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Southwest B737 Fleet.  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6668 times:

Southwest Airlines with 427 B737s is certainly the Largest.Whats the Breakup Model wise.

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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6640 times:

something like 15 737-500s, 225 or so 700's and and the balance in 300's, im sure someone has the exact numbers.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6638 times:

Actually, the count is now 432. Here is the breakdown

B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

B-737-5H4 25
Total 737-500 = 25

B-737-7AD 1
B-737-7H4 211
B-737-7Q8 1
Total 737-700 = 213



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6630 times:

http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Southwest_Airlines

A highly recommended site for all your aviation questions.

Happy flying!!  airplane 



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6566 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):

B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

I'm assuming xH4 is the WN sub-series. So does that mean those other 44 733's were bought second-hand??


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

It does, as well as 2 of the 73Gs.

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6372 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
Actually, the count is now 432. Here is the breakdown

B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

B-737-5H4 25
Total 737-500 = 25

B-737-7AD 1
B-737-7H4 211
B-737-7Q8 1
Total 737-700 = 213

You are correct, sir...  Wink

The two non-7H4 -700s came from Eastwind and BWIA...

The various non-3H4 -300s came from a variety of sources. Some were originally AirCal aircraft that American used after they acquired AirCal, and they still carry "AA" registration suffixes. Others came from Air Berlin, Easy Jet, and Morris Air, and Western Pacific, although I'm sure some had flown for other airlines prior to that.

Two noteworthy aircraft from other airlines now in Southwest's fleet are the former Taca -300 that made the emergency landing on the levee neary MSY back in the late 1980s, and the Western Pacific -300 that was in "The Simpsons" livery.


User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6352 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 6):
Two noteworthy aircraft from other airlines now in Southwest's fleet are the former Taca -300 that made the emergency landing on the levee neary MSY back in the late 1980s, and the Western Pacific -300 that was in "The Simpsons" livery.

Those reg # are?.......



How many -500 are in the new paint?

Actually, can you break the entire fleet down as far as livery? Big grin

I am assuming all the 73G are wingletted now.  Smile



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6335 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
I am assuming all the 73G are wingletted now.

I was on a non-wingleted -700 in May. I am not sure when they will all be completed.


User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6320 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

B-737-5H4 25
Total 737-500 = 25

B-737-7AD 1
B-737-7H4 211
B-737-7Q8 1
Total 737-700 = 213

Does anyone know a webiste or has a list of the meanings of the last three letters/numbers of the model? (see below)

737-
3YO
7h4


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6309 times:

Does anyone know a webiste or has a list of the meanings of the last three letters/numbers of the model? (see below)

It is the Boeing customer code, meaning the airline the plane was first delivered to. Here is the complete list:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/boeing.asp

Harry



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
Those reg # are?.......

How many -500 are in the new paint?

Actually, can you break the entire fleet down as far as livery?

I am assuming all the 73G are wingletted now.

Taca is now N697SW, and "Marge" is now N660SW

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All the -700s now have winglets.

As far as paint/fleet breakdowns, that info is at work and I'm now on vacation. There are two aircraft getting new paint at ROW right now, and the list changes often...


User currently offlineSwadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 11):
Taca is now N697SW, and "Marge" is now N660SW

I really think we should have kept Marge on the tail..  Big grin



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User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6248 times:

Hello all

I wonder how many 300's will see Brended Winglets????? We do have quite a few of them.

Cheers

swatpamike


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6225 times:

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 13):
I wonder how many 300's will see Brended Winglets????? We do have quite a few of them.

Um, none of the -300s at WN have winglets yet. Fuelmizer is still a mixed bag and not sure to be used and winglets may prove not to give the same return on investment as on the -700



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

From N1120A list, I can see ex-Piedmont (-01), ex-CP Air (-17), all 9 ex-AirCal (-A4), ex-America West (-G7) & ex-Orion (-T5)...the rest I'm sure are from various leasing companies. Western Pacific had their own code of -3R, which I don't see there. But they did have some other leased 737 where the Simpsons logo was carried. To me, it's interesting to see the customer code each aircraft carries, because I know which original airline had ordered it. Regards.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6172 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 15):
Western Pacific had their own code of -3R, which I don't see there.

Did WestPac ever actually order new 733s, or was the code established for the never taken 73Gs?



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6152 times:

Did WestPac ever actually order new 733s, or was the code established for the never taken 73Gs?

It looks as though the code was established for at least the 733's, which must have been delivered new because of the code.


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

WestPac did ordered 5 737-33Rs, and they did accepted delivery on 4 of them. However they were on a buyback/leased deal...WP ordered the aircraft, then a leasing company bought them outright, then leasing them back to WP. All 5 ships, to my knowledge, are still active with other carriers. Regards.


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Also remember that several of the "second-hand" 733s came to Southwest via the MorrisAir acquisition and were absorbed into the Southwest fleet.....MorrisAir picked up 737 from everywhere and anywhere as the became available on the second hand and leasing markets, thus the wide variety of designator codes.

The 737-7Q8 had an interesting history as well.......its a very early build 73G that first flew in for a Swiss carrier (Easyjet Switzerland maybe?) and then went to BWIA on a rather short term lease so that BWIA could try out the 737NG aircraft prior to that airline placing its order for 738s, Southwest took the aircraft when in came back on to the market.


User currently offlineBlsbls99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6085 times:

Keeping Marge on the tail would have been way cool! I'm sure the Simpsons 733 is one of the most recognized 737 schemes on the planet.
Southwest is a cool company, but I doubt that they would have ever done that.



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User currently offlineTradewindL1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6012 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 19):
The 737-7Q8 had an interesting history as well.......its a very early build 73G that first flew in for a Swiss carrier (Easyjet Switzerland maybe?)

Very close, this 737 was the only 73G delivered new to TEA Switzerland. It was returned to ILFC shortly before the airline was bought out by EasyJet to become EasyJet Switzerland.

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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4820 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4930 times:
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Not sure how many -300s are still in old paint, but it seems WN is on a painting spree. I see a lot of -300s that are very sharp and appear to have been recently painted. Unfortunately, unlike previous repaints, it seems they are no longer stamping the aircraft with the place of repaint and date of repaint. They used to put a stamp on the belly near the main landing gear on the #1 side saying where it was painted and when it was painted. There are two or three different places where aircraft are being painted. Maybe it just depends where it's being painted whether they put a stamp on it or not...I'm not sure. Maybe 737doctor can offer some insight.

I did see Arizona One tonight. She just got some new paint and looks VERY sharp with her new blue tail. Man, she was looking TERRIBLE in recent months as her old coat was peeling away.

The older -700s are now being painted blue. Off the top of my head, I can say reg #s 700, 701, 703, 705 and 739 are now blue. I'm sure their are more, but like I said...that is all I can think of off the top of my head.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

Huge 737 fleet.
How many Departures a day & whats the largest parking Aircraft and at which Airport.
The planespotters links is great too.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 20):
I'm sure the Simpsons 733 is one of the most recognized 737 schemes on the planet.

I think WN's scheme itself (both of them) are even more known worldwide as applies to 737s

Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 20):
Southwest is a cool company, but I doubt that they would have ever done that.

Well, the sponsorship deal ran out

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 23):
whats the largest parking Aircraft and at which Airport.

Please clarify that one.



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25 Post contains images RayChuang : Speaking of the 737-300's WN flies, does anyone know did WN start to phase out their oldest 733's?
26 Post contains images OPNLguy : N300SW was delivered in November 1984, and I've heard that she'll be the first to go, sometime in 2006. As I said in a previous thread, I've yet to h
27 OPNLguy : I dispatched N710SW DAL-ROW a couple of days ago, and that crew were picking up N711HK, which had just been re-painted, and it returned ROW-DAL. A -3
28 Dutchjet : A lot depends upon Southwest's rate of expansion - if Southwest continues to introduce new destinations and additional city pairs, the retirement of
29 N200WN : I don't know how many are still in the old paint but I don't see them too often anymore. I'm more curious about how many of the -3's and -5's still h
30 OPNLguy : I'm on vacation and don't have access to the info either. Be back July 8th...
31 HAWK21M : To Rephrase Which Airport parks the Max Southwest B737s & how many. regds MEL
32 Vegasplanes : I agree with Dutchjet, the 735 might be the first to go due to higher CASM as well as the fact that WN only flies 25 735 with 122 seats vs. 400+ 733/7
33 Post contains images Swadispatcher : I can't find it anywhere on the maintenance website.. found some cool engineering drawings though...
34 RayChuang : However, I doubt that WN will retire their 737-500's anytime soon, given the heavy loads WN flies nowadays. They'll probably just re-assign them to in
35 Silver1SWA : That's what I thought...I got the impression the -500s were the next to go. But they are converting them (paint and interiors) so I would guess that
36 N1120A : I believe LAS is now WN's number 1 station, though PHX, BWI, LAX, BUR, HOU and DAL all see their fair share of WN metal They have begun a shift of th
37 American 767 : Keep in mind that all three models currently in service at Southwest, 300, 500 and 700 Series, are the ones for which Southwest was the launch custome
38 N1120A : Because, unlike the -500 which is noticably lighter than its 737Classic sisters, the 736 is almost as heavy as the 73G with less seating capacity Tha
39 FlyingTexan : According to their site [and just about every piece of correspondence from SWA] it is around 3,000 IIRC. Dispatch anything else to Roswell? Oh, wait
40 PITA333 : I know this subject has been discussed before, but how can I find out which variant I will be flying on my next WN Flight? I still haven't found a cle
41 Swadispatcher : Give me a flight number and date.. I can look up the schedule for ya.
42 Tornado82 : From your screenname, and past threads we've been in, I'll assume you're flying from PIT at least to begin your trip. Looking at Flytecomm recently (
43 Vegasplanes : To FlyingTexan, LOL, WN brought the 732 to TX at the end of their career due to the HOU and DAL bases. From what I have read, I am under the impressio
44 OPNLguy : Not just within Texas proper, but also ABQ, OKC, TUL, LIT, and MSY, as well as a few other cities within the central time zone that declined in numbe
45 Brons2 : I flew on a 732 twice within the last year on intra-Texas flights, most recently Jan 3rd, 2005 on LAX-MCI-HOU-AUS on the HOU-AUS leg. After UT being a
46 FlyingTexan : While we’re on the subject of SWA’s nativity plane, the 732, there’s one sitting at Love. OPNL says it’s for ground crew training purposes. C
47 OPNLguy : I haven't been close enough to verify it with my personal eyeballs, but I've been told that it's affixed to the ground with cables on the main gears,
48 PITA333 : July 5, 2005 PIT-PHL Flight 1487 July 10, 2005 PHL-PIT Flight 1531 Thank you too Tornado82
49 Silver1SWA : Definitely not. We used that aircraft during ramp training and we all got to go inside for a "tour". The cockpit is missing about 60% of the componen
50 ScottB : You were pretty fortunate to get on the 732, then, since the last one flying for Southwest was retired just two weeks later.
51 Post contains links and images September11 : yes, very fortunate. special ceremony were held for their last 732 retirement View Large View MediumPhoto © 737doctor description: N95SW (cn 23054/9
52 HAWK21M : The Signatures on the Aircraft by the staff were good too. regds MEL
53 N1120A : They were kept specifically at DAL to keep pilot training costs down (the -200 requires some differences training, particularly because of the very d
54 Wnsocal : I did see a -300 in lounge seating about 3 weeks ago. But I just recently (about 4 days ago) saw some information that ALL aircraft now have forward
55 Post contains images Swadispatcher : We (Gound Ops Training) got that aircraft after much wrangling and pleading.. and a cool Mission Impossible video of us "stealing" the keys to the pl
56 Post contains images Brons2 : I have taken literally hundreds of flights on the 732, so while it was nice to get on one for the last time, really no big deal to me. Almost all my
57 CanadianDC10 : Hey Swadispatcher... Could you look up for me which planes I'll be flying on for the following flights? July 9th: Flight 986 DTW-BNA Flight 286 BNA-RD
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