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by airplaneboy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8887

Re: Airbus and Southwest

I just looked 737-7 backlog on wiki. If that is correct & SW indeed delayed their first -7 to 2023, that looks really worrying. Specially because the 150 seat segment (e.g. SW 500 737-700s) isn't very small. Boeing has some serious decision to make soon. According to Southwest’s 2018 2Q investo...

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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: 6392

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: 16498

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: 27577

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: 27577

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: 3387

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: 27577

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: 38416

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: 38416

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: 191
Views: 27133

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: 191
Views: 27133

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: 5436

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: 38416

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: 3572

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: 23044

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: 23044

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: 6374

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: 6374

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: 6374

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: 6374

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: 6374

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: 24189

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: 24189

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: 24189

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: 14545

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: 10827

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: 2113

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: 3539

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: 3539

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: 2113

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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by airplaneboy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 7104

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

How many aircraft do they have on order and when are they to be delivered?

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by airplaneboy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 101
Views: 14427

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

Where could one find these applications online?

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara
Replies: 34
Views: 4156

Re: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara

That will be one long layover for their crews!

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by airplaneboy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 28377

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

Does anyone know where WN will move to when they vacate the A gates, and also when this will occur? How many gates will they occupy in their new location?

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by airplaneboy
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero Fleet Already Finding New Homes
Replies: 54
Views: 24602

Transaero Fleet Already Finding New Homes

WN picked up five 737-700s according to this article. Anyone know of any other Transaero aircraft finding new homes? <a href="http://ch-aviation.com/portal/news/41488-southwest-snaps-up-transaero-b737-700s" target="_blank">http://ch-aviation.com/portal/news/4...hwest-snaps-up-transaero-b737-700s</a>

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by airplaneboy
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Paid $120m To UA For Two Gates At DAL
Replies: 130
Views: 14202

RE: WN Paid $120m To UA For Two Gates At DAL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sightseer" class="quote" target="_blank">Sightseer</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i> Quoting wntex (Reply 38): Quoting Pol...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 1
Replies: 226
Views: 26530

FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cjpark" class="quote" target="_blank">cjpark</a> (<a href="#186" class="quote">Reply 186</a>):<br/><i>Its called airport access, how can Southwe...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At Allegiant?
Replies: 126
Views: 29493

RE: What's Going On At Allegiant?

For an airline the size of Allegiant (based on number of daily departures and fleet), there seems to be a lot of emergency landings. It would be interesting to see statistics comparing the number of emergencies experienced at Allegiant percentage wise relative to other airlines. It's conceivable tha...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight
Replies: 91
Views: 20980

RE: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight

Maverick, with all due respect I understand your point of view about "following the rules." I've been a flight attendant for over 11 years now, so I get it. But if every toddler that refused to be buckled in on a flight required returning to the gate, we would have dozens of flights returning to the...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight
Replies: 91
Views: 20980

RE: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight

Slvrbit, I understand your point of view. And I agree, FARs require passenger compliance with crew member's instructions. With that said, FAs have to pick and choose their battles. Although the child is legally required to occupy their own seat at the age of 2, what's the difference between a child ...

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by airplaneboy
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight
Replies: 91
Views: 20980

RE: Family Kicked Off B6 Flight

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/family-kicked-off-jetblue-plane-for-questioning-125439668432.html Other passengers tweeted that the flight attendants were rude and that the family was mistreated. Passengers these days are very honest and often support whomever they believe was wronged- whether it be...

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by airplaneboy
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Southwest Merger Coming?
Replies: 68
Views: 21116

RE: Another Southwest Merger Coming?

Keep in mind the DOJ approved the recent mergers of American, Delta, and United- all of whom are much larger than <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Jetblue, Hawaiian and Alaska have mostly complementary networks when compared to Southwest's, so a merger between <acronym title="...

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by airplaneboy
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal
Replies: 46
Views: 8057

RE: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/slcdeltarumd11" class="quote" target="_blank">slcdeltarumd11</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i> Flashy terminals and increa...

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by airplaneboy
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: Post-2020 Terminal (re)development?
Replies: 48
Views: 10571

RE: LAX: Post-2020 Terminal (re)development?

Does anyone know the official status of Terminal 0? Is the renumbering of T1 gates related to this at all? Where can we find information on what's going on with T1?

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by airplaneboy
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Delta The Worlds Most Profitable Airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 13383

RE: Is Delta The Worlds Most Profitable Airline?

Southwest Airlines has been profitable *every* year since 1973. No airline in the world can claim that.

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by airplaneboy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilot TA Voted Down
Replies: 115
Views: 17059

RE: DL Pilot TA Voted Down

737tdi, that is not the attitude I would expect to see from a LUV warrior. Every employee group at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is EQUALLY important. Doesn't matter which skills, if ANY are required for their job. Point is- you work for an airline that has *consistently* sc...

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by airplaneboy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN F/A's Get A T/A.
Replies: 20
Views: 5436

RE: WN F/A's Get A T/A.

WN Crew, I think the op flies for AA.

[Edited 2015-07-06 20:37:01]

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by airplaneboy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX AUS-DAL Daily Reduction To 4x
Replies: 17
Views: 6207

RE: VX AUS-DAL Daily Reduction To 4x

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AMALH747430" class="quote" target="_blank">AMALH747430</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i> I'll add that Texans are extremel...

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