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by SWADawg
Tue May 04, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest's Top Ten Connecting Airports

Doubt it could work in summer- temperatures in LAS too hot to make it to HNL. I remember when HA inherited the DL 767's- they couldn't be used on LAS daylight flights- only after midnight when the temperature dipped. Isn’t WN getting ready to announce LAS-HNL? Yes. The MAX can easily make it out of...

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by SWADawg
Sun May 02, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How large do you think WN would get at DAL if the 20 gate limit was lifted?
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: How large do you think WN would get at DAL if the 20 gate limit was lifted?

First, the 20 Gate cap at DAL is most likely not going to ever be lifted as it would literally take an act of Congress to make that a reality. Second, I expect WN to enter DFW in a big way post 2024.

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by SWADawg
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

No this does not mean this at all. As part of the certification process the maintenance of the ETOPS specified aircraft is also monitored prior to approval. You do not take an aircraft and call it ETOPS then throw it on a route the next day, it is a lengthy process for this all to take place. It is...

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by SWADawg
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

WN has successfully transferred the entire 700 fleet aircraft over to its new Maintenix tracking system. This will now give WN 24hrs operational flexibility without the dreadful daily 0300 Herb reboot. So question is will WN finally pull the trigger on this slooooooooooooow summer schedule release ...

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by SWADawg
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

wnflyguy wrote:
WN returns to SJO and LIR on June 6 from HOU and BWI on Saturdays.

Flyguy

Saturdays only? I hope that’s only temporary. HOU-SJO/LIR can definitely support daily service again. Another gift to United. They are raking in the cash on these two routes since they never stopped flying them.

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by SWADawg
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
FA are TWU556.

Yes. Thank you for the correction.

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by SWADawg
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

AMFA was in the midst of negotiations when chatter of a SAN base was being discussed. Their lounge was already built and crews were invited to visit it on ground time. MX would not move until they ratified their contract and then of course the MAX was grounded and then COVID hit. Any chance someone...

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by SWADawg
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Pilots did receive a memo on this. WN is moving closer to a full 24/7 operation. Finally! I’m sure the pilots are just thrilled that red eyes are coming... lol At least I’m senior enough not to have to fly them. I’m sure there will be some pilots here that would actually bid these types of trips ho...

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by SWADawg
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24084

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I have to agree. Why is the cockpit deemed this bastion of pilot privacy, that we dare not video record? What are you guys doing up there that’s so secret? Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. Meanwhile working on the ground I can’t ...

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by SWADawg
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 54582

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Obviously this is the worst publicity immediately after grounding for Boeing ever imaginable.... And the timeline for the fix sounds rather fuzzy. Hours or days is a big difference! https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/boeing-urges-737-max-electric-fix-prior-to-further-flight/143239.article Boei...

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by SWADawg
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 54582

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

No. This is just a quick inspection to make sure a component in the electrical system is properly grounded. It doesn’t affect all MAXes and it shouldn’t take long for the affected Airlines to perform these inspections to determine if more work is required on this component or not.

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by SWADawg
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

At the time WN pulled out of Newark, Gary Kelly explained that we had little recognition there and that advertising was too expensive in that market. The New York area was primarily a destination for our existing Customers who overwhelmingly preferred LGA. Growth in Newark was doubtful whereas we h...

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by SWADawg
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Vctony wrote:
They really should renter EWR now that the Maxes are back.

They will probably be back once the new Terminal opens.

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by SWADawg
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So are we not going to see anything or we should or there’s some pending releases ? It means they basically did a copy/paste of what was already available through August and just pushed the same to Nov 5. Same flight numbers, same flight times. Now, that may not be true in 100% of the cases, but th...

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I figured MLI would be terminal related and not service related. If WN were to go anywhere in this area I would think CID would be a better fit and that’s even a stretch but CID has restored all routes whereas MLI still waiting on MSP and DTW to come back. Just looking at FlightAware you can see th...

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Here we go. Quad City International Airport terminal improvement project announcement expected Tuesday https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/quad-city-international-airport-terminal-improvement-project-announcement-expected-tuesday/ar-BB1f7xpB?ocid=BingNewsSearch So no new airline. Well there you g...

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

MLI is the most curious to me. On their Quad Cities airport fb page they're announcing something big and I think it's WN. They're using the same shade of red in the WN heart logo as a teaser. I don't know what else it would be. People are reaching on that post. Reading it again - sounds more like s...

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30719

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

It’s been stated recently by certain members of network planning that they want the core aircraft to be the MAX7 for most of the fleet going forward. The MAX8 and even the MAX10 will have a place in the overall fleet, but with the point to point business model, they don’t think they can fill that m...

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30719

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

So strange to me still how every single WN aircraft tail number doesn't end in SW anymore.. almost like yesterday that this was the case! Due to the numbers of Aircraft in the fleet, the decision was made to change the numbering system to a 4 digit numbering system that could easily be used by diff...

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30719

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

It’s been stated recently by certain members of network planning that they want the core aircraft to be the MAX-7 for most of the fleet going forward. The MAX-8 and even the MAX-10 will have a place in the overall fleet, but with the point to point business model, they don’t think they can fill tha...

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30719

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

It’s been stated recently by certain members of network planning that they want the core aircraft to be the MAX-7 for most of the fleet going forward. The MAX-8 and even the MAX-10 will have a place in the overall fleet, but with the point to point business model, they don’t think they can fill that...

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by SWADawg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Now that WN has entered MIA and done very well, I think we will see WN make a land grab like they did in DEN. I would expect WN to grab every available gate they can in MIA and grow the operation to over 100 flights a day in the not too distant future. No, that’s not how MIA works. It is a common u...

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by SWADawg
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway (Southwest) Airlines History
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: Midway (Southwest) Airlines History

I’m sure I’ll get this wrong, but as I remember, Southwest was a very different Airline pre deregulation. The idea to serve Midway back then was Lamar Muses’ idea. I seem to remember that Herb Kelleher and Rollin King weren’t keen on the idea because the original idea of Southwest was to be a short ...

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by SWADawg
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Now that WN has entered MIA and done very well, I think we will see WN make a land grab like they did in DEN. I would expect WN to grab every available gate they can in MIA and grow the operation to over 100 flights a day in the not too distant future.

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by SWADawg
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Talking with a few people Doesn't sound like WN. If I was in LAS I'd place my bets on Spirit. With service to LAS,MCO and FLL. Flyguy I’m just basing my speculation on the press release from QCIA and the fact that WN seems to be adding back former FL cities. MLI would fit with that pattern along wi...

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by SWADawg
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

March 30. And I'd be surprised if it's Southwest. If it's on a Tuesday, 99% chance it's either Allegiant, Frontier, or Spirit It should be Spirit. "Something BIG is coming" says their Facebook post. BIG as in Spirit's Big Front Seat. I believe SDF Airport did a similar "BIG" tea...

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by SWADawg
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

MLI would be way out in left field for WN, even with the prior service on Airtran. It ranked #156 in enplanements in 2019. MLI isn’t far fetched at all. WN is incredibly strong in the Midwest and MLI geographically is perfect to pull from both Eastern Iowa and West Central Illinois. I could see a f...

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by SWADawg
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

av8tiongeek wrote:
Apparently, WN has recalled approximately 200 pilots that will begin training in June. Can anyone confirm this?

I can confirm this.

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by SWADawg
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So do you think they max 8 etops certification will be a lot longer before it happens or could it be soon after ? That's out of WN hands and completely up to the FAA. But I have been told once they get the OK from The FAA the INK will not even be dry on the certification when they announce new Hawa...

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by SWADawg
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 149
Views: 20466

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

BNA should be happy that AA didn’t continue to try to make BNA to work. AA would have turned it into RJ City, in fact AA was already Eagle heavy in BNA when they decided to dehub the airport. WN is the perfect replacement for AA and better for the City of Nashville in the long run. It’s all 737s goi...

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by SWADawg
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44526

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

That was still officially an AirTran flight. No 717s were ever in WN colors. I booked the flight through WN. it was handled by WN personnel in WN gates. At no time (other than the plane’s livery which I don’t remember) did I see any reference to AirTran. As far as I am concerned I was in the hands ...

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by SWADawg
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

smokeybandit wrote:
Any hints on when WN will start up NAS again?

Hopefully by the end of the summer.

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44526

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

May as well just get the 737-10 with the gear already in place and configure their own seat config, that is much simpler and cheaper to do that to have Boeing try to certify another version of the 737. I think that’s exactly what they intend to do. I’ve been hearing MAX-10 with a 200 seat configura...

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44526

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

Since the MAX7 has been stretched a bit compared to its predecessor and given the fact that its heavier, is it a done deal that WN is going for a config. of 150 pax or would/should they go for a higher number of bums on seats (not...max pun intended) of sth around 162/168, to maximise RASM, lower C...

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44526

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

What WN really ought to get is a 200 seat 737-9 MAX with the landing gear of the 737-10. It would be a good plane for flying from MDW to any airport WN flies to in the contiguous United States. It would also be good for west coast to Hawaii routea. May as well just get the 737-10 with the gear alre...

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by SWADawg
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44526

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

From an operational efficiency standpoint, this really is the only way Southwest could have gone. I think this is good news for both Southwest and Boeing. Glad we can finally put this “will Southwest buy an Aircraft other than the 737” to bed for awhile.

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by SWADawg
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Will the max be put on Hawaii flights soon, will we know soon of more Hawaii dummer flying ? The rumor mill is pointing to an August timeframe for Max service to Hawai'i. So new routes should be announced in April or may Not necessarily. They may just be put on existing -800 ETOPS routes. You might...

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So chatting a lot with fellow WN friends yesterday about all this expansion. The topic of international came up and some reliable sources said they heard most of the international destinations will likely return in the November/December 2021 holiday schedule. WN feels hopefully by then a massive ma...

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by SWADawg
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

I'm waiting on WN to give in and start a code share with someone who has a fleet of E175's.Then we'll really start seeing some of these cities you guys are bringing up. That’s prohibited by the Pilots’ scope clause in their contract. All Southwest passengers have to be flown Domestically by Southwe...

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

SteveXC500 wrote:
I asked in a related thread but are these small markets sustainable once COVID restrictions end?

Short answer is Yes, I think all of these markets are sustainable on at least a seasonal basis. A lot will support year round service though.

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

Bring back Key West and Newark 100%. We want some WN in the Northeast, but they’re just not an option. Patience. WN will be back in EWR once the new Terminal is ready. EYW had some runway performance issues that if WN can work through should also make a comeback into the network in the next year or...

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

Those are 3 really good adds. I figure ANC, RAP, and JAC can’t be too far away.

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by SWADawg
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines plans to order an additional 25 737MAX
Replies: 38
Views: 7129

Re: United Airlines plans to order an additional 25 737MAX

Are these MAX-8 white tails, or MAX-9’s?

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by SWADawg
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108275

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

The -8 has an extra three up front, would the -7 be different? Without the extra exit row on the -8 that would add two seats to 177, then subtract five rows is 147. The A220 in JetBlue config is 32" pitch, 140, with lavs in the galley, and 4 rows in front at 35" pitch, so an extra 12"...

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by SWADawg
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108275

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

If they go with an apples to apples configuration of the 738, with two lavs in front of the rear galley, then I believe the MAX7 would hold 147. The A223 would hold 135, but it would have an extra 12" in the cabin forward of the exit row to allocate for extra pitch in some or all those rows. T...

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by SWADawg
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N214WN N214WN "Maryland One" was sent to PAE on Friday. What is it doing there? If it’s at PAE, chances are it’s being prepped to be returned to the lessor or it’s being sold. I’m not sure whether that tail number is owned or leased. Routine mx is done ...

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by SWADawg
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N214WN N214WN "Maryland One" was sent to PAE on Friday. What is it doing there? If it’s at PAE, chances are it’s being prepped to be returned to the lessor or it’s being sold. I’m not sure whether that tail number is owned or leased. Arizona One just le...

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by SWADawg
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2922
Views: 435011

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

BWIAirport wrote:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N214WN
N214WN "Maryland One" was sent to PAE on Friday. What is it doing there?

If it’s at PAE, chances are it’s being prepped to be returned to the lessor or it’s being sold. I’m not sure whether that tail number is owned or leased.

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by SWADawg
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108275

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Your understanding of the regulation is incorrect. 1 FA is required per 50 seats. Therefore, 150 seats required 3 FAs. This is why SWA has configured the -7 for only 150 seats. Thanks, I didn’t have the energy to explain that again. I’m not sure why this concept is so difficult to understand by a l...

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