at FLL and pull leisure traffic that had been flying Spirit out of FLL down the road to MIA. If WN decided to turn ...

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised to see a Hawaii One and a 50th livery.

^^^^^This. I wouldn’t either. I think you might be on to something.

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -
Replies: 64
Views: 11152

Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

WN plans to be aggressive in their growth coming out of this pandemic. Growth in number of frequencies in existing routes and markets and/or new markets added. Can't think of any new markets that are left except Alaska. Correct. Adding frequency and depth back to the existing network is what I’m he...

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Brandon757 wrote:
WN732 wrote:
Wneast wrote:
I would say that has a good chance to happen with a bunch of stuff planned for the 50th they probably have been holding some stuff back


And let's not forget the two special liveries that need replaced.

Which two? Sorry, I don't keep up much with WN news.

Illinois One and Tennessee One.

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -
Replies: 64
Views: 11152

Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

Kudos to Southwest and Boeing. I would suspect that eventually a good majority of these will be 1 for 1 retirements of older models..As fuel prices keep climbing (again) Airlines will be looking for more fuel efficient models to put into thier fleets. They were originally going to be just 1 for 1 f...

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 7264

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

RTO on the 737 will completely stop the Aircraft once the thrust levers are brought to idle. It’s a violent maneuver. From one professional to another, that crew did an incredible job. That was textbook. It doesn’t get much quicker than that for a reaction time from bird strike to RTO. Amazing video.

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4279

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

LAS to anywhere. MCO to anywhere.

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16930

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

This certainly wouldn't be a career ender for the pilot would it? Its a mistake sure, but... ?? Asking as I have no idea. I suppose too it also depends on other factors, history, etc. Not a career ender at all, more embarrassing than anything else. This unfortunately happens from time to time. I’ve...

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by SWADawg
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 29810

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like T1/1.5 will ultimately become the LCC terminal, and many of these carriers may also end up using the T0 concourse when it is done. I think NK will move out of T5 too and EI might end up in T4 or TBIT once the partnership with AA evolves... Probably B6 will also get something similar to H...

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by SWADawg
Sun May 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Age 67 for pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 2765

Re: Age 67 for pilots

There are no current plans that I’ve heard of for changing the retirement age to 67. I believe there were a few years ago, but it never went anywhere. As far as I know there is no support from ALPA or any other Pilot’s Union to change the retirement age either.

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by SWADawg
Thu May 27, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest need hundreds more planes
Replies: 30
Views: 6354

Re: Southwest need hundreds more planes

The article says they need up to 500 new airplanes?? I’m assuming including what they’ve already ordered or?? I wouldn’t assume that at all. I believe some of those 500 airplanes are for replacement of existing equipment and some are for growth. Remember, 17 new cities added to the route map after ...

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by SWADawg
Wed May 26, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Wneast wrote:
Does anybody think WN has anything special happening at there 50th birthday in a couple weeks or will it be low key? Or will we see new routes ?

You’re asking a question that nobody is going to know the answer to until June 18 comes and goes.

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by SWADawg
Tue May 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Just saw on the news that Frontier is opening their TPA base today. I wonder what sort of competitive response we might see from WN. It feels like a lot of focus is the west coast and Hawaii lately. Even with less-than-daily service, F9, NK, and G4 can still erode WN market share in Tampa. Sweet Je...

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by SWADawg
Mon May 24, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

While we wait for WN to open the additional satellite bases (ABQ, BNA, TPA), has anyone heard if they'll be announcing additional domiciles? They’ve had a lot of churn lately with all of the displacements to cover LAX and LAS ETOPS flying. I think they will let things stabilize before they consider...

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by SWADawg
Sun May 23, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 54746

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Boy that was one short grounding, badabump... Be sure to tip your waitress on the way out. :bigthumbsup:

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by SWADawg
Sat May 22, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Damn. I was hoping WN would return to EWR. https://simpleflying.com/faa-spirit-newark-decision/ Nothing in that article states that WN won’t be returning to EWR. It just said that their slots had been returned and not reissued. EWR is CURRENTLY not slot controlled. If WN wanted back in, they would ...

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by SWADawg
Sat May 22, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Damn. I was hoping WN would return to EWR. https://simpleflying.com/faa-spirit-newark-decision/ Nothing in that article states that WN won’t be returning to EWR. It just said that their slots had been returned and not reissued. EWR is CURRENTLY not slot controlled. If WN wanted back in, they would ...

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by SWADawg
Sat May 22, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 140
Views: 49928

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

I could see it being a more patriotic livery tho. wouldn't be shocked if it rolls out in the AF1 livery variant that Trump proposed. That would be a good way to guarantee the new AF1s don’t get the new livery. I wish they would, even though I’m no Trump fan. He did a good job with it. I liked it a ...

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by SWADawg
Sat May 22, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1000
Views: 274229

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

This may merit a separate thread, but it appears Boeing plans to ramp up 737 production quicker than anticipated. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-boeing-plans-737-max-123553458.html Seems fair to talk about production targets in a production thread. TFA suggests: 43/month by fall 2022. 31/...

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by SWADawg
Fri May 21, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33771

Re: DFW Terminals A/C getting Piers & Terminal C Renovation

Gee, I wonder who they are trying to make some space for? When is this project’s completion date supposed to be?

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by SWADawg
Fri May 21, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

That's exactly what all the flight attendants are saying. If your gonna bring back service just bring it back already. Well except the on the super short flights because let's be honest flights with less than a hour in the air like MDW-GRR as an example going east is 19 minutes in the air it doesn'...

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by SWADawg
Fri May 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I think they should drop the modified service and return to a full service. Rip the bandaid off. That's exactly what all the flight attendants are saying. If your gonna bring back service just bring it back already. Well except the on the super short flights because let's be honest flights with les...

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by SWADawg
Fri May 21, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

airzona11 wrote:
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.

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by SWADawg
Thu May 13, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mask relaxation - Still required on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 2051

Re: Mask relaxation - Still required on planes

Looks like we may be getting back to closer to normal. While masks are still mandatory on flights (as I understand it,) how much longer until that rule is relaxed as well? https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/05/13/cdc-says-fully-vaccinated-americans-no-longer-need-masks-indoors-or-outdoors-m...

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by SWADawg
Thu May 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

wnflyguy wrote:
8 RON at HNL with 34 daily flights.

Flyguy

Haole crap! That’s a lot of capacity. Definitely going to need more gates. Glad to see the schedule we all anticipated is finally published.

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by SWADawg
Mon May 10, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
The webcast is the final episode of Gary's 2021 Battle Plan.

There’s a plan?

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by SWADawg
Sat May 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

7 daily?! That sounds like RIDICULOUS overkill…. 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 ...

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by SWADawg
Sat May 08, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 31350

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

I would say most likely Avelo will be at HOU exclusively. They can probably use one of the CUTE gates at the East end of the Central Concourse.

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by SWADawg
Fri May 07, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
SWADawg wrote:
av8tiongeek wrote:
Are you anticipating a recall before January?

I’m a pilot. I’ll be back in June.


Hope you enjoyed your time off. Looking forward to any/all announcements leading up to June 18.

Thanks. I did enjoy my time off but I’m really ready to get back at it again.

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by SWADawg
Fri May 07, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
Are you anticipating a recall before January?

I’m a pilot. I’ll be back in June.

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by SWADawg
Fri May 07, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
SWADawg wrote:
av8tiongeek wrote:
WN is gearing up to start hiring flight attendants this summer.

Source?


Company memo...ask any of your FA friends.

I’m on leave and don’t have any to ask.

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by SWADawg
Fri May 07, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3034
Views: 460126

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
WN is gearing up to start hiring flight attendants this summer.

Source?

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