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by N383SW
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5695

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

usxguy wrote:
funny how go! was such a horrible, evil, mean venture-- but when Southwest does it..... (WN picked up one or two HA execs recently)

go! at least had only a few seats at $39, then $49.. with the bulk being $59 - $89 each.


I think most of that was the way JO went about it and what happened to AQ.

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by N383SW
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33903

Re: WN to close EWR

I think Frontier would be crazy to not try EWR-DEN. This is horrible new for us frequent flyers on the EWR-DEN route i remember the old days when United has a monopoly. The premium for a N/S was insane! I agree! I’m so upset United will have this route as a monopoly. Part of the deal for the United...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

No, it's not Miami but with the resurgence, we have lived through, in the past 5 or so years, it is becoming a great place Not to correct you but if you haven't heard we are getting cruise ships to dock here. Sooooo STL=Miami of the midwest. You better not be talking about those Viking cruises :lol...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mitchwhitten/status/1154516452038201344 So apparently people from around the world in the tourism industry are in STL currently. The STL news media is claiming they are ecstatic about all that STL has to offer. Interesting I mean... that’s all well and good but what would they b...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

WN said they will be removed from the schedule thru 1/5. I suspect the removal will be done via system update - the same way schedule updates are handled. The updates happen over several hours starting about 5 a.m. I epect the MAXs to be gone by tomorrow. The removal could not have happened before ...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mitchwhitten/status/1154516452038201344 So apparently people from around the world in the tourism industry are in STL currently. The STL news media is claiming they are ecstatic about all that STL has to offer. Interesting I mean... that’s all well and good but what would they b...

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by N383SW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5689

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

And again MCDU I ask where the hate towards WN came from and why your agenda towards seeing their downfall? Where is there hate in this thread. Are you saying the linked story isn’t accurate? Not seeing any hate, however, you do seem to take a certain amount of joy in anything negative regarding So...

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by N383SW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13286

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

MCOflyer wrote:
I believe there was a caribbean airline that operated the MD 90?

Hunter

Air Aruba

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by N383SW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Re: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights

ELP-MEX and ELP-CUU has been tried quite a few times before. Unlike ABQ, ELP definitely has the traffic, but it's hard to compete with CJS for flights to Mexico, although it hasn't been tried since border crossings have become so difficult. And it seems CJS is pretty well covered with Volaris, Inte...

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by N383SW
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Are we forgetting that Charlotte exists? It's not the Caribbean powerhouse that MIA is. It's more like AA's ATL; good for southeastern US connections. Certainly not the Caribbean powerhouse of MIA but they do offer a lot of Caribbean connections through CLT and also with decent frequency on STL-CLT.

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by N383SW
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

That’s a very odd schedule and it would seem difficult to build any brand loyalty. I think STL would be better served by NK, which has the resources to make a bigger push into the market. NK is in growth mode, so I would be shocked if they didn’t add St Louis soon. Is STL management effective? Once...

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by N383SW
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11856

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

My guess is that some of the routes are not working out for AS...maybe there will be new mainline service. It appears AS is replacing a LAX flight with a PHX flight. Or UA is reducing their flights at PAE already. I have ridden on a number of flights and inside intel indicates routes are doing very...

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by N383SW
Fri May 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

Also, and I know it's easy to say this from my comfy chair, but it seems the BR crew probably could have had better situational awareness and recognized that if they drifted too far that way they'd find high terrain.[/quote] Well just playing devils advocate here (not discounting you at all) they we...

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by N383SW
Fri May 17, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22318

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

[photoid][/photoid] Anyway ..... back to topic. Is Via done? No planes off the ground in over a day. Seems all operations have been suspended. If that's the case, why is their website still up and running? Since you brought that up it peaked my interest to go and have a look. While browsing their si...

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by N383SW
Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22318

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. BINGO!!! and if they think anyone is actually going to stick around w...

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by N383SW
Tue May 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't understand BLV at all. They are wasting taxpayer money to expand the airport because it is too small for G4 and needs the capability to be international when all of those problems could be solved by closing BLV and moving the flights to STL Agreed. BLV was conceived during a time when TWA h...

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by N383SW
Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6042

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

Considering since the merger they've done nothing but cut Airtran's operation. Even a casual observer could probably figure so. Airtran used to have all of concourse C and half of D. Southwest occupies just half of C and that's it. I know when it was announced, Clark Howard did everything short of ...

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by N383SW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 542
Views: 109976

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Alasizon asked: Anyone know why the checks took so long? As I recall, 605 was one of the first planes to go back to MQ . I can say that I worked one of the Trans States returns last week and among the changes on her return was that every single seat in the cabin except my jump seat was fully re-uph...

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by N383SW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Annnnd the video has been taken down. That was about predictable once the airport got word of it. Drives me crazy how much they try to keep everything a secret. Who cares. Yeah seriously!! What’s wrong with a little nostalgia? It is what it is and if the airport doesn’t want anyone to see it then d...

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 975
Views: 158164

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

Considering only 1 out of 10 planes is at home.... does anyone know what's the current situation of the crews down route? FI is flying all stranded WOW crews home for free today/tonight. Priceless first they help put WOW Air out of business and cause these people to lose their jobs and then fly the...

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by N383SW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47968

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Today's flights are populating in Flightaware 8700: from BWI (should be the last MAX at BWI after the 3 from yesterday) [8734] 8701: ATL [8709] 8702: MCO [8705] 8703: MDW [8722] 8704+ are yet to load. Today's WN8704 (8716) - HOU-VCV https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8704/history/20190325/1846Z...

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by N383SW
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8126

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

They are what they are. A scab is a scab for the rest of their lives. It’s a statement of fact. It is an opinion. It is your opinion, which you are entitled to. Many would agree with you I'm sure, and many would disagree. A fact? No. Is there a derogatory word to describe the opposite of a "sc...

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

GRR was cut about the same time ABQ was. I don't remember if MEM ever was run back in the day. I am curious with all the grown WN has done what led to them cutting those routes. I am guessing they were just more point to point then than they are now and they didn't have the O&D to support them....

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone think this might be a sign that WN would eventually bring back STL-ABQ too? Was just thinking the same thing. What is still left of the former STL-XXX routes that were cut? Off the top of my head... ABQ, SDF, IND, BHM? GRR was cut about the same time ABQ was. I don't remember if MEM ever was...

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

mwa459 wrote:
pmanni1 wrote:
Looks like WN is adding STL-SLC starting 10/2.


Anyone think this might be a sign that WN would eventually bring back STL-ABQ too?


Was just thinking the same thing. What is still left of the former STL-XXX routes that were cut? Off the top of my head... ABQ, SDF, IND, BHM?

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by N383SW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14382

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Will be MAX7 be ETOPS certified? WN does not have any current plans to use MAX 7's on any nonstop routes to or from Hawaii. WN will very likely be using its MAX 7's on routes that do not require ETOPS-certified aircraft. DAL-HOU will be one of the initial 737 MAX 7 routes. WN will primarily operate...

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by N383SW
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stlgph wrote:
How many gates again have access to customs? Two?


E29,31,33 (31 and 33 are Southwest gates)

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387492

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

trnswrld wrote:
Is that largest piece that he talked about in the corner of the warehouse one of the winglets?



I was thinking the same thing. It does look like the winglet.

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23998

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

I'm surprised that a crash hasn't got more media attention. Commutair has some serious problems so I am not surprised that this was them going off roading. What kind of problems does Commutair have? Like poor management/training/SOP? Did they go downhill after the transition from the Dashes to the ...

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by N383SW
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I dont think reopening B is part of the outlook right now. They've been promoting it as an event and conference space and appear to be continuing to do so since they are looking to add to their marketing and communications team to continue to build the space and services, among other things. Agreed...

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by N383SW
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiousity, what is the O&D to NAS and SJU? CUN may be a better beach destination from STL, but on the east coast we definitely favor the Caribbean. TWA used to make SJU work from STL, as in they flew it. On the big “what if” front, if WN does expand and eventually take up most of D and ...

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by N383SW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

UA used to have a lounge on the A concourse?? I don't ever remember UA having a club in STL. Looking at old terminal maps from the 1980's on Departed Flights doesn't show any club. I have no idea where a club would even fit in concourse A. I've been trying to find info on this since yesterday and c...

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by N383SW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27547

Re: AS new interior

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I guess I'm surprised that a latching rope would not be deemed a safety issue in an emergency. I agree, though, that it gets the point across.


I think the "rope" would only be used above 10,000 feet. Like the divider curtain it probably has to be secured for taxi, take off, and landing.

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by N383SW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I still think that long-term, it makes more sense for DL to move to C and for airlines with a smaller presence (like DY, AS, etc.) to move to A. Gives DL a more room to grow, takes some pressure off of A, and it would even give DL the option to renovate the TWA Ambassador's Club space into a Sky Cl...

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by N383SW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

What happened to the area where the UA Red Carpet club used to be? I haven’t been on the A Concourse for about 10 years so I have no idea what’s going on over there lol. I didn't know they ever had a club here. Where was it? I'm trying to find information about it but I'm not having any luck. IIRC ...

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by N383SW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

[photoid] Yeah, especially since that restaurant now has seating that covers the front of A9. Realistically A15 would make the most sense and they can fit a mainline aircraft over there. Move charters over to C or "D" if D reopens for WN. I wish DL had room for a SkyClub, but I have no ide...

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by N383SW
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47833

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

Any insight into what's going on in the cabin right now? I'm sure some FAA inspectors are on there, are they just relaxing and enjoying the ride, or what sort of work would they be doing right now? Other than FAA, who might be on it? What are the inspectors doing? Probably naming their price for a ...

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by N383SW
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Could WN reopen E2? Was that closed because of spacing issues? They could push back the Super Park lot, couldn't they? Well they put in a Pasta House right there and IIRC they can’t fit the -700/-800 in there The last thing they need to do is remove parking for T2. I think they should be building a...

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by N383SW
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

maps4ltd wrote:
Could WN reopen E2? Was that closed because of spacing issues?

They could push back the Super Park lot, couldn't they?


Well they put in a Pasta House right there and IIRC they can’t fit the -700/-800 in there

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by N383SW
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well keep in mind "back in the day" these gates served 150 passenger aircraft without any problem. Now, it's a problem. ;) They function as gates just fine. The problem is, there's no space for retail or restaurants. There is a little bit of space.... somewhere in the middle of D there wa...

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by N383SW
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 255
Views: 50933

Re: WN livery repaints discussion thread

SXDFC wrote:
I meant to say retirements not replacements.. woops.


The former FL -700’s are overall newer than the N700 and lower N400 tail numbers although some of the former FL planes are leased so maybe the leases are coming up?

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by N383SW
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

pmanni1 wrote:
At what point does an airport become a fortress hub? WN has more weekly departures than all of the other airlines combined.


Well in "Southwest Speak" maybe you could call it a "Fortress Mega Station" lol

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by N383SW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 41
Views: 5590

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

I know ticket brokers were not wanting pats vs rams. Said most Pats fans have already been recently so might not pony up the money again and the Rams don't have much of a fan base yet being newly back in LA. I saw DL was adding one to LAX and 2 or 3 to BOS. Oddly enough WN is adding an extra STL-AT...

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by N383SW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

So what is missing from the "old school" Southwest days? Is it just Louisville and Indianapolis? Louisville, Indy, Albuquerque, Salt Lake, Birmingham from what I can remember. I didn't realize they flew to SLC before. The rest I knew about. ABQ is the one I really want to see back, but I ...

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by N383SW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 128117

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stlgph wrote:
So what is missing from the "old school" Southwest days? Is it just Louisville and Indianapolis?


Louisville, Indy, Albuquerque, Salt Lake, Birmingham from what I can remember.

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by N383SW
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11548

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

Hasn't WN taken delivery of a recently retired (or wfu'd) 737-700 from a Chinese airline? Or did I hear it wrong. Over the last 2-3 years WN has taken a handful of used -700's from Chinese airlines. There are also 2 ex Air Sahara -700's in the fleet that were acquired around 2007-2008 timeframe (55...

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by N383SW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8667

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

IIRC, on my HA flight from LAX-OGG 2 years ago, one of the FAs said the LAX based crews often do same day turns to the islands, so LAX-HNL/OGG/KOA-LAX, which is a pretty long day I think. I had a LAA flight attendant friend that was based in LAX and he often did a turn on the 757 LAX-Hawaii-LAX but...

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by N383SW
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?
Replies: 53
Views: 7688

Re: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?

During the meetings, San Francisco International said they were overburdened by flights, Patti said, and helped facilitate the conversations with United Airways that resulted in the new direct flights from Stockton to Los Angeles. http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_eec7afc6-042a-11e9-b237-b3bf0321...

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by N383SW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?
Replies: 39
Views: 3586

Re: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?

Are there any pics of the new SY interior? I’ve looked but can’t find any. Even though they’ve made some big changes it’s kind of nice to see they haven’t gone the way of F9, NK, and G4 with their offerings.

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by N383SW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air MD-80 order
Replies: 48
Views: 8886

Re: US Air MD-80 order

One thing I will say...I flew several US MD80s as they were frequent visitors to IND and ATL in the late 90s and early 2000s...their interiors really varied pretty widely. Later in the '90's up until they were retired, there were 2 versions (internally known as MD80 phase 1 and MD80 phase 2), the P...

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