SEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3422 times:
I commute on SW on a weekly basis and many of those flights are on the -500. I've noticed that not a single one of their -500's have been repainted on the outside, or redone on the inside. Is this because WN is planning on dropping the -500's or have they just not reached their D-check status yet?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
The 735s are not going anywhere - as mentioned, the remaining 732s will leave the Southwest fleet first, followed by some of the 733s that Southwest picked up second hand or through the Morris Air deal.
Southwest is repainting its fleet with the blue color scheme as the aircraft are due for a paint job/D check - I guess none of the 735s have been scheduled yet.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
WN was using a 735 on one of the two PHX-MSY nonstops for a while (about a 3 hour flight), before they replaced it with a 733 recently. Currently, I know of only one 735 flight from here...the 745am arrival from DAL, and it continues at 8:10am to BHM and BWI...different flight # of course.
Don't forget, there is one 735 that is not in the old brown colors...Shamu! That's always a great sight to see.