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Above and Beyond

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Blogger and Southwest Airlines Schedule Planning Employee Bill Owen talks about how SWA Employees put their lives on hold to help secure the Company.    
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WE LOVE TO FLY WITH SOUTHWEST . . . ONE REASON IS THE POLICY OF OPEN SEATING, WE GET TO THE AIRPORT EARLY AND BOARD WITH THE FIRST GROUP, THUS GETTING OUR CHOICE OF SEATS, PLEASE KEEP THE OPEN SEATING POLICY . . . ALSO ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO FLY TO EUROPE, ESPECIALS BRUSSELS BELGIUM???
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We love to fly Southwest, and frequently do. For a long time I have hopefully envisaged Southwest making avaiilable flights "across the pond." It could be a no frills situation, called the Europe Express, and fly from the Washington, D. C. area and/or Newark. The Southwest Hub at Baltimore would provide tremendous access for people from around the country. A flat fare structure with variable seasonal fares could be a profitable situation for Southwest. The proverbial "fly in the ointment" would, of course, be the need for a larger aircraft purchase. Five large planes, for starters, could do it, because Southwest could also use the planes, around the clock with destinations, east coast to west coast, west coast to Hawaii, and, of course, east coast across the pond to Europe. The big question would, of course, be: To WHICH CITY. There are good possibilities in either London Stanstead or London Luton, preferably the former for traveller convenience. Paris' La Bourget would be a great bet, if the French Government would permit it. CDG is out, for landing costs; however, Orly would be a good bet for lower cost landings, etc. Brussels is tempting but an inconvenience for the majority of Americans whose aims in Europe do not include Brussels as the best pivotal and convenient site. Hats off to Southwest Airlines - and I hope that it will consider the leasing of some 777s for THE SW EUROPE EXPRESS.