JustPlaneNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 769 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2023 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, 446 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1982 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, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1746 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.