Southwest Virtual | Heart Sets Us Apart | Now Recruiting Pilots

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.

Crew Bases
  • 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)

Global Routes Database

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!

Boeing 737-700

Boeing 737-700

Passengers:
143 Passengers
Max Fuel:
6,875 Gallons
Range:
3,010 NM
Length:
110’ 4’‘
Wingspan:
117’ 5’‘
Height:
41’ 3’’

Boeing 737-800

Boeing 737-800 (B738)

Passengers:
175 Passengers
Max Fuel:
6,875 Gallons
Range:
3,515 NM
Length:
129’ 6’‘
Wingspan:
117’ 5’‘
Height:
41’’ 2’

Ranking System

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.

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Route Classes

  • 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.)

Rank System

  • 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
Employment

Employment

Employment

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!

Pilot Application
ATC Application

Booking

Booking

Booking

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

Booking Website
Flight Status
Travel Advisory

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.

RR Page

Staff

Staff

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
@Pdouthitt COO
@angrybird Recruitment Specialist
@Ashton_Liberty Assistant Recuritment Specialist
@Meteorology7 PIREP Filer
@TheDeltaFlyerr Booking Dept. Director


Visit Us At

Our Main Topic (You’re Already Here)
Our Main Website
Our Booking Website
Our Instagram
Our Youtube


Please let us know if you have any questions, and be sure to vote on the quick polls below. And remember, at Southwest Virtual, Heart Sets us Apart!

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Ooo, nice new thread, I love it

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Haha. Remember I asked you when this was comming. I applied! :)

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Great looking VA! Would love to join.

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We would love to have you with us!

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Great! Our recruitment manager get back to you about more information soon!

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I’m sure Southwest Virtual is in good hands. @L.A.Aviation will continue to lead SWV in the right direction. Thank you staff and pilots for making the heart that sets us apart. Looking forward to see what you guys have planned for the future!

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Dang! Guess I have to reapply. Sent an application a few days back, but didn’t know you guys were closed. XD

You should see an application from me in a few minutes to a few hours. I have school right now.

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We’ll have a look at your application soon!

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Oh, it’s fine, @angrybird recently PM me about my application already. I am accepted into SWV, but I need to do a line check first. I am currently in Oregon right now (not in my home state of California), so I am currently on vacation.

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Hello, haven’t got it yet. Been waiting for quite sometime now.

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Is the VA still active?

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Yes we are still active, are you waiting for an application response?

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Yep. Been waiting to Join for a long long time.

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Okay, @angrybird should get with you soon, I will contact him to make sure he sees your application.

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Thanks! If you scroll up you will see 6days back.

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I have created an event involving Southwest Airlines here! Feel free to join!

Yes, I know this is off-topic, but it does relate to Southwest Airlines and this is Southwest Virtual Airlines.

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I booked a flight. When will I get the info?

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If I’m not mistaken you’ll be emailed or PMd on the IFC.

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Yeah, I booked a flight with SWVA once, you will get emailed.

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