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Southwest: Pilots – Cabin Crew Back For Busy Summer!

Southwest: Pilots – Cabin Crew Back For Busy Summer!

Southwest Airlines will return more pilots and cabin crew to work, ahead of what promises to be a busy summer season. Southwest Airlines followed an aggressive expansion plan in recent months, but this didn’t change the status of many employees. During the pandemic,...
Jumping In With Both Feet: Southwest MAX Deliveries

Jumping In With Both Feet: Southwest MAX Deliveries

After Boeing announced the latest Southwest MAX order yesterday, the airline detailed the schedule for its deliveries, and some NG retirements. With deliveries of 737-8 aircraft continuing this year, Southwest yesterday announced the biggest MAX order since well...
They Did It: Southwest Places Gigantic 737 MAX Order!

They Did It: Southwest Places Gigantic 737 MAX Order!

Southwest just placed the biggest MAX order since the type’s ungrounding, ending speculation that they might make a switch to Airbus. The Southwest order is for the 737 MAX-7. We first heard rumors that such an order was coming on the 10th of March, the day before...
MAX-7 – Southwest On The Brink Of Massive Order?

MAX-7 – Southwest On The Brink Of Massive Order?

There are persistent rumors that Southwest is about to announce an order of hundreds of 737 MAX-7 aircraft. Such an order would be a triumph for Boeing. But is it a given? Today, Southwest will begin operations again with its 737 MAX fleet. It comes two years and a...
How To [NOT] Compare Efficiency For Hawaii Operations

How To [NOT] Compare Efficiency For Hawaii Operations

Can we really compare the efficiency of different airliners, relying on raw numbers? Do numbers tell the whole story or are there more key factors to consider? We often list percentage improvements in efficiency, when we compare different aircraft. This requires a bit...