SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2226 posts, RR: 19 Posted (1 year 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 863 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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airliner371 From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 863 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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n471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 862 times:
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.