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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 21988

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

A merger is the last thing consumers need in the US. This would be similar to FL/WN; eliminate a competitor. I agree, if WN acquires your airline employer, immediately update your resume and look for a new employer ASAP. umm WHY? they are the highest paid FAs in the nation and have the best set of ...

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by BMWdrvr75
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 21988

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

UGA777 wrote:
WN and AS would interesting. Just saying..

No No No....why ruin a great airline...and I mean Alaska

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by BMWdrvr75
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 21988

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

Southwest cannot handle another merger they couldn’t even handle a B717 everyone just stop...Southwest is way too arrogant and way too close minded to handle anything else in the industry.

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by BMWdrvr75
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 13533

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

I’m just wondering why everyone thinks Southwest is out of the realm of possibility for merging/purchasing JetBlue there’s been a lot of speculation of a Southwest and Hawaiian marriage at Southwest in recent months. With Max debacle and Southwest not growing for the last year, Canceling upgrade cla...

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by BMWdrvr75
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 24253

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

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...

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by BMWdrvr75
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What did the 1 in the Southwest heart mean?
Replies: 12
Views: 2561

Re: What did the 1 in the Southwest heart mean?

I'm talking about on the Desert Gold livery how the red heart had a number 1 in it. What did that mean? I tried to research, but google did not provide. Back when Southwest had great on-time performance, baggage handeling, and the least DOT customer service complaints they created the Triple Crown ...

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by BMWdrvr75
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early WN 73Gs
Replies: 29
Views: 4836

Re: Early WN 73Gs

A lot of aircraft in 1999 were registered completely different to SA/WN/SW: N737JW N757LV N761RR N797WX N781WN seems to be the first aircraft with the "WN" registration, eh? Still don't get why they went from SW to WN for registrations. N737JW was for former Vice President Jim Wimberly N7...

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by BMWdrvr75
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early WN 73Gs
Replies: 29
Views: 4836

Re: Early WN 73Gs

n471wn wrote:
There is not a 702 because at the time the early 700’s were delivered there was a 300 series with the 702 registration.


It was actually a -200 N702ML from Midway Airlines and before that Air Florida....

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 48312

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

And I didn’t realize until I got to Hawaii but the locals are very excited. My friends that live in Maui are thrilled. I sent a screenshot of the outbound flight to our group text of ~10 and got about a dozen excited replies. If anyone here says they "[have] a home on the islands" and &qu...

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 48312

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

Ridiculous hype doing what other airlines have already been doing for decades. Welcome to Hawaii, you're late, and not really needed. Exactly. Southwest has done a great job marketing because local news is covering the test flight as well. But, I see several AS 737s fly over Kihei everyday preparin...

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 48312

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

Ridiculous hype doing what other airlines have already been doing for decades. Welcome to Hawaii, you're late, and not really needed. Exactly. Southwest has done a great job marketing because local news is covering the test flight as well. But, I see several AS 737s fly over Kihei everyday preparin...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's JetBlue's plan for Orlando MCO?
Replies: 44
Views: 6546

Re: What's JetBlue's plan for Orlando MCO?

They are just waiting to MERGE with WN

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 86
Views: 8777

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Why oh why do we keep on posting about WN and Hawaii? WN has talked about Hawaii probably before they took delivery of the -700 and still have not done a thing except talk about it............DAL/HOU to the Islands? stop......WN cannot even fly from the west coast to the islands........2020 maybe......

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 16122

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

[quote="wnflyguy"]I've said it before and I will say it again. If JetBlue is up for sale SOUTHWEST will be the ones buying them. JetBlues overall value is 75% more than what AirTran brand gave WN in Revenue synergies. With BOS,JFK,FLL,SJU, Caribbean and Additional LGA,DCA slots Theirs no w...

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by BMWdrvr75
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America
Replies: 34
Views: 5488

Re: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America

Yea when Southwest starts flying to South America because we all know that Southwest can’t handle red-eyes...or handle any type of change for that matter.

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by BMWdrvr75
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 76542

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I thought that I heard that the new deliveries were wired for ovens? Yes, but that's just wiring... those who designed it didn't understand all that goes into meal service and storage and prep and garbage management. It's challenging to articulate just how different WN Galleys and galley layout, an...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's refusal to look at PSP
Replies: 52
Views: 6963

Re: WN's refusal to look at PSP

SMF-PSP might make a nice regional market. Even 2x M-F and 1x on SaSu on an E175 or CR9. I'll throw in SMF-SBA and PSP-OAK just because. Hello, Alaska? SMF-PSP isn’t served anymore?! No.....and LAX is down to one or two flights day even in season...... However, with the rapid growth of the valley a...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's refusal to look at PSP
Replies: 52
Views: 6963

Re: WN's refusal to look at PSP

additional response from Mayor Moon after a letter was send to Southwest Airlines...."Awesome! Our airport is ranked as one of the Top Ten Most Pleasant airports in the US. We get very few complaints, however one complaint I get constantly is the lack of SW airlines. It is a real hassle to have...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's refusal to look at PSP
Replies: 52
Views: 6963

WN's refusal to look at PSP

With the Coachella Valley growing and helping to improve the economy in Riverside County. I cannot understand WN's logic on not serving PSP and instead marketing ONT as a PSP gateway. Below is an excerpt from a letter written to a WN customer and Palm Springs local asking the mayor and city council ...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's 11th Crew base opening December 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

WN's 11th Crew base opening December 2018

WN's 11th Crew Base will open on December 1, 2018! As with other WN base openings, they will grow the size of the base at a reasonable pace over time depending on future network growth. WN is anticipating opening the LAX Base with as many as 400 Flight Attendants.. No sure the number on the Flight O...

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by BMWdrvr75
Tue May 29, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5880

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

Buckle up folks.....because with WN entering the market the inflight product offerings are going to get a lot worse.....the other airlines will see people are willing to pay less for a good inflight product and downgrade their service in economy......the only difference the other airlines will use a...

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by BMWdrvr75
Mon May 21, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 24286

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

Leeham has been saying for about a year they’d go for mainly max8. I don’t think Boeing cares, but I’m sure their unions do. The US rule is a flight attendant for each 50 pax. SWA has built their model around three. You realize all of the 800's and MAX's have four FA's - yes? That's the point of hi...

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by BMWdrvr75
Mon May 21, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 24286

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

barney captain wrote:
He's very popular among the employees


There are several major unions that say otherwise.
Very true story Barney Captain.....

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by BMWdrvr75
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 432626

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

Because Boeing will spend the precious engineering resources over the next few years scratching they’re heads trying to figure out how they can milk the 737 for every inch they possibly can for another 10 years before doing anything with the MOM/797. You forgot to add....And wonder why the A321 has...

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by BMWdrvr75
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13766

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

It's just another 737, no one cares including AA. WN cared...GK called it a "game changer" with their "cutting edge galleys" so the FA's could use trays was all the talk..... And wow all the comments from WN employees when the MAX arrived in DAL you would've thought they receive...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-800NG Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Slash787 wrote:
Why din't they convert the 737-800 into MAX?


Cheap

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-800NG Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Ole Southwest only retires when the FAA forces them too. If it was up to Gary and the Old boys in Dallas they would still be flying the 732 and 733....come on y'all they spent millions to keep the tray service with their new "cutting edge galley"- Carts don't fly with us....;)

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 10091

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

wnflyguy wrote:
GK making a Big announcement at 8pm PST at the LA company Spirit party!

Flyguy

Yea The big announcement from Gary will be hourly service between LA and Oakland...then he will say WN is better than Alaska with more flights than anyone .....

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14988

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

B6 will be gone within 5 years. They are cornered with nowhere to expand. LOL This was said 17 years ago by every major airline hornblower. Yet America west/continental/us air/northwest were supposed to still be relevant, where are those airlines now? Yet JetBlue still remains and have "corner...

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by BMWdrvr75
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

That would be the best service announcement in Fresno's history. The only thing that could top something of that magnitude would be flights to Europe or Asia. Oh yea and Palm Springs along with updating and upgrading their inflight product.....NOT And adding assigned seats so that business traveler...

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by BMWdrvr75
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Hopefully Now on October 1 we all will be proven wrong and we can go back to speculation on when FAT gets WN service Flyguy Maybe Oct 1 will be the day for FAT too! Maybe Oct 1 is the day WN announces service to Fresno that INCLUDES FAT-HNL 1X or 2X per week. :stirthepot: :spin: That would be the b...

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

wnflyguy do you still expect something like announcement ect. before christmas / new years ? It has been in the oven for 15 years............. SWA doesn't have ovens onboard LOL—but, the announcement will come before the end of the year. Side note: I find this topic incredibly boring—little VX made...

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

flydulles wrote:
wnflyguy do you still expect something like announcement ect. before christmas / new years ?


It has been in the oven for 15 years.............

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Well still nothing from HNL. I think everyone that's a FAN of WN were really let down today. It's was 7 yrs ago WN got everyone excited and ready for Hawaii service. Then pushed it back to 2018 with the MAX. Now the MAX will go in to service on October 1st. With this sneaky Hawaiian conference ever...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Bait and switch will damage WN's reputation in the Islands. Long memories here, and could lower local resistance to a mainland carrier basing an interisland fleet in the Islands. WN isn't interested in their local Hawaii reputation, so they likely do not care. they want to take feed away from AS in...

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

WPvsMW wrote:
Bait and switch will damage WN's reputation in the Islands. Long memories here, and could lower local resistance to a mainland carrier basing an interisland fleet in the Islands.


Honestly it serves the boys in Dallas right! This Hawaii song and dance it getting really old.....

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by BMWdrvr75
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Well I spent or wasted, 15,000 on SWA last year flying back and forth between these cities and your schedules and service both suck. I guess you wish you were an AA FA from your title or maybe a BMW sales person? I think the thread drift here is detracting from the OP Dude I'm not responsible for t...

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by BMWdrvr75
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28909

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

[twoid][/twoid] There have been days in the last month where they have had no NS service at all. I'm an A List SWA flyer and go back and forth all the time. Don't have time to go back and look this up. Usually they only have 1 NS per day. End of story . Being an A list flyer makes you the expert on ...

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by BMWdrvr75
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 39581

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

http://www.southwestairlinesinvestorrelations.com/~/media/Files/S/Southwest-IR/events/LUV_2Q17_Transcript.pdf "Turning to our order book, we made just some tweaks to the order book. And in short, we added four pre-owned 700s." I believe if you finish the quote they go on to say this will ...

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by BMWdrvr75
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 39581

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

In the meantime Alaska is becoming California's favorite airline. Connecting the dots throughout California - albeit they do not have a ton of frequency between LAX-SFO, OAK-BUR, etc, etc they do serve many more cities than WN in California and are very happy to connect the dots. The ole boys in Tex...

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by BMWdrvr75
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 11275

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

How could SW become the largest US carrier if it doesn't have any widebody aircraft and doesn't fly to any continent outside of its home continent? I actually would not at all surprised to see Alaska Airlines surpass Southwest in ten years. They have a quality inflight product, offer many more dest...

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by BMWdrvr75
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 11275

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

FIrst off, Southwest is not an LCC. They used to be, however they are not now. They have grown out of that, they like to market themselves as one because it sells tickets. Second, They will never outgrow DAL, AAL or even UAL. One of the reasons Southwest has an image of being so big is because they...

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 11275

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

While one month does not a trend make, traffic for July tells a typical story and that is that SWA is growing faster than the legacy carriers with the second tier carriers far behind. July RPM growth for Delta was 3.4 while UAL was 1.6 and American a paltry 0.8. SWA came in at 6.0%. Point being tha...

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by BMWdrvr75
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2085

Re: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?

Of Course Boeing will not get rid of the 737 because Southwest will have ordered the 737 super Duper max 1 million. Southwest will also still be making excuses as why they don't fly to Hawaii and trying to figure out red eyes. And everybody on this forum will still be talking about the 757.

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 22480

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

oops it looks like everyones favorite airline on a.net once again missed the boat: "To become the World's Most Loved, Most Flown, and Most Profitable Airline." Who absolutely refuses to fly to Hawaii because our California customers don't really want Hawaii, they just want hospitable fligh...

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by BMWdrvr75
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos
Replies: 42
Views: 7125

Re: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos

WN just needs to pay more attention the West Coast leisure market. I am sick an tired of GK and his Hawaii nonsense. WN just needs to put their big boy pants on and serve Hawaii......

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by BMWdrvr75
Fri May 26, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry CEO Ranking
Replies: 16
Views: 3967

Re: Airline Industry CEO Ranking

VSMUT wrote:
Michael O'Leary on a top 10 list of most liked airline CEOs?!? It obviously isn't based on the opinions of the employees then.

I would say not...because if that was the case Gary Kelly would be on the list since he is very well liked by Headquarters Employees.

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by BMWdrvr75
Wed May 24, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4883

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Fifty years from now JetBlue will still be debating on whether to dump their E-Jets and fly to the Midwest or not, Southwest will still be debating on whether to fly to Hawaii or not and when to retire their oldest -700's, United will still have a regional jet fetish and be two separate companies i...

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by BMWdrvr75
Tue May 23, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4883

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Southwest flying the 737-1000 extreme and being the launch customer of the 737-3000 peak- still making excuses as why they can't and won't fly to Hawaii and wondering why AS is the premier airline in California. BTW all the airlines that modeled themselves off of WN are flying the most advanced wide...

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by BMWdrvr75
Thu May 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 26180

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

With all the hoopla from Southwest about Alaska Airlines and WN being California's carrier of choice I did not see any LUV for the Golden State from the boys in Texas......Hopefully WN will let Alaska grow in CA and this will give Californians and West Coasters better options than just WN. WN and AS...

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