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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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  • ticapnews
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    Originally posted by Handyman View Post

    113...down over 8%. A year ago today it was at $251.
    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!

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  • Proud2baLaker
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    Originally posted by bronconick View Post

    I guess their crew staffing software was held together with rubber band and feelings. So with the weather they have to call people to roster them and it's a 4 hour time on hold.
    I think that was a contributing factor the last time as well. Poorly designed system when it came to the crew staffing, combined with the flaws of a point-to-point system when weather strikes multiple areas and it was bound to happen again. Wont be the last time either.

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Tesla at 115, this should be margin call territory
    113...down over 8%. A year ago today it was at $251.

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  • bronconick
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    Originally posted by Proud2baLaker View Post

    The point-to-point style system Southwest uses (versus hub and spoke style by most other airlines) is apparently more prone to big issues when something like weather disrupts things and causes delays. A larger weather system like the one just experienced through much of the US can really cause havoc in that kind of system I guess. I feel like they had a similar problem another time in the last year or two when tons of flights were cancelled across the country but Southwest represented a disproportionate number of them.
    I guess their crew staffing software was held together with rubber band and feelings. So with the weather they have to call people to roster them and it's a 4 hour time on hold.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Tesla at 115, this should be margin call territory

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  • Handyman
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    Elmo is now "liking" posts by transphobic accounts. Libs of Tik Tok (the main one responsible for passing around lies about childrens hospitals) being the one that has gone viral. I give it a day before he changes Twitter sop you can't see other people's "likes" and "retweets" in response.

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