JustPlaneNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 596 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
Not sure what % of WN's DAL flights are 735's, but it would seem, if it is substantial (as a % of the subfleet's usage), that more through-routings and connecting traffic from DAL could hasten this small subfleet's demise. Thoughts?
Dacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 444 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Highly doubt it, we have only 25 of the -500s and they are a good fit for us, they should be around for some time.
Some of our early -300s I believe are scheduled for retirement sometime during the next 2 to 3 years....but don't quote me on that as everything changes and retirement timetables alterd depending on capacity needs.
JustPlaneNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
Given those destinations, most of those aren't passing thru DAL. Given that WN has agreed to wait 8 years for additional DAL destinations, they know that facilities will take 3-5 years to upgrade and I thought they might be planning on fleet upgrades as well.