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Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:32 am

Hello

Do any of you know why Ryanair has chosen not to have winglets, I would have thought they would save money if they had them put on.


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Some of you guy's must know?

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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:36 am

Ryanair doesn't equip their 738 with winglets because they would no bring any advantage on the short routes the airline is flying.

I am glad that there are a few 737NG models without these winglets, they make the plane butt ugly in my opinion.

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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:36 am

Well, the vast majority of its routes are 2 hours or less in duration, so I wonder how much it'd save in fuel.
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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:38 am

Thanks for the answers.

I like the 737-800's without winglets but now i am starting to like the winglets.

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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:39 am

You don't like winglets on 737s, Pat? I personally reckon they make the aircraft look superb, but hey - don't save any money due to that reason!  Wink/being sarcastic LOL
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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:42 am

I don't like em on the 73G, but 738 they look purty good!

About the short routes then, at what point does the cost savings start to apply then?
 
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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:42 am

It ain't a Ryanair thread unless Pe@rson chimes in. How are you doing man?

Well, the vast majority of its routes are 2 hours or less in duration, so I wonder how much it'd save in fuel.

Probably less than the extra cost/weight of winglets.
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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:44 am

LOL Starlion!  Wink/being sarcastic Well, you know me...  Wink/being sarcastic I'm fine thanks. Yourself?

Probably less than the extra cost/weight of winglets."

Quite possibly! If, however, it operated longer flights, say 3+, then it MIGHT start to make a difference, but I can't see many advantages on much shorter flights.
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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:48 am

It ain't a Ryanair thread unless Pe@rson chimes in

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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:53 am

While it varies from airline to airline, WN claims that the winglet package is benefical for any stage longer than 45 minutes. I'm suprised Ryanair can't get *some* sort of benefit from the winglets.... ignoring the distortion of this route map, the stage lengths are simmilar to the distance between the major cities WN flies to-

http://www.ryanair.com/

Oh, and for comparison-
http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/routemap_dyn.html

I am glad that there are a few 737NG models without these winglets, they make the plane butt ugly in my opinion.


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RE: Ryanair Winglets?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:56 am

The Winglets do add a bit of benefit to shorter routes (especially airports with short runways) but not enough to justify the expense to FR. They do, however, make a real difference on routes over 2 hours and a major one on US transcon routes and out of hot and high airports (MEX, LAS, PHX).
I personally think they make the 737 look like the most aggressive plane out there and much better looking. A head on with one of the WN 73G's with winglets is amazing.
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