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Has Westjet Retired The 737-200's?  
User currently offlineMiles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

I am curious to know if Westjet has officially retired the -200's yet. I have not seen any pictures of a westjet -200 since October, according to Transport Canada, Westjet still has 7 -200's registered to them. I saw 3 parked at the hangar in Calgary 2 weeks ago when I flew through Calgary.
So if anyone can let me know, I would appreciate it.

Regards

Miles

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User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3838 times:

I was at YEG a couple weeks ago and saw a few. Here's one:


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I also got one in October.


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User currently offlineMiles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

thanks for the help Pete, nice to know they are still around, I hope to get a few more pics of them before the last one stops flying


Miles


User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

Hello Miles_mechanic.

Quoting Miles_mechanic (Thread starter):
I am curious to know if Westjet has officially retired the -200's yet.



Quoting Miles_mechanic (Thread starter):
So if anyone can let me know, I would appreciate it.

If you want to find out exactly what Westjet has planned for the 737-200s in it's fleet regarding how long those jets will be around with the airline, the best forum to ask in is the Civil Aviation Forum. The guys in there know the airline industry inside & out! You might even get actual dates & schedules about the remaining service of Westjet's 737-2's from those guys .... I wouldn't be surprised!  silly 

I'm not trying to suggest the members of this forum couldn't answer your questions of course (90% of my posts on A.net have been in this forum over the years, although I've been doing mostly reading than asking questions lately).

It's just a suggestion for you to help you get some good info. Big grin

PS, I haven't flown with Westjet "YET!", but my wife Phyllis (aka Vaporlock in the forums) did last May and really enjoyed their service. Here's a shot she took of the 737-7's cockpit overhead panel ... that she flew to YVR on.


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User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

The best info I could find from Westjet is that the last of the 737-200's will be gone by "early 2006".

User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Nope, I believe there are still 3-4 in service at present...

I still see & hear them flying over my NW Calgary home every day.  Wink
Going to miss those aircraft once they're gone.



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User currently offlineRyGuy From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Quoting Miles_mechanic (Thread starter):
Westjet still has 7 -200's registered

I was dealing with WestJet just tonight and they told me that they are currently flying one 737-200. It will be retired in January after they get a few more 73W. So there is your answer they have One.
I was told they will be having an official retirement party for the bird in Hawaii! That would be fun!!

Hope I helped!!!
Thanks

-RyGuy  Smile



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User currently offlineMarkabcan From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

I saw one landing in Calgary(YYC) last night so there is definitely at least one still going strong. It was my understanding that they will all be retired very soon though.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

There are at least 2 still flying in revenue service. Right now a 732 is flying a Calgary-Edmonton service, and the other is fly an extra segment 4000-series flight number on Calgary-Winnipeg.


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User currently offlineMiles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Thanks everyone for helping me out, I guess I made the mistake putting this question in the tech/ops forum first, but glad to hear the answer, so I will have to head to calgary or edmonton to see it then. guess I know what I will be doing over new years now.

Miles


User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

A very loud Westjet -200 departed CYXX this morning, throwing a sound over the Fraser Valley that many of us love, but some will be happy to have gone...


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User currently offlineACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

They tend toward the shorter runs anymore. I've only flown them between YYC-YEG with WJ.

User currently offlineMarkabcan From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3373 times:

I recently flew YYJ-YLW on one of those old birds.

User currently offlineCXH From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

I realize the press release is from July, but it sums it all up from the official source:
http://cnrp.ccnmatthews.com/client/w...For=548187&year=2005&releaseSeq=34

The 732's, the 732 simulator and spares will "officially" be gone in March 2006. But it sounds like most are parked/stored already.



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User currently offlineMarkabcan From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Most 200 series aircraft are now just being used as backup aircraft. I think I heard somewhere that they always have at least 1 backup 200 ready and waiting at YYC. That would explain the 200 that is always parked by the terminal but rarely moves.

User currently offlineSlashd0t From Canada, joined Dec 2002, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

For what it's worth they are still operating the 200 to YMM and Abbortsford (ICAO code?) and YYC. I know they also still use the 200 on some runs between YEG and YLW.. WHY DOES YEG GET THE 200's.. I hate the 200's and can't wait for them to go away Big grin

BTW, i'm sitting in a YVR hotel room and flew a 600 in :p Much nicer then the 200 Big grin



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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Quoting Slashd0t (Reply 15):
I hate the 200's and can't wait for them to go away

No doubt it's time has passed,but I don't think there is a jet built that has proven itself more versatile as it has also operated in the combi and cargo variations.I've seen some 200's with skis attached to the landing gear for operating on temporary winter runways in the Arctic and others with kits for gravel runway operations.


User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

As much as I understand WestJet's desire (and need) to retire these aircraft, I am certainly going to miss them... I have flown the WS 732s far more often than any other aircraft out there... no IFE... no legroom (I'm 6'1), but I never get tired of the noise & the thrust reversers on landing...  Smile


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