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  • Proud2baLaker
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Whaaaat? The cheap airline has a cheap system that doesn’t work when facing a difficult situation?
    I'm shocked! Shocked!



    Well not that shocked.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by unofan View Post
    Southwest basically has hubs these days. Vegas, Denver, Midway, to a lesser extent BWI, St. Louis, and one of the Dallas airports.

    What I'm reading is that the issue is their 25-year-old crew dispatching software, in which exceptions have to manually inputted with the crew calling in to a call center, and the hold times for that internal calling system is over half a day now because of the cascading cancellations.
    Whaaaat? The cheap airline has a cheap system that doesn’t work when facing a difficult situation?

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I miss MNS.... he'd have it all explained by now.
    Same. I’m kind of trying my best with my limited knowledge on the cargo side. MNS would’ve had us straightened out really quick.

    :-(

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    With all the M&A allowed everywhere, Im surprised legacy systems aren’t crapping out even more

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  • ticapnews
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    Southwest took almost $4 billion in federal bailout cash the last two years and gave the CEO a $9 million bonus, which I assume the company will be reversing in light of recent events.

    Right?

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    A year ago? You sure? Looks closer to 360, so I'm assuming typo?
    No I misread it...it is DOWN $251 from a year ago.

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  • unofan
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    Southwest basically has hubs these days. Vegas, Denver, Midway, to a lesser extent BWI, St. Louis, and one of the Dallas airports.

    What I'm reading is that the issue is their 25-year-old crew dispatching software, in which exceptions have to manually inputted with the crew calling in to a call center, and the hold times for that internal calling system is over half a day now because of the cascading cancellations.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    I miss MNS.... he'd have it all explained by now.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Handyman View Post

    113...down over 8%. A year ago today it was at $251.
    A year ago? You sure? Looks closer to 360, so I'm assuming typo?

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    With hubs your planes are all going through the same places so if a few planes get stuck because of weather you can rotate a plane meant to go to another destination or one sitting on reserve (though planes rarely sit on reserve). With point to point you don’t have those options usually, if a plane gets stuck you’re SOL.
    I have a family member at delta ops and heads ago I spent a shift with him . So cool to see the decisions he got to make about aircraft and crews.

    the hub system has some advantages

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by French Rage View Post

    I think so. While there's of course not an unlimited extra supply, there might be some possible swaps in the larger hubs, whereas point-to-point means there less likely to be a way to replace a plane that got stuck somewhere earlier in the system.





    Does anti-vaxxers still take credit for Southwest planes getting stuck?
    With hubs your planes are all going through the same places so if a few planes get stuck because of weather you can rotate a plane meant to go to another destination or one sitting on reserve (though planes rarely sit on reserve). With point to point you don’t have those options usually, if a plane gets stuck you’re SOL.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by French Rage View Post

    I think so. While there's of course not an unlimited extra supply, there might be some possible swaps in the larger hubs, whereas point-to-point means there less likely to be a way to replace a plane that got stuck somewhere earlier in the system.
    One of the hubs is O'Hare though, right?

    I think I see a problem...

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  • French Rage
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Is a hub more robust because you store your extra planes there so if an inbound flight is canceled you have a backup plane to fly outbound?
    I think so. While there's of course not an unlimited extra supply, there might be some possible swaps in the larger hubs, whereas point-to-point means there less likely to be a way to replace a plane that got stuck somewhere earlier in the system.





    Does anti-vaxxers still take credit for Southwest planes getting stuck?

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post

    In a recent tweet Elmo compared himself to Batman, keeping watch over Twitter as the Caped Crusader keeps watch over Gotham. What a Joker.
    I do appreciate him crashing his stock to own the libs, but I won't really feel owned until it hits 50. Come on T I know you can do it!
    He was certainly a Two Face, but I'd call him more of a Mad Hatter. But despite posturing as The Heretic in the end he's really Nobody.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Proud2baLaker View Post
    the flaws of a point-to-point system when weather strikes multiple areas
    Is a hub more robust because you store your extra planes there so if an inbound flight is canceled you have a backup plane to fly outbound?

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