OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
For those of you who have an interest in this kind of thing, here's the latest list of the 19 remaining in-service -200s, since N85SW just retired...
If my math is correct, 14 more will go before the end of the year, and with 9 new -700s coming in June, it's a safe bet that June will see at least some additional -200 retirements. The 5 -200s that remain at the end of 2004 will be gone in mid-January 2005.
The -200s now only serve Texas airports, as well as ABQ, OKC, TUL, LIT, and MSY, and you won't see them anywhere else... Get your shots while you can...
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4157 times:
While it's sad to see these classic 737s leave the skies, I can certainly understand the reasons behind the decision to retire them. I don't suppose that Southwest is willing to keep just one 732 behind for historical purposes or for a museum somewhere. A 737-200 in WN's original colors should be preserved, IMO. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3922 times:
Hey OPNLguy, are those new 700's coming to us with the winglets? I thought I read somewhere that we were only retrofitting and would start recieving them new w/ winglets next year.
Did I read that correctly?
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3841 times:
>>>are those new 700's coming to us with the winglets?
Most now seem to be, but they're coming out of Goodrich at PAE...
For example, our newest bird, N459 was delivered at BFI on 4/30, but was immediately ferried to PAE where they did the winglet installation, taking just under a week.
Last I heard, starting late this summer, or early this fall, the aircraft will get the winglets installed before they roll out the factory door at the Renton (RNT) plant, and are hopped over to BFI for eventual delivery...
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4817 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3784 times:
It's sad to see the -200s go, but in a sense, living out here in California, they have been "gone" for quite some time. I'm just glad I had the opportunity to ride one from SAN to SFO right before WN stopped service into SFO a few years back.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
OPNLguy is correct about Goodrich doing much of our winglet work, but San Antonio Aerospace will actually be doing much more of our winglets this summer than Goodrich. Goodrich will be doing our new aircraft while SAT will be doing many more of our aircraft already in the fleet.