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Will AirTran's 737's Have Winglets?  
User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

Ok, so I ask this question because of the image on the Boeing website shows a AirTran 737 without winglets when it used to show one with winglets. Also the image on AirTran's website shows one with winglets. So what are they getting, I would think they would get them with winglets because of all the advantages of them. http://boeing.com/news/releases/2003/photorelease/q3/pr_030701g.html
http://www.airtran.com/aboutus/news/boeing737.jsp

Thanks in advance
Tom


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

If I remember correctly, the ones coming from GE Capital will have them, while the AirTran financed a/c will not have them. At least that's the current rumor.

User currently offlineATA767 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

There is enough confusion with ATA and Airtran. Let use keep our winglets.

User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

"There is enough confusion with ATA and Airtran. Let use keep our winglets."

So theres a valid reason for AirTran to not get winglets...

Who cares about cost savings.
 Insane


User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

I heard the same thing as Srbmod. I guess we'll know for sure when they start showing up.  Smile

User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

I think I read somewhere that they are getting winglets. I wish I remembered where I saw that though.

Chris



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User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Just curious! Will AirTran Airways expand west, before they get their NG737's. Would it make sense to expand their operations west using Ryan International's A320's.

User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

It's possible that there could be one or two additional cities served by the Ryan wet-lease. The AirTran pilots' agreement with the company allows for the wet-lease to operated into two markets not currently served. Whether or not this actually happens remains to be seen. There have been rumors that the 737s could arrive before next June, but that is only a rumor, and many things would have to happen for this to become a reality.

Another consideration is that so far the Ryan performance has been something less than we had hoped for. Suffice it to say that there have been some reliability issues, and I would hope that unless these issues are resolved, AirTran would refrain from expanding this agreement from it's current level. Why risk damaging our reputation in other West Coast markets with spotty service that we don't control. I'm for waiting until we operate our own aircraft before going into any additional markets.


User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Yes I agree with M717, I don't think they will because they have been very unhappy with Ryan International servicing of those western routes. For a little more information on how AirTran is not happy with Ryan, check out the recent post about Ryan International and how a person who used to be a F/A for Ryan describes it in detail.

Tom



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User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

According to people who work the Ryan/AirTran contract there will be an annoucement shortly after Labor Day for new routes.

User currently offlineCapt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

regarding the winglets, i think that whatever decision they make, it will apply to all of their 737s. this is only speculation, but it seems absurd to only equip half the fleet with winglets.

on a personal note, i hope they do. winglets make the 737 look so damn cool. i prefer the 737 over the a320, but will admit that the a320 looks better than a 737 without winglets. but put winglets on it, and the 737 is the hottest looking plane in the sky.


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