Just like every other airline, we are paid actual flight time or scheduled - whichever is greater. There is zero incentive to not take the smoothest, safest route. Are all pilots paid based on flight time? That sounds strange to me. What's wrong with a monthly salary? If true, why don't all pilots ...Jump to post
It seems to me like WN planes taxi on the ground faster than legacy carriers. Is it just me or is this actually true? Definitely true. Their block times are typically a few minutes less gate to gate than other flights on the same city pair so they have to move faster. For any WN pilots in this thre...Jump to post
It seem when landing at any airport SWA slams its planes down on the runway. Good. Floating an airplane down the runway trying to impress passengers that don’t care with a good landing does nothing but waste usable runway. All the stuff we have to help stop us (reverse thrust, auto brakes, speedbra...Jump to post
I fly SW a lot (few times a week) and also UA, DL and AA and I have to say SW has the bumpiest rides ever. All the other carriers are so smooth? Anyone know why?? I can only assume you are kidding. I just don’t even know what to say. We all fly through the same airspace. If we are bumpy they are bu...Jump to post
LUV shares are under $52/share from a 52 week high of nearly $67/share. Market cap is barely over 30b. Of all my airline stock, this is the worst showing by far for the last several months. I realize they have had numerous engine problems and another fatality but the public typically has a short me...Jump to post
WaywardMemphian wrote:And... if the flight had been cancelled they would have bitched to high heaven as well.
Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accid...Jump to post
It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accident that wasn’t terrorism, I can’t even remember. AA was the A300 in 2001. Maybe DL was the MD-80 fan blade incident in PNS. UA was probably COS. Those were what, 1990s? Per Wiki and Airfleets.com, the last write off incident from th...Jump to post
I believe the latest report was start-up of HI service perhaps early 2019; the upcoming sked releases are still working their way thru this year. I expect we'll hear about PAE's new service long before Hawaii... bb I agree. PAE will come way before Hawaii (at least, the official announcements will)...Jump to post
Does a crew base include the pilots or do they have separate "bases?" Does the airline grant a cost-of-living supplement for expensive cities like LA? The cost of hotels might be high, but so is the cost of buying or leasing a residence. There is no cost of living supplement or any incent...Jump to post
Flyguy[/quote] This, to me, is the most logical answer. It’s all about costs and the ability to find decent crew accommodations. Hawaii flying could be supported by any base they already have. Someone mentioned stationing ETOPS pilots at LAX. I certainly can’t speak for how southwest intends on oper...Jump to post
Scrapped. They are all 737 classic series aircraft. Southwest removed them all for service when they received their first 737 MAX. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I expect that some will be sold, especially the 600 series (i.e., N650SW, which is currently parked at TUS but for onward sale to Nig...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:SWApilotfarmer wrote:Does anyone have any pics of the construction they can post?
I'm not sure if this is helpful, but I found this on LGA twitter. Should be recent.
https://twitter.com/lgacentral/status/9 ... 9878949888
I apologize if we are not allowed to post twitter links.
N653SW just left MCI headed to VCV. That accounts for all 18.
16 to VCV
2 to TUS
At least 17 300's were removed from the fleet last night and this morning. Almost all are going to VCV. Two aircraft went to TUS as previously stated.
382SW 387SW 391SW 394SW 395SW 600WN 606SW 607SW
624SW 629SW 630WN 631SW 642WN
622SW and 647SW are also currently enroute to VCV.