Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
Yes and Yes. The 200's are being retired, but I don't know when that will be final. I'd imagine they'll be in the fleet for a few more years. The routes vary. I've been on them in Texas, MCI, BNA, MCO, STL,LAS.
AWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
Just a little side note here... a lot of the -200's are being re-deployed on routes in Texas and places closer to the Houston and Dallas maintenence bases. These aircraft are showing their age.. maintenence-wise... so they're trying to keep them a little closer to home.
Kindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 1466 times:
wow - i assumed they would be gone before that. I cringe I when see a -200 hit the gate for one of my flights, knowing the overhead bin battle is about to begin.....at least the odds favor me as they are now <10% of the fleet. Thanks for the info....
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 1462 times:
Many folks suspect that they'll all be gone earlier than that, depending upon the variables of fuel costs, aircraft orders and options, and the health of the economy depending when this goofy presidential election gets settled.
Once they get down to 15 or 20 remaining aircraft in the -200 fleet, I think you'll see the others go all at once, i.e., maybe Boeing will take them as trade-ins. Heck, if they can do it for brand new A340s, certainly they can do so for some old -200s and then write them off as a biz expense somehow..