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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
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I see a couple of 737's inbound to VCV, is Southwest starting to store some of their aircraft?

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User currently offlineDrdivo From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

A friend of mine flies for WN, and he says they're taking 12 new aircraft this year, and retiring five of the oldest 73-2s


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

>>>I see a couple of 737's inbound to VCV, is Southwest starting to store some of their aircraft?

Nope, they were charters. VCV is a popular place these days...  Big grin

To correct what was said earlier, SWA is actually taking delivery of 17 new 737-700s, and retiring 6 old 737-200s, for a net gain of 11 aircraft in 2003.

I presume the old -200s will go to MHV, but that's just a wild guess.


User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Just to reinforce the point, the information about the retirement and delivery schedule that OPNLguy gave is correct.

737doc



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User currently offlineScott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

How long till all of the 737-200's are gone? Thats a good majority of what we get here in TUL.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

IIRC, the last of them will be gone in 2005...

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Southwest has 3 -200s at IGM (Kingman) at the moment. These planes were returned to the lessors, so it's very doubtful that the aircrafts will see service again. Regards.


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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Why is VCV popular for charters? CRAF flights?


User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

WN has been doing lots of charters for the military to VCV since last summer. The military's big desert training area is just outside VCV.

User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

I'm guessing WN is doing just domestic military charters. Thats odd because all the CRAF flights Ive heard are widebodys or a few ETOPS 757s

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Southwest, like many other airlines, have taken new delivery a/c, and parked them in the desert because they've had no need for them. Boeing has even parked green a/c out in the desert due to now buyer for the a/c.

User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Southwest is no longer parking new planes at MHV. The have all been placed in service. The VCV flights are military charters, confirmed by a freind of my who works at WN.



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