bob75013
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WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:41 pm

it was supposed to happen on 7/10. It is to open the schedule from 1/6 til 3/6.

I presume the company is waiting for further word on the MAX grounding before opening a schedule that includes MAXs.
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:04 pm

Interesting - I can't remember the last time WN had a booking window of less than 5 months (if 8/15 holds, it'll be ~ 4 months, 22 days).
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 pm

I think this is the first indication that the MAX may not fly till as late as March.
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:09 pm

Do they even need the MAX for 1/6-3/6? That is low season.
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:11 pm

cledaybuck wrote:
Do they even need the MAX for 1/6-3/6? That is low season.


Yeah, but its also get maintenance done while you don't need all your planes in the air season.
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 pm

The MAX won't fly before Spring for any airline
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:33 pm

commpilot wrote:
The MAX won't fly before Spring for any airline


Really? I'm just speechless by that
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 pm

I guess it's better to be proactive and add it in if possible...but this is getting to be a huge black eye for Boeing.
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:04 am

September11 wrote:
commpilot wrote:
The MAX won't fly before Spring for any airline


Really? I'm just speechless by that



It will take months for Boeing to correct the software and then vet the heck out of it before the FAA and CAA will sign off the plane. Then you the matter of the airlines and insurance companies that will demand a bullet proof guarantee the plane is 100% okay. Follow all that up be Pilot and FA unions that will more than likely mandate the pilots have multi hours of sim sessions to fully understand the plane. Lastly don't forget the airline management and P.R departments will have to come up with some darn good stuff to guarantee the customers they are 100% safe.

Then follow up all of this with many years of lawsuits by all the airlines, governments and families effected by this whole ordeal. Boeing will be on the hook for 10's of Billions for wrongful death and lost revenue.
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 am

I don’t get why Southwest is so much slower to release schedules than the big 3. Even with out the Max situation.
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:37 am

This got talked about a bit in the Southwest thread when it got moved back to 8/8. I think someone mentioned there is some meeting at the end of the month about it. They probably are waiting til after that to see how it goes.
 
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Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 am

SuseJ772 wrote:
I don’t get why Southwest is so much slower to release schedules than the big 3. Even with out the Max situation.


To tailor the fleet to maximum ROI and most people aren't booking tickets more than 6 months out.

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