Well, if mainline can fly in, how about the West Coast? With no passengers? Yes it might work. Even if runway length wasn't an issue, is there even a market for West Coast to EYW? I love Key West, and I'm actually flying there next week from Sacramento..connecting in DFW. But, that being said, ther...Jump to post
Now it says June 20th. Most likely due to the uncertainty with the MAX I don't know what you're talking about. The new schedule is out. We are currently accepting air reservations through January 5, 2020. On July 10, 2019 we will open our schedule for sale through March 6, 2020. This date is subjec...Jump to post
910A wrote:DDR wrote:AA may have higher fares for ns service from CLT, but they also provide HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS to the local economy, so there’s that.
Well One more day to Hawaii service! Unfortunately the MAX8 grounding dampen the next wave of additional service. Don't know how factually correct this is since I'm wrong 99.% of the time but here the latest and greatest news. KOA stays just inter island until NOV. SMF-HNL added in JUNE OGG in July...Jump to post
We are currently accepting air reservations through October 1 , 2019. On March 15, 2019 we will open our schedule for sale through November 2, 2019. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently.
Only adds Rumored were the Additional Hawaii flights SAN,SMF and LIH. But rumors that WN has pushed all three back to December tentatively to cover possible MAX8 grounding. Flyguy They're going to delay Hawaii service by basically AN YEAR to cover the MAX calamity? Right. Sure. After all they delay...Jump to post
On a side note, there is a market for DSM-SFO, the amount of companies going back and forth to SFO from DSM is crazy. Wells Fargo is massive in DSM, also smaller companies like Business Solver and Dwolla are huge in SFO and DSM. DSM also sends an excessive amount of travelers overseas with the farm...Jump to post
drdisque wrote:evank516 wrote:pmanni1 wrote:Seems like UA could put a E175 on it. But then that would mean flying over the DEN hub.
Does the E175 have the range?
SFO-DSM is ~100 miles shorter than ORD-PSP, which is flown by the E-175
The DSM-SFO flight was a continuation of the MCO-DSM flight. The flights might have been full, but if there were a bunch of continuing passengers it might have made more sense to route those passengers through another city. I’m curious how many local passengers we had DSM-SFO.Jump to post
Let's remember folks that this is the late summer-early fall schedule - August 6 thru Sept 30. The peak summer travel season is over; this is the beginning of the seasonal wind-down. I personally would have been very surprised to see anything major added; no surprise to me. What I will do when I ha...Jump to post
https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-bc94d941a090ea44998912da1f124964-southwest-airlines-extends-published-flight-schedule Not really since not much was added. And this is why there are no longer threads made weeks in advance of the extension for pure wild speculation A lot of the fleet grown ...Jump to post
Now that the schedule has been extended, I figured it would be easier to discuss here instead of overloading the WN Network/Fleet thread.Jump to post
FLL will see more cutbacks There are actually a few more nonstop routes that could be added by WN at FLL such as CVG-FLL, CLE-FLL, SDF-FLL, and OMA-FLL. B6 and NK do not serve CVG, SDF, and OMA, and WN has also previously said that it was considering adding CLE-FLL nonstop service, even though CLE ...Jump to post
The flight arrives in LAS at 1115 on Fridays and departs Saturday night at 2345, 36 hours on the ground. The same crew should be able to operate the return flight. But will the crew be fit to fly? They will probably wake up early morning, which leaves them 18 hours of waiting before starting a very...Jump to post
But in LGB news rumors have WN starting 4 daily LGB-SJC flights sometime in April 2019. Can't pull anything up on Southwest.com yet but I wonder if this is slots gain from the LGB reallocation of the JetBlue Slots. Should bring them up to 15 Daily flights At LGB. That's 9 out of the 13 available sl...Jump to post
I find it interesting that they chose the most "sinful" city to add to a country that is widely accepted as the Holy capital of the world. On another note, is 1x weekly even profitable? I can't imagine a whopping 564 round trip passengers can make enough money to cover all the costs of op...Jump to post
I've landed at CLL many times. Runway 16/34 is the longest runway and it's only 7,000’ long. Not ideal in heavy rain. Also, you have to ask which would be worse, negative publicity due to erring on the side of caution and safely landing somewhere else, or the publicity of pictures all over the inter...Jump to post
In addition, there are some WN stations in the U.S. that do not have 4 daily nonstops to another destination on WN, including BHM, BOI, CLT, DSM, GSP, LIT, MEM, ECP, PNS, RIC, ROC, GEG, IAD, PBI, and ICT. I'm confused about this list of cities. Several of them have more than 4 daily nonstops (BOI, ...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Frankfurt starting May 2nd on 787-8
UA182 DEN-FRA 1540-0920
UA181 FRA-LAX 1105-1320
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 149017002/
Low risk as part of the A++ JV.
“We’re expecting two additional Embraer 145 aircraft to be added soon to our fleet,” CEO Ted Vallas said. “We’re anticipating adding a larger Embraer 170 sometime in early 2019.
Where else is LAX supposed to accommodate expansion? Terminal 1 is now the exclusive fiefdom of WN (even so, WN's international arrivals have to be accommodated elsewhere due to a lack of FIS). Terminals 2 and 3 are now home to DL and a few of that carrier's closest partners. Terminal 4 is exclusiv...Jump to post
We know AA is CLT, DL is ATL, and UA is DEN. What about WN? Are these the most profitable stations or most profitable hubs? Since Southwest does not have hubs I had to say most profitable stations. Wish I could change the title to WN's most profitable large stations. Southwest doesn't have hubs? Wh...Jump to post
Sounds like Basic Economy and they had to do it. Particularly in California they can’t allow the legacies to have a lower price point than they do. You say they had to do it, but WN does pretty well sans Basic Economy. What’s so different about WN that they can get away without while all the other ...Jump to post
Thanks Knope2001, very interesting! If you have time, I'm sure several of us would appreciate you regularly compiling this list in the future as data comes available. I know people are super quick to point out load factor doesn't mean profit, but I find it hard to believe they're making ANY money at...Jump to post
According to another thread, WN won't operate PAE. All WN slots were gone to AS. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1408527 So, WN goes through a big press release announcing service to PAE only to drop those plans. That's a pretty big letdown, to be honest. Honestly, I'm not s...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:catdaddy63 wrote:The last scheduled MD80 flight out of TUL is currently AA2269 at 1825L TUL-DFW on September 3rd. Both MD80 turns will switch to A319 on September 4th, 2019.
Out of curiosity, has anyone found the last loaded MD-80 flight yet?
Take this with a block of salt, since it's 10 months out... Per posts on a DFW spotter Facebook group, some destinations, CMH STL TUL mentioned most frequently, will lose their S80s over the Labor Day weekend 2019. There is a pretty big cutback in system capacity from summer flying to kids-in-schoo...Jump to post
I'm curious how many people currently fly into SAV and drive to HHH. If DL really wanted to fly into HHH, they could send 73Gs. The runway is now 200' longer than EYW and they fly 73Gs into there. Also, it's a much shorter flight so less fuel required, therefore lighter takeoff weight. If they're ab...Jump to post
The extended runway is definitely helping HHH. I'm curious how much of this extra service is boosting tourism to Hilton Head Island, and how much of this is existing Hilton Head travelers that would flown to SAV and driven. It'll be interesting to see how much reduction in passenger numbers SAV will...Jump to post
About half of the E gates were demolished and They have also closed one or two of the D concourse gates to allow for construction on the new north concourse. Operationally, the biggest change that I've seen is that I've noticed a few CR7s and CR9s departing from concourse E, which I've never seen b...Jump to post
There was an article titled "When Will Southwest Airlines Launch Hawaii Flights?" published yesterday that said that WN flights to Hawaii are expected to go on sale by the end of this month, and that article can be found at https://simpleflying.com/southwest-airlines-hawaii-flights-launch...Jump to post
N854VA (VX name "Stand Up Flyer") and N636VA (VX name "Airplane 2.0") are both now out of the paint shop. https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/77089_1537161279.jpg https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/8/4/5198483.jpg?v=v4d444ae7755 apologize if its in here but 9 pages is...Jump to post
Looks like a nice aircraft. NOT a fan of the cheesy, bean counter driven visual cabin divider. Bring back the hard wall and make F respectable again! What is Y seat pitch? I agree that they look cheesy, until you sit in that first row of Economy. I feel like you get more legroom in those seats than...Jump to post
WN ELP-SAN JAN 0.1>0.9 FEB 0.1>1.1 MAR 0.2>1.2[0.1] APR 0.1>1.1[0.2] MAY 0.1>1.1[0.1] JUN 0.0>0.3[0.1] WN SAN-SJC JAN 11>12 FEB 11>12 MAR 11>12 APR 11>12 MAY 11>12 WN SAN-SMF JAN 11>12 FEB 10>12 MAR 10>11 Interesting... looks like WN found an extra 737 sitting ...Jump to post
amcnd wrote:SkyWest has 4 aircraft ruffly flying DAL-DCA/LGA... those routes end soon. So that will shift 4 aircraft basically west. So they will have access to add flights somewhere... we should know soon..
Curious as to when WN go to Midway or Denver which would really connect PAE to the rest of the US. United seems to have two flights to Denver which would have good connections. Otherwise these flights are all regional West Coast. Any speculation as to so few flights to really good connections to th...Jump to post
Speculation and Rumor on gate times are as followed. [...] LAX 12:20 (1) 13:10 PHX SFO 13:20 (1) 14:10 PDX SNA 14:20 (1) 15:20 SFO [...] OAK 09:45 (2) 10:40 LAS (WN) SFO 10:55 (2) 11:45 SFO (UA) LAS 12:10 (2) 13:00 OAK (WN) DEN 13:35 (2) 14:25 DEN (UA) Boy those are some tight schedules. Wonder wha...Jump to post
Coronado990 wrote:There's always that! However, I recall SAN being on the original list and that is why I questioned it.
WN DSM-PHX DEC 0.5>1.0 JAN 0.1>0.3[0.2]
This is a small increase but DSM-PHX is now daily through January 6. The daily flight was originally supposed to end December 15 but now it goes through the holidays. It'll be nice to have 4 daily WN flights at DSM..if only for 2 months.
Did we already know that Southwest was planning 3 OAK flights and 2 LAS flights? I don't remember them announcing which cities were going to be served for the 5 daily flights.Jump to post
most annoying are posts that include "here are all the cities West of the Mississippi that WN doesn't have nonstop service to from XXX" airport "well they COULD add AAA-BBB, or CCC-DDD or maybe even AAA-CCC and AAA-DDD but don't forget this is a good chance to do DDD-EEE or FFF-GGG a...Jump to post
These decisions are really helping Southwest solidify their own position in the market. Southwest went from the original no-frills airline to the airline that won't sacrifice comfort or flexibility for price. It's really fascinating. In the end, I think there is a case for an airline like Southwest...Jump to post
^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^ This extension was the icing on the cake for these threads, WN isn't doing anything with their route network (outside of HI). Aren't they on a hiring freeze? Nope. Still hiring system wide especially in the mega cities. For the Above the wing pilots are needed for big retirement...Jump to post