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Aug 25, 19, 9:05 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,410
Posted By screeton

Actually, LIT didn't get a new nonstop to...

Actually, LIT didn't get a new nonstop to Houston, we had one of our last three LIT-DAL flights diverted to HOU, where fewer convenient connections are available. I fly SWA to HOU about twice a...
Aug 21, 19, 9:58 am
Replies: 1,046
Views: 207,272
Posted By screeton

LIT to AUS, which at times in the past has...

LIT to AUS, which at times in the past has enjoyed nonstop service, becomes difficult at best with the new 2020 schedules. LIT in January will pick up a HOU nonstop for first time since 2014, but...
Jun 13, 19, 8:07 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,914
Posted By screeton

Several hours ago I received a notice for August...

Several hours ago I received a notice for August 19 flight, changing from AUS-DAL-LIT to AUS-LAS-LIT at a considerable increase in trip time. We are currently trying to change to a much more obvious...
May 21, 19, 12:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By screeton

I have yet to receive a LUV voucher, or any other...

I have yet to receive a LUV voucher, or any other compensation, for any of these cancellations over the last 18 months. If its weather related, even weather on the other side of the country, its not...
May 21, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By screeton

Is more than the weather causing this high...

Is more than the weather causing this high cancellation rate? Are the bean counters (i.e. - the yield management people) looking at load factors and deciding that certain schedules are expendable? I...
May 17, 19, 9:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By screeton

Good luck on your travel out of Little Rock. On...

Good luck on your travel out of Little Rock. On two occasions in the last 12 months, I've been forced to rent a car at DAL and drive to LIT because the Little Rock segment was canceled - once...
Mar 26, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By screeton

Understood. My question was more about what was...

Understood. My question was more about what was involved getting from the DART station at DFW to the TEXRail station at DFW, since its reasonably easy to get to DART from Love Field. If that station...
Mar 25, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By screeton

With only one or two exceptions, I rarely gather...

With only one or two exceptions, I rarely gather enough hotel points at any one brand to reach the "free night" level at even their less expensive properties, so getting a few RR points is better...
Mar 25, 19, 7:43 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By screeton

Choice Hotels ends Southwest partnership

An email today from Choice Hotels (Comfort Suites, Clarion, etc.) advises that it will no longer be possible to earn Southwest points for stays at their hotels after May 23, 2019. I do not stay at...
Mar 25, 19, 12:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By screeton

Love Field To north Fort Worth - new options?

I fly frequently SWA into Love Field with an eventual destination in north Fort Worth. The Fort Worth destination is within walking distance of one of the new TEXRail stations. Is it possible to...
Mar 15, 19, 10:24 am
Replies: 1,046
Views: 207,272
Posted By screeton

The availability of WGA fares for the new time...

The availability of WGA fares for the new time period, basically the month of October, seems to have been severely restricted, and for those fares that are available, the point "cost" for WGA is ...
Mar 13, 19, 1:35 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,760
Posted By screeton

Hopefully SWA was already making contingency...

Hopefully SWA was already making contingency plans.... it has seemed probable for at least 36 hours or more, the odds have been on the side of the planes eventually getting grounded. This is not...
Mar 13, 19, 1:05 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,760
Posted By screeton

Did we delay this grounding so the POTUS could...

Did we delay this grounding so the POTUS could grandstand, or did he understand that the grounding was coming and just decide to take credit? Did Elaine Chao have a rough flight in the MAX from...
Mar 13, 19, 12:42 pm
Replies: 476
Views: 42,287
Posted By screeton

I am glad that the USA has finally and belatedly...

I am glad that the USA has finally and belatedly joined the rest of the world in grounding these planes until there is a better understanding of what caused the two crashes. From the beginning, the...
Mar 12, 19, 4:36 pm
Replies: 476
Views: 42,287
Posted By screeton

OK, so what are aircraft spotting features at the...

OK, so what are aircraft spotting features at the gate? All of the SWA MAX8s have tail numbers starting with N87 (as in N87xxx). Are those the only planes in the SWA fleet with that prefix? For...
Mar 12, 19, 12:03 pm
Replies: 476
Views: 42,287
Posted By screeton

Surely the liability lawyers are getting involved...

Surely the liability lawyers are getting involved in these corporate boardroom discussions at this point. With these planes officially grounded almost everywhere except for North American carriers,...
Mar 12, 19, 11:52 am
Replies: 54
Views: 9,689
Posted By screeton

With the European Union grounding the MAX8, it...

With the European Union grounding the MAX8, it seems inevitable that the entire fleet will soon be grounded, as well it should. Southwest could have led the carriers in this country in this regard...
Mar 11, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 9,689
Posted By screeton

The "new design" places the engines in a...

The "new design" places the engines in a different location which reportedly increases fuel efficiency and thus profits. Boeing design engineers obviously understood that some system would be needed...
Mar 11, 19, 2:19 pm
Replies: 476
Views: 42,287
Posted By screeton

You are probably correct on the SWA corporate...

You are probably correct on the SWA corporate reasoning for foot dragging. Sometimes, however, points are to be gained by doing what's right, without considering the nickel and dime financial...
Mar 11, 19, 11:15 am
Replies: 476
Views: 42,287
Posted By screeton

In this case, with safety questions being asked...

In this case, with safety questions being asked by many, the "high road" would be to allow changes without penalty, as simply a goodwill gesture if nothing else. It seems that SWA is constantly...
Mar 11, 19, 11:02 am
Replies: 186
Views: 17,127
Posted By screeton

From SW fleet stats, it appears that all of SW...

From SW fleet stats, it appears that all of SW MAX8 planes have tail numbers starting with N87, as in N87xxx. Knowing nothing about how these numbers are assigned, I don't know whether other types...
Mar 11, 19, 9:42 am
Replies: 476
Views: 42,287
Posted By screeton

I am a bit less concerned about the issue with...

I am a bit less concerned about the issue with UA, AC or AA because I do not regularly fly those carriers. I do regularly fly SW, so my attention is directed here. At the very minimum, SW should...
Mar 11, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 54
Views: 9,689
Posted By screeton

Suit yourself. If you are fine with it, go fly. ...

Suit yourself. If you are fine with it, go fly. Otherwise, no, we can't wait until the investigation in the Ethiopian crash is complete. I am checking my flights for the next few months, and will...
Mar 11, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 54
Views: 9,689
Posted By screeton

I have flown Southwest for years, my favorite and...

I have flown Southwest for years, my favorite and often my only airline. That said, I am also concerned about possible issues with the MAX. Yes, I know that compared to these two incidents, there...
Jan 24, 19, 10:00 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,715
Posted By screeton

On a few occasions, when traveling via DAL, I...

On a few occasions, when traveling via DAL, I have been moved to an earlier flight for the first leg of trip but still connected to the same flight for second leg of trip. My motivation was to put...
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