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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Hello

Do any of you know why Ryanair has chosen not to have winglets, I would have thought they would save money if they had them put on.


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Some of you guy's must know?

Thanks

European




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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Ryanair doesn't equip their 738 with winglets because they would no bring any advantage on the short routes the airline is flying.

I am glad that there are a few 737NG models without these winglets, they make the plane butt ugly in my opinion.

Patrick


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Well, the vast majority of its routes are 2 hours or less in duration, so I wonder how much it'd save in fuel.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Thanks for the answers.

I like the 737-800's without winglets but now i am starting to like the winglets.

See u

European


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

You don't like winglets on 737s, Pat? I personally reckon they make the aircraft look superb, but hey - don't save any money due to that reason!  Wink/being sarcastic LOL


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2021 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2259 times:
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I don't like em on the 73G, but 738 they look purty good!

About the short routes then, at what point does the cost savings start to apply then?


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17003 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

It ain't a Ryanair thread unless Pe@rson chimes in. How are you doing man?

Well, the vast majority of its routes are 2 hours or less in duration, so I wonder how much it'd save in fuel.

Probably less than the extra cost/weight of winglets.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

LOL Starlion!  Wink/being sarcastic Well, you know me...  Wink/being sarcastic I'm fine thanks. Yourself?

Probably less than the extra cost/weight of winglets."

Quite possibly! If, however, it operated longer flights, say 3+, then it MIGHT start to make a difference, but I can't see many advantages on much shorter flights.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

It ain't a Ryanair thread unless Pe@rson chimes in

I once recommended a forum dedicated to Pe@rson (about sex while flying LCCs), but the mods didn't like idea..  Smile


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2225 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-

http://www.ryanair.com/

Oh, and for comparison-
http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/routemap_dyn.html

I am glad that there are a few 737NG models without these winglets, they make the plane butt ugly in my opinion.


Whhhaaat.... you've got to be kidding!


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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2220 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.



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