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by WN732
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 9076

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...

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by WN732
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 178690

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

I doubt the folks at GE Capital care too much about the type of engines an aircraft has... They’re investment guys making money for their business unit and obviously they thought the terms of this deal were good for them. Good luck to Mr. Neeleman on this venture, it’s always fun to watch someone t...

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by WN732
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 30319

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

During the Council budget hearing last week, the airport director was saying that if he had his current information when he created the budget proposal a few months ago that he would have budgeted even higher growth. Basically hinting something may be in discussion with at least one airline. I real...

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by WN732
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 7767

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

Which A319 is this? LAA or LUS? I would assume the LAA as they have Sharklets, but they have the CFM engine which as I understand it, performs slightly less than the IAE.

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by WN732
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 10987

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

lightsaber wrote:
Folks, please read the forum rules. It is the sticky post at the start of the forums.

Do not discuss other users.
It even points out not to be pedantic on gramer.


I see what you did there.

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by WN732
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: Final AA S80 Flight???

boilergo wrote:
Looking at AA80, 04SEP19, DFW-ORD. AA80 traditionally operates from DFW to LHR..... That day it's on an MD-80, and LHR operates on flight 82.........


You sure? I am actually seeing it on other routes now. DFW-MKE being one of them on 9/4

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by WN732
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 10151

Re: What does WN do about NK?

So I guess that makes DL TraderJoe's or WholeFoods. And AA is Aldi? AA is more like the corner bodega with expired fruit/meat and super-high prices if that corner bodega were a nationwide chain. So far we have: WN - Target (not Super Target) DL - Whole Foods AA - Corner Bodega ( with stale food and...

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by WN732
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 10151

Re: What does WN do about NK?

So I guess that makes DL TraderJoe's or WholeFoods.

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by WN732
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96649

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Austin had a ton of diversions today from DFW/DAL. Most notable were an AA 772, AA MD80 and an SQ 744. I saw an AA 772 at, I believe, gate 2, a DL gate, yesterday (Monday) morning. DFW had storms again the evening prior. Nice eye candy, since the BA and LH jumbos don't visit AUS until the late afte...

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by WN732
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 10396

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11. Google is your friend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_York_City_plane_crash I googled before I posted the message and all I could find was the AA flight to Santo Domingo that crashed in Queens...

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by WN732
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 10396

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_ ... lane_crash
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CLJFlyer wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Airplanes have crashed into Manhattan buildings before and since 9/11.


Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11.


Google is your friend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_ ... lane_crash

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by WN732
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 6072

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

Sadly, there is a reason I have the 'mcdu' bozo blocked. I never said 'All' Hawaiians. The words 'All', 'Never', 'Always' and the like are rarely accurate. The couple I spoke with travel frequently and shared their views with me, that's all. All I'm saying is that it's clear that the folks in Hawai...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 30319

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Even with all this growth, we can totally get by with just three new gates for the foreseeable future, which won't be ready until at least 2021, and which may or may not have a secure customs walkway so that the gate area(s) don't have to be completely cleared when an int'l flight arrives. :roll: T...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 30319

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The City Council will review the new fiscal year budget for the airport on Monday. In the budget, FAT estimates in fiscal year 2020 it will handle 2,033,600 passengers. Fiscal year 2019 ending on June 30 is projected by the airport to see 1,888,200 passengers. So an estimated 7.7% growth for FY2020...

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by WN732
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8146

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I can quickly answer #4. No. They are all getting old and parts are already sparse as it is.

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by WN732
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 52
Views: 10113

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

The BIG question mark - and I'm sure the dealbreaker, unless I'm corrected by someone on here - is whether or not the I.E. demographics can support and sustain Hawaiian service from ONT. The IE sends a large number of visitors to Hawaii. From the Hawaii 2017 Visitor Statistics, table #19 (2018 has ...

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by WN732
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96649

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Austin had a ton of diversions today from DFW/DAL. Most notable were an AA 772, AA MD80 and an SQ 744.

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by WN732
Fri May 31, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 14039

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

And they are also trying to squeeze into the 70 seat market. Now that could get very interesting. But of course, it could take them 20 years to EIS so who knows.

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by WN732
Thu May 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6242

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

There isn't a snowflake let alone a snowball in hell chance of ever seeing a 737-300 flying for Southwest again. Not a single pilot at WN can even fly them anymore and the time it would take a train an even relatively small group would probably take longer than the remainder of the grounding. Not to...

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by WN732
Thu May 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41223

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

No way Addison has capacity for even 25 more jets being stationed there. Alliance Fort Worth would be my bet, or something south of town. Love field is still the ideal business jet airport tho, for downtown dallas. Just got out of Addison this afternoon, great business airport. Seemed a little too ...

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by WN732
Thu May 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103769

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Now it says June 20th. Most likely due to the uncertainty with the MAX

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by WN732
Thu May 30, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2664

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

I actually like them in order. Jurassic, classic, NG and MAX. I was supposed to fly on a MAX a few weeks ago, but that obviously didn't happen.

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by WN732
Wed May 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 11513

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Sounds like the stock is on sale.

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by WN732
Wed May 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 17600

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

It's only a 757 so not too difficult for DCA. What do you mean "757 so not too difficult". DCA is very easy for 757s. Won't even be breathing hard when it rotates. That could refer to the landing. The pilot botched the initial approach and had to go around before finally landing. If you a...

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by WN732
Tue May 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30793

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Wider seats, bigger bins, bigger windows, better AVOD? wider seats, more pitch, better AVOD are already on the entire B6 fleet. Let's not overstate DL A220-100 here. It's a good y seat domestically, but those 36 inch FC seat is pretty uninspiring. Don't forget the extensive frequent delays on B6 An...

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by WN732
Tue May 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96649

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Drove out to see it on the ramp and ran into the BA Manager. Said it was a maintenance issue from yesterday. Any updates? I saw her still there at 11:30p local time last night (Monday 27 May). While it was dark, it was fairly apparent that the flaps were fully extended, suggesting an issue with the...

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by WN732
Tue May 28, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 8390

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

blacksoviet wrote:
When was the last desert livery 737 repainted into canyon livery?

What type of 737 was this plane?


It was a -300 in 2009. I believe it was N347SW

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by WN732
Mon May 27, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96649

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

And wouldn't you know it, tomorrow we get the BA One World a second day in a row. 3 days and 3 BA specials.

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by WN732
Mon May 27, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96649

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like the Landor 747 is broken (or diverted?) in AUS. It's sitting up on the north cargo ramp, in a good spot to get pictures through the fence. Saw it on my way home and had to make a quick diversion to see it. I definitely haven't followed it religiously, but it's the first time I've seen it...

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by WN732
Sat May 25, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 5782

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT. Good one. When I start reading Wenatchee to Fresno I thought you were going to imply that there are a lot of people traveling from Central Washington to California, or possibly use Fresno...

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by WN732
Sat May 25, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149494

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial

Armodeen wrote:
Can’t wait to fly on a BBC-195 next month :lol: :lol: :lol:

Do they not think about how it sounds before they implement these things?


LOL just wait for headlines like this "BBC-175 lands short of landing strip. Passengers escape through back door!"

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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 17600

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

It's only a 757 so not too difficult for DCA.

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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3995

Re: FAA inspectors accusing agency of negligence

You are right that I am proud the USA has the best aviation safety record in the world. I eagerly await a reference for this. With the amount of flights in the US, and not 1 pax fatality due to a crash in past decade, it is rather evident. Well there was exactly 1 on WN1380. But that's the only one...

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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134675

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Cannot find an MD-80 scheduled past the 3rd of September.

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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134675

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

I wonder if AA will delay their retirement until the MAX issue is resolved. They said that's not going to happen. And it seems that EIS aanouncement is immenent with the FAA meeting with high level folks in the DFW area. There's also a scheduled meeting in Canada with airline executives. Shouldn't ...

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by WN732
Wed May 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 190082

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Is there a hard set date for the MD80 retirement yet?

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by WN732
Tue May 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 1851

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Could be seen as a better alternative to MCO. Having flown out of there recently, it's almost worth flying into TPA and driving in vs dealing with that mess. Some really good marketing could make this work. Even the thought of not having to pay the stupid tolls to/from Disney could make it worth it....

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by WN732
Sun May 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 8688

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

Looks like FAT-ORD goes from A319 to E75L. That's quite a haul in an E75L.

But once again FAT loses mainline UA. Hopefully that changes again soon.

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by WN732
Sat May 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-Diversions & Cancellations
Replies: 30
Views: 5352

Re: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-DIversions & Cancellations

rajincajun01 wrote:
AUS got its first A220 with DL diverting its LGA-DFW.


Yep! I just watched it leave. Beautiful bird.

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by WN732
Sun May 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10992

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737

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by WN732
Sun May 12, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14951

Re: WN announces service to ITO

DarthLobster wrote:
Next up, Kahoolawe and Moloniki. They’ll make just as much money.


Except Kahoolawe is one giant bomb. Should make for some interesting landings.

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by WN732
Fri May 03, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6826

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

I would be highly intrigued how Delta would react if Southwest reinstates the former Airtran route PNS-ATL. Ticket prices jumped considerably on the ATL-PNS route once Airtran was bought out. All of those panhandle markets are ridiculously overpriced on DL to ATL. But unfortunately it doesn't make ...

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by WN732
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 8390

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

mrskyguy wrote:
This is Southwest's February 2001 route map. Would it be safe to say that the -200s flew through all of these cities at least once (with the exception of SNA) before they were recalled to the Texas Triangle?

Image


They've been to SNA too.

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by WN732
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96649

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

dfwneedsqf wrote:
any word on when the Sky Club or the View Deck will open?


Was there the other day and the sign said "Coming Soon." But the signage is all in place for it. It looks like most of the rest of the construction is done.

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by WN732
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 4209

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

southwest1675 wrote:
Southwest doesn’t seem to have funny crews anymore.


Not true. Flew SMF-SAN last week and the lead flight attendant played jazz during boarding and cracked jokes throughout the flight.

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by WN732
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2945

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

WN got entry to EWR when UA/CO merged and they were forced to give up slots. They took over legacy UAL gate in A-1 (which up until the mid-2000s UA took up the entire satellite.) Was EWR slot controlled then? Yes, EWR was slot-controlled until April 2016. BTW, one of the reason that WN bought FL, o...

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by WN732
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13960

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

As a soon to be former CSA at WN, the MAX grounding is killing us (non mechanics) the most. The bad timing with Spring Break made it even harder with all flights at my station being full. My Cohearts fought valiantly and with Spring Break all but over the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen....

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by WN732
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 42709

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Ezra wrote:
Does Terminal 0 mean that In-n-Out would have to close?


No. That just takes out some of the parking lot

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by WN732
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103769

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

BNA/STL at close to 200 daily departures isn't far fetched. I just don't think ATL will be a long term thing for them. They'll probably cut Atlanta down to the WN basics like LAS/PHX, Florida, and MDW/BWI, e.t.c. Nah man, those ATL gates are worth a lot. ATL may not be their best station but it's n...

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