Southwest Airlines…

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

  1. 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 think this is what will be heard on the flight recorder …ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
     
  2. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    On mil leave today (4 years now). Going back next Summer with a monthly check. Can't wait.
     
  3. C-SIDE

    C-SIDE Member

    312
    Sep 6, 2009
    Michigan City, IN
    2001 340 Sundancer
    6.2L w/ genny
    I used to travel a lot and used United exclusively. I had the 2nd level of status - Premier Exec. and on average I would get bumped to 1st about 50% of the time - no miles or upgrade certs used. United also has channle 9 where you can listen to the pilots talk to air traffic control -that is cool

    If i had to fly again, no doubt I'd use United
     
  4. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    If I am on a flight and you're the Captain, will you please stay awake long enough to land the airplane at the right airport and on time?
     
  5. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I hope to God the answer is 100% yes.

    In my opinion, part of the problem is that it is illegal for either one to sleep at any time. I can understand the rationale, but if you have worked 4 days in 72 hours, and are flying coast to coast from midnight to 0500 (which I have done many times), it is ludicrous to deny a 20 minute nap in a controlled environment. Bring another crew member forward (flight attendant) to monitor the pilot not sleeping (Delta terminology joke).

    There are several recent studies showing the value of a well-timed nap. Besides, one guy can get up and leave to go to the lav, so why not nap? - other than spazzing out and actuating the controls (which never happens that I know of), why not let us catch a quick nap before landing after an all-nighter?

    4-day trip: (This is a wag, not an actual trip of which I am aware, but this is the way schedules are built.)

    Day 1 Report 0800 - Atlanta to Jacksonville; Jacksonville to Atlanta. Atlanta to Los Angeles. 12 hours away from airport.

    Day 2 Report 0500 - Los Angeles to NYC. 15 hours away from airport.

    Day 3 Report 0400 - NYC to San Francisco. 12 hours away from airport.

    Day 4 Report 2200 same day. San Fran to Atlanta. Arrive 0530. 20 hours pay.

    4 days of work in 72 hours, lots of rest, ready to fly, right?
     
  6. Spot

    Spot New Member

    302
    Jul 11, 2009
    Aloha, Oregon
    2009/280DA
    350 Mag EFI, B-3, Kohler gen, heat-AC, finally a windlass
    SW is for familys, and the business travelers that just don't have a choice. I fly 150 flights a year and the airlines that takes care of the folks that spend huge (corperate dollars) should be taken care of. Everybody should get beverages, peanuts and a smile with no attitude. The Airlines that try to do what they can extra with limited resources gets my vote every time.

    However off the lady in 24c with a baby on the breast and a 2 year old that wants to hide under the seat and screams when the flight attendant highly suggest that he get in his seat, keep me away from her, she flys on SW on Mondays and Fridays.

    I personally vote for Alaska airlines/Horizon 80% of the time and NW/Delta the other 20% of the time.



    Next week Oakland, Phoenix and Austin... here I come :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  7. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  8. Spot

    Spot New Member

    302
    Jul 11, 2009
    Aloha, Oregon
    2009/280DA
    350 Mag EFI, B-3, Kohler gen, heat-AC, finally a windlass
    Sure would not want a pilot to be thining about his bladder on final. I think they could have come up with a better excuse, I have to be in my seat 150 mile form the runway giving back my cup, peanut bag and NY times.
     
  9. BON DIA

    BON DIA Member

    356
    Oct 5, 2006
    Boerne TX / Lake Travis AUS TX
    '05 340DA, C80 w/ 2KW Radar
    6.2s w/Vdrive
    While boarding a recent flight I mentioned to the Capt the NW pilots had a better chance claiming a "Twightlight Zone" experience...at least a small % of the public would believe them.
     
  10. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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  11. Spot

    Spot New Member

    302
    Jul 11, 2009
    Aloha, Oregon
    2009/280DA
    350 Mag EFI, B-3, Kohler gen, heat-AC, finally a windlass
    I was on a flight from phonix last night, before the flight I was early and had a chance to chat with the flight crew... Bottomline, no excuse for a over shoot of that type. The boys will be hung
     
  12. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    I see Skyhawks, Tomahawks cheese sandwiches and living with mom and dad in their future. They will eventually get parts of their tickets back, don’t know about their ATP's though…
     

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