I’m sure the public already has an opinion on this airplane, as: a. The situation has been made very public. b. People can find out what airplane they are on from their ticket to the safety card. c. The sheer outrage this has gotten from people. On any given YouTube video about the groundings, peop...Jump to post
The TA was approved by the mechanics.
93.62% participation on the Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum
-- snap-up to AMTs base wage will be 20%.
-- smoothed base rate increase going back to 2012 is 2.78%.
-- ratification bonus is $160 million.
Source? Has WN specifically/publicly stated this regarding ITO service? From today's Honolulu Star-Advertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/12/hawaii-news/southwest-to-add-honolulu-hilo-service/?HSA=4bf309a643575e4691ae739e8588e460c114b961 You need an account to read the whole thing, but ...Jump to post
I don't think WN would ever acquire the a220. However the E2 is far more likely as stated above. I wonder what the chances are that they're thinking of something smaller, like the E175 for smaller airports with less capacity? wouldn't that put WN in the mix with a possible super hub situation? Unle...Jump to post
FLL-CUN OCT 74 NOV 40 DEC 37 JAN 39 FEB 42 MAR 56 APR 50 MAY 48 JUN 61 JUL 63 AUG 59 SEP 34 I don't see how this is so poor. I haven't looked at the schedule. Perhaps it has goofy times? Plus it should have connectivity in FLL. Weird. It was running 3 daily with weird timings (early am, midday, and...Jump to post
Is it possible that the systems were hacked which resulted in a third party hacker causing the control issues and eventual crash?Jump to post
Bobloblaw wrote:Well availability is showing on their website. So they aren’t sold out. I’m seeing bookability on the return on March 19.
Someone brought up that Sunday's OAK-HNL flight was "zeroed out" (his words, not mine) and interpreted that to mean the flight had been cancelled as opposed to sold out. And, as someone else pointed on on that topic in that thread, since WN's using the 738 as opposed to the 3M8, you'd lik...Jump to post
Lion Air is still flying the MAX according to Flightradar24 and flightaware.
LionAir 2622 PVG-DPS is currently in the air.
https://www.thelocal.fr/20190310/engine ... to-abidjan
Not a great weekend for airplanes.
Let’s ground the aircraft because 2 airlines with very small fleets of Max aircraft have had accidents, ET has 4. Over 100 have flown thousands of flights in the US and Europe.
Substandard training maybe?
Getting ready for delivery to Comlux after being in storage by Emirates?
Positions in open time have begun appearing in the flight attendant’s scheduling software starting April 1st. However, a March 15th start date is rumored Here is a sample pairing that indicates inter island flights will go on sale from the start: https://ibb.co/8YFCdtY This is likely proprietary in...Jump to post
Didn't Gary Kelly already state there would be inter island flights, at least on a limited basis, from day 1?Jump to post
I’m still floored that a UA pilot would criticize other pilots for not flying in bad weather. Doesn’t that go against everything we’ve learned over the years? You show me proof that a WN pilot elected NOT to fly at MDW yesterday. Or were all the cancels operational from the unraveling of the operat...Jump to post
Southwest does a lot of things right but the amount of rationalization that has been going on over flight cancellations has just been ridiculous among the WN fanbois. Look at the number of cancellations in the last five days by WN compared to AA/DL/UA (and normalize for daily flight count if you wa...Jump to post
Saw the video on youtube which is deleted. Airplane feel apart in the mid air and pieces on fire fell on the ground. Incendiary device onboard? The sheriff just completed a news conference. Eye witnesses stated the plane went in nose first. No smoke, no fire. Went in to an area that is 5 feet at it...Jump to post
wnflyguy wrote:Test flight number 3 on it's way!
So hearing OAK-HNL Thursday HNL-OAK Friday If government doesn't shut back down. Saturday OAK--?? Diverting someplace (SAN/LAX/ Sunday ??? --OAK-HNL diverts to OAK for stronger than planned Head winds tech stop? HNL diverts to-OGG Monday OGG-DAL Tuesday Wednesday round table de briefing and Etops a...Jump to post
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11 ... bing-truth
According to AirlineRatings.com, Southwest only has 3 stars out of 7 in safety. Why is that? https://www.airlineratings.com/ratings/southwest-airlines/ Take a few moments to figure out how they compile their ratings and you’d understand. Hint, 3 of the stars are based upon taking part in an interna...Jump to post
tomaheath wrote:Are any of the other stations in Hawaii staffed yet or have signage on equipment yet?
B747Lighthouse wrote:I did see the video of the arrival of WN at PHNL what gate did they get? Who is doing the work? is it contracted or their own people? Why did they not get a Jet bridge ?
MrBretz wrote:What did I miss? Inter island? You all know 737 engines can’t stand the cycles, right?
Again, I do not see them doing any validations flights without the cabin fully staffed and maybe 40 to fifty seat fillers for he FA's to work with. Probably at least one in flight medical emergency along a cabin prep for ditching exercise. I assume (?) SW has done some special FA training for this ...Jump to post
Let me repost what I found on SWA website about early bird check in: "There is no limit to the number of passengers that can purchase Early Bird check-in. Based on the rules for assigning boarding passes, if there are enough A-List travelers and people buying Early Bird check-in, you could sti...Jump to post
Funny stuff. Americas largest leisure carrier cant make service between its hub and one of the worlds most populous cities work. I really think this entire episode and WN other experiences in non US driven point of sale Latin markets goes back to issue with sales and distribution. I 100% agree with...Jump to post
Also consider the sheer volume of flights WN operates daily in the US alone. No one else seems to have the problem of staying on the runway except WN. Good luck with your ETOPS application. Delta and their subsidiaries don't seem to be much better... at least 3x in the last 7 months... Delta last w...Jump to post
Took WN like 3 years to add Hawaii and SY does it in a few months? LOL **SY HNL-PDX MAY 0>0.3 JUN 0>0.3 JUL 0>0.3 SY has been doing all kinds of odd overseas charters for years. I would think that they developed their ETOPS program a long time ago... Any chance enilria gets to throw a dig ...Jump to post
Flightradar24.com is showing WN 8750 as having taken off from OAK at 8:04pm and headed westbound out over the pacific. 8750 flight number is usually related to a maintenance ferry flight, is this a ETOPS proving flight or a flightradar24 error? It shows that it is a 737-800. Or is this possibly the ...Jump to post
In many jurisdictions the agent's posting of Abcde's boarding pass is blatant violation of privacy law, which can put the violator in jail. Like where? North Korea? Nazi Germany? Arizona? In the UK, posting a customers personal information online without their consent would be illegal under under t...Jump to post
WN announced this morning that it is starting BWI-GCM, HOU-PUJ, AUS-RDU, BNA-BUR/SJC/OMA, OMA-SAN, and ONT-SFO.Jump to post
Interesting news. Delta has decided to insource the below wing (ramp) operations in RDU and AUS. This will create over 100 full time positions between the two cities. Article here: https://news.delta.com/delta-insources-100-full-time-jobs-airport-ramp-operations-austin-and-raleigh-durham I suppose ...Jump to post
Why is it that WN seems to be the ONLY airline on this forum that folks bring up fuel hedging on like it's some evil plot by them to fudge their numbers to look better? Other airlines can do it too...and sometimes they come out better per quarter because of it. It reminds me of that interview with ...Jump to post
One thing I noticed in their slides is no longer mentioning BOS as the most profitable focus city. I'm not surprised. I think it's either JFK or FLL now. I'd be surprised if BOS isn't still their most profitable hub/focus city -- it's just unbelievably dumb to telegraph that information to the comp...Jump to post
The move into BWI by spirit is great. For a long time I’ve wondered why they continue to compete with the three majors and their basic economy fare’s. Seems to me they finally figured out they can go after Southwest who has no basic economy option. My guess is they’ll do very well in markets that t...Jump to post
BA to LHR
DE to FRA, MUN, or SXF
I read another article on this which mentions that it was another passenger that alerted the flight crew that he spoke Arabic and noticed some concerning language the man was using. If that’s the case, that completely changes the story in my view. Good point. And you read this.......where? C'mon, y...Jump to post
Is there a way to pull up SJU flights pre-hurricane and compare the numbers to current operations?Jump to post