|Quoting av8orwalk (Reply 102):|
Very sad day for me. Probably for a lot of commuting pilots and flight attendants as well.
Indeed. Probably A LOT of very anxious commuters about to figure something else out to get to work.
I also remember the days of 8 or 9 daily flights.
|Quoting usflyguy (Reply 105):|
A TON of commuting pilots and flight attendants. The same was said for MCO-RSW. Guess they'll be doing what the commuters from SAT/AUS-HOU do... Drive
So VERY glad I am not a commuter.
Nothing at all against commuters.... but I have to say:
Living/working from a base that is primarily a NON-commuter base....I recently had to fly a trip out of another high-commuter base while on reserve. The other three FAs were all commuters.
From the first day of the trip until the last day of the trip, I heard over and over and over about their commute and how stressful it was and whether they were going to get home on the last day.... It TRULY makes it a whole different job.
|Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 106):|
WN has been showing some love to NOLA as of late. Just like the old days.
It's all about you, MSYTriStar.
Seriously, if Southwest ever re-launches the pre-Katrina nonstops to San Diego or Oakland, I want to be invited to the party I am sure you will throw!
|Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 112):|
And the hits just keep on coming...jeez. Pretty soon, ABQ might just go away at the rate WN keeps cutting them!
I doubt that happens. Really... I do. Now, if you were in Cleveland, on the other hand.....
|Quoting enilria (Reply 114):|
From what I hear there is one thing that has been retained from Air Tran and that was the airline's distaste for short-hauls. WN has apparently adopted some changes inspired by AirTran in the calculation of short-haul profitability and they now lose boatloads of money. BTW, I'm not criticizing the change. I think that is pretty much industry standard. WN was alone on that one. I don't think short-haul works in the post-9/11 era. It was just a matter of time until they updated their archaic processes.
to the growing list of short-hauls discontinued by Southwest lately.... MDW
|Quoting sdoyon (Reply 115):|
I wouldn't hold my breath for ABQ come January 1, 2014. With DAL opening up, the 1-stops needed to access Love Field will be reduced faster than you can say Texas Two Step.
Actually, I believe the date you want is October 14, 2014. THAT is the day that all restrictions of the Wright Amendment are lifted.
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