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Added Flying for Thanksgiving

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Heads-up, Turkey-day travellers!  We just added some extra sections for the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving in some markets to meet Customer demand (thanks, Bob J. in Schedule Planning and Allan K. in Revenue Management!).  It’s not a lot of flights–we’re a little constrained on aircraft availability for the Thanksgiving period, but we worked creatively with our colleagues and friends in Maintenance Planning, Charters, and Ground Operations, and we’ve been able to find available aircraft time to put these flights into the schedule.  We will, of course, keep looking to see if we can add even more seats where the advance bookings tell us we’re not going to have enough.  It’s like planning the Thanksgiving feast–you never want to run out of turkey, dressing, or mashed potatoes–and we don’t want to run out of seats for you guys!

Extra sections are listed below and all are available for sale at southwest.com or 1-800-IFLYSWA.

 

Extra Saturday Flights, November 29   

From                           To                     Departs             Arrives
Dallas                          Lubbock                    5:45 p.m.          6:50 p.m.
Lubbock                      Dallas                        4:30 p.m.          5:30 p.m.
Chicago/Midway        Raleigh/Durham       6:30 p.m.          9:15 p.m.
San Diego                  Sacramento              7:20 p.m.          8:55 p.m.
Sacramento                San Diego                5:20 p.m.          6:45 p.m.

Extra Sunday Flights, November 30   

From                           To                              Departs             Arrives
Austin                          Tampa Bay              7:20 a.m.          10:35 a.m.
Baltimore                    Providence              10:35 a.m.        11:45 a.m.
Baltimore                    St. Louis                   11:30 a.m.        12:50 p.m.
Baltimore                    Chicago/Midway      9:30 a.m.          10:35 a.m.
Indianapolis                Chicago/Midway      11:40 a.m.          11:35 a.m.
Chicago/Midway        Indianapolis              9:35 a.m.          11:35 a.m.
Providence                 Baltimore                  8:55 a.m.          10:15 a.m.
Raleigh/Durham         Baltimore                  8:00 a.m.          9:00 a.m.
St. Louis                      Baltimore                  8:00 a.m.          10:55 a.m.
Tampa Bay                 Austin                        10.55 a.m.         12:05 p.

 

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Isn’t there an additional MDW departure on the Sunday list that goes with the 9:30 Chicago-bound flight from Baltimore?

  2. A little constrained? Not us wink wink! I see over 30 every night. Who knows what Brian does with the other 500 of them? ;-P

    Regulations require one post only in the forward que. No lines or congregating are allowed up front. All other posts must wait at their seats or use the rear que!

    Ding! boy Joe.

  3. Hey Bill,
    Sun Country Airlines announced today it is deferring 50 percent of its employees’ wages through the end of the year so it looks like they are hanging on by a thread and might be the next airline to close up shop. Since they also run all 737′s, I would expect some resumes coming towards Southwest Airlines. Maybe with some luck, they could sell some planes to SWA and you guys could expand into more markets. There is a large gap that SWA does not cover in the southeast (except Florida) and midwest.

  4. ejmelton–

    Woops! You’re right. Here is what those two flights should have be:

    MDW-IND WN25 9:35 – 11:35
    IND-MDW WN22 11:40 – 11:35

    Sorry for the corn-fusion! Brian has corrected the main post with right flight times.

    Bill

  5. When are you going to give Dings to Houston…Since the hurricane, we haven’t been in the DINGS……We are all trying to get back to normal here, and normal for us is booking flights on your DING……….Please hurry and add us in !

    Thank you,

    Not normal yet :)

  6. Bill, looks like a typo on the IND-MDW flights. Shouldn’t

    Indianapolis Chicago/Midway 9:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
    Chicago/Midway Indianapolis 9:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

    actually be

    Indianapolis Chicago/Midway 12:40 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
    Chicago/Midway Indianapolis 9:35 a.m. 11:35 a.m.

    Which, of course, gets that MDW crew and plane home.

    Thanks for sharing the world of scheduling with us!

  7. Thank you guys so much for the hard work that it took to find the resources just to make these few changes possible. Hopefully you guys will get another break here soon, and get another grouping of aircraft ready to get their “Turkey Wings”!

    Joseph R. Meyers

    Dallas, Texas