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by SWApilotfarmer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 5801

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

Who cares if WN is referred to as an LCC or Legacy carrier! What counts is that I don't get charged to put a bag in the belly or overhead biin; and if I have to change my ticket, I don't get charged an exorbitant fee! I can’t believe there is a thread where people are arguing over whether WN is a L...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 5801

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

I can’t believe there is a thread where people are arguing over whether WN is a LCC or not. Who cares? And to top it off someone is upset because we don’t nickel and dime all passengers for every possible thing that we can. I can’t tell you how many passengers have told me one reason they fly us is ...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 446
Views: 43037

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Is that supposed to be a joke? Looks to be from 1958 Aaaaah the one of the DC-3 routes from the 1950s. Nostalgia anyone ? Frontier 14 I thought that on the pilot forums someone had said they will be taking another aircraft in Q4 2018 https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/1459400-post24.html A220?? So ...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sun May 13, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13792

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Just like every other airline, we are paid actual flight time or scheduled - whichever is greater. There is zero incentive to not take the smoothest, safest route. Are all pilots paid based on flight time? That sounds strange to me. What's wrong with a monthly salary? If true, why don't all pilots ...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Wed May 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13792

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

It seems to me like WN planes taxi on the ground faster than legacy carriers. Is it just me or is this actually true? Definitely true. Their block times are typically a few minutes less gate to gate than other flights on the same city pair so they have to move faster. For any WN pilots in this thre...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Wed May 09, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13792

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

It seem when landing at any airport SWA slams its planes down on the runway. Good. Floating an airplane down the runway trying to impress passengers that don’t care with a good landing does nothing but waste usable runway. All the stuff we have to help stop us (reverse thrust, auto brakes, speedbra...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Wed May 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13792

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

I fly SW a lot (few times a week) and also UA, DL and AA and I have to say SW has the bumpiest rides ever. All the other carriers are so smooth? Anyone know why?? I can only assume you are kidding. I just don’t even know what to say. We all fly through the same airspace. If we are bumpy they are bu...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Wed May 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why does my LUV stock continue to plummet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Why does my LUV stock continue to plummet?

LUV shares are under $52/share from a 52 week high of nearly $67/share. Market cap is barely over 30b. Of all my airline stock, this is the worst showing by far for the last several months. I realize they have had numerous engine problems and another fatality but the public typically has a short me...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13623

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

WaywardMemphian wrote:
And... if the flight had been cancelled they would have bitched to high heaven as well.


Funny....I was thinking the exact same thing.

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30948

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accid...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30948

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accident that wasn’t terrorism, I can’t even remember. AA was the A300 in 2001. Maybe DL was the MD-80 fan blade incident in PNS. UA was probably COS. Those were what, 1990s? Per Wiki and Airfleets.com, the last write off incident from th...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule question
Replies: 25
Views: 3159

Re: Southwest schedule question

FriscoHeavy wrote:
On March 8th when the new extended schedule is released, what date will it go to? I'm looking to book a flight the first half of November.

Thanks


The March 8th extension will put seats on sale through November 3, 2018.

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule question
Replies: 25
Views: 3159

Re: Southwest schedule question

I believe the latest report was start-up of HI service perhaps early 2019; the upcoming sked releases are still working their way thru this year. I expect we'll hear about PAE's new service long before Hawaii... bb I agree. PAE will come way before Hawaii (at least, the official announcements will)...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 5156

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Does a crew base include the pilots or do they have separate "bases?" Does the airline grant a cost-of-living supplement for expensive cities like LA? The cost of hotels might be high, but so is the cost of buying or leasing a residence. There is no cost of living supplement or any incent...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 5156

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Flyguy[/quote] This, to me, is the most logical answer. It’s all about costs and the ability to find decent crew accommodations. Hawaii flying could be supported by any base they already have. Someone mentioned stationing ETOPS pilots at LAX. I certainly can’t speak for how southwest intends on oper...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 8155

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Scrapped. They are all 737 classic series aircraft. Southwest removed them all for service when they received their first 737 MAX. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I expect that some will be sold, especially the 600 series (i.e., N650SW, which is currently parked at TUS but for onward sale to Nig...

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 10930

Re: Big night at LGA

https://twitter.com/lgacentral/status/9 ... 9878949888

I apologize if we are not allowed to post twitter links.


Thank you for the picture.
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tphuang wrote:
SWApilotfarmer wrote:
Does anyone have any pics of the construction they can post?

I'm not sure if this is helpful, but I found this on LGA twitter. Should be recent.
https://twitter.com/lgacentral/status/9 ... 9878949888

I apologize if we are not allowed to post twitter links.


Thank you for the picture.

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by SWApilotfarmer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 10930

Re: Big night at LGA

Does anyone have any pics of the construction they can post?

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by SWApilotfarmer
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 32897

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

N653SW just left MCI headed to VCV. That accounts for all 18.

16 to VCV
2 to TUS

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by SWApilotfarmer
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 32897

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

At least 17 300's were removed from the fleet last night and this morning. Almost all are going to VCV. Two aircraft went to TUS as previously stated.
TUS
379SW 376SW

VCV
382SW 387SW 391SW 394SW 395SW 600WN 606SW 607SW
624SW 629SW 630WN 631SW 642WN

622SW and 647SW are also currently enroute to VCV.

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