What's the purpose of Southwest visiting KMIA for 30min?


#1

The Flight in was from San Antonio that landed at 1:20 PM EDT on the Aug 18th as flight 7350 and left for Orlando at 1:50 PM EDT as flight 8601.


#2

Likely a charter.


#3

Military charters at WN are 7000-7999 series flight numbers so the 7350 was a DOD charter arriving from SAT.
Charter ferries (deadheading a plane to or from a charter) are 8550-8699 so the 8601 was the deadhead back to pilot/airplane base.

flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA7 … /KSAT/KMIA
flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 … /KMIA/KMCO


#4

Also, don’t forget that the usual turn-around time for Southwest is 25 to 30 minutes.


#5

Makes sense, the Military knows how to deplane a whole lot more efficiently that civilians and also they probably bussed their own bags too.


#6

The flight attendants could deplane faster if they sounded more like the sargent clearing the bus at basic training too. :sunglasses: