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A Week In The Life - Southwest's N202WN  
User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

Well it has been almost a week since N202WN entered service. This is the newest 73G in the fleet and the second without "eyebrows." For those that are interested, this is her history to date:

Feb 17 - Operates as Flight 8501 BFI-DAL. Off at 17:22 and On at 22:37.

Feb 18 - Flight 779 (A/C #496) arrives ELP - DAL and N202 is swapped in its place to continue Flight 779 to AUS...its first revenue flight with 102 pax. And continues from AUS to: DAL-TUL-DAL-SAT-HRL-SAT-DAL.

Feb 19 - DAL-MSY-BHM-SDF-MDW-LAS-RDU

Feb 20 - RDU-BNA-OAK-ONT-LAS-BUF

Feb 21 - BUF-BWI-ISP-BWI-LAS-SJC-LAS-CLE

Feb 22 - CLE-MDW-LAS-SNA-PHX-LAX-SJC-SAN-LAS-CMH

Feb 23 - CMH-LAS-SMF-SNA-OAK-SNA-PHX-HOU

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3884 times:
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Cool...thanks for the info, N200WN!


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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

If I did it right here is the map.

HERE


User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

That is one very well-utilized aircraft!!!

User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 582 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

That made me tired just reading that routing.


If not now, then when?
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5821 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

Wow, NINE cycles in one day?!!? That's nuts!

User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Neilalp, thanks for creating the map...that was great! It looks so much more impressive in that form.

It's just amazing to me sometimes how much Southwest gets out of these birds. No wonder there is such a commitment to the old reliable, tried and true 737. What a workhorse!


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

28,942 miles in 7 days.... took me a year and a half to do that in my car.


You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4811 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3652 times:
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ARGH! And I've been off these past couple days so I have missed it at SJC!! So I STILL have yet to see these new birds without eyebrows in person!  Pissed

N201LV was scheduled for a couple hours to come in to SJC on Saturday. Then dispatch decided to tease me and swapped it off that route before getting to SJC. BAAAAD OPNLguy!  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

>>>N201LV was scheduled for a couple hours to come in to SJC on Saturday. Then dispatch decided to tease me and swapped it off that route before getting to SJC. BAAAAD OPNLguy!

I was off that day, so ya can't pin that one on me...  Big grin I'm sure they had a good reason for swapping it (another aircraft OTS, a revised MX routing on something, etc.)


User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

I have to clarify...on Feb 22 the nine cycles is not a normal line routing. Due to the weather on the west coast that day there were delays all over the place and N202 was swapped to a different line twice...at PHX and at SAN. She should have RON'd at ABQ but wound up back in Ohio where she started the day.

User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

Wow, thanks for the info!

User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

N200WN or OPNLguy How many cycles does a WN plane do in a day?


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3484 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Air-Berlin's and Hapag-Lloyd's 738s do better during Summer !!!

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

>>>N200WN or OPNLguy How many cycles does a WN plane do in a day

I don't have any specific figues, but if I had to venture a guess, it'd be 8 or 9 cycles. The daily utilization rate is still up there, 10-11 hours or whatever, but some of our aircraft only fly a couple of long flights plus one or two short ones, thus fewer cycles, and that lowers the daily average.


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3137 times:

SY daily utilization rate I think is around 14 hours, based on info from company meeting


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineExsca From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

Wow, Now that is some good utilization of a new aircraft, 28,000+ flight miles in its first 7 days.

Sunking737....do you work for SCA out of MSP????


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Compare the routing map to the map of WN's cities. Looks like they got 25 of 60 cities in only in one week!





"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineQwerty From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting N200WN (reply 0):
b 18 - Flight 779 (A/C #496) arrives ELP - DAL and N202 is swapped in its place to continue Flight 779 to AUS...its first revenue flight with 102 pax. And continues from AUS to: DAL-TUL-DAL-SAT-HRL-SAT-DAL.



Is this just something that happened, or is it policy to keep them pretty close to home the first day of flying?

Of course, TX is a pretty big home, but, nonetheless, closest to DAL Maint. than many other routings.


User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

SY daily utilization rate I think is around 14 hours, based on info from company meeting

That's great for SunCountry...stay efficient like that and they'll be around for a long time I hope. Will we see SY in SAT ro HRL agian anytime soon?


User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Quoting N200WN (reply 0):
b 18 - Flight 779 (A/C #496) arrives ELP - DAL and N202 is swapped in its place to continue Flight 779 to AUS...its first revenue flight with 102 pax. And continues from AUS to: DAL-TUL-DAL-SAT-HRL-SAT-DAL.

Is this just something that happened, or is it policy to keep them pretty close to home the first day of flying?

Of course, TX is a pretty big home, but, nonetheless, closest to DAL Maint. than many other routings.


I don't know if it's policy but probably good practice to RON at the main maintenance base if any bugs were to develop during that first day of operation. I'll track the next new arrival also and see if it does the same thing.


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4811 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2629 times:
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Quoting OPNLguy (reply 9):
I was off that day, so ya can't pin that one on me... I'm sure they had a good reason for swapping it (another aircraft OTS, a revised MX routing on something, etc.)


I never doubt you guys have good reason to swap aircraft. Especially that day...weather was crap across much of the west. I mean SJC caused a bunch of swaps due to a plane getting struck by lightning on approach. Had to yank her out of service over-night.  Smile



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