Southwest Virtual has been a leading virtual airline on the Infinite Flight Community since our conception in March of 2017. We were the first virtual airline to introduce a state of the art booking system which allows anyone to book and fly a route. Our pilots are the most important part of our virtual airline which is why we give them everything they need while providing them with a fun and professional atmosphere on our Slack. With a bunch of routes across North America, an active and friendly community, professional staff that are willing to help you with anything that you may need, and a unique way to fly booked flights, Southwest Virtual is the perfect fit for a seasoned VA pilot or a newcomer to the Virtual Airlines scene!
Where We Fly
Where We Fly
Southwest Virtual flies to 103 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. With Crew Bases and Focus Cities scattered across the country, SWV pilots have over 1200 routes to choose from, ensuring they’ll never get tired of flying for us! In addition, they are provided with all charts including SID, STAR, IAD, and Airport Diagrams, as well as accurate ramp locations so every part of their flight is as realistic as possible. Our complete list of routes and Crew Bases can be found below.
- Chicago-Midway (MDW)
- Baltimore (BWI)
- Las Vegas (LAS)
- Denver (DEN)
- Dallas-Love (DAL)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- Houston-Hobby (HOU)
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
- Nashville (BNA)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- New Orleans (MSY)
- Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
What We Fly
What We Fly
If there’s any downfall of this VA, it’s our rather limited fleet. While we only fly the Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800 series aircraft, we make up for it in any other way possible, and you are flying one of the most popular and reliable commercial aircraft in the world. These mighty birds can take us anywhere we need to go, and we’ll be providing service to places the real-world Southwest doesn’t go to give you more variety. Check out some cool screenshots and aircraft specs right below!
Our Ranking System
Pilots at Southwest Virtual have a unique incentive to fly. Instead of counting up their hours, we have a new points system. Pilots will be awarded points for each flight they fly based on distance flown. Our complete point and ranking system is listed below. Requirements points for ranks will most likely be changed in the coming weeks as more Global flights out completed.
- Class 1: Less than 350NM
- Class 2: 351NM-500NM
- Class 3: 501NM-1250NM
- Class 4: 1251NM-2000NM
Class 5: More than 2000NM
(Class# corresponds to the number of points awarded.)
- Trainee 0 Points
- Second Officer 10 Points
- First Officer 22 Points
- Senior First Officer 34 Points
- Captain 50 Points
- Senior Captain 80 Points
- ATP Captain 110 Points
- TopFlight Bronze 145 Points
- TopFlight Silver 170 Points
- TopFlight Gold 195 Points
- TopFlight Platinum 220 Points
Applications at Southwest Virtual are open, and we’re ready to hire new pilots for our next chapter! Pilots are of course being hired, but we also have an ATC application open as well. Please head on over to the application section of our website to apply. Please note that pilots must have an active Infinite Flight Pro Subscription at all times. If you do not have one now, or will not be able to keep on consistently, please consider another VA. Full job listings with descriptions and requirements are on the application pages. We can’t wait to have you on board!
As mentioned above, we do allow passengers to book a route with Southwest Virtual. Simply head on over to our website, fill out the information on the website, and you will be contacted by the Department Director with your flight information. Then, 24 Hours before your flight, you will check-in, at which point you will receive your boarding pass and boarding position. We fly to all of our destinations and will accommodate any special needs you might have when flying with us. Please also check out the handy booking links below
We also offer a Rapid Rewards program that allows you to accumulate points when flying with us. After signing up, you will receive your account information along with your Rapid Rewards card and will be ready to start earning points to take that Caribbean vacation you’ve always wanted. The more points you earn, the more features you’ll get. A-List members get priority check-in, security screening, and stand-by, as well as an earning bonus. Please see the RR page on the Booking Website for more info on our program and our tiers.
Our staff team is always here to help you if you have any questions. Our doors are always open, so please shoot us a PM with any concerns you might have!
@L.A.Aviation CEO, Events Coordinator
@angrybird Recruitment Specialist
@Ashton_Liberty Assistant Recuritment Specialist
@Meteorology7 PIREP Filer
@TheDeltaFlyerr Booking Dept. Director
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