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SWA 737-900  
User currently offlineCoolchris122 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Since Southwest consists of a fleet of 737's, does anyone know if they're gonna get the 800 or 900 version of the 737? I know they have some 700's.



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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

They will never get 739s, because a 739 can carry just as many passengers as a 738 - 189, I think. It has to do with the number of emergency exits. So the 739 means more legspace than the 738, but not more seats.

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3283 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

It would not make any sense for them to buy any -800s or -900s, since they are continuously striving to run a very streamlined operation and cut any unnessesary costs. The -800 and -900 series would necessitate a fourth flight attendant on all flights. The best thing they could do is get rid of the the -200 and -500 series aircraft and use only the -300 and -700, since they are both configured to 137 pax. That way they would be immune from the negative results of an operational downgrade. This is what I know to be factual and I'm sure someone will reply wishing they would buy -800s and -900s because it would be "cool".


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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

I also asked about this a while back. The reason that SWA will not have aircraft bigger than a 737-700 is that with the higher capacity of the -800, an additional F/A would have to be aboard. That would conflict with thier current payroll philosophy.

So for the near term anyway, don't expect to see any SWA -800/-900 series 737's.

Regards


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Well, it would be cool!!!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Nope... Can you imagine them getting 757's? Thats what it amounts to... Wont happen.

User currently offlineWarriorII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

I remember someone here asking if WN would ever get 767s, LOL!  Big grin

-Tom


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

I wonder if Southwest could be potential customer for the Boeing Sonic Cruiser???  Laugh out loud

In all honesty, it's a remote possibility. Perhaps a 738 in the far future, but never a 739.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2079 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Boeing Nut wrote:The reason that SWA will not have aircraft bigger than a 737-700 is that with the higher capacity of the -800, an additional F/A would have to be aboard. That would conflict with thier current payroll philosophy.
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I guess they won't be buying Sun Country then......




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User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

I saw a picture of a 737-800 in Boeing's Factory with a Southwest Engine Cowling on it. Can someone explain this please. It is in the Book BOEING 737-300/800

User currently offlineWarriorII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

I remember AS borrowing a WN 733 cowling for one of their 734s, not sure of any 738s though.

-Tom


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6296 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

SWA has some 737-700s? That is a bit of an understatement. Well over 100 by now. About like saying AA has some 757s or MD-80s, and DL has some 757s. With the exception of these I can't, off the top of my head, think of any single type/variant in greater numbers.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

We actually had plans for orders of the 800, obviously now it wont be happening anytime soon...maybe in the future...

sjcguy


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

I read a couple of years ago that WN had envisioned possibly buying a small number of 738's for some slot constrained markets, particularly in CA. If they could raise fares in those select markets without losing customers, the cost of an addl FA could be covered.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3283 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

But if they stick with only the -700, the law of supply and demand dictates they can charge a higher yield, while at the same time keeping costs low with only 3 flight attendants. Also, the whole operational downgrade possibility would be eliminated. May WN live long with -300s and -700s!


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

You're right, with slot constraints and only having -700's, WN could just raise fares....but maybe that would bust their low-fare reputation and do more harm to their image than ever. Who knows? Adding the -800 could also cause scheduling/rotating issues as well.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 834 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1030 times:

No they will never have -900s or -800s. They carry too many passengers. That would be pretty neat to see -800/-900s in SWA colors.  Smile


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User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1023 times:

It seems to me that the best thing to to on the future would be to retire the 732, 733, ans 735, and make it only 736 and 737, although some of the 733s and 735s are almost brand new, so it probably wont be happening soon.

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1017 times:

In my eyes WN isn't really a low-cost airline... Last year I was in the US (I'm from Germany) and I wanted to fly to Las Vegas from PHX and they wanted about 400 US$... And that ain't cheap! So I took a car....
So having the -800 in the fleet shouldn't be such a big problem...


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1014 times:

>>>I wanted to fly to Las Vegas from PHX and they wanted about 400 US$.

With all due respect, I doubt SWA charges that between PHX-LAS.


User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 983 times:

That $400 fare must have been last minute because PHX-LAS has over 15-20 daily departures to LAS and charge anywhere from $60-$120 RT on that route...


Eric


User currently offlineSWA737pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 978 times:

I work for Southwest. Rumor has it that were may get them. No 900, but possibly some 8's. The only problem is that the 800/900 needs one more f/a. Also, our 20 minute turn arounds would most likely not be 20 minutes on the 800.


I hope I could help!


User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 957 times:

I work for SWA too and I've never heard that rumor; in fact I've heard the opposite.


Patrick Bateman is my hero.
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