My sister lives in San Antonio. Everytime I jumpseat to visit, it seems I am the only one on an Airbus with 6 or 7 seats. Maybe I am just lucky.
MEM-SAT. Two afternoon flights leave MEM around 3:00 pm (Airbus and -10, so around 10 or so seats total not including the cockpit jumpseats). Late night also two flights (Airbus and -10, one goes through Houston).
SAT-MEM. One morning flight and one evening flight.
I would guess the Moday night jumpseat into MEM fills fast.
Hey, don't listen to Sandman.....go ahead and start filling up those SAT-MEM seats!
What you want to stay away from is the DFW-MEM commute!
I think what you'll find is that certain days are tough (ie when everyone is trying to get to Mempho for their trip) and the rest of the week is wide open. Any city with a bunch of ex-military guys will be the same.
Just talked to the ramp manager in SAT and HE said "no more commuters". Sorry but we're full! We'll put your name on a waiting list BUT in the meantime I would consider Dallas. A lot of flights to-from Memfo and always the backup plan of driving in a pinch!
Jumpseating out of Dallas you'll run into A LOT of former AA guys who unfortunately NOW work for us! They'll get lost at night, keep asking about "their catering", wear their hats (uniform Nazi) and make silly PA announcments to the jumpseaters.