Grisee08 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 256 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17772 times:
As of current, in the USA, how rare is it to get on a 737-500? As of now, I've only been on one 737-500, and that was 737-5H4 N524SW from AUS-BNA-MDW. I'm just curious, and does WN now keep these closer to TX than they did in 2005?
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3522 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 16950 times:
Quoting DexSwart (Reply 1): In the US, though, it's difficult to say, I'm pretty sure US retired the last of theirs
US never flew the 500. They flew the 300 and the 400, they have a few 400s left.
WN, PMUA and PMCO flew the 500. WN still does. It is interesting that back in the day when the 500 was new, WN only bought 25 of them compared to the their fleets of 300s and 700s which became a lot larger. I don't know if the new UA still has 500s.
Raventech From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 32 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 16595 times:
Quoting DexSwart (Reply 1): In the US, though, it's difficult to say, I'm pretty sure US retired the last of theirs, and WN added winglets to theirs that are remaining, so it might be difficult to spot them.
WN is in the process of retiring theirs right now, but they do not have winglets retrofitted to them. Only the 300s that are staying in the fleet long are being retrofitted. I believe all WN 500 have a reg of N5**SW.
IIRC WN and UA (pmCO) only have 500s left in service at the moment. (EDIT: in the USA)
AmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 16022 times:
UA (Ex-CO) retired the last of their 737-500s the other month. Southwest I believe is the last scheduled air carrier in the U.S. to operate the 737-500, and they only have 19. So 19 in the U.S. right now is your answer. Not sure about the rest of the world.
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invaders From Norway, joined May 2012, 185 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15864 times:
SK still have 5 left but are beeing phased out quickly. They still fly on the old BU routes in western Norway since they are old BU aircrafts. Flew one on BGO-AES not too long ago and it's age was showing.
Cargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1240 posts, RR: 8 Reply 17, posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15706 times:
Many Russian and some central-Asian carriers purchased 737-500s over the last few years to replace older soviet-era equipment or for expansion purposes. The 735 had a relatively low resale value for a number of years which led to interest in the type from these airlines - which in turn pushed prices up for a short period. Many of the CO planes were sold, rather than scrapped or parked, for example.
Russia and the Ukraine have substantial number of 735s flying now, particularly at UTAir, Transaero, and Ukraine International.
SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2144 posts, RR: 19 Reply 19, posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15591 times:
Quoting Grisee08 (Thread starter): I'm just curious, and does WN now keep these closer to TX than they did in 2005?
WN -500s can be found anywhere, not just inside Texas anymore. When they did that back in 2005 it was due to the then recent -200 retirement. The tail numbers of the WN -500s are N501-N528. As of now there are only 18 -500s left, and the -500s that are retired are listed below:
N506SW ( Retired the other day )
The following are due to be retired in the near future, however this is subject to change..
I''ve always liked the looks of the -500, reminded me of a toy, however working it is a whole different story, and anyone who has worked the -500 from a ground crew point of view would defiantly agree.
FWD Bin of a -500.. As you can tell the bins aren't that big..
N504SW has been retired for awhile now, kinda curious where shes at now..
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
Bur I could only find pictures of C-GANH in the database
Air North does indeed have two -500s, C-GANH and C-GANJ. They generally stick to northern and western Canada, but we do run charters out east and down into the USA every now and again, and often use the -500s for those. If you search the registration in the database there are photos of both.
mtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2289 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 14708 times:
Well I guess CRP ( Corpus Christi,TX) would be the best place for a chance to see a -500....
It seems that they didn't perform as advertised when they came out, but I don't know if that is true or not.
As for the bins, I always loved squirming around in the front of it haha.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
25 AmericanAirFan: AUS is a great place to see the -500s as well. Also DAL. They probably don't perform nearly as well as the -300s. Length seems to be one of the easie
26 Speedbird128: Are you sure? I'm almost certain CAW operate only 733 and 734... Until my departure there CAW never had 735's... And my tab keeping on CAW has not re
27 airportugal310: Ain't that the truth! If it wasn't one direction, it was the other. Usually both!
28 asctty: What happened to WW 735's when they finally shut down last year?
29 pfletch1228: You are correct, MN do not operate, and never have operated, 735s. They operate 733s, 734s, and 738s. The historic fleet is 732s, 727s, and MD80s. Na