- Oct 17, 2004
- Total Time
It's funny how much better the AT job was, AFTER the 9/27 acquisition announcement.
I'm only being vocal now because I have seen both sides. I jumpseated on SWA around 2007, after upgrading on the 737 at AT. It was then that I realized we had a much better/modern approach to flying the 737. I told many a first officer that our procedures were better than SWAs IMO. There are many positives to SWA buying my airline. More access to dif bases. More destinations to non rev to. A larger more powerful company that has increased health and retirement benefits. Not denying any of that. The fallacy is that so many want to believe that SWA can be this personal fun loving airline and its enormous size. It's more of a concept than a practice now, from a top down perspective. Bottom line is I enjoy the drive to work more than the flying now. And that's OK. Everything changes.