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by tomaheath
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65627

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

RL757PVD wrote:
Sept got gutted...
PVD has 7 (4 BWI 1 DCA 1 MDW 1 MCO)
BDL has 4 (3 BWI 1 MDW)
BOS has 8 (4 BWI 1 MDW 2 BNA 1 DEN)
MHT has 5 (4 BWI 1 MDW)

That’s about where we were at a few months ago.

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by tomaheath
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 40
Views: 16432

Re: Southwest Furloughs

Still a couple days left for those who want to take EXTO and/or VSP. In a video call internally with employees the news is still rather grim, according to GK we are still thousands short of the number needing to be reached for voluntary means. Furloughs are a very real possibility come Oct 1st. I m...

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by tomaheath
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Wow. Thanks for sharing this!

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qf789 wrote:
Boeing 737MAX7 N7201S overflying PAE while returning to BFI on a test flight (11 Jun)

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/12 ... 80096?s=20

That is a incredible photo.

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by tomaheath
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

remingtonbox wrote:
I am in corporate aviation, but I use a tug to pull the airplane out that was originally used to pull around bombers in WWII. It has a Ford flathead engine in it!

That’s pretty neat.

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by tomaheath
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 26479

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

Portlander wrote:
It appears that American's seasonal service between PWM and DFW is still happening on Saturdays.

We’re they going to do MIA from PWM? Or was that just PVD?

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by tomaheath
Fri May 29, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65627

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Is there still a minimum number of flights a station needs to have in order to be staffed by full time WN employees?

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by tomaheath
Thu May 28, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3936

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

Well SWA is consistent if you are looking simply looking at basic air transportation. They don't over promise and their fares are usually at the lower end of the spectrum, My only poor experience is with last minute cancelations, and believe it or not, lost baggage. JD Power on the other hand is a ...

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by tomaheath
Thu May 28, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3936

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

I find it interesting that many people dislike how WN boards their flights. I for one am a huge fan of the “come on in and sit wherever you want” process. I always check my carry on because I know I won’t be charged and everything is just so seamless. They are my favorite airline. All they’re missi...

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by tomaheath
Fri May 22, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65627

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

How has there boarding process changed with the recent event?

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by tomaheath
Tue May 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 trip.
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Covid-19 trip.

Just curious if anyone has taken a flight in the past month or so just to experience the empty airports and flights?

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by tomaheath
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19071

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

I agree. I work for a magazine printer and we’re considered a essential business so we are up and running safety. Be careful out there, Tom. I hope you and/or your loved ones don't end up sacrificing a lot more than you should so that essential magazines get published... Ref: https://weather.com/co...

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by tomaheath
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19071

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

I see things very differently. Boeing going back to production next week is not essential. People's health is. People can survive financial hardship. Death is permanent. Boeing can and will survive financial hardship. If things get really bad eventually stock holders might get wiped out, but Boeing...

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by tomaheath
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 26479

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

A interesting visitor to Manchester this morning. http://www.boeing.com/features/2020/04/boeing-completes-first-covid-19-transport-mission.page?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialpost&utm_campaign=airliftmission&utm_content=airliftmissionfb&utm_bu=corporate&utm_topic=community-...

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by tomaheath
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 220275

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Boeing used there BBJ 737 to deliver PPE to Manchester New Hampshire. http://www.boeing.com/features/2020/04/boeing-completes-first-covid-19-transport-mission.page?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialpost&utm_campaign=airliftmission&utm_content=airliftmissionfb&utm_bu=corporate&...

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by tomaheath
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 26479

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

FedEx will be flying an MD-11 from Anchorage to Manchester, likely full of COVID-19 masks, this Sunday. After offloading it will head down to MEM. This is being arranged for by inventor Dean Kamen, who’s good friends with FE’s Smith. Flight number is 9731. I was just thinking the other day about Mr...

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by tomaheath
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 26479

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

This affects a lot of airports and my guess is anything beyond temporary or if it gets abused will be met with swift political action, airports like BWI, IAD, OAK, SJC, ISP, SWF, ONT, SNA, BUR, LGB, FLL. B6 is temporarily suspending most of those with the obvious exception of FLL. Each AA, DL, UA D...

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by tomaheath
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65627

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

LotsaRunway wrote:
wnflyguy wrote:
WN announced it's cutting if flying down to 2000 flights a day for May and June.
Sound like there's going to park 200 more aircraft also.

Flyguy

I wonder if this means some cities will go dark for a while.

They brought a few to Manchester this morning using some of there remote ramps there.

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by tomaheath
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121933

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

ChrisNH38 wrote:
VS4ever wrote:
BA going from 25 weekly down to daily. A single 772 will ply the route from 3/29 to 4/30

Wow. That’s REALLY severe. I’m surprised it wasn’t a 747 or a 380.

Will this situation make them retire 747s early?

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by tomaheath
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."
Replies: 96
Views: 3393

Re: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."

Perhaps an idea - separate from the main COVID-19 thread - to offer up ideas how YOU would handle the pandemic. It is easy to criticize those who are in charge (bit guilty myself of that), so why not contribute something constructive? "If I was Governor, I would...." 1) Close all establis...

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by tomaheath
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 55
Views: 17753

Re: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere

Great article thanks for sharing.

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by tomaheath
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 23311

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The 737-10 MAX performed more taxi checks today. 7644 66122 N27751 737-10 United Airlines https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49628642398_2b0d4719da_c.jpg 7644 66122 N27751 737-10 United Airlines by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49629412242_31c29f2032_c.jpg 7644...

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by tomaheath
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121933

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Final part of the International T-100's for August, which is the Caribbean, many routes are 1 weekly or so, so I am going to focus on the multiples that reflect a larger population to work with. PUJ - DL only fly 1 weekly and performance was pretty flat year on year, uptick in gauge, but a very sma...

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by tomaheath
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65627

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Last time they tried this, it went very, very badly. We used to do this all the time. Turn times on -300/-500/-700’s used to be as low as 20 minutes. 30 minutes and 40 minutes should be possible and realistically it’s the only way to get more productivity out of the current fleet. I really don’t th...

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by tomaheath
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65627

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

When’s the next scheduled released?

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by tomaheath
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 6702

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

Definitely A380 for me.
I agree about the front of the 757 the rest is fine just that nose section.

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by tomaheath
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 26479

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

mjgbtv wrote:
I got to use the temporary connector at BTV this past week, and it probably saved me from missing my flight. It looked pretty much like what you'd expect, except for more changes of direction than I had pictured.

Can you still get to the old tower from the land side?

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by tomaheath
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7950

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

Someone recently posted either in the WN or New England thread the loads on the DEN flights from BOS PVD and MHT if I remember correctly PVD and MHT were both higher than BOS with that said not sure how the yields were on the PVD and MHT flights. I always heard that the MHT-LAS flights had good loa...

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by tomaheath
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7950

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

Here is my theory. Other than MA, population growth in New England over the last decade has been pretty stagnant. BOS and BDL are the only two airports in the New England region than can support year round service to anything west of the Mississippi which is where WN has a lot of their strongest ma...

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by tomaheath
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415716

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

How is the Lyft/Uber Central Parking situation? I have heard that it is a clusterf*ck and signage is extremely poor. People wandering around and having no idea which way to go, drivers cancelling rides because they can't find the entrance, pax wading through dozens of cars to find "their"...

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by tomaheath
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 101188

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Not for Hawaii in this release?

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by tomaheath
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 128381

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

PWM gets Saturday service to BNA next summer on WN.

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by tomaheath
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12516

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

UPS and FedEx have bumped up service at MHT as they always do. UPS is sending an A306 from Ontario to MHT each day. Also of note is the log jam of Amazon Prime trailers being parked at MHT. They don't fly here, but I do know they are in the midst of building two big distribution centers...one to th...

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by tomaheath
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 128381

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

MHT Data - usual disclaimers... this data is YTD by aircraft type, as a bonus, i've also added PSM.. Data format : Route, airline, direction, aircraft, flights, seats, passengers, loads, avg seats, avg pax. MHT-ATL DL Inbound Airbus Industrie A320-100/200 120 18838 16033 85.1% 157 134 MHT-ATL DL In...

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by tomaheath
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 128381

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

How are the flights at ORH doing? Are they still at once daily to JFK MCO FLL DTW and PHL? funny you should ask, I was just pulling that information, here are the YTD numbers for all the routes (thru August) airline, route, flights, seats, passengers, loads, avg seats, avg pax (source is T-100 so t...

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by tomaheath
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9029

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

https://news.delta.com/one-final-homeco ... nta-return

AAflyguy

Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight.
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AAflyguy wrote:
Cool video of the takeoff, ATL flyover, and landing: https://news.delta.com/one-final-homeco ... nta-return

AAflyguy

Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight.

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by tomaheath
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9098

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

I've been to all the main Hawaiian islands as well as a few Caribbean islands, having lived on both coasts of the USA. I would say that Hawaii has much more of a DIY adventure feeling... you can just rent a car and see all these things on your own. It's still the USA, the roads are in good conditio...

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by tomaheath
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9098

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

I find the success of BOS-HNL a bit surprising. Growing up in SEA, Hawaii was it for those seeking warm beaches and such. The western Mexican destinations (Cabo, Mazatlan, PVR, etc.) were also popular destinations, but places like CUN generally weren't mentioned often by folks up there, presumably ...

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by tomaheath
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 128381

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

How are the flights at ORH doing? Are they still at once daily to JFK MCO FLL DTW and PHL?

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by tomaheath
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415716

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

massachoicetts wrote:
Now we need an A - B connector.

And A to E.

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by tomaheath
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 1950

Re: United and Star Wars

https://youtu.be/Mf4xpeJwMt4
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From United YouTube page.
https://youtu.be/Mf4xpeJwMt4

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by tomaheath
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160760

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Love these photos. Thanks for sharing.

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by tomaheath
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inconsistencies in Security Checks
Replies: 29
Views: 9954

Re: Inconsistencies in Security Checks

Hawaii seemed different than the mainland. Was told to leave liquids in my carry on. I usually put my wallet and phone in a bin was told to put them in my bag. Needless to say I was very disorganized when I was repacking every on the TSA belt.

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by tomaheath
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 40456

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

In terms of WN from DEN - New England. PVD is definitely a strong possibility, PWM seems much less likely given how small of a WN station it is. I agree with your point regarding WN re-adding DEN-PVD nonstop service as the demand was there for nonstop service to PVD, MHT, and BOS from DEN back in 2...

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by tomaheath
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72546

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

In my opinion this is better than taking over another airline. If they do decide on another type hopefully they can just order it for themselves. E2 anyone?

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by tomaheath
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings
Replies: 47
Views: 10278

Re: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings

Pretty good numbers, particularly on ROIC. http://investors.southwest.com/news-and-events/news-releases/2019/10-24-2019-112936719 DALLAS, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the "Company") today reported its third quarter 2019 results: Third quarter record ne...

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by tomaheath
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's

Is there any ramp equipment still gold?

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by tomaheath
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7582

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

They are great.

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by tomaheath
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Re: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302

Why and how does this effect the MAX not returning to service?

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