Logos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 792 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 914 times:
As far as I know, the 73Gs are replacing the older -200s. Southwest will not acquire anything larger than the -700 because it would mean putting an extra flight attendant on board. I doubt they will acquire the -600 anytime soon, though one never knows.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 900 times:
Latest I've heard is that SWA -200s (while scheduled to be retired 2004-2005) will probably gone earlier than that. New -700s are for growth, since the -300s are no longer produced, and are technically more advanced. Doubt they'll get the -600s, as it appears their limited fleet of -500s (25 or so) will drive them towards a standard 137-seat aircraft, i.e., either -300 or -700.