Personally I don’t see why there needs to be some bigger conspiracy. It makes sense to me. By year end they’ll be 75 planes short of where they were supposed to be, and future plans were made based on the performance of these planes. Hawaii is intended to be served entirely by the MaX fleet and before the groundings the 738s were only going to be used to initiate service until the MAXs were ETOPS approved.
And the 738 performance being the problem with SAN is just a guess on my part. I’m hearing SAN could come shortly after SMF. I am confident SAN will see Hawaii flights. They turned that station into a maintenance base specifically for it.
, I want to make sure you know that I'm in no way upset with you for your help in trying to discuss the situation re: WN from SAN to the west. I respect you and your knowledge about WN, SAN and now HI too much and I do appreciate your getting involved in this mess. I apologize if I've come on strong in your direction.
I'm just pissed off about the situation and, as usual, have a low patience level for airline issues that affect my airport. Thru the history of San Diego Airport, in my opinion, we've gotten the shaft when issues arise concerning equipment, weather, new route choices, etc. It still seems to happen occasionally, such as in this case, and I get angry very fast. I have no right to question a major air carrier's decisions but isn't that what A.net is for? Guilty as charged!
When WN, in late 2017, announced the 4 cities that they
selected as their mainland gateways to Hawaii, I was excited. (I didn't elect to include SAN, WN did.) Fast forward to 2 years later
, and 3 of their announced gateways have service operating to at least 1 island, some to all 4, in place, or it's been announced. SAN? "No clue but hey, how about maybe NEXT year?... So here we are.
As I've posted earlier in the day, I simply have no more expectations of WN ever reaching the point where they will fly between SAN and Hawaii -- be it due to any of an apparently nice l-o-n-g list of reasons why they just can't
seem to make SAN work. If and when I next fly to the Islands, I have 2 wonderful nonstop choices from here on 2 of my favorite airlines - AS and HA!
Thanks for your input, everyone, and especially you, Silver1'
. And I hope you're enjoying your life in Paradise!