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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 6
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Does Southwest still operate the 200? If so, on what routes and how much longer will they be in the fleet. Also, does SW operate the 500? Thanks.

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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1188 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.

Their current fleet looks like this:

737-200 39
737-300 193
737-500 25
737-700 51


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

I've seen a few at SJC, most recently N62SW about 4 weeks ago.

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2896 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
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According to Southwest.com, they have a slightly different fleet mix than what was reported above:

As of 8 August 2000:

737-200: 34
737-300: 194
737-500: 25
737-700: 79
Fleet total: 332

So it looks like the've taken delivery of more 700s and retired some 200s



User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Airlined out today with a -200 on the 10:55A flight from DAL to SAT.


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User currently offlineAWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1137 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.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1121 times:

As of 11/2...

33 -200
192 -300
26 -500
82 -700

333 total

FYI, the count of -300 aircraft reflects the "retirement" on N668SW..


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1086 times:

As of 11/9...

33 -200

192 -300

25 -500

93 -700 (86 now, 7 more in Nov/Dec)

343 total (Projected by 12/31/00)

FYI, the count of -300 aircraft reflects the "retirement" on N668SW..


User currently offlineKindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

OPNLguy- Do you know when the last -200 is scheduled for retirement?

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

The last two are scheduled for Dec, 2005...

Of courze, *anything* could happen between now and then...


User currently offlineKindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1048 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....

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1044 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..


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