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by WNagent310
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16543

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 my...

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by WNagent310
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67884

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I know everyone is for Breeze possibly coming into the airport to fill the JetBlue void in October. Unfortunately Breeze is Months if not a year away from actual start up. They will still only be a airline on paper. When LGB starts the reallocation of slots hopefully this year . Nobody is going to ...

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by WNagent310
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67884

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

you can check southwest network thread. Apparently, cut LAX to ATL/PDX and down to 20 destinations. My guess is AA and DL will be out of LGB for a while and AA probably permanently. DL may return with SLC next year. So you have no proof you can provide directly. This is quite common of most of your...

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by WNagent310
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN as far as I know is still moving ahead with LAWA on plans for the Terminal 1E project that should be complete in the next 4-5 years or so. By then, traffic should have recovered to pre Covid levels to allow WN to resume growth at LAX. Correct. Still in the long term plans although studies and en...

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by WNagent310
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Per our Station Manager at LAX. Los Angeles will see a slightly slower growth rate than other stations. Mainly focusing on frequency towards major East-West connection hubs and a slightly decrease in frequency in what was our hourly shuttle services to the Bay Area. What’s interesting is that in ou...

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by WNagent310
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Per our Station Manager at LAX. Los Angeles will see a slightly slower growth rate than other stations. Mainly focusing on frequency towards major East-West connection hubs and a slightly decrease in frequency in what was our hourly shuttle services to the Bay Area. What’s interesting is that in our...

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by WNagent310
Sat May 30, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

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? For ramp service. In our TWU contract anything over 14 daily departures must be staffed by WN ramp union members. Anything less than 14 can be outsourced to contract employees. WNage...

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by WNagent310
Wed May 06, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67884

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Jetblue landing a bunch of LAX gates and squatting on them is rather unlikely. Unless B6 will take and entire terminal under a multi-decade master lease, grabbing a couple of random gates will come with strict use it or lose strings. Even is LAWA waives its utilization requirements, it would also b...

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by WNagent310
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14169

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Just to be clear there are four locals that fall under the TWU International umbrella at Southwest. The letter referenced above is from the TWU International President 550 - Dispatchers 555- Ramp, Operations & Provisioning 556- Flight Attendants 557- Flight Crew Training Instructors Someone wil...

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by WNagent310
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14169

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Just to be clear there are four locals that fall under the TWU International umbrella at Southwest. The letter referenced above is from the TWU International President 550 - Dispatchers 555- Ramp, Operations & Provisioning 556- Flight Attendants 557- Flight Crew Training Instructors Might I add...

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by WNagent310
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14169

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

1) SWA has purchased ~11 billion in sock buybacks. 2) Nobody currently knows how this is going to play out between now and 9/30/2020. 3) SWA has accepted ~3.5 billion in bailout money. 4) They have cash in the bank. 5) They went straight to concessions without offering voluntary options first. I ag...

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by WNagent310
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14169

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Member of TWU 555 representing LAX. Talking to our local and district reps we’ve come to the agreement that no concession talks should even be considered until CARES ACT money expires in at the end of September. Remember that these grants protect our members payroll until that day. And until then, n...

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by WNagent310
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5575

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

I can give an update from the WN side at LAX. Currently running 42 daily flights outta LAX Monday-Friday. 27 on Saturday and Sunday I believe is 34. Quite a big drop from the normal 115-120 we do on a normal operating day pre-COVID19

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by WNagent310
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Update from the WN operation at LAX, running 52 on the weekdays on average with all the cuts and Saturday is running only just above 30 daily departures. Even with all the cuts, load factors are still only around 5-7%... what a time we’re living in right now. Worked back to back 16 hour days includi...

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by WNagent310
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8634

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

It’s so quiet you can hear the birds chirping around the airfield quite surreal. Update from the WN operation here at LAX. We’re running a peak weekday schedule of 52 flights per day now and load factors on any given day right is well below 10% even with all the cuts.

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by WNagent310
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19549

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

Was working that night, was driving the supertug towing our WN aircraft to park at the Qantas pad that night. Was just casually towing the aircraft when pulling in between the QF and DL pads it was spewing all that foam into the air and onto the zipper road. Found it soo hilarious with a 767 in the...

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by WNagent310
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19549

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

Was working that night, was driving the supertug towing our WN aircraft to park at the Qantas pad that night. Was just casually towing the aircraft when pulling in between the QF and DL pads it was spewing all that foam into the air and onto the zipper road. Found it soo hilarious with a 767 in the ...

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by WNagent310
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Seems the slowest part of the turns is the time for passengers deplaning and getting on. 350 for a full -800 is painfully slow it seems. I don't see how a blanket 30/40 minute turn schedule can be attainable. I bet it is easier at CRP than MDW to accomplish.... They could maybe have different turn ...

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by WNagent310
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar
Replies: 8
Views: 2239

Re: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar

Switching from West to East flow. Flights were being held at there gates while they switched the arrival patterns. Winds currently strong and gusty right now. Working gate 11A tonight at Terminal 1 and a diversion inbound from ONT due to gusty winds in the Inland Empire.

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by WNagent310
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67884

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

On the WN internal note. LGB Station management requested 2 more Ramp Agents, 1 OPS Agent and 1 Customer Service agent.

Losing 2 good agents here in LAX for LGB. LGB is prime for growth that’s for sure.

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by WNagent310
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

There are a few different ways of looking at that question. One really, really simple one (that ignores work or idle time between the 30/40 minute turns): 3 person crew on a 40 minute turn = 120 minutes of labor 4 person crew on a 30 minute turn = 120 minutes of labor Even beyond aircraft utilizati...

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by WNagent310
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Oh the unions are gonna love this. Yea. We can barely handle 40 min turns with how much crap we put on our aircraft. Only way we could perform 30 min turns at best is to have 4 man crews. Would the cost of running a 4 person crew be worth the cost versus the benefits of faster turns? Given that the...

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by WNagent310
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74487

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Shave 700 turn times down to 30min. Shave 800 turn times down to 40min. Last time they tried this, it went very, very badly. Oh the unions are gonna love this. Yea. We can barely handle 40 min turns with how much crap we put on our aircraft. Only way we could perform 30 min turns at best is to have...

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by WNagent310
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9540

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

Agree. WN may not launch Hawaii service from LAX, but they need to serve Hawaii ex-LAX in the long term. First, though, the low hanging fruit, esp. ONT., even less than daily. Leisure and VFR can accommodate <7x, and avoid the "parking lot" commute. At WN, we’re currently running a reduce...

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by WNagent310
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9540

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

Agree. WN may not launch Hawaii service from LAX, but they need to serve Hawaii ex-LAX in the long term. First, though, the low hanging fruit, esp. ONT., even less than daily. Leisure and VFR can accommodate <7x, and avoid the "parking lot" commute. At WN, we’re currently running a reduce...

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by WNagent310
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

“Response to Janders post” I tracked all of WN domestic routes in 2018. Compared to those numbers, LGB-SJC in 2019 probably generates the worst margin system wide and WN has shown itself to be very proactive in cutting bad routes. And other routes are not much better. Similar to HI, this is a decis...

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by WNagent310
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

I tracked all of WN domestic routes in 2018. Compared to those numbers, LGB-SJC in 2019 probably generates the worst margin system wide and WN has shown itself to be very proactive in cutting bad routes. And other routes are not much better. Similar to HI, this is a decision WN management has made ...

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by WNagent310
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

I check more than just the load factor. The fare data is available for all to see. They are losing money hand over fist on these routes. There is no way freight can make up 30% lower yield. You’d be surprised how much we make in cargo alone. Especially when 2 bags fly free. And to state, The whole ...

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by WNagent310
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

That still doesn't explain why wn wants to continue to pay people to fly out of lgb. Mesa have been at long beach for a long time and it's still far and away aa worst route to PHX out of la area airports. Wn could improve another 20% in margin and it would still be the most underperforming station ...

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by WNagent310
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

Current ground ops agent for WN at LAX. It’s been known widely amongst all of us internally that management wants to grow in LGB when slots become available. Serious constraints in SNA and LAX warrant it. The other question people are missing is that why WN wants to grow in LGB considering SNA and ...

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by WNagent310
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

Current ground ops agent for WN at LAX. It’s been known widely amongst all of us internally that management wants to grow in LGB when slots become available. Serious constraints in SNA and LAX warrant it. The other question people are missing is that why WN wants to grow in LGB considering SNA and ...

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by WNagent310
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

Current ground ops agent for WN at LAX. It’s been known widely amongst all of us internally that management wants to grow in LGB when slots become available. Serious constraints in SNA and LAX warrant it. The other question people are missing is that why WN wants to grow in LGB considering SNA and L...

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by WNagent310
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 309
Views: 64520

Re: WN livery repaints discussion thread

Was working a SFO Originator at LAX a couple mornings ago and didn’t know N701GS was repainted. Looking like a fresh new coat of paint for one of our oldest birds in the fleet. I know N700GS is still in the Spirit livery wondering if that will ever be repainted.

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by WNagent310
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9193

Re: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.

Honestly, that’s what LAX Airport Ops told me, obviously I had my doubts being that it was only in the 50s low 60s that day. There had to be much more to it than that. But it sure did it’s damage to our operation. Handful of flights canceled or held at there origins and en-route aircraft were divert...

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by WNagent310
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9193

Re: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.

I work the Ramp for SWA here at LAX. Problem was that fuel lines going into T1 we’re frozen and could not be freed up and took some time to get it going again. Yes used tanker trucks to help mitigate but the damage was done that night. Lots of lengthy delays and aircraft holding out for open gates.

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by WNagent310
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19606

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

Was doing a tow-over on an aircraft in West Remote at LAX. That same PAL 777 is still parked/grounded here in LA at the Qantas Hanger.

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by WNagent310
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

As for me, this finally will be the last update I can give for BUR. Last week was my first week at Los Angeles(LAX) leaving behind Hollywood-Burbank, so if anyone is looking for WN LAX updates stay tuned for that... anyways its been great!! Thanks for all the updates! I'm curious why they don't use...

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by WNagent310
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Promised on my last post that it would be my last update, but thought I would update on the WN goings in Burbank in the last month I worked there. Current WN schedule stands at 58 daily departures per day peak Mon-Fri. With recurrent meetings involving headquarters and scheduling, a cap of 72 daily ...

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by WNagent310
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

I am very happy with how much service has grown from BUR. I fly almost exclusively from BUR to the Bay Area and other destinations. Lately I've been on a few -800s which used to be pretty rare (maybe still is). Disappointing that AS is discontinuing BUR-SJC because it's nice to have the option to p...

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by WNagent310
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Haven’t given an update in a while on the WN operation so I might as well now. As of now, we are still running a 72 turns a day out of Burbank with Gates A1-A7 in full use. Gates A5-A6 will be unusable for -800 aircraft for the foreseeable future and giving only Gate A7 the sole -800 gate for WN op...

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by WNagent310
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Haven’t given an update in a while on the WN operation so I might as well now. As of now, we are still running a 72 turns a day out of Burbank with Gates A1-A7 in full use. Gates A5-A6 will be unusable for -800 aircraft for the foreseeable future and giving only Gate A7 the sole -800 gate for WN ope...

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by WNagent310
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Quick update: just got word from our local WN management that we are working on taking over Gate A8. AA plans to move to a crowded Terminal B. Falls in line with our growth plans here in Burbank. Projected increase of about 80-85 daily departures a day for WN. Gate A8 will allow an additional -800 ...

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by WNagent310
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Residents Sound Off Over Plane Noise From Burbank https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/08/29/residents-sound-off-over-plane-noise-from-burbank-van-nuys-airports/amp/ LOL 8 planes in 24 minutes. Imagine how people in Inglewood feel lol LMAO, so it’s fine for planes to fly over Van Nuys and North Hol...

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by WNagent310
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Quick update: just got word from our local WN management that we are working on taking over Gate A8. AA plans to move to a crowded Terminal B. Falls in line with our growth plans here in Burbank. Projected increase of about 80-85 daily departures a day for WN. Gate A8 will allow an additional -800 g...

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by WNagent310
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

I transferred out of SAN just as they were about to upgauge there schedule and as of today (friday) 23rd, SAN is running 124 daily departures just one short of the 125 daily running out of LAX. And for the past week, we trimmed down our schedule from 72 to 70 daily cutting the one morning MDW fligh...

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by WNagent310
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Been a while since I could give an update on what’s going on here in Burbank for WN. Full time use of gates A1-A7. 72 flights on this current schedule. Gates A5-A6 angled J-Lines are still suspended for parking 737-800 series aircraft. Due to the increase in flights we’ve experienced an increase of...

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by WNagent310
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Been a while since I could give an update on what’s going on here in Burbank for WN. Full time use of gates A1-A7. 72 flights on this current schedule. Gates A5-A6 angled J-Lines are still suspended for parking 737-800 series aircraft. Due to the increase in flights we’ve experienced an increase of...

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by WNagent310
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Been a while since I could give an update on what’s going on here in Burbank for WN. Full time use of gates A1-A7. 72 flights on this current schedule. Gates A5-A6 angled J-Lines are still suspended for parking 737-800 series aircraft. Due to the increase in flights we’ve experienced an increase of ...

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by WNagent310
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

I live in Valley Glen right by the college, right under the confluence of BUR and VNY departures (if you were to draw concentric circles). I can honestly say that VNY departures are louder than BUR ones, but if it's cloudy, all the sound refracts anyway. It really got me mad the other week that Cit...

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by WNagent310
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

southwest1675 wrote:
I haven't been to work recently, but have any of my fellow WN friends seen the loads for BUR-BNA?


They're full lol, On any given day its a 90% load factor give or take. All our long hauls: BNA, MDW, DAL, HOU... leave either full or very close to full.

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