Review of Southwest Airlines flight Los Angeles San Francisco in Economy

Airline Southwest Airlines
Flight N7811F
Class Economy
Seat 21A
Aircraft Boeing 737-700
Flight time 01:20
Take-off 06 Oct 22, 11:50
Arrival at 06 Oct 22, 13:10
WN   #6 out of 21 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 56 reviews
viajero90
By 339
Published on 20th December 2023

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the last leg of my series of reports from my California trip last year.
After a few days in LA, I travelled to San Francisco. When I was looking for some cheap flights, I found out that Southwest airline doesn’t charge for luggage. So, I thought it was a great deal for such a short flight and bought my tickets.
I was staying in Hollywood Bv area, so I took the metro to Union Station and then Flyaway bus to LAX. When you board the bus, they ask you which airline are you flying so they tell you which Terminal you have to get off the bus.


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The bus which departed before mine suffered and accident, so we stop in the middle of the freeway to fetch some passengers who were left stranded there.
Southwest uses Terminal 1 in LAX, so I got off on the first stop.


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Anyways, after check in, I passed through security and went to the boarding area. This Terminal is used mostly by Southwest. The Terminal is quite small, but there are some cool bars and shops to satisfy anyone´s needs.


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One hour before departure, boarding was announced. As I mentioned, the boarding is made by the position number you get when you check in. I was number 30 so I was among the first people to board.


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The aircraft was a Boeing 737-700 with old looking interiors. The aircraft registration was N7811F.


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As there are no assigned seats, I took the first window seat I spotted. It was on the left side, past the wing. Maybe it was row 20-21.


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Finally, when boarding was completed, we taxied and took off at 12h just 10 minutes delayed.


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I don’t remember if this aircraft had Wi-Fi, I think it didn’t have. But on the plane from the trip back to LAX it had and you could see live tv, use messaging apps and see the flying path. So, no entertainment on board this time, or magazines. I actually didn’t need much because its just a 1hour flight.


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Some minutes before takeoff, the FAs came to pick our drinks order. There is a menu of complimentary drinks, they come to ask what would you like and write it down. Late they come with the drinks already served on trays and they hand it over. They also give you some pretzels.


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About an hour later, after great views of south Bay area, we landed in SFO.


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After deplaning I found myself on terminal 1. I needed to get to the international terminal where the BART departs from. I found this Terminal really nice, it felt more like a hotel than an airport.


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After walking some minutes, I found the BART Station and took the train to the city.


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Now I’m leaving a bonus of pics from my trip to San Francisco
Cable cars


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Alcatraz island and prison


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Lombard street in an air show rehearsal


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California St


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Chinatown


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Mission Dolores Park


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The Castro


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Painted Ladies


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And finally some views of Golden Gate bridge on a foggy day


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Verdict

Southwest Airlines

7.5/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Buy-on-board menu8.0

Los Angeles - LAX

7.6/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

San Francisco - SFO

8.4/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

The flight was pretty short but pleasant. I got complimentary snack service, which on a Low-cost carrier is a luxury. The FAs were very welcoming. And the experience of taking a flight with no assigned seat was quite interesting. I would fly southwest again if I had the opportunity. And the best part is that the luggage was free! This point should be considered a luxury in most actual airlines.

Information on the route Los Angeles (LAX) San Francisco (SFO)

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