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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2426 posts, RR: 22
Posted (2 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Since around 2008, SWA has begun retiring the 737-300s, and as of recent some 737-500's. I am somewhat curious as to if any of these -300s found new homes with any other airlines. I remember seeing some of our older -200s end up elsewhere. I am also interested in what SWA will do when they have to retire the older -300s that are wearing specialty schemes, will they let them sit out in the desert in the specialty colors?


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User currently offlineairliner371 From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1470 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Thread starter):
I am also interested in what SWA will do when they have to retire the older -300s that are wearing specialty schemes, will they let them sit out in the desert in the specialty colors?

The same question goes for the 717s. Will the special liveries be converted to SWA on a 737?



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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2169 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Thread starter):
I am somewhat curious as to if any of these -300s found new homes with any other airlines.

There were at least six or seven in Tucson earlier this year. All left in dumpsters.


User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 948 times:
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Because these a/c have high hours and cycles it is highly unlikely that they will find new homes. Some of these are at or near 80,000 housrs (for example N337SW now at Kingman) so let these a/c go on to their eternal reward in peace. These a/c deaths are natural passings and not tragic---they have served well. Instead we should all be greiving for the 10 737-700's that have been scrapped in their youth-----now that is a tragedy.

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