OPNLguy
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SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Sun May 16, 2004 1:41 pm

For those of you who have an interest in this kind of thing, here's the latest list of the 19 remaining in-service -200s, since N85SW just retired...

If my math is correct, 14 more will go before the end of the year, and with 9 new -700s coming in June, it's a safe bet that June will see at least some additional -200 retirements. The 5 -200s that remain at the end of 2004 will be gone in mid-January 2005.

The -200s now only serve Texas airports, as well as ABQ, OKC, TUL, LIT, and MSY, and you won't see them anywhere else... Get your shots while you can...  Big grin

N73SW
N74SW

N82SW
N83SW
N86SW
N87SW
N89SW

N90SW
N91SW
N92SW
N93SW
N94SW
N95SW
N96SW

N103SW
N104SW

N702ML
N721WN
N722WN
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FlagshipAZ
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Sun May 16, 2004 10:55 pm

While it's sad to see these classic 737s leave the skies, I can certainly understand the reasons behind the decision to retire them. I don't suppose that Southwest is willing to keep just one 732 behind for historical purposes or for a museum somewhere. A 737-200 in WN's original colors should be preserved, IMO. Regards.
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Sun May 16, 2004 11:18 pm

That wouldn't be a bad idea, FlagshipAZ. You could contact them in some way & bring up the 732s significance in WN's history & maybe we'll get one of them preserved.

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IslipWN
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Sun May 16, 2004 11:36 pm

Actually believe it or not, I just saw one yesterday @ ISP, I took quite a few pictures there. If anyone wants to see then, just email me.
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Sun May 16, 2004 11:52 pm

Yeah, I am really sad to see let it go for older B737-200 classic. I will miss them soon.
 
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 1:22 am



Hey OPNLguy, are those new 700's coming to us with the winglets? I thought I read somewhere that we were only retrofitting and would start recieving them new w/ winglets next year.
Did I read that correctly?

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OPNLguy
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 1:50 am

>>>are those new 700's coming to us with the winglets?

Most now seem to be, but they're coming out of Goodrich at PAE...

For example, our newest bird, N459 was delivered at BFI on 4/30, but was immediately ferried to PAE where they did the winglet installation, taking just under a week.

Last I heard, starting late this summer, or early this fall, the aircraft will get the winglets installed before they roll out the factory door at the Renton (RNT) plant, and are hopped over to BFI for eventual delivery...
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 2:05 am

It's sad to see the -200s go, but in a sense, living out here in California, they have been "gone" for quite some time. I'm just glad I had the opportunity to ride one from SAN to SFO right before WN stopped service into SFO a few years back.
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Scorpio
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 2:16 am

Interesting news. Ant idea when the next new -700s will be delivered?
 
IslipWN
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 5:49 am

I just saw a one of the 732 in WN new colours at ISP, and 2 weeks ago at FLL and PBI. There not just in Texas airports, ABQ, OKC, TUL, LIT, and MSY
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 6:11 am

>>>Actually believe it or not, I just saw one yesterday @ ISP, I took quite a few pictures there. If anyone wants to see then, just email me.

Please email me a photo, as I'm curious as to what you saw...

The computer doesn't show any -200s operating at ISP yesterday...  Confused
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737doctor
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 1:42 pm

Ant idea when the next new -700s will be delivered?

New aircraft deliveries scheduled:

461WN - 27May04
462WN - 02Jun04
463WN - 07Jun04
464WN - 11Jun04
465WN - 14Jun04
466WN - 15Jun04
467WN - 17Jun04
468WN - 21Jun04
469WN - 24Jun04
470WN - 29Jun04
471WN - 16Jul04
472WN - 16Jul04
473WN - 23Jul04
474WN - 30Jul04
475WN - 15Aug04
476WN - 15Aug04
477WN - 15Aug04
478WN - 30Aug04
479WN - 30Aug04
480WN - 30Aug04
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 1:50 pm

Southwest 601 FLL-MCO-MSY-HOU used to be a 732.....that must have changed recently because now it's a 737-500 (probably why I'm seeing shamu in here more).
 
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 2:06 pm

OPNLguy is correct about Goodrich doing much of our winglet work, but San Antonio Aerospace will actually be doing much more of our winglets this summer than Goodrich. Goodrich will be doing our new aircraft while SAT will be doing many more of our aircraft already in the fleet.
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asianguy767
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 6:16 pm

with oil prices on the up i am surprised the B737-200s arent being retired earlier
 
OPNLguy
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 7:13 pm

>>>New aircraft deliveries scheduled:

With 20 -700 deliveries remaining this year, and 14 -200 retirements, it appears that June and August will see numerous -200 retirements...

Any idea where N85SW is headed?
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Scorpio
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 8:26 pm

Thanks for the info, 737doctor. Does that mean that N460WN has already been delivered, or will that registration be skipped?
 
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Mon May 17, 2004 11:47 pm

See ya -200. Noisy, gas guzling SOBs... You served well, now go enjoy retirement.
 
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Tue May 18, 2004 12:21 am

Does that mean that N460WN has already been delivered, or will that registration be skipped?

N460WN was just delivered to WN at PHX last Thursday, May 13th.

Are all new WN planes delivered to PHX? Why is that? I thought they would go to DAL. But, it seems they enter the system from here in Phoenix.

BTW, Nevada One now has winglets.
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737doctor
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Tue May 18, 2004 2:42 am

I'll check about 85SW when I get to work.

Regarding Nevada One, she was just in for heavy check. I'll submit some pics soon...
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737doctor
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Tue May 18, 2004 6:22 am

OK, at work now and on a break.

85SW will be hanging around for about a week. All the parts we want off of it have been removed/replaced. Then she will be making a one-time ferry flight to be chopped up.
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Tue May 18, 2004 6:50 am

"with oil prices on the up i am surprised the B737-200s arent being retired earlier"

I recently read that Southwest has hedged about 80 percent of it's fuel for the next 2 years at about $24 a barrel.
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RE: SWA Down To 19 737-200s...

Tue May 18, 2004 1:27 pm

I just went into the Schedule Planning area and looked at the advance base schedules for the 737-200's.

For the July to August base, we will be operating 14 -200 aircraft.
August to October base, we will be down 2 to 12 aircraft.
October 4 to October 29, we will drop down 2 more to 10 -200's.

All of the 200's will be operating the Wright Amendment zone: Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico.

I don't know which will be retired, but it appears it will be 2 per schedule change that will be retired.

Hope this helps.
Jeff

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