Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3795 times:
IF WN were going to chnage their fleet for whatever reason my best guess is they'd go to an A-318/319 fleet, for maintinence/commonality purposes. I dont see why they would, but its fun to think about!
Expressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
I could also see the A318/319 fleet for their range and commonality. The MD-80/88 is probably too old and the CRJ would be awesome to see, but the capacity is probably too small. it would give them a chance to offer double the frequencies though! 757-300, and 767-300 are too big, but the 757-200 might be a good option. I imagine it would be pretty hard to phase out almost 400 737s.....
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3704 times:
Going with the "head-in-the-clouds" airline experts here on a.net (aka, the only people who truly know how to run an airline but never will) I say that WN should operate a fleet of 747-400's to every city they currently serve! Try that one out for your mental masturbation sessions!
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AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3406 times:
I would love to see 717s, as they are my favorite narrowbody. I like the 737s too, but the 717 would look interesting in WN's livery. HEY- it's been a long time since WN flew T-Tails. How pretty in the canyon blue colors!
And it would do so much more for the shamu schemes since the tail of a 717 IS actually at the top, rather than being painted on funny.
I would also like to see the 757 in their fleet, as it is so profitable. BUT- too big for Southwests business model, I bet.
Tavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3401 times:
Seriously i don't think that WN had to choose other fleet instead of 737 but i think that with other type of plane WN story would be a lot different but if we imagine a but i think MD-80/MD-90 would do the job.
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Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3320 times:
for some reason, i doubt that WN would ever fly anything bu 737's. they seem to be a lifelife long boeing customer. the 737's work well for then in terms of capacity. the A320 is my best guess for a decent replacement. the new colours on the 737-700's are nice. wish they came to LGA!
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PVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3227 times:
Seriously, WN will help develop the replacement for the 737 in about 15 years. As far as today goes, I really cannot see another plane in those colors. It would be too painful. Maybe some CV-990s..........just kidding.
JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
I can't believe Southwest would even think of adding a new aircraft type to its fleet. It seems to me that there are plenty of cities your company still could start service to before even thinking about adding a new type to the fleet.