Southwest Virtual has been a member of the Infinite Flight Community for almost two years. In our time on the forum, we revolutionized the VA category with a new organization that also puts the focus on virtual passengers with our Booking Department and Rapid Rewards program. But our pilots are still the most important aspect of our VA, which is why our top of the line Flight Operations Department gives pilots everything they need to fly as realistically as possible. Whether you are a pilot or a passenger, this is the perfect VA for you!
With the new addition of service to Alaska, Hawaii, and terminated destinations formerly served by AirTran, Southwest Virtual now has flights to and from 127 cities in the United States and 11 other countries. This new service brings our total route count to over 1,400 routes. Traditionally an airline that only serves domestic cities, Southwest Virtual is perfect for pilots who like to fly short to medium haul flights in the North America region. Future service to new cities in this region and Possibly South America will be dependent on pilot demand and compatibility with our current aircraft. Please note that while we fly every route the real SWA offers, some have been added for our pilots and are not flown by SWA.
Service dba AirTran
AirTran service will be operated using Boeing 717-200 aircraft and Boeing 737-700 aircraft in FL liveries.
Service to Alaska
Service to Alaska from mainland will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Inter-Alaska routes will be operated using Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Service to Hawaii Begins 2019
Service to Hawaii from mainland and inter-island service will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Along with our traditional 737 fleet, we have also added additional aircraft for our AirTran service. This bring our current fleet to the Boeing 717-200, Boeing 737-700, and Boeing 737-800. You can find more information about our fleet below, or on our website and crew center.
Route Assignments: AirTran Service to smaller cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
Liveries: (2): AirTran, AirTran Atlanta Falcon
B712 AirTran Atlanta Falcons
Route Assignments: Southwest Airlines and AirTran mainland service.
Liveries: (6): Southwest Heart, Southwest Canyon Blue, Southwest Desert Gold, Southwest Illinois One, Southwest Shamu, AirTran
B737 Illinois One
B737 Desert Gold
B737 Canyon Blue
Route Assignments: Southwest Mainland, Pacific, and Inter-Island Service.
Liveries: (2): Southwest Heart (Split Scimitars), Southwest Canyon Blue (Split Scimitars)
B738 Canyon Blue (Split Scimitars)
B738 Heart (Split Scimitars)
Since the beginning, Southwest Virtual has never been very big on limiting what or where you can fly because of your seniority, rank, or any other reason. As such, while we do have a ranking system, it does not put any stipulations on the routes or aircraft you can fly. It is merely there to quickly determine how many hours you have, and is there for those pilots who like to climb up the ranks. Career Ranks are Trainee through ATP Captain and TopFlight Ranks are from Bronze to Platinum.
|Second Officer||7-25 Hours|
|First Officer||25-50 Hours|
|Senior First Officer||50-70 Hours|
|Senior Captain||110-170 Hours|
|ATP Captain||170-200 Hours|
With Southwest Virtual, you can book a flight as a passenger, and then watch your flight live in Infinite Flight. To book, simply fill out the form on our website. After you’ve done so, a member from our Booking Department will contact you with a flight itinerary and more details. 24 hours before departure, check in for your flight and receive a boarding pass. Then, watch your flight on LiveFlight or fly alongside your pilot. Finish your flight and repeat!
You can also book a cargo flight and ship any goods, parcels, or anything else in the cargo hold of the aircraft. Book on our website, get a cargo slip, and drop it off at the airport. Then, watch the aircraft fly and once on the ground, someone you designate can pick it up, or we’ll forward it to a ground deliver service. Like passenger booking, the flight is live in Infinite Flight with a real Southwest Virtual pilot.
If you are a frequent flyer with Southwest Virtual, you can register for a Rapid Rewards account and earn points for all of the flights you fly. Simply sign up on our website, and a member of our Booking Department will send you a Rapid Rewards card. Then, you can earn points on all of your bookings and receive new benefits as you level up. All of the Rapid Rewards information is available on our website.
|Executive Management Director||@CaptJackson||Operational inquiries and leadership information|
|Human Resources Director||@Juanca||Applications and disciplinary inquiries/issues|
|Flight Operations Director||@Beljany||Pilot assistance, ranking, PIREPs and crew center|
|Booking Director||@MJL_Productions||Contact for flight status, information, itineraries, and Rapid Rewards|
|Events Director||@LouiePeach||Event partnerships and sponsorships|
|Events Organizer||@Kevinsoto1502||External events, flash flights, and group flights inquiries.|
|Support - Internal||@L.A.Aviation||Internal contact for pilots|
|Support - Public||@Meteorology7||Basic inquiries and social media|
Listed from Fastest to Slowest response
- PM one of our staff members
- Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
- DM us through Instagram @swvirtualif
- Fill out our contact form
|Main Website||Click here|
|Booking Website||Click here|
|Crew Center||Click here|
|Pilot Folder||Click here|
|Pilot Handbook||Click here|
|Line Check Procedures||Click here|
Note: There are several phony Southwest Virtual Instagram accounts. Our only account is @swvirtualif
As a Southwest Virtual pilot, you would be joining one of the Infinite Flight Communities’ most professional, active, and advanced VA. You would operate our fleet of Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800 across nearly 45 routes Pre-Global, and 1,000+ routes Post-Global. Our pilots have access to everything they need, including route and fleet information, airport ramp locations, charts, and maps, as well as a dedicated staff team.
- Must have an active and valid PRO subscription
- Must have an active Infinite Flight Community Account
- Be able to pass a Written Exam and a 737 Line Check
- Have a drama-free past on the IFC and other Infinite Flight-related communities/groups
- Maintain a professional and realistic manner when flying or interacting on our Slack channel.
- Respect our rules and regulations as listed in the handbook and other documents.
- Treat everyone with respect and have a good attitude.
- File a flight at least once every 7 days.
Southwest Virtual Human Resources Director @Juanca handles all candidates. Please fill out an application, or contact him with any questions regarding the process.