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Southwest Airlines Seats On Leased Aircraft  
User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1601 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5281 times:
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As Southwest is now returning to lessors 22 of their dash 300 737's, are the "unique to SWA" and wonderful leather seats removed from the aircraft before these a/c are returned? And if they are, do they go to other SWA aircraft?

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User currently offlineSkoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 440 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5162 times:

To answer the first question, more than likely yes, and the second, more than likely no.

Personally, they should sell them. I'd love to have a pair of seats for my house.


User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5154 times:



Quoting Skoker (Reply 1):
Personally, they should sell them. I'd love to have a pair of seats for my house.

That would be cool to have!



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User currently offlineA300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5107 times:
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Quoting N471WN (Thread starter):
As Southwest is now returning to lessors 22 of their dash 300 737's

Do you know which ones are being returned? Are those the ex- Air Cal, Morris Air and Pacific Western ships?

Thanks



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User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4922 times:
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other threads have the numbers but I recall N696SW (which I saw at Goodyear last week) and N318SW through N323SW ships but not sure.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4859 times:



Quoting A300 (Reply 3):

Do you know which ones are being returned? Are those the ex- Air Cal, Morris Air and Pacific Western ships?



Quoting N471WN (Reply 4):
other threads have the numbers but I recall N696SW (which I saw at Goodyear last week) and N318SW through N323SW ships but not sure.

So far, these 6 -300s have come out of the fleet:

N319, I think it's in-work at the DAL hangar, but am not sure.
N320, I think it's in-work at the DAL hangar, but am not sure.
N321, on the DAL MX ramp, with a "Shamu" cowling on the #2 engine.
N322, gone to GYR
N667, on the DAL MX ramp.
N696, gone to GYR

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

Quoting N471WN (Thread starter):
are the "unique to SWA" and wonderful leather seats removed from the aircraft before these a/c are returned?

I'd say... No, the seats are not removed. The leather cover are though. The are just held on by velcro and can easliy removed with in seconds. I'd guess that they will be cleaned, inspected for condition and put into Stores for replacement stock

[Edited 2008-02-01 17:49:24]


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4646 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
The are just held on by velcro and can easliy removed with in seconds.

Well it is true that seat covers are held on by a couple strips of velcro, have you ever actually pulled one off in seconds?

Just curious, as the ones I used to work with (they were fabric and not leather, but they were still Y class seats on a 737 so I can't imagine them being overly different) were held on by a few simple strips of velcro, but when it came time to slide the old ones off and put clean ones on, it took some effort. The seat bottoms only took a minute, but the backs they really liked to put up a fight and a half. Wasn't uncommon for them to be a 5+ minute job with two people...


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4644 times:

Is the same for the 4 737-7H4s that they are selling?


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User currently offlineCactus742 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

Any idea if these 733s will be scrapped or if someone else will take them? If so, who? If they're from the above-mentioned former airlines (Air Cal, etc.), they seem like they'd be some of the older planes in WN's fleet.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4554 times:



Quoting Cactus742 (Reply 9):
Any idea if these 733s will be scrapped or if someone else will take them? If so, who? If they're from the above-mentioned former airlines (Air Cal, etc.), they seem like they'd be some of the older planes in WN's fleet.

Haven't heard either way, but I suspect they'll find new homes somewhere.


User currently offlineSocalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3359 times:



Quoting Spacepope (Reply 8):
Is the same for the 4 737-7H4s that they are selling?

???

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 10):
Haven't heard either way, but I suspect they'll find new homes somewhere.

I would think so too, even with the high-cycles of WN jets, I would think the ongoing lifetime of WN mx would play a key role in their resale attraction.


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