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SW effect coming to Hawaii

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by Kingairer, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Kingairer

    Kingairer Well-Known Member

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    SW announced yesterday that they will definitely, probably, service Hawaii. They also said they are also looking to serve intra Hawaii. Mainlanders can finally get to Hawaii some other way than by cruise liner. I assume they'll be successful since they haven't hit any speedbumps anywhere else in their time. discuss.
     
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  2. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    The “Southwest Effect.” Is that what they called it when ticket prices actually went up in ATL because AirTran was able to operate cheaper than SWA?
     
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  3. jynxyjoe

    jynxyjoe The Kickin' Chicken!

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    Maybe airTran should have charged more so they didn't get boughten'.
     
  4. Baronman

    Baronman Well-Known Member

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    How could it not shake up the market when the largest domestic operator decides to enter?
     
  5. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Because, contrary to popular belief, SWA is not always the cheapest seat in a market.
     
  6. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    Transpac doesn't exactly work the same way Washington Center does, and the Hawaii DOT (who runs the airports) is a huge disaster. It's a big deal for SWA ff members. That's about it.
     
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  7. Baronman

    Baronman Well-Known Member

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    Never said they were. But they're a big dog jumping into the pool. They'll make waves.
     
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  8. Baronman

    Baronman Well-Known Member

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    When I'm buying a ticket I don't really care or know what a transpac is. Takeoff, head West, talk to whoever you have to talk to.....

    Hawaii DOT a huge disaster....meaning it should effect all airlines across the board.
     
  9. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    Totally missed my point. Southwest's operation depends on taxiing umm... quickly, getting shortcuts, flying fast, quick turns and the like. All those things don't happen with transpac ops and the way the dot runs the airports. Sure, a passenger may not see that first hand, but they will sure feel the effects and the costs of it.
     
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  10. Nark

    Nark Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was going to be Hawaiian taxiing a million miles an hour.
     
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  11. Baronman

    Baronman Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t go so far as to say their operation depends on taxiing fast. The implication being that if they can’t taxi fast they’ll be unsuccessful. How much time really do you save taxiing a mile at 25kts vs 15kts. Not that much. Shortcuts? Who doesn’t get shortcuts now and again? Not that big a deal.
     
  12. grkero

    grkero fer yer health

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    It’s more realistic to compare 55 kts vs 15 kts. :D
     
  13. learhawkerbe400

    learhawkerbe400 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure the big 3s domestic networks are much bigger if you count their regional networks. Mainline to mainline tho SWA is biggest.
     
  14. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    (Coasting out)

    "Lookin' for direct Honolulu!"

    (umm)
     
  16. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    I was just thinking of posting something similar.

    "Why can't we?! There's nothing out here!"
     
  17. A Life Aloft

    A Life Aloft Well-Known Member

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    Good Lord. Swing and a miss yet again.
    Since the only thing you have ever flown is a paper airplane, what Nark said went completely over your head and you have no idea whatsoever what he is referring to. Your continued, non-relevant ignorant cut and paste is a waste of space. Stop trolling, bot boy.
     
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  18. Baronman

    Baronman Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately for them the routes are pretty direct.
     
  19. Bear

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  20. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    I can see it now

    "Honolulu center"

    "Why aren't they answering?"
     

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