southwest pilots!! a question, if you please...

cforst513

Giggity giggity goo!!!
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Posts
1,854
Total Time
2100
a quick question: my girlfriend is flying from CMH to PHX tomorrow. for that long of a flight, is there any in-flight entertainment (besides the flight crew and flight attendants)? do their 737's have screens? if so, how many usually?
 

Resume Writer

Registered User
Joined
Feb 7, 2004
Posts
1,121
Total Time
16 yrs
cforst513 said:
a quick question: my girlfriend is flying from CMH to PHX tomorrow. for that long of a flight, is there any in-flight entertainment (besides the flight crew and flight attendants)? do their 737's have screens? if so, how many usually?

I don't think that SWA has any inflight entertainment, at least not when I worked for them. That costs money and SWA saves money - that is why they are "no frills."

Have her bring a good book or some magazines - perhaps a cd or dvd player. Also, make sure she brings something to eat.

Kathy
 

cforst513

Giggity giggity goo!!!
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Posts
1,854
Total Time
2100
k, thanks kathy. i didn't think that they did, but i was just checking. as for the food bit, do they even have a snack or drink service? if so, free or do you have to pay for it?
 

Steveair

Well-known member
Joined
May 15, 2004
Posts
433
Total Time
5000
cforst513 said:
a quick question: my girlfriend is flying from CMH to PHX tomorrow. for that long of a flight, is there any in-flight entertainment (besides the flight crew and flight attendants)? do their 737's have screens? if so, how many usually?

Having just deplaned about an hour ago, SWA still has no inflight entertainment. They do, however, still provide you with a drink and some snacks which is more than you can say for some other airlines out there. On the plus sides, the seats seemed more comfortable than AA's or NWA.

Tell her to bring a book or a magazine.
 

cforst513

Giggity giggity goo!!!
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Posts
1,854
Total Time
2100
will do. thanks for the info!!!! except you, flechas. sigh.... let's CONTRIBUTE to the conversation, man!!! naw, i'm j/k :)
 

Flechas

........
Joined
Aug 2, 2003
Posts
1,964
Total Time
$$$$$$
cforst513 said:
will do. thanks for the info!!!! except you, flechas. sigh.... let's CONTRIBUTE to the conversation, man!!! naw, i'm j/k :)

Haha, I though it was flaim bait :D
 

cforst513

Giggity giggity goo!!!
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Posts
1,854
Total Time
2100
flame bait? from me? neeeeeeever....
 

cforst513

Giggity giggity goo!!!
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Posts
1,854
Total Time
2100
hey flechas, how long have you been on page 1? i feel like i should know this....

i'm rapidly moving up page 2!! gimme.... another month or so and i'll be passing you!:D

i need a life, good lord.
 

Immelman

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 10, 2002
Posts
324
Total Time
340
The only inflight entertainment SWA has are the cabin crew, and you have to appreciate the sense of humor for it to really entertain... but they are more entertaining than you'll find on UA/AA....
 

Resume Writer

Registered User
Joined
Feb 7, 2004
Posts
1,121
Total Time
16 yrs
Snacks are free and so are drinks - with the exception of alcohol. Pretty standard for most airlines. Some airlines have the "buy onboard" program, but not SWA. I would say to bring something that is sealed or buy it right before she gets on the plane. You might check the TSA website for her on the rules of what can go through security as far as food items.
 

Flechas

........
Joined
Aug 2, 2003
Posts
1,964
Total Time
$$$$$$
Haha, I think I just made it there this week, hadn't noticed!!

I need a life too, If I make it to the top 15 I will retire.
 

RunUp

Active member
Joined
Jan 17, 2002
Posts
32
Total Time
250
After watching a few episodes of "Airline," I'm afraid to get on SWA. Kind of like traveling on Greyhound.
 

TR4A

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2003
Posts
437
Total Time
15000+
RunUp said:
After watching a few episodes of "Airline," I'm afraid to get on SWA. Kind of like traveling on Greyhound.
You are seeing a very small percent of the passengers that we carry. The other 99.99 percent would make dull reality TV.
 

Kream926

pimpin' aint easy
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Posts
1,196
Total Time
1.21
speaking of frills or lack of, im flying tomorow for the semi-annual parental visit on AA for the frist time. i looked on my itinerary and it sais that breakfast will be served and brunch on the way back. is this for real? BTW its on a MD - 88
 

cforst513

Giggity giggity goo!!!
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Posts
1,854
Total Time
2100
i don't see why not. i've flown AA only once (from CMH to LAX and back) and i got treated pretty well. the 767 to LAX had food service which cost like $3 (i had to dig deep in the wallet for that one) as well as a movie. on the way back, on a super-80, i was able to ask them for 2 drinks and a bunch of the free snacks. they treated me well.

where are you headed to and from, Kream? did the ticket say anything about having to pay for the food?
 

Kream926

pimpin' aint easy
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Posts
1,196
Total Time
1.21
tul - buf

nothing about paying for it
 

jarhead

master of my domain
Joined
Mar 27, 2002
Posts
1,162
Total Time
low
Frills still available...

Continental Airlines Continues to Offer Full Service Product on Domestic Flights at No Cost
Monday June 27, 1:27 pm ET

NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As passenger traffic increases during an already-busy summer travel season, Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL - News) continues to be the only major U.S. carrier to offer a full array of complimentary amenities to customers traveling in economy on domestic flights including meals, entertainment, non-alcoholic beverages, pillows, blankets, magazines and curbside check-in.

"In an environment where our competitors continue to cut or charge for economy-class amenities, we have chosen to preserve our product by keeping the services we know our customers value," said Jim Compton, Continental's Executive vice president of Marketing. "We continue to focus on providing the best service in the industry and offering a superior product to our customers is clearly a big part of that."

Meals and snacks are served at mealtimes in economy class on flights over two hours in length. Examples of meals offered in coach on Continental's domestic flights include the following:

Breakfast
* Cereal basket with milk, banana and muffin, and coffee, juice or tea
* Tray with hot breakfast egg sandwich on croissant or biscuit, fruit
appetizer and yogurt

Lunch/Dinner
* Sandwich with fresh snack (apple or carrots) and candy

Sandwich options include smoked turkey, turkey and cheese, oven
roasted turkey, baked ham and cheese, tuna salad and roast beef.

* Hot sandwich or personal cheese pizza, salad cup (pasta or potato
salad), packaged chips and Pepperidge Farm cookies

Hot sandwich options include barbeque chicken on a Kaiser roll,
charbroiled hamburger, breaded chicken on a Kaiser roll, spinach
cheese stromboli, turkey club and chopped steak and Swiss cheese.

On many of Continental's domestic flights, free inflight audio and visual entertainment is included. Feature films currently offered on Continental's domestic flights include: Be Cool, Hitch, Robots, Sideways, The Wedding Date, A Guy Thing and 13 Going on 30. Movies change monthly. July's offerings include: Fever Pitch, In Good Company, Miss Congeniality and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, and Beauty Shop.

For video-equipped flights under 90 minutes in duration, Continental offers the acclaimed ContinentalVision, with a variety of programming including sitcoms, news, music videos and travel features.

Up to 20 audio channels featuring a variety of music and talk-radio options are available on audio-equipped domestic flights. Customers are offered a selection encompassing everything from opera to oldies to hip-hop.

In addition to Continental's acclaimed inflight magazine, Continental, a monthly publication featuring the latest business and travel trends, the carrier offers a number of well-known, national publications on its flights. A sampling of magazines found on Continental's recent domestic flights include: Conde Nast Traveler, The Economist, Elle, Entrepreneur, Food and Wine, Golf Digest, GQ, Newsweek, Time, and Travel & Leisure.

Pillows and blankets are stocked on all domestic and international flights at no added cost to ensure customer comfort.

The carrier continues to offer curbside check-in to all customers at no charge, whereas some competitors have begun charging per bag.

Continental Airlines is the world's sixth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental connection has more than 3,000 daily departures throughout the Americas Europe and Asia, serving 150 domestic and 130 international destinations, more than any other carrier in the world. Nearly 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines, which include Aeromexico, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. With 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 56 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.

For the second consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2005 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also included in the publication's annual "Top 50" list, which ranks all companies, across a wide variety of industries, that appear in the Global Most Admired Companies issue. Continental again won major awards at the 2005 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Airline of the Year" and "Best Airline Based in North America" for the second consecutive year, and "Best Executive/Business Class" for the third consecutive year. For more company information, visit www.continental.com .
 
Top