Southwest suspends select long-haul seat sales.


#1

Quoting a piece on PlaneBuzz that quotes Lehman Brothers analyst Gary Chase and confirmed by checking Southwest.com:

Southwest has suspends seat sales (not the flights) on the following flights.

Beginning with flights on Oct 4th the following flights have had seat sales suspended:

Oakland to Philadelphia’s only non-stop
Philadelphia to Oakland’s only non-stop
Oakland to Baltimore’s only non-stop
Baltimore to Oakland’s only non-stop
Both of Southwest’s Los Angeles to Philadelphia non-stops
Both of Southwest’s Philadelphia to Los Angeles non-stops
Both of Southwest’s Los Angeles to Baltimore non-stops
Both of Southwest’s Baltimore to Los Angeles non-stops.

It is possible that flights that link these legs, have also been suspended as well.


#2

If you had a confirmed reservation on the above outlined flights
Southwest has either contacted you or will contact you regarding
reaccomdating you including refunding non-refundable fare classes.


#3

Because the feds have a stupid segment fee tax, will Southwest be absorbing that tax when transferring you from a nonstop flight to a non-nonstop flight?


#4

Expect some additional cutbacks possible by SWA in the months to come. The fuel hedges they had in place for years are coming to a close and they are realizing just how expensive fuel is these days. As a result, a slowdown in expansion is planned and some cutbacks in flying are likely.


#5

Someone told me I should have been this under this thread. Pardon
me for forgetting to search for this older thread.