Review of Southwest Airlines flight Seattle San Jose in Economy

Airline Southwest Airlines
Flight WN3999
Class Economy
Seat 20F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:15
Take-off 15 Feb 20, 09:30
Arrival at 15 Feb 20, 11:45
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By 609
Published on 8th March 2020

On February 15, 2020, I took a flight from Seattle, WA to San Jose, CA to visit my old hometown and friends. I flew from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA/KSEA) to Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC/KSJC) onboard Southwest Airlines. I was on WN3999/SWA3999 operated by N8695D, a Southwest B738. During this flight, I caught a lot of beautiful views of Northern California and the Bay Area. We also got to see a soldier returning home for the final time to his final resting place.

Departed Gate B14
Arrived Gate 33


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Before pushback from rainy Seattle

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My flight has shown up on FlightRadar24

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The B738 safety card. Southwest replaced the safety card because of confusion with the MAX family, which is still grounded as of this report.

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After takeoff, we got to a cruise altitude of 35,000 feet (FL350). There are always clouds in the Pacific Northwest during winter, so this was a view when we got up above the clouds.

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Just as we started descent, I caught this beautiful view north of the Bay Area

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Here is another view as we approached the Bay.

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On final Runway 30L at SJC

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Parked at Gate 33

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My plane on FlightRadar24 just after arriving into SJC

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The captain, soldier, and ground crew saluting the soldier as he disembarked from the airplane for the last time going to his final resting place.

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Shortly after deplaning. The terminal is lower than the gates.

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San Jose - SJC



Overall, this flight was really enjoyable and memorable. We flew with a soldier who was heading to his final resting spot in San Jose. I also got to fly out of Seattle for the first time since August. Seeing the new improvements since I was last at the airport really fascinated me. San Jose was beautiful as always. Both airports were really efficient even though there were huge crowds at both of the airports. When flying over Washington and Oregon, we saw nothing but clouds below us as we flew south, but when we reached California, the clouds magically disappeared. The only problem I had with the flight was the WiFi. There were multiple times when the WiFI would crash, causing me to have to manually reconnect and making that experience really inconvenient. Other than that, Southwest impressed me like they always do. Seeing the soldier coming to his final resting spot broke my heart as he lost his life fighting for our country. I thank him and all the active-duty members for their service to the United States. This flight was for sure a very memorable one for me.

Information on the route Seattle (SEA) San Jose (SJC)


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