Southwest announces LGA Routes

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Southwest-Airlines-Announces-prnews-14866114.html

DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Start spreading the news, Southwest Airlines is starting in June! Southwest Airlines will be touching down in the Big Apple on June 28, 2009. The Dallas-based airline will offer a total of eight daily nonstop departures--five daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway and LaGuardia and three daily nonstop departures between Baltimore/Washington and LaGuardia. Southwest is offering these new flights with fares as low as $89 one-way for Chicago flights and $49 one-way for Baltimore/Washington flights with a 14-day advance purchase (see fare rules below). To view a complete list of Southwest's flights from LaGuardia, visit: www.southwest.com
"Southwest Airlines brings to the New York market our unmatched record in Customer Service, our no hidden fees policy, and great flight service to two of our most convenient airports--Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington," said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. "Customers in both Chicago and the DC area now have a new low fare choice when planning trips into LaGuardia."
"New York City has always and will continue to succeed because we offer the people who come here for business or vacations things they just can't get anywhere else," said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. "As families and businesses weigh every travel decision carefully, Southwest's arrival at LaGuardia isn't just a boon for New Yorkers - it makes it a lot easier for people around the country to access New York's unparalleled ideas, energy, and entrepreneurism."
In addition to the eight daily nonstop flights, Southwest Airlines will offer direct or connecting service to more than 45 destinations from New York City, including: Las Vegas, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Diego, just to name a few. To view all of Southwest's destinations from LaGuardia visit http://gallery.swamedia.com/photos/value=open/type=jpg . Southwest Airlines will operate from Gate B4 in LaGuardia's Central Terminal.
"For years, Customers have asked for Southwest service into New York City, and we are now connecting two of our largest markets with the nation's largest city," Kelly said.
When shopping for Southwest online, it's important to know that Southwest Airlines low fares are only available at www.southwest.com. Not only will Customers find Southwest's great rates online at www.southwest.com, but the site also hosts Southwest's Travel Guide where Customers can check out New York City travel tips posted by those who frequent the Big Apple. To celebrate the new service, one of Southwest Airlines' very own New Yorkers posted her favorite things about New York on Southwest's blog--Nuts About Southwest. To view her insider tips, visit: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/new-york-la-guardia-my-homecoming. To get an insider perspective on Southwest's LaGuardia schedule check out the following post: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/southwests-now-in-a-new-york-state-of-mind.
After nearly 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation's leading low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service, and no hidden fees. Southwest Airlines is the most productive airline in the sky and offers Customers a comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest recently updated its gate areas and improved its boarding procedure to make flying Southwest Airlines even more convenient. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV - News), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 65 cities (adding Boston Logan in the fall) in 33 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 35,000 Employees systemwide.
 

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Oooooo, they'll be competing with the mighty dash on the BWI route. Wonder who will win that fight...
 

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It will be a Dash and 737 sitting next to one another on the pad. I guess we will have something new to look at while we run our APU's.
 

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No nonstops to LBB or MAF? What a shame. Well, at least the crews could end up there after 4 or 5 stops maybe. (hopefully)

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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Have fun in LGA. I was there yesterday and we had a 4 hour delay. It might make 20 min turns more difficult.
 

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No nonstops to LBB or MAF? What a shame. Well, at least the crews could end up there after 4 or 5 stops maybe. (hopefully)

Bye Bye--General Lee
Glad that international "all-in" play is working out for Delta GL. Checked out your own loads lately? Even very large people could get their own row these days international. 100 plus seats open tomorrow to AMS for example in case you were wondering.

Hope your domestic brothers don't get offended at LGA when ground sends SWA ahead of them for takeoff- spacing for ATL and all ...

Can't believe LBB is a dry down though. Is your wife a tea drinker or did TT have their own supply? :)

BD
 

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...no V1 taxi speeds in LGA ;) Queen Latifah will have none of that while she buggers up the flow.
 

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Glad that international "all-in" play is working out for Delta GL. Checked out your own loads lately? Even very large people could get their own row these days international. 100 plus seats open tomorrow to AMS for example in case you were wondering.

Hope your domestic brothers don't get offended at LGA when ground sends SWA ahead of them for takeoff- spacing for ATL and all ...

Can't believe LBB is a dry down though. Is your wife a tea drinker or did TT have their own supply? :)

BD

Thanks Benny. We are not "all in" for INTL, rather we still have 60% DOM, and 40% INTL. A lot of that has been shifted around this year due to lower expectations, just like your own schedules. Most of us have heard that the economy, and World Wide travel, will probably rebound in 2010, and we were the first to actually start cutting the "fat" (in the form of 100 50 seat RJs). As far as 100 open seats tomorrow to AMS, well, that's great for nonrevving. Will it be like that this Summer? Probably not. Do you ever go to AMS for Spring Break? You probably go see your boyfriend over there.

And, I am just thankful that we DON'T go to LBB and MAF, and allow you guys to rule the roost to those cities. Knock yourselves out, and just be FANTASTIC.


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General- 12,500 plus posts. Good grief, get a hobby. Never mind, I just figured out this is it!
 

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...no V1 taxi speeds in LGA ;) Queen Latifah will have none of that while she buggers up the flow.

Please tell me she's not still there...... I haven't been to LGA for several years but I know exactly who you're talking about!
 

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And, I am just thankful that we DON'T go to LBB and MAF,
General....Delta at one time did fly to those cities....you guys just couldn't compete....as I recall, Delta flew there from the DFW hub....seems you guys couldn't hang there either.
 

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Delta international loads off more that 15%, more than any other international carrier.

Not good...
 

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General- 12,500 plus posts. Good grief, get a hobby. Never mind, I just figured out this is it!
Great comeback, since you FINALLY saw how many posts I have. Bravo. Enjoy Harlingen.

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General....Delta at one time did fly to those cities....you guys just couldn't compete....as I recall, Delta flew there from the DFW hub....seems you guys couldn't hang there either.
Couldn't compete? How about we wanted to put assets into towns that could produce more revenue from business travellers? That sounds more likely. You are the only carrier to fly there with mainline sized planes, which means the towns aren't that big for legacy carriers to justify it. You have nothing smaller to fly in there anyway, unless SkyWest becomes your regional feed (like some people have rumored). If you still had 737-200s, you would be flying those in there right now. So, enjoy Amarillo.

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Delta international loads off more that 15%, more than any other international carrier.

Not good...
For the Spring? You mean during Spring Break? We haven't even hit Summer yet. And, we have already PROACTIVELY cut a lot of future routes this Summer (RDU to CDG for example, along with BDL to AMS) to make sure we don't waste too much money. That is GOOD. You have forgotten to mention some other things though, like all of the good synergies this merger has brought (like merging ground people together and dumping extra gates that cost extra money)---which will save huge money, along with fuel being a lot cheaper this Summer than last. We were stung by the high fuel hedge bug too (just like you guys), but after the 1st quarter of this year---our hedges go way down, meaning a pretty good year overall for 09. Regardless, enjoy Lubbock.


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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Starting to think Genital is really part of management. Do you have a signed photo of Steenland on your wall? He is so dreamy!
 

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You have forgotten to mention some other things though, like all of the good synergies this merger has brought (like merging ground people together and dumping extra gates that cost extra money)---which will save huge money, along with fuel
"Dumping extra gates" is somehow good?

You know, they're not making any more. Your management is just setting you up to get competed into the ground--during boom times, fast-growing airlines are stymied only by the lack of available gate space, because the legacies keep 'em locked up.

You really are a tool, just like everyone said. You even think giving away gates is somehow "good" for your company.
 
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