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by airplaneboy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5490

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

On an emotional level, if you were an F9 fan, maybe it felt predatory. But WN really didn't do anything wrong. Remember that WN avoided serving DEN for so long reputedly in protest of DIA's high landing fees. Once F9 was doing somewhat well and when a weak UA was still in bankruptcy did WN realize ...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE
Replies: 35
Views: 4698

Re: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE

According to the call today, we will grow 27 frames in 2018. Nice! Hopefully that will allow more expansion besides Hawaii and PAE ey This needs some explaining as WN is currently at 709 frames (including the 6 used frames at PAE waiting for modification) and will end the year at 750 frames but the...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE
Replies: 35
Views: 4698

WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/southwest-airlines-reports-record-fourth-113000600.html;_ylc=X1MDMTE5Nzc4NDE4NQRfZXgDMQRfeXJpZAMzOTRtYWF0ZDZqbGN1BGcDZFhWcFpEeHVjejR4WVdNNFpqSTRZaTAwTjJRekxUTmpNekF0T1RKallTMHdNelZtTW1ZME16RmtPRFYxZFdsa1BHNXpQa3hWVmc9PQ0KBGxhbmcDZW4tVVMEb3JpZ19sYW5nA2VuBG9yaWdfcmVnaW9u...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8752

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

piedmontf284000 wrote:
They are definitely seeing rising costs along with increased debt. They have they 3rd highest debt-equity ratio of US airlines only behind AA and G4.


Where can you find this information, and how do other US carriers compare?

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by airplaneboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26565

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone know how many gates Southwest will occupy on B? Will they gain additional gates in comparison to the number they use now?

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by airplaneboy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN & DL make 2018 Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List
Replies: 6
Views: 496

WN & DL make 2018 Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/southwest-airlines-again-among-fortunes-151500148.html;_ylc=X1MDMTE5Nzc4NDE4NQRfZXgDMQRfeXJpZANmZmUzdjN0ZDY1MTNhBGcDZFhWcFpEeHVjejVrTUdReU0ySTFZaTB3WkdZNUxUTTJOakF0T0dVMk15MDBNVFk0Wm1aaE5XWmtZemgxZFdsa1BHNXpQa3hWVmc9PQ0KBGxhbmcDZW4tVVMEb3JpZ19sYW5nA2VuBG9yaWdfcmVnaW9uA...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 161
Views: 24907

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

One would imagine JetBlue would do all it can to earn good reputation and win the hearts and minds of citizens and politicians at LGB since they desire to allow international flights and maybe also gain additional slots one day, but instead, now they bring more negative attention to themselves with...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 144
Views: 22597

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Thanks for sharing this. Is there a way to see the breakdown between O&D passengers?

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by airplaneboy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 21648

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Here is a breakdown of typical gate usage at Dallas Love Field with the number of departures per day per gate: Gate 1 (WN) - 10 departures per day Gate 2 (WN) - 10 departures per day Gate 3 (WN) - 9 departures per day Gate 4 (WN) - 10 departures per day Gate 5 (WN) - 11 departures per day Gate 6 (W...

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by airplaneboy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today
Replies: 28
Views: 4375

Re: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today

One of the flight attendants working that flight and survived is currently flying at Southwest.

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by airplaneboy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX construction & expansion, traffic congestion
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

Re: LAX construction & expansion, traffic congestion

TW870 wrote:
Overall it is the same as always, and the same as LA in general. Totally exciting, so much to see, but operational chaos.


Spot on, that’s always my sentiment when I travel through there. And the auto traffic- yikes!

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by airplaneboy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX construction & expansion, traffic congestion
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

LAX construction & expansion, traffic congestion

LAX seems to be ever evolving, especially with the new international concourse well under construction. Does anyone know of the timeline of when construction is to be completed? Also, does anyone have any updates/insight on the long rumored Terminal 0 for Southwest and Terminal 9 for United? Regardi...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 62678

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I don't think anyone disagrees that KC is mostly O&D. They only have something like 6% connecting flights on WN. STL is closer to 20% as of 4th Quarter 2016. STL is only increasing their connecting since they are growing so fast. Here is the list I made of STL PDEW numbers. There are different ...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 62678

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

WN doesn’t necessarily operate hubs in the traditional hub and spoke manner, which is primarily centered around creating banks of flights for connecting itineraries. . STL has 7 banks, so WN can say what they want but their service in STL is pretty banked for connection now. They do rely on a lot o...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 62678

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I don’t think STL will lose any service as a result of any possible future WN expansion at MCI upon completion of the new terminal. WN doesn’t necessarily operate hubs in the traditional hub and spoke manner, which is primarily centered around creating banks of flights for connecting itineraries. Th...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 5022

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

If one were to take a look at the route maps of the US Big 3 (American, Delta, United) in the 1980s (when they flew to very few destinations overseas)- and compare them to their route maps in the 1990s and 2000s, you’ll see their progression from mostly North American/domestic network carriers to fu...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 69193

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Was on the IND-DCA flight yesterday and it was filled to the brim. I really do hope WN brings this route back when their fleet situation improves. Its a shame in that I really think their loads have improved on this through the couple years they've run the route, even when running it at some pretty...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 74
Views: 12406

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

Not looking very likely, Now, turning to new market growth, which I know is very much on everyone's minds. The 20 new markets we commenced in the nine months ended second quarter of 2017 contributed approximately one-third of our revenue growth in the third quarter with 60% of these markets already...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 16046

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

It is my understanding that Southwest flies the most number of passengers WITHIN California, and also TO/FROM California than any other airline. (This includes regional feed from the “Big 3.”) If anyone can help provide the numbers it would be greatly appreciated :)

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by airplaneboy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 259
Views: 33345

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

My laptop, iPad Mini, and iPhone 7 all will power themselves for five hours. Whenever you board an airplane, you should have all your devices charged. That's not an unrealistic expectation. There are also portable power banks. There is no reason you need in-seat power on a 6 hour flight other than ...

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by airplaneboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6198

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

This doesn't surprise me at all that B6 put Mint on this for the holiday high season. I have been vacationing in Palm Springs in March for years now, and it has gotten so much more expensive. Even the modest, modern motels are easily $300 a night. Old Las Palmas is one of the most beautiful neighbo...

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by airplaneboy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16123

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

No way WN would just sit back and let this happen. WN would make a counter play for B6. In the end UA would probably win the bid. But like the AS/VX deal they would end up paying to much for B6. Then the DOT would probably force UA to give up a drastic share of B6 prime slots at JFK,LGA and DCA. Op...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27031

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Well still nothing from HNL. I think everyone that's a FAN of WN were really let down today. It's was 7 yrs ago WN got everyone excited and ready for Hawaii service. Then pushed it back to 2018 with the MAX. Now the MAX will go in to service on October 1st. With this sneaky Hawaiian conference ever...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27031

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

[*] Bait and switch will damage WN's reputation in the Islands. Long memories here, and could lower local resistance to a mainland carrier basing an interisland fleet in the Islands. What bait and switch? Southwest Airlines never announced services to Hawaii. They've only ever publicly stated they i...

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by airplaneboy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer
Replies: 37
Views: 3295

Re: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer

What is their current fleet plan? How many new frames are being delivered in the next few years?

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by airplaneboy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27031

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Have to laugh at all this speculation and the mechanic bids to various stations, but for some reason none in HNL or OGG, How is that going to work? Yes SWA is working on ETOPS, and eventually they will have it. Whether it is a smart move or not is something else. I think it's a great idea for sever...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 37859

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Unfortunately WN can't logistically add service in all of the cities some posters have mentioned- they only have so many new aircraft arriving. With limited resources, obviously certain markets have a higher priority for additional service with this schedule extension. Based on the updates on Airlin...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 37859

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

No way on HI...not enough MAX a/c coming in to fleet...WN postponed delivery of 25-30 MAX from 2018/19 to like around 2021/22 last year... If they want SHOCK Alaska, just actually add flights to PDX and SEA. That would shock me...with the biggest shocker being LAX-SEA nonstops According to Southwes...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 188
Views: 25286

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

If SY really does change strategies to a network carrier and gains some mass, WN may like to gobble them up. Air Tran is the best example. For the love of God - 1) No one is going to buy SY. All their planes are leased, T2 MSP is common-use, and they have no valuable assets like DCA or LGA slots.If...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 188
Views: 25286

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

When I check them out for a flight they are often just a little higher than other airlines on my routes. A lot of the time two checked bags higher. For you, yes...for others, no...and there seem to be a lot of others...hence the huge profits. OT: There are a lot of cattle that go to Southwest.com a...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5334

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

matthew11 wrote:
When Frontier first operated DEN-YYC in 2006, wasn't it using Republic E-190s I recall? I think this time it will be mainline.


Horizon operated the route with a CRJ-700 as Frontier JetExpress.

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by airplaneboy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 37859

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

http://www.southwestairlinesinvestorrelations.com/~/media/Files/S/Southwest-IR/events/LUV_2Q17_Transcript.pdf "Turning to our order book, we made just some tweaks to the order book. And in short, we added four pre-owned 700s." I believe if you finish the quote they go on to say this will ...

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by airplaneboy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 2017 Results Roundup
Replies: 20
Views: 3521

Re: US Airline Q2 2017 Results Roundup

Pilots at Spirit, JetBlue, and Alaska (as well as Frontier) are all currently in contract negotiations with management and morale is low due to their lower pay rates and current work rules in comparison to the big 4. It will be interesting to see if they will be successful with negotiating industry ...

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by airplaneboy
Thu May 04, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 22505

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Regardless, in that situation- either way someone would have been inconvenienced. Either the family being booted off- or the passengers without seat assignments as a result of the overbooking. The right thing- logically, would have been to allow the family to remain on board as they were already boa...

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by airplaneboy
Thu May 04, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 22505

Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Article and YouTube video posted in the following link speaks clearly of what's at issue. Poor family, especially with traveling with two small children both in car seats late at night. http://abc7.com/travel/socal-family-thrown-off-overbooked-delta-flight-over-childs-seating/1951238/ https://m.yout...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6282

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

AS pilots are not naïve enough to think that they're going to fly AS metal any time soon to SYD, DUB, HKG, etc. AS has their own mini-alliance with 16 international carriers, offering the ability of AS Mileage Plan members to book award tickets to pretty much every major city in the world. I'd call...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6282

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

AS will still have a steep hill to climb to match what WN does in CA. That's not to say they can't eventually, but it will be far more bloody for AS than WN and WN is 3 times the size of the combined AS/VX with much deeper pockets. It will no doubt keep the fares in CA rock bottom for years to come...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6282

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

AS will still have a steep hill to climb to match what WN does in CA. That's not to say they can't eventually, but it will be far more bloody for AS than WN and WN is 3 times the size of the combined AS/VX with much deeper pockets. It will no doubt keep the fares in CA rock bottom for years to come...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6282

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

Will Southwest Airlines expand from LAX to Florida? There is also LAX-SEA which is notably missing, that is shorter stage length and supports more business traffic. It's the fifth busiest destination from LAX. WN would rather be on SEA-LAS or PHX, and on the LAX side, keep gates for flights to smal...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6282

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

If we're talking about intra-California routes and some other western flying, then I think WN has a more than acceptable product, especially compared to AS. For one hour hops from the southland to the Bay Area on WN, a coach cabin with still decent pitch on a mainline plane is more than acceptable....

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by airplaneboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 23777

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Nobody seems to be able to answer my question about the "Alaska experience" on the regional fleet, which will comprise almost a third of its fleet shortly. I'm going to assume that besides having an assigned seat and maybe a $9 sandwich "created" by a popular PNW chef, there will...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 23777

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Within the next couple of years, almost one third of Alaska's fleet will consist of a regional aircraft operated by another airline (Q400, E175, and a couple CRJ700s). Does anyone know how the Alaska experience will be on those aircraft? Wifi? Inflight service? Power outlets? Mood lighting? Etc? Tha...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 23777

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

How will the Alaska experience be on the Embraer and Q400 fleet, which seem like will comprise a significant percentage of their flying?

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by airplaneboy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 14233

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

Given that 1) it is off-season for transcon (Summer is peak) and 2) transcons require a lot of aircraft time (and they are very short of airplanes), I would not expect anything but cuts on transcon. This would actually be a great place to hack airplanes out of the system because since they don't ha...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 10764

Re: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline

I think WN is an attractive target for BH over other carriers for several reasons. They have been the most consistently profitable airline currently in business in the US over the last 40+ years. The Big 3 found their way to profitability via chapter 11. 10 years ago, folks on a.net would discount S...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN reports 2016 earnings
Replies: 22
Views: 2078

Re: WN reports 2016 earnings

Can anyone knowledagble with airline financials provide a comparison between WN and the other carriers who have reported thus far for Q4 2016 and fiscal year 2016?

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down
Replies: 24
Views: 3485

Re: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down

I think one of the fundamental revenue management issues jetBlue faces is having a more premium coach product compared to its peers. For example, their A320s seat 150 passengers. Spirit's A320s have 178/182 seats. Frontier's A320s seat 168/180 passengers. Southwest seats 175 passengers in their 737-...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down
Replies: 24
Views: 3485

Re: JetBlue reports 4th quarter - Expenses up, profits down

How is it, pray tell, that Southwest, whose stock is up nearly 9% and is at an all-time high after announcing earnings today, is going in the wrong direction? Just ignore it. Many A.net posters have an unexplainable beef against the very industry they claim to be enthusiasts of. Yes, ignore the fac...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN reports 2016 earnings
Replies: 22
Views: 2078

Re: WN reports 2016 earnings

Amazing results, while still not charging for checked luggage & change fees- and also having the fewest fees. I suspect their performance will only continue to improve as the new reservation system and other technology upgrades are fully implemented over the next year or two. With an average dai...

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