jetblueguy22 wrote:737max8 wrote:MAH4546 wrote:
That’s not why Southwest is starting flights to Miami.
No, but it's an added benefit. Now they don't have to ferry in planes and crews at a cost, they can come in and leave on revenue generating flights.
Terminating flight -> Hangar
Plane out of the hangar -> Originating flight the next morning
It’s such an overstated thing though. It’s an afterthought if anything. They don’t have so many aircraft going into heavy maintenance on any given day that it’s a huge money saver.
Unless they are literally putting an aircraft into a check everyday and taking one out everyday you aren’t gaining anything. And what do you do if they find something that causes the check to go long? It ruins the schedule for the day it was due unless you have a spare available. Then you lose your cost savings by ferrying an aircraft in to cover for the one still in check.
MIA service is all about serving MIA.
If the check goes long, the swap in the line just happens later...still no need to ferry. Once again, it's not the reason, but it still plays in to things. Even Gary mentioned it in the announcement.
mcdu wrote:737max8 wrote:mcdu wrote:
You mentioned “overstated brand loyalty “ and it is obvious the same can be said about WN on this website. In the case of Hawaii those in my neighborhood and friends are circling the wagons around local establishments as a result pandemic.
Guess we will know SWA’s plan in the near future.
Good thing there are a lot more people in the world than your friends. And those people will fly Southwest with their low fares, friendly service, and FREE bags.
But how many people live in Hawaii? Tourist do a smattering of inter island flying. SW needs the local traffic and there is a push to buy local right now.
Again we will see. A carry on will often suffice for island travelers. Free surfboards and you might get some takers.
Your friends wanting to buy local doesn't represent the entire islands population. Also surfboards do fly free on WN interisland.