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by airplaneboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6890

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

If we're talking about intra-California routes and some other western flying, then I think WN has a more than acceptable product, especially compared to AS. For one hour hops from the southland to the Bay Area on WN, a coach cabin with still decent pitch on a mainline plane is more than acceptable....

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by airplaneboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25563

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Nobody seems to be able to answer my question about the "Alaska experience" on the regional fleet, which will comprise almost a third of its fleet shortly. I'm going to assume that besides having an assigned seat and maybe a $9 sandwich "created" by a popular PNW chef, there will...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25563

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Within the next couple of years, almost one third of Alaska's fleet will consist of a regional aircraft operated by another airline (Q400, E175, and a couple CRJ700s). Does anyone know how the Alaska experience will be on those aircraft? Wifi? Inflight service? Power outlets? Mood lighting? Etc? Tha...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25563

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

How will the Alaska experience be on the Embraer and Q400 fleet, which seem like will comprise a significant percentage of their flying?

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by airplaneboy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 15396

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

Given that 1) it is off-season for transcon (Summer is peak) and 2) transcons require a lot of aircraft time (and they are very short of airplanes), I would not expect anything but cuts on transcon. This would actually be a great place to hack airplanes out of the system because since they don't ha...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 11083

Re: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline

I think WN is an attractive target for BH over other carriers for several reasons. They have been the most consistently profitable airline currently in business in the US over the last 40+ years. The Big 3 found their way to profitability via chapter 11. 10 years ago, folks on a.net would discount S...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN reports 2016 earnings
Replies: 22
Views: 2272

Re: WN reports 2016 earnings

Can anyone knowledagble with airline financials provide a comparison between WN and the other carriers who have reported thus far for Q4 2016 and fiscal year 2016?

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down
Replies: 24
Views: 3668

Re: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down

I think one of the fundamental revenue management issues jetBlue faces is having a more premium coach product compared to its peers. For example, their A320s seat 150 passengers. Spirit's A320s have 178/182 seats. Frontier's A320s seat 168/180 passengers. Southwest seats 175 passengers in their 737-...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down
Replies: 24
Views: 3668

Re: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down

How is it, pray tell, that Southwest, whose stock is up nearly 9% and is at an all-time high after announcing earnings today, is going in the wrong direction? Just ignore it. Many A.net posters have an unexplainable beef against the very industry they claim to be enthusiasts of. Yes, ignore the fac...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN reports 2016 earnings
Replies: 22
Views: 2272

Re: WN reports 2016 earnings

Amazing results, while still not charging for checked luggage & change fees- and also having the fewest fees. I suspect their performance will only continue to improve as the new reservation system and other technology upgrades are fully implemented over the next year or two. With an average dai...

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by airplaneboy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 7533

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

How many aircraft do they have on order and when are they to be delivered?

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by airplaneboy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 101
Views: 14977

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

Where could one find these applications online?

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara
Replies: 34
Views: 4411

Re: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara

That will be one long layover for their crews!

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by airplaneboy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 30174

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

Does anyone know where WN will move to when they vacate the A gates, and also when this will occur? How many gates will they occupy in their new location?

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by airplaneboy
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero Fleet Already Finding New Homes
Replies: 54
Views: 24769

Transaero Fleet Already Finding New Homes

WN picked up five 737-700s according to this article. Anyone know of any other Transaero aircraft finding new homes? <a href="http://ch-aviation.com/portal/news/41488-southwest-snaps-up-transaero-b737-700s" target="_blank">http://ch-aviation.com/portal/news/4...hwest-snaps-up-transaero-b737-700s</a>

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by airplaneboy
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Paid $120m To UA For Two Gates At DAL
Replies: 130
Views: 14514

RE: WN Paid $120m To UA For Two Gates At DAL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sightseer" class="quote" target="_blank">Sightseer</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i> Quoting wntex (Reply 38): Quoting Pol...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 1
Replies: 226
Views: 27263

FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cjpark" class="quote" target="_blank">cjpark</a> (<a href="#186" class="quote">Reply 186</a>):<br/><i>Its called airport access, how can Southwe...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At Allegiant?
Replies: 126
Views: 29870

RE: What's Going On At Allegiant?

For an airline the size of Allegiant (based on number of daily departures and fleet), there seems to be a lot of emergency landings. It would be interesting to see statistics comparing the number of emergencies experienced at Allegiant percentage wise relative to other airlines. It's conceivable tha...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight
Replies: 91
Views: 21266

RE: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight

Maverick, with all due respect I understand your point of view about "following the rules." I've been a flight attendant for over 11 years now, so I get it. But if every toddler that refused to be buckled in on a flight required returning to the gate, we would have dozens of flights returning to the...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight
Replies: 91
Views: 21266

RE: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight

Slvrbit, I understand your point of view. And I agree, FARs require passenger compliance with crew member's instructions. With that said, FAs have to pick and choose their battles. Although the child is legally required to occupy their own seat at the age of 2, what's the difference between a child ...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight
Replies: 91
Views: 21266

RE: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/family-kicked-off-jetblue-plane-for-questioning-125439668432.html Other passengers tweeted that the flight attendants were rude and that the family was mistreated. Passengers these days are very honest and often support whomever they believe was wronged- whether it be...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Southwest Merger Coming?
Replies: 68
Views: 21440

RE: Another Southwest Merger Coming?

Keep in mind the DOJ approved the recent mergers of American, Delta, and United- all of whom are much larger than <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Jetblue, Hawaiian and Alaska have mostly complementary networks when compared to Southwest's, so a merger between <acronym title="...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal
Replies: 46
Views: 8168

RE: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/slcdeltarumd11" class="quote" target="_blank">slcdeltarumd11</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i> Flashy terminals and increa...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: Post-2020 Terminal (re)development?
Replies: 48
Views: 10870

RE: LAX: Post-2020 Terminal (re)development?

Does anyone know the official status of Terminal 0? Is the renumbering of T1 gates related to this at all? Where can we find information on what's going on with T1?

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by airplaneboy
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Delta The Worlds Most Profitable Airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 13535

RE: Is Delta The Worlds Most Profitable Airline?

Southwest Airlines has been profitable *every* year since 1973. No airline in the world can claim that.

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by airplaneboy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilot TA Voted Down
Replies: 115
Views: 17478

RE: DL Pilot TA Voted Down

737tdi, that is not the attitude I would expect to see from a LUV warrior. Every employee group at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is EQUALLY important. Doesn't matter which skills, if ANY are required for their job. Point is- you work for an airline that has *consistently* sc...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN F/A's Get A T/A.
Replies: 20
Views: 5557

RE: WN F/A's Get A T/A.

WN Crew, I think the op flies for AA.

[Edited 2015-07-06 20:37:01]

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by airplaneboy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX AUS-DAL Daily Reduction To 4x
Replies: 17
Views: 6265

RE: VX AUS-DAL Daily Reduction To 4x

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AMALH747430" class="quote" target="_blank">AMALH747430</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i> I'll add that Texans are extremel...

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by airplaneboy
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 14364

RE: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2

AST1driver, thank you for the clarification on the plaintiffs of the original lawsuit. It's interesting to see what the motivation was for closing <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> (from the perspective of the city of Dallas) during the time that the idea o...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 14364

RE: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2

mayor, no. I don't need that acknowledgement. If you've been reading this post from the beginning of part 1- it's exhausting to see the same poorly supported argument when various posters have contributed valuable insight with substantive information (aka links). We live in a day and age where we do...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 14364

RE: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2

And yes cjpark, "historical facts." LoneStarMike provided numerous links to historical data and information in part 1 of this topic. You however, rarely provided any substantiative proof to your claims. I have a degree in history and have a fairly decent grasp of scientific hypothesis formulation wh...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 14364

RE: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2

Cjpark, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> did not force Dallas to accept their presence at Love Field. Had Braniff and <acronym title="Tol Air Services (Puerto Rico)">TI</acronym> not taken <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> to court in 1967 to prevent their ...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 14364

RE: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2

Deltal101man, the issue at play here is that Delta wants access to an airport that has NO room for them. <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> is not a slot controlled airport, it has a gate cap of 20 gates. Southwest was fairly awarded 16 of those gates under ...

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by airplaneboy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 14364

RE: City Of Dal Ask Feds What Do Do About DL - Part 2

Gen2stew, you appear to not know the historical facts surrounding the Wright Amendment. Please read Part 1 of this topic in entirety. <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> was never "coddled," they operated *legally* during their entirety at <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL ...

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by airplaneboy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Crew Bases
Replies: 3
Views: 7040

RE: Frontier Airlines Crew Bases

Oops, just realized you were asking how many FAs they're hiring. disregard my post lol

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by airplaneboy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Crew Bases
Replies: 3
Views: 7040

RE: Frontier Airlines Crew Bases

Pilots: <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>, and soon <acronym title="Or...

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by airplaneboy
Wed May 27, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN And JFK?
Replies: 62
Views: 9512

RE: WN And JFK?

Enilria, interesting observation and reasoning. That sounds more logical.

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by airplaneboy
Wed May 27, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN And JFK?
Replies: 62
Views: 9512

RE: WN And JFK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetbluefan1" class="quote" target="_blank">jetbluefan1</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i>and it is quite clear that most wi...

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by airplaneboy
Mon May 25, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX T1 Gate Renumbering
Replies: 44
Views: 6914

RE: LAX T1 Gate Renumbering

So is <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> building a terminal 0? A connector between T1 and <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym>? FIS/customs hall? I thought all 3 of these ideas were scrapped altogether if I remembe...

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by airplaneboy
Sun May 24, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN And JFK?
Replies: 62
Views: 9512

RE: WN And JFK?

WN is the largest airline in terms of domestic passengers boarded. If the rumor is true (that they are leasing a gate and slots), 6 daily flights obviously wouldn't be added just to compete with the much larger airlines at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJ...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Hire 1200+ F/A's Fall '15
Replies: 28
Views: 6034

RE: Rumor: AA To Hire 1200+ F/A's Fall '15

The topped out FAs earning 6 figures a year at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> don't work high time. They're working 3-4 days a week max. Though not always guaranteed, generally happy employees make for happy customers- even if they've been flying for 30 or 40 years (the senio...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Debut Of New WN Seats Tomorrow 04/14
Replies: 58
Views: 15431

RE: RUMOR: Debut Of New WN Seats Tomorrow 04/14

WN provides charging outlets in many of their gate areas, and was one of the first airlines to do so beginning several years back. In that regard, they haven't totally neglected customers.

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by airplaneboy
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Hire 1200+ F/A's Fall '15
Replies: 28
Views: 6034

RE: Rumor: AA To Hire 1200+ F/A's Fall '15

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FriscoHeavy" class="quote" target="_blank">FriscoHeavy</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i> Quoting Gen2stew (Reply 5): Thanks ...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Revamp Its Gate Facilities.
Replies: 56
Views: 11212

RE: United To Revamp Its Gate Facilities.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B727skyguy" class="quote" target="_blank">B727skyguy</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i> Quoting United787 (Reply 11): Rarel...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Receives Approval To Operate HOU-MEX&SJD
Replies: 9
Views: 3022

RE: Southwest Receives Approval To Operate HOU-MEX&SJD

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usflyguy" class="quote" target="_blank">usflyguy</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 4): we'll se...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Ever Serve Hawai'i?
Replies: 55
Views: 7791

RE: Will Southwest Ever Serve Hawai'i?

Keep in mind that it is remotely possible that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is waiting for the 737 MAX to arrive to deploy to Hawaii. Not because of range issues with the current 738s, but more likely due to the more efficient engines and aircraft operating costs- which wou...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Performance In ATL
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

RE: Southwest Performance In ATL

MIflyer12, with all due respect please re-read the original poster's analysis- from beginning to end. Your counter to MVAair's post is not supported with evidence via statistics and facts. MVAair's analysis is clearly supported by data. Cheers

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by airplaneboy
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Performance In ATL
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

RE: Southwest Performance In ATL

Thank you for the data MVAair. Hopefully this will put to rest the notion that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> shrunk <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>'s "growing profitable <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Cand...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2015 Fleet Plan
Replies: 83
Views: 18800

RE: AA 2015 Fleet Plan

Just curious, what role will the E190 play at the new American? Will they remain in the fleet for long? Is it possible <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> could order more? As I undddrand it, the 190 is considered a mainline aircraft due to pilot scope clauses? Thanks for any info....

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