Southwest Airlines appears to be moving closer to forging interline and codesharing pacts with other airlines, now that it has the technology in place to foster those relationships, and has a framework to negotiate codeshare and interlining tie-ups with its pilots.The airline believes the business case for creating new airline partnerships remains robust, and codeshares could provide Southwest with an additional revenue stream that could reach millions annually.So that would mean they wouldn't be going from /hr down to /hr. Sounds like you have Southwest confused with someone else (see earlier post where someone found where the centers are at today).
But we have absolutely no plans to ever charge for them, and I hope we never do."....
How about the part about no layoffs; the lawyers must have crafted his weasel words very carefully, to dance around the closure of a reservation center in Grand Prarie Texas, moving /hour employees to Tulsa, where they now make /hour.
Harteveldt says the company has been able to maintain such a strong culture because "Southwest places such an emphasis on the types of people they hire." But "they have a big challenge in keeping the culture alive," he says.
Harteveldt believes the company's workers notably the frontline "troops aren't exactly motivated" they same way they have been over the carrier's history. How about the part about no layoffs; the lawyers must have crafted his weasel words very carefully, to dance around the closure of a reservation center in Grand Prarie Texas, moving /hour employees to Tulsa, where they now make /hour.
Southwest Airlines Customer Representatives book, on average, 45,232 reservations daily; 317,497 reservations weekly; and 1.4 million reservations monthly.
Approximately 16.5 million reservations have been booked by Southwest Airlines Customer Representatives in the last 12 months.SWA is in a race to the bottom and the employees are getting hosed through contract delays, interpretations, failing to respect the importance of internal customers, and the list goes on.Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday that the company is closing three reservations centers, consolidating the number of reservations centers it operates from nine into six.Southwest is moving closer to having the capability to forge interline and codesharing partnerships with other airlines, now having completed adoption of the Amadeus reservation system earlier in 2017.Speaking to CAPA TV at the recent Latin American Aviation Summit in Cartagena, Colombia, Southwest Airlines director of international planning Steven Swan stated that forging partnerships is “something we’re focused on right now”, and Amadeus “gives us the foundation to go ahead with that”.What was even worse was that the gate cleared in about 10 minutes at Midway, but since the pilot needed to "get out of the way" of other taxiing aircraft, he relocated the plane to the otherside of the line of aircraft waiting for take-off.