Miles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4586 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
Miles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4318 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.
Markabcan From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4015 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.
Slashd0t From Canada, joined Dec 2002, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3937 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
BTW, i'm sitting in a YVR hotel room and flew a 600 in :p Much nicer then the 200
9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3911 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.
A332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3874 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...