Southwest Airlines…

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Arizona240DA, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. 1stSeaRay

    1stSeaRay New Member

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    Arizona, I like your new avatar....I think I sat next to you on my SWA flight yesterday.....Next time buy 2 seats!
     
  2. beachcombersc

    beachcombersc New Member

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    Re: Southwest Airlines…

    Its the coolest thing ever!!!

    Anything over 10,000 feet.

    Works so well, I was shocked!!!

    Sign up the night before you fly and its free for the first 24 hours...
     
  3. BON DIA

    BON DIA Member

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    '05 340DA, C80 w/ 2KW Radar
    6.2s w/Vdrive
    We fly for pleasure, earn enough RR credits with tickets, hotels, car rentals, credit cards, etc that we always have RR tickets to spare plus qualify for the Companion Pass. If SWA flys to our destination we're onboard.

    We like the new boarding procedures, the friendly staff, the occassional song & the new $10 early boarding pass option.

    From a controller's standpoint from back in the 70s, you couldn't ask for a better bunch of pilots & it didn't take long for BN & AA to be last or at least #2. They'd give you whatever you needed if possible...immediate takeoffs, fast taxi, max climbs & rapid decents, slow flight, would accept cross winds & always pleasant. Wish I'd bought stock earlier.

    PD SAT TWR '71-'81 & '83
     
  4. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Delta has many TV's especially on trans-cons, and is getting more. They have wi-fi being installed as well as cell phone connections, I understand. Also, they are the largest airline in the World, actually serving many, many communities whether highly profitable or not. Unlike Sworst, which simply cherry picks the cream off the top to nobody's liking, but their own.
     
  5. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    Ok, I'm Alpha 5 to LAS this monring, lets see what happens...stay tuned.
     
  6. jimdavi

    jimdavi New Member

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    Hampton, I like your style... Fly Delta, so I can buy a bigger boat
     
  7. VTSeaRay

    VTSeaRay Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Northern Vermont / SW FL
    2007 210 Select w/5.0L 260HP MPI Mercruiser Alpha 1
    8 cyl 5.0 Merc mpi, w/alpha 1 with 19" prop, with the speedo hole on the leading edge just above it
    I'm with John. All of you please fly Delta!




















    So my oldest son can get back to being a pilot - he flew for Delta Conn, out of Atlanta, and is on Furlough. He misses flying.
     
  8. Arizona240DA

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    I was at the front of the bus this morning, but this afternoon was a different story. I’m no authority on who qualifies as a pre-board or not, but it did appear to me that everyone who boarded before me this afternoon had a good reason.

    I’m turning it around quickly as I have a 6:55 AM flight to Denver in the morning. I’m A-24 and will post an update, but assume since it is so early in the AM that there will be very few ahead of me, including blue-sleeves and Business Select.



    If I could fly Delta, I definitely would, they are still a conventional carrier and offer some “frills” that I go for. Unfortunately they don’t have a lot of flights going where I go…

    A few mentioned Alaska and I can second that, I have only flown them a few times, but it was truly a good experience. I have a few friends that fly them on somewhat of a regular basis and support their consistency. Aren’t the ranked quite well?

    All you haters out there, just remember, the lady on my shoulder in my avatar is all mine, and I am all hers…

    Glamour Shots are expensive, but they are the B-O-M-B!!!
     
  9. bmac

    bmac Active Member

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    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    Netjets is definitely the way to go when I'm given a choice, otherwise its AA, Delta or USAir, depending on where I'm going.....and I fly ALOT....I refuse to fly Southwest

     
  10. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    Big money right there!!!

    I’ve been fortunate enough to hitch a ride a few times, Citation twice and a Falcon once.

    I’m pretty low on the totem poll so it used to be at the leisure of my employer before the economy took a giant DUMP!

    Weight and balance was always a consideration as well, have you seen my avatar???
     
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  11. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    I always get nervous when the flight crew starts to move people around to even the load.
     
  12. Arizona240DA

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    Ok, it was pretty quiet in Phoenix this morning. Maybe I’ve just run into a bit of bad luck lately with pre-boards...
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  13. Float&Fly

    Float&Fly New Member

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    I am on 'MIL Leave' from an airline job and I can't imagine going back now.

    I cringe and get upset when I think of the state of the industry and the poor customer service I see and hear about.

    'Hampton' had a good post on another thread that gave some of the reasons for 'the fall' of what I remember the airline industry being.

    The picture in the last post brings back an unpleasant memory of me raising my voice in the gate area in Philly after someones grandma was stuck on our aircraft for 20 minutes because the gate agents wouldn't follow up on a wheel chair call. I always asked the lazy support folks if they had Grand-Parents and if they would let anyone treat their family as poorly. Grrrrr!
     
  14. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    I hope everyone understands that I have ZERO issue with folks that need assistance, my issue is/was with the entourage that went along with the person needing assistance, ahead of me, AND perhaps some that are purposely navigating the system by way of requesting pre-boarding.

    Couple these issues by a lack of consistency with policy from gate to gate and you have one pissed off business traveler on your hands…
     
  15. highslice

    highslice Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
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    We always preboared when our kids were young, per the rules mind you, one adult per child.:thumbsup: I miss those days. I tried this over Easter, but the gate agents weren't buying it - I guess when the child in question is now over 6' tall it doesn't work as well.:smt009
     
  16. Float&Fly

    Float&Fly New Member

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    Sorry bud, I never even thought you meant that. Seeing the picture of the wheel chairs just triggered a neuron.

    And I do know what you mean about the folks who can't walk ON the aircraft but smiled and hurriedly walked OFF the plane at the other end when I stood and said.."Buh-Bye" (SNL skit).
     
  17. beachcombersc

    beachcombersc New Member

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    Re: Southwest Airlines…

    Delta suffered another major embarrassment this week when a Delta pilot landed a passenger jet on a taxiway at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport instead of the runway. The NTSB also is investigating that mishap.


    That makes me what to not fly at all!!!!
     
  18. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

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    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
  19. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    Jack, it was only 150 miles...why make such a big deal out of nothing? What, you work for the NTSB or something?









    FORE!!!

     
  20. waterlogged

    waterlogged New Member

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    The other issue with business select is boarding the middle leg of a multi-leg flight. I've had situations where I've boarded business select, and the cabin was 1/4 full with people on the flight from the first leg.

    I fly every week and usually end up on SWA once or twice a month, because of schedules, not by choice.
     

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