BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
It's been a while since I've flown WN; in the past they've been one of my last choices in travel. However, it's been a few years and I thought I'd give them another try. (That and the times & price were a lot better then DL)
Anyway, my question is: what are my chances of getting on one of the newer "Canyon Blue" aircraft that feature the new interior and winglets?
I'm flying WN 1723, SEA - SLC; returning on WN 5744, SLC - SEA. My flights are in the 1st week of July.
How has the WN experience changed (if at all) in the last 2 years or so?
Bubbinski From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
Yes, some of their -300's are in the new colors. I see a couple of WN birds in the new colors every time I go to Salt Lake Int'l but most of the WN birds I see are in the old colors. I fly the SLC-PHX route a few times a year and have never flown on a bird with the new colors on that trip, I don't know about the routes to SEA though.
As far as their service and style, nothing's changed. Except that the old plastic boarding cards they used to give with numbers (green, red, yellow, etc.) are a thing of the past. I miss them.
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4655 posts, RR: 27 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
"Have any of the 300s been painted blue yet?
Yes there are many -300s with the canyon blue scheme and new interiors. There is also one -200 in blue, and last I heard there was only one -500 painted blue recently.
There are still many aircraft in the old paint, including many of the winglet-fitted -700s. I'd say it's about a 50/50 chance that you may get a canyon blue aircraft, but chances of getting on a -700 with winglets are much less.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
Just to clarify.. I don't care so much about the paintjob, though it of course is interesting. I'm more interested in the new interior and how it differs from the old one; I'm interested in the change in the flying experience for the passenger. And of course, those winglets just look badass!
Jblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 292 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
I personally liked the old interior on the newer -700's. The new leather they are installing is getting a lot of fat fanny use and showing a lot of wear and tear. It seems to me in my IMHO old style seats didn't looks as "used" as the new leather seats after a few months...
PHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1211 posts, RR: 21 Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1713 times:
That may take some time, i mean from what i have seen in PHL. Not many are Canyon Blue, and WN does have quite a load of a/c. I'm sure they can't pin point a time when they think all will be refinished.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
See.. it's funny. I used to DESPISE the new livery with all my being (not that the previous livery was any good; I hate both liveries so much), but I have to admit, the Canyon Blue is starting to catch on a little bit with me. I think it's the blue, and the winglets together; quite striking. I just love the look of those big ol' things hangin on out there. I can wait to see the new AS 738's with winglets.. ooh ooh!
Freshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
We had a WN charter a few weeks ago and it was a 737-700 in the new paint scheme with the winglets. According to the pilot the flight that the plane had just finished was its 3rd revenue flight. When you opened the cargo doors you still got the new plane smell. I was a bit surprised that we got one of those planes, we usually get the 700's with no winglets and the old paint job. But I would say your chances of getting a blue plane are prob 50/50 and one with the winglets? I would say your chances would be a little smaller, but who knows I really have no idea how many they have in service with the winglets.