WN going to Hawaii

Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:17 pm
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WN going to Hawaii

From Twitter:

Southwest Airlines‏Verified account @SouthwestAir 5m5 minutes ago
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David, we know it's been awhile... but we're going to Hawaii, and we want you on one of our first flights!Southwest Airlines added,
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@SouthwestAir Can you pls enter the HI market (interisland & transpacific)? We are hurting for good fares! Mahalo!
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You heard that right. Were thrilled to share our intention to bring our world-famous hospitality and value to the Hawaiian Islands!
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:20 pm
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Seems like a weird way to announce it...
Bet someone jumped the gun!
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by njf1003
Seems like a weird way to announce it...
Bet someone jumped the gun!
Supposedly Gary Kelly announced at 8 PM PST in a California.

Link to the twitter post

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:22 pm
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No way - this is completely Southwest style (the tweets) and the tweet/s have already started going viral. Classically clever marketing by Southwest.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:33 pm
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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...300535236.html
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:40 pm
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One of my former employees is a WN FA and she posted to Facebook that Gary announced it at their spirit party at universal studios. So glad this is finally happening. Hope there are no restrictions on using CP with it.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:44 pm
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anybody know what city pairs ?

Thank You
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:51 pm
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Adding interisland flights would be icing on the cake.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:55 pm
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https://instagram.com/p/BaIfpiBhow2/

https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/Southwest-Stories/We-re-Going-to-Hawaii-Baby/ba-p/61199
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:59 pm
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Aloha!!!

What a pleasant surprise!!! Southwest is going to Hawaii. Wooo Hoo!!!

Here's a news link:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...011-story.html
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 11:12 pm
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Confired by pilot making cabin announcement

On flight 4262 to San Diego as I write this. Pilot interrupted cabin with an in flight announcement Aloha Hawaii
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by nsx
Adding interisland flights would be icing on the cake.
Apparently they are actually considering this?

"Southwest executives also acknowledged that they are evaluating offering interisland travel a move that would cut into Hawaiian Airlines stranglehold in the islands and potentially hurt smaller local carriers Island Air, Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air. In addition, Southwest said it is considering nonstop flights to neighbor islands."

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/1...ce-on-the-way/
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 11:46 pm
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Aren't most aircraft really not suited for frequent short flights? IIRC, that's why Hawaiian flies 717s between the islands.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by hnl808
Apparently they are actually considering this?
Yes, they are considering this. As long if they have enough more competitive against HA, and a few other airlines, as well.

We shall see what happen soon enough.

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Aren't most aircraft really not suited for frequent short flights? IIRC, that's why Hawaiian flies 717s between the islands.
Yes, they will have more frequent on any interislands flight.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 11:58 pm
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Aloha southwest! I was going to post in one of the WN Hawaii rumors threads that at MDW this past weekend we had a friendly GA while waiting for the flight crew to arrive from another flight ask us in the boarding area "where would you like me to ask the pilot to divert you to for a little vacation?" And when someone shouted Hawaii he coyly said "not quite yet!" Great to see that it's happening, looking forward to more info in coming weeks!
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