Bright sunny day -Sun at your back (although I hate this “rule”) -Manual Mode -ISO 100 -f/7.1 -Shutter 1/640sec If clouds become a factor, reduce shutter to 1/400 or open aperture to f/6.3 or boost ISO to 200 or any combination of those three until you get the desired exposure. Same applies in the e...Jump to post
Anyone running a 5k monitor? If so, how do you like it? Any learning curve from what you see on screen to getting an image accepted here? I stopped bothering when I got my 5K iMac. Kept my old monitor briefly to get photos accepted but eventually said screw it. If anyone does have advice for gettin...Jump to post
People act like Hawaiian was gouging people on interisland flights. I never saw that. I've never seen it either. Hawaiian's pricing is based on time of year, day of the week, time of day. You want to fly on peak times on Monday and Friday? You want to fly at peak times on a holiday weekend? You're ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Since we all love aviation here, just thought I'd share a little anecdotal information, which appears to be echoed other places as well. In regards to WN flying to/from/within Hawaii: A couple of days ago, I was sitting at a cafe in Paris and struck up a conversation with the people next to me. The...Jump to post
Not sure how any of this relates to what I said. You accuse them of a job action, and I’m merely pointing out they are working by the book. And if this is true, then why were they not working by the book until now? Because the industry has gotten to a point where it takes going above and beyond the...Jump to post
My Guess on the ITO Schedule. .............................07:00 HNL HNL 08:00 ______10:00 OAK HNL 12:00 ______12:50 HNL HNL 15:25 ______16:25 HNL OAK 19:00 ______20:00 HNL HNL 20:25........................... Flyguy Some one sent me a counter guess. Predicts starting December 15 2019 Fun to share....Jump to post
I've said this before but anyone who thinks that Southwest will be a major threat to HA does not know Hawaii government. I would be extremely surprised if WN got any bigger than the current presence in Hawaii. You could be right. I've given up waiting to see -- or caring -- if SAN will ever become ...Jump to post
A few observations from my first inter-island flying (2 RT's between OGG-HNL) - 1) Absolutely hands down the funnest flying I've ever done. 2) Full. We had 170+ on every leg (this was the afternoon/evening volley). 3) The locals seem to love us. Way beyond just the pax, it was repeated in people I ...Jump to post
I’m working the island hops today. Water or juice and pretzels if there’s time. Same aircraft with four legs. Some of schedules later in the month are 5 legs with the SJC startup. Apparently similar to working “HOU -AUS” said someone in Dallas :rotfl: I used to work for SWA as an intern and a CSA a...Jump to post
The locals are tired of Hawaiian’s high inter-island fares and welcome the competition. No we aren’t. I have a home here and lots of locals are friends. If anything this is making the locals more loyal to HA. There is great desire to preserve Hawaiian companies and Southwest is looked at like the o...Jump to post
Besides, plenty of locals disrespect the ā’ina by littering, graffitiing, etc... If we want visitors to respect our home, we must lead by example. 77H 100% agree with you. It is fine for the flip flop, t-shirt clad tourist that want to say “Aloha” and feel like they are speaking a different languag...Jump to post
Apparently similar to working “HOU -AUS” said someone in Dallas :rotfl: Better scenery though. :D Still don’t get the desire to travel to Hawaii when you have SJD no more than 3 hours from anywhere on the west coast. The locals don’t like tourists, what more reason does anyone need not to travel th...Jump to post
Sure, right up until HA starts scaling back it’s local workforce, if WN’s success comes at the expense of HA. You’ll see just how friendly and welcoming the locals can be. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest to even see state government intervention to block expansion of WN in the market shoul...Jump to post
I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is trying to do to HA. The locals are tir...Jump to post
I think HA is in a lot of trouble. I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is try...Jump to post
So how do you "dial in" -1/3 of a stop of exposure comp? My question as well. On Canon, exposure comp doesn't affect manual shooting at all. It does if you’re using the internal meter as a point of reference. For a Nikon using exposure compensation in manual mode does only affect the expo...Jump to post
I recently just got home from my first WN HNL trip thanks to the cheap kick off fare sale. While in HNL I hooked up with a long ago WN friend to discuss all things HNL. He said they were told recently because of the MAX8 grounding SMF-HNL and SMF-OGG starts in the first week of August. Inter island...Jump to post
My use of -1/3 of a stop has nothing to do with my cameras metering, if you reread what I typed above I shoot in manual 100% of the time. So how do you "dial in" -1/3 of a stop of exposure comp? If you are setting things manually, isn't the exposure whatever it is based on your settings, ...Jump to post
If hits are that important to you that you must resort to those methods (or in my view social media promotion) to get them, maybe it’s time to contemplate why you are still taking photos and what you are really getting out of it. And perhaps maybe it’s time to find something else to do. In the time...Jump to post
I once had zero interest in popular shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. Watched random episodes here and there, heard all the major spoilers and just couldn’t understand the appeal. Then as they grew in popularity I joined those who didn’t watch and annoyingly made it clear I didn’t watch. ...Jump to post
34 airplanes ripped from the schedule during Spring Break. Nope, not MAX related at all. :roll: Problems started way before the groundings. The MAX might have added more fuel to the fire, but the fire was blazing months ago. Yes I understand that. I believe the MX issues have calmed down, though. T...Jump to post
34 airplanes ripped from the schedule during Spring Break. Nope, not MAX related at all.Jump to post
no one forces anyone to buy a trip. Of course they are forced.... how else do they get the routes if senior employees just take them to sell? I believe it is called pay for play. Tugg The thing is desireable routes will go to senior employees regardless of the reason behind the bidding. I’d argue t...Jump to post
I suspect many supporters here are people who benefit from it so are defending it out of greed and an expectation that they "deserve" it or they may have been doing it for years without thinking much about it and can't imagine themselves as doing anything wrong Tugg Or they benefit becaus...Jump to post
Why do people even go into this sad poor paying line of work? You are not taken seriously by most as a "safety professional". You are even sneered at by your airline because they view you as an airborne customer service agent (which you pretty much are) .. a necessary evil due to FAA regu...Jump to post
Is it necessary to post Aloha B***? That is pretty classless, but not surprising. Hawaii is not a new continent that WN just discovered. Believe it or not people have been going there for a very long time. Don't ya see? He's poking naysayers like you in the eye. Hmm. I didn’t think profanity was al...Jump to post
Onboard todays inaugural HNL-OAK on N8329B Despite the HUGE fleet constraints with the mechanics dispute and MAX grounding, Southwest brought in a spare plane N8326F last night. Reportedly it will remain in Hawaii all this week so that the launch week goes without a mechanical cancellation snag. Ex...Jump to post
mcdu wrote:wnflyguy wrote:dbo861 wrote:
Is it necessary to post Aloha B***? That is pretty classless, but not surprising.
mcdu wrote:Hawaii is not a new continent that WN just discovered. Believe it or not people have been going there for a very long time.
It becomes flight 808 tomorrow. Why the switch from 6808 to 808? 808 is Hawaii's area code. The better question is why the first flight was 6808. As noted above today’s flight was a one-off flight not consistent with the daily flights that begin tomorrow. Flight numbers in the 6000s are used for un...Jump to post
I was there working the inbound. I didn’t take photos this time. Instead I wanted to be a participant. I’m so happy to be a part of this special moment for the company and thankful for the opportunity.Jump to post
usxguy wrote:i thought the first flight was 808 (clever, btw)
Load restrictions are likely temporary until they have some data on just what their planes are capable of. IIRC, Qantas' PER-LHR flight began with load restrictions but they were slowly lifted as QF had more real world performance data. Correct. Like most of the concerns by a certain poster above i...Jump to post
I've just gotta say how amazed I am that this thread -- THE thread about WN announcing skeds to Hawaii -- has been dormant for 3-4 days, no posts at all, and has been essentially nothing but a continuation of the rumor mill about what's supposedly coming next! Such a huge event in civil aviation as...Jump to post
Glad to see the media covering this issue. For those that claim I am the only person in the world critical of WN this helps shed more light. It isn’t that you’re the only person critical. It’s that everything you post is critical. We get it, you want Southwest Airlines to fail. As for the article, ...Jump to post
You guys talk as if this is it. Yeah we see network limitations with this initial rollout but they haven’t even rolled out the rest of the announced cities yet. They have clearly stated there’s more to come and their goal is to bring opportunities to everyone.Jump to post
You are going to see very little if any traffic booking Hawaii mainland returns. The people leaving the islands are going to places that WN doesn’t serve without arduous routings or timing. What you are seeing is the local California tourist traffic booking their returns to the west coast from Hawa...Jump to post
wnflyguy wrote:PlanesNTrains wrote:wnflyguy wrote:
Someone needs a virtual Hug!
To be clear, they will start flying two weeks after announcing service?
Alternative rumor start date is Tuesday April 2
Giving them 4 weeks of sales and promotions.
I'd guess some of that is for the same reasons you mentioned - you're wearing the shirt. We all like to be nice and if we are talking to someone who works for A, we'll usually show interest as a courtesy, if not genuinely. If, however, they work for B, then we'll show interest in B (same reasons) a...Jump to post
While I realize that ETOPS are a completely different ballgame, SAN-HNL/OGG is only slightly longer a distance than SAN-BWI, and the ability of the proper 737 to fly to the islands has been proven over a period of many years and many operators, The operations manuals are out there, and I have no do...Jump to post
I have a home in Hawaii and I have met not one local that wanted WN. No one cares. Most shop on Expedia or via their loyalty miles with HA UA etc. You made a bold statement so where is the data that the people of Hawaii want WN. I guess the same way they wanted Allegiant. I moved to O’ahu last mont...Jump to post
Not sure why this is such a big story. Poor execution by Southwest to have taken this long to get here. Nice that they’ve finally gotten to this point, but would be far less newsworthy for any other carrier. It’s newsworthy because it has been highly anticipated. Southwest customers want it. The pe...Jump to post
It's on this afternoon's ATW Online newsletter, but I can't copy the link. Thank you, I found one actually: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/27/southwest-airlines-gets-faa-approval-to-fly-to-hawaii.html Not sure why this is such a big story. Poor execution by Southwest to have taken this long to get he...Jump to post
I still hear “pull” and it sounds similar to the voice in that video. As Whiplash stated, any GPWS callout - even a run-of-the-mill altitude readout - is loud . The whole point of them is that they can be heard clearly and unambiguously above the cockpit din, speech, wind nose, engine noise and so ...Jump to post
[list=][/list] Great. Thanks. None of those are ever heard in the audio clip. Actually listening to that only confirms, in my opinion, it’s very possible that’s what can be heard in the clip. It’s not. I don’t need a YouTube clip to tell me that either because I fly those very planes. You’re hearin...Jump to post
Whiplash6 wrote:[list=][/list]usxguy wrote:If you fast forward to 1:45, you can hear all the alerts from the FMS on the 767.
Great. Thanks. None of those are ever heard in the audio clip.
"Southwest Airlines has received verbal approval from the FAA to begin Hawaii flights, with formal approval expected in the coming days, CEO Gary Kelly told employees at a rally in Dallas Monday." https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/02/25/southwest-airlines-receives-verbal-...Jump to post
Western727 wrote:goboeing wrote:You guys have some kind of super special hearing if you're hearing the word "PULL" in the background of that half-second long "OK" transmission.
Confirmation bias, perhaps, as they call it in academia?