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User currently offlineNikonDFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

I was looking at ATA's MDW-DFW schedule's for this summer and noticed some of the flights are showing 737-500's. I assume these will be operated with WN 735's, but will they have ATA title's or colors, or just normal WN?

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User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

TZ is acquiring 737-300s and -500s this year. I am not sure where they are coming from, but not WN. At least not without going through a leasing company first.

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

From what I remember, they're ex-United birds.

User currently offlineSwadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 1):
TZ is acquiring 737-300s and -500s this year.

A friend over there told me they will be online early fall.

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 2):
From what I remember, they're ex-United birds.

You are correct sir!


My friend also told me that they are going to be able to keep more than just the 3-4 753's .. maybe as many as 7-8 of them.. which is very good news since the L10's are pretty archaic. He also said they were told that the company is looking for used DC10's and/or 742's to replace the L10's.. they can't find 767's with the GE engines for lease apparently.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12138 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

Quoting NikonDFW (Thread starter):
I was looking at ATA's MDW-DFW schedule's for this summer and noticed some of the flights are showing 737-500's. I assume these will be operated with WN 735's, but will they have ATA title's or colors, or just normal WN?

With the loads TZ flys between MDW and DFW, I would think they would use the bigger B-737-300. javascript:smilie_click('confused')


Yeah, right. TZ flying WN birds to/from DFW. With all the BS the DFW Airport Board puts out (for AA) about how WN should move to DFW from DAL to "relieve WN" of the penilties of the Wright Admendment and stop "compitition" from DAL, that will confuse the public. javascript:smilie_click('eyepopping')

WN is helping TZ, but they are not that stupid. javascript:smilie_click('banghead')

They will be all former UA birds. I hope they get them painted before using them. ?:-l


User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

They shock me! The 735 is so badly performing for CO in this low yield environment that they have re-configed it a few times now. They should of just opted for more 733s. The 733 gives more capasity at around the same cost.
SR



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

CO had over Premiumed the 500 with under 100 coach seats in a 10/94 setup. It was out of line with their fleet (and not space efficient). Good for elite members, but not for revenue (I used to love that I was on a 500 for that reason, as upgrade was very likely even for little Silver me).

So they are first just removing a row of First Class and adding 2 rows of coach to make 6/106. And then as the planes go in for longer servicing, they will reconfigure the front galley and closet to add back two first seats to end with 8/106.

The ultimate result is two fewer first seats and 12 coach added. Not a bad revenue reallocation. Also likely since they no longer serve real meals on most 735 routes, they don't need as much galley space...

I could also see them doing a similar thing on the 300/700 in the future, going from 12/112 to 8/124. And their 800 could easily change to 12/153, the 900 to 16/158.

Which has nothing to do with ATA, but you brought it up.  Smile



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