DfwRevolution From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1641 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, 25852 posts, RR: 80 Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1636 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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