DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 850 posts, RR: 51 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
While it varies from airline to airline, WN claims that the winglet package is benefical for any stage longer than 45 minutes. I'm suprised Ryanair can't get *some* sort of benefit from the winglets.... ignoring the distortion of this route map, the stage lengths are simmilar to the distance between the major cities WN flies to-
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25989 posts, RR: 78 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1873 times:
The Winglets do add a bit of benefit to shorter routes (especially airports with short runways) but not enough to justify the expense to FR. They do, however, make a real difference on routes over 2 hours and a major one on US transcon routes and out of hot and high airports (MEX, LAS, PHX).
I personally think they make the 737 look like the most aggressive plane out there and much better looking. A head on with one of the WN 73G's with winglets is amazing.
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss