No LUV for Southwest?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by skoker, Dec 18, 2005.

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Like or Dislike Southwest Airlines?

  1. LUV them

    31 vote(s)
    44.3%
  2. HATE them

    14 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Don't live in US/never dealt with them

    25 vote(s)
    35.7%
  1. skoker macrumors 68000

    skoker

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    #1
    Anybody who knows me knows that I'm a huge fan of Southwest Airlines, so when I recently had a pro-Southwest message as my iChat status, I was appalled to get a bunch of massages telling me how much everybody hates Southwest.

    So the question is: Do you like or dislike Southwest Airlines? Why?
     
  2. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #2
    I was looking for comments too, voters :D
     
  3. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    they do a great job with their niche market. not to say i haven't had a few bad experiences with them but overall they do their job well.

    i remember the days when they mainly flew around texas and the flight attendents wore hot pants and go-go boots. ahhh, the 70's...
    check it out!

    ntm, their stock(LUV) has treated me very nicely thru the years.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  5. Cfg5 macrumors regular

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    I flew Southwest a couple of times. The flights were smooth, but the plane was kind of noisy, there wasn't a meal, and no movie. I think the tickets were cheap though so the meal/movie were justified.

    Also, Southwest hasn't had one single person die on any of their flights.
     
  6. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    They're cheaper than the others almost every time. They're quick, and they fly into smaller secondary airports like Burbank, instead of Los Angeles International. Midway instead of Chicago O'Hare. San Jose instead of San Francisco. If you want service, go get a facial. If you want to fly without hassle, SW is the way to go.
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    They, like all airlines in the USA, don't know the meaning of customer service (I've flown multiple times on pretty much all of them), but apart from that, I think they run a really good outfit, better than many of their competitors.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Which, is generally regarded as a good thing. :) ;)
     
  9. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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  10. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to fly Southwest West often but I got sick of the tier group seating method they used. I never liked showing up really early just to make sure I had a chance of sitting next to my wife. If they changed it to where you could buy actual seats like a normal airline, I would go back. Until then, no way, not even to save 20 bucks.


    &Z
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    They're pretty cheap, and they fly out of PVD. (which is in Warwick :confused: ) so I like them. Of course, I wouldn't fly cross country with them, unless they let me have some time to buy food at a stop.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I've only flown them once (Oakland to Salt Lake), and it was okay. My parents swear by LUV, but I'm rather ambivalent about them.

    <waits for iGary to chime in>
     
  13. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Southwest is better than AirTran.

    omg.. airtran.. NO. Just. NO.
    where else can you fly for ~$89?
    Heck yea, Southwest!

    and the dude who founded it revolutionized the airline industry! He's a business dude of awesome!
     
  14. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    Flew on SWA today.

    From Chicago Midway to Detroit Metro.

    Home for the holidays. Haha all the flight attendents were young and were cracking jokes on the PA the whole time. It was an experience

    not a bad one BTW......;)
     
  15. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly.

    While I don't mind WN, I don't fly them often, either. I fly United most of the time.

    I do enjoy the typical WN jokes, however...and I love Airline.
     
  16. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    ARG, SW SUCKS YOU DESERVED TO BE [​IMG]

    Just kidding skoker, but you know how I feel about your obsession with airlines/airplanes.
     
  17. Golden_315 macrumors member

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    Don't really know anything about southwest, but if they are anything like Northwest I like them. If only because I got bumped up to first class on an 8 hour fliht. Otherwise they are a decent airline
     
  18. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    I am all about flying cheap. Through work we do a lot of travel and we refer to SW as "The Bus" not bad for what you pay and I don't mind the "Cattle Call" seating as I usually fly alone. Great for business, maybe not so great with a family.
     
  19. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha...NW and WN are completly different.

    • WN Flies only 737s...while NW is still flying DC-9s and DC-10s
    • WN is one class only
    • WN has no assigned seating
    • WN offers no meal service apart from drinks and peanuts
    • WN isn't broke
    • WN doesn't have as many maintence problems
     
  20. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    For only a few choice words, that analogy speaks volumes! :) ;)
     
  21. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    was wating for the reality tv show clip to show up :D
     
  22. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I was waiting on iGary to post something, too.
    Funny, everytime I happen across that program, it is always this episode.:p

    I'd like to see the unedited version, though.;)

    I don't mind SW, but I don't fly often enough to really care one way or the other.
     
  23. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    #24
    this sums up my feeling as well... i fly whatever is cheapest- usually southwest
     
  24. iGary Guest

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    Considering all but the foreign airlines have gone to ****, I don't mind flying Southwest at this point, because you get the same service (none) on just about any airline you fly...

    I will not fly SW cross country on SW, though. I need a movie and a meal on a 5-hour flight.

    As far as the uncut version of my Airline episdoe, just add a few "Jesus Christs," "****ing Hells" and "This is ********s."
     

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