WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2736 times:
why are you not flying DL/Song? if you do it before April 30 you'll get all the Song goodies, probably for the same price as WN. Not sure of the schedule after 5/1 but not all of the Song aircraft are leaving their current markets right away.
GD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1): -700's, infact, speaking of I havent seen a -300 there in awhile, thou there was one on the BDL-BWI route a month ago..
Really? I just find that wierd because I did a month long rampie internship with WN in PVD in December and at least half the aircraft we got were -300s, I even remember a 500 or two. From what I was told, most of the NE-Florida flights were -300s. I wonder why BDL would get -700s to Florida while PVD gets -300s.
Anyhow, I wouldn't fret about flying on a -300, as far as I know WN has redone the interiors on most of the -300s so they're in good shape.
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
Quoting Delyan (Reply 2): There are a few SouthWest -300 pictures in the database from this year only. I'm flying to MCO soon and I don't want to fly on -300.
I have flown on both the 700 and 300 last Friday BDL-MCO-FLL...700 BDL-MCO and 300 MCO-FLL...other than the winglets, there is no difference between the planes...they both fly very smooth (although a 20 minute short hop MCO-FLL is no way to test the performance of a 300!)...but there really is no difference...the only real difference is the 500 which I believe still has rear facing seats.
to answer your origional question, there really is no way to know. The only flights that you know are in a 700 are the transcons. The other flights are all hit or miss...however, chances are it is a 700 because it can perform better at a higher altitude...on the other hand, if you fly on a short hop, you will probably be on a 300 because the extra performance is not needed. They both have the range, so it is really up in the air until the day of the flight.
P.S. I was going to do my BDL-MCO-FLL TR on Monday, but if you are leaving this weekend, I'll post it early.
R311music From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
When I worked in BDL with WN, just transfered a month ago to BWI, we used mostly 300's on Florida routes. Once in awhile we would get the 700's for Florida, so there is a chance you will be on one. But don't plan on either. We have had a -300 do the BDL-LAS flight before. Although it had to stop in MCI for a fuel stop.