I think some of you are looking way too deeply into this announcement (specifically about MIA). 1. Depending on how the covid/post-covid market develops and evolves, FLL is still here to stay for WN. As a point of destination and origin, as well as a connecting city for the heartland-Caribbean traf...Jump to post
This schedule is Bananas. Pull the MAX or don't pull the MAX. Maybe they know something Boeing and the FAA doesn't. Hahahahaha. I know they had to make cuts because of the MAX grounding and 7377NG retirements they can push back but this schedule extension looks like they took the dart board from th...Jump to post
So just talking to a SWA pilot they're being led to believe 2020 before they operate the jet again even if the fix is out in the fall. Is that the latest consensus is 2020? Just because they are removed from the planned schedule whos to say that if the plane is back they wont 1, use it or 2 add ext...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
Current Status of fleet: N286SK: Sold to JetSuiteX (in Queretaro, Mexico) N259JQ: Sold to JetSuiteX (in Queretaro, Mexico) N459AD: In the process of being sold (Controller.com says the location is Windsor, UK with Skyworld aviation. Actual location is unknown). N359AD: Status unknown. Likely stored...Jump to post
If that list doesn't concern you I doubt what list will. A lot of them are hardware issues. The heavy trim wheel, how to address that? Unreliable AoA sensors? I read that as 2 = not enough, not issues with the AoA sensor itself. And all these software and hardware issues will be addressed in two mo...Jump to post
This. The good news is that they will have double taxiways. As bad as the RWY config is at LGA, the TWYs and ramps probably contribute most of the departure delay time. As a pilot who flys CRJs in and out of LGA often, I would disagree with this statement. Yes the taxiways are restrictive and cause...Jump to post
LGA isn't getting new slots so the runways will be just as overtaxed as they are today. And these gates are just replacements for the bus gates. This. The good news is that they will have double taxiways. As bad as the RWY config is at LGA, the TWYs and ramps probably contribute most of the departu...Jump to post
In Summer 2010, American Connection was strictly Chautauqua flying out of ORD on the ERJ-140. From ORD they flew to MSN, MKE, CWA, GRB, AZO, FNT, GRR, IND, FWA, SDF, CVG, OKC, BMI, MLI, PIA. Dont forget our 1 long flight... HPN. When we switched from STL to ORD we went from 2-4 flts a day to 6-8. W...Jump to post
SXDFC wrote:N711 and N714 are the two retro jets.. N714 is rumored to be repainted into the heart livery if or when it gets repainted.. Since these two are the older of the 700s in the fleet, they’re likely to be leaving in the next few years.
From someone who is willing to admit they’re a WN employee on here, I can say BNA will be to the likes of 200 daily departures at some point. Southwest is interested in Nashville’s ridiculous boom, and BNA’s improvements. They’ll acquire a new 6 gate concourse next summer, bringing them to a total ...Jump to post
I fly P-8s at NAS Jax. The weather was not ideal, our runway isn't grooved, and the first 1000 feet of the runway is NOTAM'd closed due to some construction. (Bringing the length from 9000 to 8000 feet). I'm not gonna talk hypotheticals, but there isn't much room for error flaring on this runway. A...Jump to post
I see that its Vicodin etc. What over the counter is tested for?Jump to post
Who's the poor soul? I'd like to know as well -- to send some flowers or a large bottle of whiskey... he or she is going to need it! Starting with a very old peak summer schedule due to begin in less than 6 weeks that hasn't been tweaked in at least 2 1/2 - 3 months, beginning deliveries of brand-n...Jump to post
In my opinion... I think thats what happened. The Captain asked the FO if it was working and he tried his yoke switch. But there is absolutely no way to know. Why? Check the FDR plot. Hint: there is no electric trim input visible so we absolutely know that he did not continue using the yoke switch....Jump to post
I wonder why Boeing designed the Final Gatekeeper, the manual trim wheel system, so poorly that it is impossible to use in the whole flight envelope and a bit more to really make sure that you can save the plane if all automation and electrical system fails? What if you are in the high end of the e...Jump to post
Werent they fighting against a very heavy yoke? And one has to take at least one hand off to help turn the trim wheel? MCAS training at least for the American majors its been reported was only either an ipad or other computer course. Even with ET having a Max sim, would a sim check involve any Mcas...Jump to post
[ You would have to think if he(FO) was having physical difficulty moving it he would have asked for help and not given up after 8 seconds - just like the pilot was asking for help with the control column from time to time. The First Officer had just been through the Sim (end of Jan) so presumably ...Jump to post
I think people are putting too much on one spot or another. There seems to be a lot going on here. I am a 737 typed pilot with 15000 hrs, i just want to highlight one possible scenario. The people saying the manual trim didnt work... Do we know that they tried the trim wheel? Im not blaming lack of...Jump to post
What do you see in the report that makes you think that? I dont see it. I coulda missed it. Do you agree thats plausable? Ive never heard of the trim wheel not working. Though it isnt used much. Hi mwmav8r01 - Yes that is plausible. The time from when the Pilot asked the Co-pilot to try Manual was ...Jump to post
What do you see in the report that makes you think that? I dont see it. I coulda missed it. Do you agree thats plausable? Ive never heard the trim wheel not working. Though it isnt used much. When they captain asks if the trim is working and the the FO replies "no, should i try manual trim&quo...Jump to post
MSPNWA wrote:SimonL wrote:Based on the preliminary report i would say that yes - they used the wheel.
What do you see in the report that makes you think that?
I think people are putting too much on one spot or another. There seems to be a lot going on here. I am a 737 typed pilot with 15000 hrs, i just want to highlight one possible scenario. The people saying the manual trim didnt work... Do we know that they tried the trim wheel? Im not blaming lack of ...Jump to post
I repeat my statement: if lack of training/hours is so criminal, why don’t we read that a NG or A320 has made a crater? Too many to list. Too easy.... I don’t want to misjudge your opinion about 200 hours and if it’s enough or not to become a FO. Fact is that it happens and the 737NG or A320 are ve...Jump to post
IMO the Ethiopian crash with MCAS pushing the frame into a dive, showed up the underlying fragility of the 737 trimming system. Manual trimming just did not have enough authority to save the plane. Yes, the 737NG has an exemplary safety record, but it could be many years of luck that the wholes nev...Jump to post
Turns out that it was the cruise control that had activated after all. But it didn't occur to you because you never set the cruise (STS and MCAS operate during manual flying, not autopilot). And you had been braking, which should have disconnected the cruise (In 737 NG, if you counter Speed Trim Sy...Jump to post
I am not sure if everyone understands what MCAS is or if we can agree what MCAS is. Some of the more recent posts makes it sound like the MCAS is a piece of hardware. However based on everything I've read and how I've interpreted it, MCAS is a piece of software. Not a piece of hardware. Does anyone...Jump to post
I found this almost crash report of Lufthansa 1829. You can't design around some of this stuff. Stuff breaks. The crew reacted appropriately and the Aircraft was saved. It sounds like the crew was facing some of the same issues the MAX flights were. On 5 November 2014, Lufthansa Flight 1829, an Air...Jump to post
To illustrate, let me explain this hypothetical scenario: - JT610, after the captain handed over to F/O - In this hypothetical scenario, the nose down out-of-trim situation would have become obvious to the crew and they would have cut out the trim. - Now the trim wheel has stopped, they are in a di...Jump to post
As long as the pilots know to turn off the electric trim.... ....assuming pilots know that one basic thing - which if they don't know by now they do not belong in a cockpit. This is still assuming that they can diagnose any issue is trim related in the first place within a few seconds, then flip do...Jump to post
Remember when you could come on here for reasonable aviation related discussion? That was great. [snip]. Back when people like me had to pay to comment, it was better. Not that I'm an expert. But as a paid member I do still take each comment I make here seriously, and I don't just blab like it's a ...Jump to post
It was a trim runaway. The procedure for trim runaway would have prevented these accidents unless there is something they are not telling us. The problem is that "it was a trim runaway" is something you know definitively only in hindsight. The intermittent nature of MCAS makes it quite in...Jump to post
Remember when you could come on here for reasonable aviation related discussion? That was great. Now WN, Boeing and Airbus haters among others rule here. There has always been optional "safety" features for airplanes and cars. Theres a point where you can train pilots. The only issue I hav...Jump to post
Current top Boeing analysts estimate anywhere from 9mo to a year before The MAX8/9 is expected to be back in the air once the findings and fix is planned. Long slow road ahead for WN. Unlike it's competition it doesn't have a Regional partner is can swap fly routes around to cover idle aircraft. Ot...Jump to post
Larger fan blades, gearboxes, hotter cores, 60:1 pressure ratios, LP cores spinning at twice the rpm of previous designs — THOSE are some of the things that we think we understand but maybe don’t fully just yet. More or less a distraction what you write. This is about integrating a completely safe ...Jump to post
[url][/url] Looks like the three digit tail number days on new airplanes are a thing of the past now. From here on out it will be the following N8701-N88** (737-8MAX) N7201-N7230 (737-7MAX) All of the -800s have four digit tail numbers (8301-8329, 8501-8699) as do most of the second-hand -700s (7811...Jump to post
TWA302 wrote:TVNWZ wrote:94th Aero Squadron
My favorite place. Used to have Birthday dinners as a kid here. Also took my wife here to sit out on the patio have a few and watch the planes land. Sad it is gone.
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/02/06/southwest-airlines-flight-attendants-safety.html I certainly don’t find this surprising. WN has been fined by the FAA many times, had FAA inspectors reassigned because of the payoff they were getting from WN to look the other way and the recent pa...Jump to post
WNCrew wrote:mwmav8r01 wrote:737max8 wrote:
No, rumor is they are going to go straight to DAL tomorrow.
Dont know where you got that.
It is currently scheduled to go back to DAL tomorrow. So maybe it came from there?
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.
ETOPS isn't just for Hawaii. It will be used to buildout new destinations no doubt.. Actually, as far as WN is concerned, ETOPS IS just for HI. Nothing else is even on the horizon. I highly doubt that. Management wont tip their hand... But expensive ETOPS just for low yielding? Maybe. But not likely.Jump to post
Kelly indicated that Southwest could potentially add 50 more cities to its route map over time -- primarily international markets. I still laugh at that. No consumer GDS presence, poor non-U.S. point of sale. https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/05/19/southwest-airlines-confirms-its-international-am...Jump to post
Why hasn't WN yet added STL-CLT nonstop service if CLT is one of the top destinations traveled to from STL that isn't already served nonstop out of STL on WN? Is WN likely to add STL-CLT nonstop service anytime soon? No clue. But isn't WN gate constrained at CLT? Yes very much so. BNA seems to be t...Jump to post