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Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:27 am

A heads-up for those of you in YYC or YUL, Westjet's first revenue flight with their new B737-800 is tomorrow, April 13th with the following schedule:

Wed, 13 Apr 05
Flight WS 668
13:00 Depart Calgary, AB (YYC)
19:00 Arrive Montréal, QC (YUL)

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:41 am

Thanks for the info , Andy . I'll try and get some pics  Smile .
Is the aircraft in YYC now ??

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:44 am

Is the aircraft in YYC now ??

Not sure. I only know that it is planned to fly the above tomorrow.

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:47 am

Okay, thanks for the info.
 
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:49 am

She is really a beauty. I managed to get some pictures of it on arrival...
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:02 pm

Nice shots Mark.

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:38 pm

The 737-800 does WS 629/506 on april 13th. (YUL-YVR-YUL).
Can anyone tell me where its going on the 14th?

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:08 am

It just took off out of Calgary at 13:00, and is on it's way to YUL tonight....I'm not sure where you are getting your info.
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:25 am

I'm scheduled to fly to TPA from YYZ on Westjet's 737-800 on June 16th. I've been wondering if it will have winglets.. also, never been on a 737NG, and I think this will be my first flight on such a NEW aircraft.. should be great!  Smile
 
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:04 am

I remember seeing a shot of the aircraft when it was still in boeings hands (before delivery) and the aircraft IS equipped with winglets.
 
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:31 am

Does anyone know what the regular schedule of this 738 will be? YYC-YUL v.v. daily or will it be used on other routes?

When is the 2nd 738 due?

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:33 am

Thanks ACYWG! I've always wondererd what those winglets look like from inside the plane... guess I'll find out soon enough!  Smile
 
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:55 am

The first -800 will be flying on random rotations for the next week(s). It'll fly down to MCO for LiveTV install and certification (which I heard it 45 days). Once the system is certified, the installs should be timed to coincide with the three -800 deliveries we have in June for LiveTV installs in YXX.

The schedule has not been finalized yet, but preliminary schedules show the -800's flying YVR/YYC-LAX, YVR-YUL/YYZ (1x daily), and YYZ-TPA. I haven't heard of anymore routes.
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:10 am

Thanks CanadaEH!  Smile So we can look fwd to the WJ 738 in YYZ this summer. I'm surprised YYZ-YYC is not on the list though, and that YYZ-TPA is on the list, particularly in the summer. Could be a scheduling convenience for the TPA route.

Poor Andy....no 738's at YHM yet.  Wink
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:16 am

Keep mind mind that the dates that were passed along to me were for September. I spoke with someone in our marketing department and the schedule isn't completely set in stone for the summer. We usually have a Summer Schedule Enhancement press release in April, but I don't know how soon we can expect that given the yes, no, maybe uncetainly over the retirement of the -200's (FYI, all -200's will be gone by Q12005).

Another route which I found to be interesting was that YYZ-YLW will be flown with a 737-600. I don't know if this is the first route, but it was the only one that was passed along to me.
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:17 pm

Quoting CanadaEH (Reply 14):
(FYI, all -200's will be gone by Q12005)

Sorry to ask, but hasn't Q12005 (Jan-Feb-Mar) already passed? And I know we still have -200's flying around.

Did you mean Q12006?? Just a question
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:38 am

Oops, yes I did mean Q12006.
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:00 am

Here are some of the pics taken yesterday in YUL by a WS pilot (Lonnie Ganz).

No eyebrows...

[Edited 2005-04-14 22:06:40]
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:09 am

Why all the linking off of A.net? We have shots on this site, too Big grin
 
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:17 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 18):
Why all the linking off of A.net? We have shots on this site, too



Well you don't have (yet) pictures of this bird right after its first revenue flight.
 

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:24 am

How about leaving on it's delivery flight? Seen any of those?
 
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:30 am

This thread is about the first revenue flight.  Wink

Look, if it bothers you that much, just delete my post; but truth is, a.net does not have any pictures related to the very topic of this thread.
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:32 am

that is a very good point Big grin

Did any A.net photogs get these shots?
 
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:35 am

Quote:
Poor Andy....no 738's at YHM yet."

Sure I have...  Wink


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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:37 am

Royal, your shots are very good too.

There, are ya happy!?

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:38 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 22):
Did any A.net photogs get these shots?

The first one, yes.

The others were taken by a WS pilot. No idea if he's an a.net photograph or not.

I hope so.

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Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:43 am

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:47 am

Thanks Andy Big grin

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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:08 am

Those temporary quasi-Delta 738 leases don't count.  Smile
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RE: Westjet B737-800 First Revenue Flight

Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:20 pm

Very nice plane, but it is very weird not seeing those eyebrow windows. I kinda miss them!
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