What’s the difference with the galleys? No ovens/warmers? WN MAX8 Has three galley work spaces. The extra galley is located in the forward part of that aircraft right inside next to the forward Passengers service door in front of the Flight attendant Jumpseats. This is unique option that only WN us...Jump to post
I will say I experience the most consistency, the cleanest aircraft, and the best overall service (including appearance standards) in our contract stations. Aircraft cleaning is contract across the board. WN hasn’t has “in house” RONn cleaners in many, many years. Nonetheless....in every way.. my p...Jump to post
The Union has been fighting the company since I was hired 8 years ago over them contracting out aircraft cleaning on the RONS. If the company wants to save money and increase productivity from its current members let us clean planes and get rid of the contract company. There is no point paying us t...Jump to post
On another note - this is bound to make tensions with employees (FAs, pilots) worse. Not only is the expansion continuing while asking for pay cuts - now crews will likely have to commute across town, in base... certainly wouldn't make me happy. Somebody let me know if the WN contract says otherwis...Jump to post
Carriers need to find a way to survive in a capitalist world, not with cartel-enforced or government-regulated pricing. A.net so, so often looks to the monopolist, cartel model I can't believe it.[/quote] LOL... so airlines need to find a way to be successful, but not major corporations or financia...Jump to post
COVID-19 is a very convenient excuse. Having worked 30+ years in the airline industry, it would be foolish to believe otherwise. I realize it'a a terrible inconvenience to not receive some form of service onboard. I know that a soda and a snack represent more than what they are. But please understa...Jump to post
Are we allowed to bring our own food on board? Yes, they even recommend it at the gate. Thanks. I haven't traveled since March so I'm a little rusty. What is the situation with concessions in the airports? It depends on the airport and time of day honestly, but I can say I've seen about a 50% incre...Jump to post
Nice to see that they remembered to take their bags with them. No kidding. I didn't see any indication of smoke, but they performed an emergency evac as opposed to a controlled evac utilizing just the airstairs. Reminds me of WN 2123 in SNA that evacuated due to an APU fire... no smoke in cabin, no...Jump to post
Could you expand on your assertion that the 737-8s are not “technically” ETOPS? Does WN have plans to either bring in ETOPS Max planes with later deliveries or modify existing inventory? Thanks, Gabep As I understand it, which could be incorrect... the MAX8 aircraft were delivered "ETOPS ready...Jump to post
Barney, I get the gist of it. We were on N8565Z and I didn’t notice life rafts. Only the 83XX series of -800's are etops and to my knowledge, they're the only a/c that have the rafts physically installed. Some of the 700's we got from the second market have the ceiling compartments, but i think all...Jump to post
Barney captain, I am having a good laugh. Luckily the 2 FAs who filed the suit weren’t on one of your flights. Again - to be abundantly clear - I DO NOT DO PRANKS. Although as mentioned, I have been the "victim" of many, which I thought then and think now, were quite harmless and fun. &qu...Jump to post
MrBretz wrote:Barney captain, I am having a good laugh. Luckily the 2 FAs who filed the suit weren’t on one of your flights.
Is the culture at WN really this strained and toxic, or is it a few people? I mean I wouldn't pull a joke like this (assuming if it was a video of washing hands) because of reactions like we are seeing... but I mean, come on, lighten up people... No, I wouldn't say the culture is toxic at all. I st...Jump to post
The Union and the company both saw the video of him fully clothed washing his hands, and determined it was a bunch of nothing. So it's hardly he-said she-said. How that can be construed as harassment I have no idea. You proved my point for me! The fact the you "have no idea" is entirely t...Jump to post
At my shop, most of the time the flight deck and cabin crews layover at different hotels. Even if we are at the same hotel, with the way things are today, we don't interact at all, outside the airplane. I don't miss the "old days" at all. That's unfortunate. I enjoy 99% of the people I wo...Jump to post
.... didn't TWU 556 (the SWA FA Union) get in trouble for inappropriately releasing the Captain's name, CASS photo, and address from the 2011 "hot mic" incident? And didn't the SWA flight attendants engage in a series of personal attacks against him and his family, including showing up at...Jump to post
You insult me, and those of us in your charge. Congratulations, the culture you once revered has been permanently damaged. You can now buy everything on your overnights - I will no longer sponsor any of you. You know, if I did the same to my coworkers based on the way I have been treated by Pilots ...Jump to post
Unbelievable how gullible the media and some in society are. That prank is as old as the hills, there are no cameras. Prerecord yourself in the lav, let the FA see it later like it were live. No harm, no "exposure" - and apparently no sense of humor. Unbelievable how crass some employees ...Jump to post
it'd likely take several weeks, if not months, before they can be retrofit to meet WN specs. Granted, we don't know if - or when - the 3M8s will be airworthy, but I'd venture that WN isn't the only operator out there which could potentially be looking for some used - and airworthy - 737s. I don't t...Jump to post
If the goal of the mainline carrier is to operate their regional flights in such a way that the Customer experience is consistent or seamless, then the negative marketing associated with said regional affiliate should be expected to be carried in part by the mainline carrier. This can be seen in the...Jump to post
When someone is HIGHLY reactive to any news that indicates change at WN, it says a lot to me. Namely, that they've spent most of their airline career ONLY at WN and if they were elsewhere prior it was in an airline job a bit more removed from the fray, like on the ramp/cargo/etc, or for a tiny regio...Jump to post
Can someone clarify: what I understand of MCAS is that you can turn it off with two switches on the center console, however in a NY Times articles it says the system can "reset itself".... does this mean that you cannot actually deactivate it?Jump to post
Anyone know if there's a MAX8 flight scheduled in these validation flights? I thought (might have even read it here) that one of the later flights was to be operated with one of the MAX8s as a means to get them into ETOPS as well.Jump to post
What was the rationale for running the returns all the way back to DAL?[/quote FAA officials and WN Etops group run a post Flight Table top meetings at WN HDQ. Flyguy Wow. Almost 7 hours of flight time. 27 minutes longer than this one: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA2167/history/20190215/20...Jump to post
mwmav8r01 wrote:737max8 wrote:flydulles wrote:Do we know if this flight going back to California today
No, rumor is they are going to go straight to DAL tomorrow.
Dont know where you got that.
[/quote] The FAA will not allow pax on any validation flights. The FA training/certification is satisfied in yearly quals.[/quote] There is a full FA Crew staffed onboard. The FAA will also work with them; giving them scenarios to work through in order to validate their knowledge of specific EOW pro...Jump to post
usxguy wrote:and car rentals. Overbooking & having to wait an hour + is the norm, even for those with top tier status.
https://www.kitv.com/story/39822423/hun ... y-runs-out
You see, starting in 2024 AA, Ft. Worth and DFW CANNOT stop WN from growing. The give up a gate at DAL for every other metroplex gate used rules will be gone. Last I checked WN had a tiny operation at DCA/LGA/JFK. There's no better option for them than to get what they can at each airport. Yes, BWI...Jump to post
AirbusA322 wrote:Here is the Economy Cabin De-Virginised. Fairly Craptacular.
[/quote] I’m sure HAV is doing even worse than MEX, but they haven’t thrown in the towel yet. The situation is very similar, although I would assume there isn’t that much sale on the HAV side for anybody. Just lack of connects and lack of support for a foreign language market are huge disadvantages....Jump to post
Those photos are of a Virgin Australia 737. When Virgin OZ transformed from Virgin Blue last decade they took multiple aspects out of VX’s book. They stole the Cabin Divider idea. I posted the photos showing something they should have done. They should have gone more Virgin Aus with the Divider/Eco...Jump to post
Looking at the 737 modification I can't say I really seeing any VX in it all all. Whilst its fresh and modern. Most certainly not VX though. It looks like all pre BSI won’t get mood lighting, but I assume it’s more a complicated fix to convert. Would have been good if they did a V Aus and kept the ...Jump to post
I provided 11 examples of Southwest off the pavement since 2000, I'm sure we can both agree we would have a hard time finding anyone else close to that number. I provided hard data, I welcome you to do the same. I'd exclude Endeavor from the data of Delta incidents, otherwise I appreciate the resea...Jump to post
Here's someone with a running play by play of the incident. Yet, the jetbridge looks just fine I thought the same thing, but if you look at the photos in the most recent post: https://twitter.com/adamlongotv/status/1079195329994674177?s=11 ...you can see that while the overall structure of the jetb...Jump to post
Why? Simple - Southwest doesn't like change and doesn't plan well for adaptation in the future. - With the -200 being it's first A/C, the ONLY configuration was for 2 LAVS, 1 FWD and 1 AFT (with the AFT lav being AFT of door 2L) - When the -300/-500 were introduced Southwest figured why change it, t...Jump to post
Such a minor issue inconveniencing all of those people over the Thanksgiving holiday. In fact it’s not even newsworthy. Shame on the media for even mentioning it. Fake news. Omg...does anyone recognize satire when they’re staring it in the face? You haven't always been such a WN hater... what happe...Jump to post
And no paper=no insurance=no flying. Would require one-off cover if any of the aircraft had to transit for an inspection or test flight. No inspections, no test flights - just paperwork. Again, nearly all corrected before the day even began, with a total of 9 flights cancelled. I have no idea why t...Jump to post
I'm not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread...are they coming back with new interiors as well? Think it was addressed up thread but all AS planes coming out of VCV are only painted. Read somewhere that the first 737-700 (N619AS) and A320 (think it is N283VA) were at GSO getting their i...Jump to post
If your question is: Are there any US regulations regarding the stowage of items in the Exit Rows; no not specifically so long as they are stowed just as they would be at other rows. That being said, some US carriers have had a policy to not allow floor-stowage but it's not addressed in the CFRs. As...Jump to post
737max8 wrote:Well, last time I checked MCO and ATL are still on the East coast but this is still big for Northeast region.
* No window seat fees its just cramped and boarding is a mess. The only thing I have to say about WN that beats everyone is their flight crews, which are obviously the best paid so no surprise there... Personally I fly other airlines in my off time, but I can say FACTUALLY that when compared to eve...Jump to post
HeavyMx01 wrote:wnflyguy wrote:WN MX Voted NO on their TA. Unfortunately this may stall Hawaii plans for WN.
It will have no bearing on their operations starting.
As I understand it, the floor on Boeing aircraft sits a little lower in the fuselage lobe than on Airbus where the floor sits higher up. This means there's more main-deck cargo space on Boeing aircraft. I could be totally wrong, but it was explained this way to me when I asked it of a friend at Boei...Jump to post
Last night, I was flying SJC-SAN and discovered that free texting has begun onboard the plane. According to the other site, it’s supposed to go live on October 1st but it worked fine on my fight last night. It’s good for iMessage and Google Hangouts and supposedly works for WhatsApp (which I don’t ...Jump to post
Rumors Have that WN pushed Hawaii ground crew report dates from October 1 2018 back To April 1 2019. Hopefully this isn't true but I wouldn't be surprised either way. Flyguy EDITED** As of this morning I can confirm that there has been a delay for ground crew reporting. Depending on whether they're...Jump to post
redrooster3 wrote:I wonder if the MAX-10 will have a door 2L boarding process to keep it as "premium" as possible.
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...Jump to post
I am curious about this talk of food on Southwest for Hawaii. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Yeeeahhhhh, we don't have ANY space onboard for food, nor the ability to prep OR to serve said food. No chillers, ovens, carts... not enough trash space since we don't have conventional catering etc. ...Jump to post