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Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:03 am

Southwest Airlines with 427 B737s is certainly the Largest.Whats the Breakup Model wise.

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:19 am

something like 15 737-500s, 225 or so 700's and and the balance in 300's, im sure someone has the exact numbers.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:19 am

Actually, the count is now 432. Here is the breakdown

B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

B-737-5H4 25
Total 737-500 = 25

B-737-7AD 1
B-737-7H4 211
B-737-7Q8 1
Total 737-700 = 213
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:21 am

http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Southwest_Airlines

A highly recommended site for all your aviation questions.

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:54 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):

B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

I'm assuming xH4 is the WN sub-series. So does that mean those other 44 733's were bought second-hand??
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:41 am

It does, as well as 2 of the 73Gs.

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:07 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
Actually, the count is now 432. Here is the breakdown

B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

B-737-5H4 25
Total 737-500 = 25

B-737-7AD 1
B-737-7H4 211
B-737-7Q8 1
Total 737-700 = 213

You are correct, sir...  Wink

The two non-7H4 -700s came from Eastwind and BWIA...

The various non-3H4 -300s came from a variety of sources. Some were originally AirCal aircraft that American used after they acquired AirCal, and they still carry "AA" registration suffixes. Others came from Air Berlin, Easy Jet, and Morris Air, and Western Pacific, although I'm sure some had flown for other airlines prior to that.

Two noteworthy aircraft from other airlines now in Southwest's fleet are the former Taca -300 that made the emergency landing on the levee neary MSY back in the late 1980s, and the Western Pacific -300 that was in "The Simpsons" livery.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:13 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 6):
Two noteworthy aircraft from other airlines now in Southwest's fleet are the former Taca -300 that made the emergency landing on the levee neary MSY back in the late 1980s, and the Western Pacific -300 that was in "The Simpsons" livery.

Those reg # are?.......



How many -500 are in the new paint?

Actually, can you break the entire fleet down as far as livery? Big grin

I am assuming all the 73G are wingletted now.  Smile
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:17 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
I am assuming all the 73G are wingletted now.

I was on a non-wingleted -700 in May. I am not sure when they will all be completed.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:23 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
B-737-301 2
B-737-317 4
B-737-3A4 9
B-737-3G7 5
B-737-3H4 150
B-737-3K2 2
B-737-3L9 2
B-737-3Q8 9
B-737-3T0 2
B-737-3T5 4
B-737-3Y0 5
Total 737-300 = 194

B-737-5H4 25
Total 737-500 = 25

B-737-7AD 1
B-737-7H4 211
B-737-7Q8 1
Total 737-700 = 213

Does anyone know a webiste or has a list of the meanings of the last three letters/numbers of the model? (see below)

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:26 am

Does anyone know a webiste or has a list of the meanings of the last three letters/numbers of the model? (see below)

It is the Boeing customer code, meaning the airline the plane was first delivered to. Here is the complete list:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/boeing.asp

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:33 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
Those reg # are?.......

How many -500 are in the new paint?

Actually, can you break the entire fleet down as far as livery?

I am assuming all the 73G are wingletted now.

Taca is now N697SW, and "Marge" is now N660SW

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All the -700s now have winglets.

As far as paint/fleet breakdowns, that info is at work and I'm now on vacation. There are two aircraft getting new paint at ROW right now, and the list changes often...
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:00 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 11):
Taca is now N697SW, and "Marge" is now N660SW

I really think we should have kept Marge on the tail..  Big grin
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:04 am

Hello all

I wonder how many 300's will see Brended Winglets????? We do have quite a few of them.

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:17 am

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 13):
I wonder how many 300's will see Brended Winglets????? We do have quite a few of them.

Um, none of the -300s at WN have winglets yet. Fuelmizer is still a mixed bag and not sure to be used and winglets may prove not to give the same return on investment as on the -700
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:20 am

From N1120A list, I can see ex-Piedmont (-01), ex-CP Air (-17), all 9 ex-AirCal (-A4), ex-America West (-G7) & ex-Orion (-T5)...the rest I'm sure are from various leasing companies. Western Pacific had their own code of -3R, which I don't see there. But they did have some other leased 737 where the Simpsons logo was carried. To me, it's interesting to see the customer code each aircraft carries, because I know which original airline had ordered it. Regards.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:52 am

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 15):
Western Pacific had their own code of -3R, which I don't see there.

Did WestPac ever actually order new 733s, or was the code established for the never taken 73Gs?
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:01 am

Did WestPac ever actually order new 733s, or was the code established for the never taken 73Gs?

It looks as though the code was established for at least the 733's, which must have been delivered new because of the code.


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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:05 am

WestPac did ordered 5 737-33Rs, and they did accepted delivery on 4 of them. However they were on a buyback/leased deal...WP ordered the aircraft, then a leasing company bought them outright, then leasing them back to WP. All 5 ships, to my knowledge, are still active with other carriers. Regards.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:43 am

Also remember that several of the "second-hand" 733s came to Southwest via the MorrisAir acquisition and were absorbed into the Southwest fleet.....MorrisAir picked up 737 from everywhere and anywhere as the became available on the second hand and leasing markets, thus the wide variety of designator codes.

The 737-7Q8 had an interesting history as well.......its a very early build 73G that first flew in for a Swiss carrier (Easyjet Switzerland maybe?) and then went to BWIA on a rather short term lease so that BWIA could try out the 737NG aircraft prior to that airline placing its order for 738s, Southwest took the aircraft when in came back on to the market.
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:51 am

Keeping Marge on the tail would have been way cool! I'm sure the Simpsons 733 is one of the most recognized 737 schemes on the planet.
Southwest is a cool company, but I doubt that they would have ever done that.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:07 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 19):
The 737-7Q8 had an interesting history as well.......its a very early build 73G that first flew in for a Swiss carrier (Easyjet Switzerland maybe?)

Very close, this 737 was the only 73G delivered new to TEA Switzerland. It was returned to ILFC shortly before the airline was bought out by EasyJet to become EasyJet Switzerland.

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:26 pm

Not sure how many -300s are still in old paint, but it seems WN is on a painting spree. I see a lot of -300s that are very sharp and appear to have been recently painted. Unfortunately, unlike previous repaints, it seems they are no longer stamping the aircraft with the place of repaint and date of repaint. They used to put a stamp on the belly near the main landing gear on the #1 side saying where it was painted and when it was painted. There are two or three different places where aircraft are being painted. Maybe it just depends where it's being painted whether they put a stamp on it or not...I'm not sure. Maybe 737doctor can offer some insight.

I did see Arizona One tonight. She just got some new paint and looks VERY sharp with her new blue tail. Man, she was looking TERRIBLE in recent months as her old coat was peeling away.

The older -700s are now being painted blue. Off the top of my head, I can say reg #s 700, 701, 703, 705 and 739 are now blue. I'm sure their are more, but like I said...that is all I can think of off the top of my head.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:52 pm

Huge 737 fleet.
How many Departures a day & whats the largest parking Aircraft and at which Airport.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:25 pm

Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 20):
I'm sure the Simpsons 733 is one of the most recognized 737 schemes on the planet.

I think WN's scheme itself (both of them) are even more known worldwide as applies to 737s

Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 20):
Southwest is a cool company, but I doubt that they would have ever done that.

Well, the sponsorship deal ran out

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 23):
whats the largest parking Aircraft and at which Airport.

Please clarify that one.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:45 pm

Speaking of the 737-300's WN flies, does anyone know did WN start to phase out their oldest 733's?  confused 
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:06 am

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 25):
Speaking of the 737-300's WN flies, does anyone know did WN start to phase out their oldest 733's?

N300SW was delivered in November 1984, and I've heard that she'll be the first to go, sometime in 2006. As I said in a previous thread, I've yet to hear that confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt...  Wink
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:12 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 22):
The older -700s are now being painted blue. Off the top of my head, I can say reg #s 700, 701, 703, 705 and 739 are now blue. I'm sure their are more, but like I said...that is all I can think of off the top of my head.

I dispatched N710SW DAL-ROW a couple of days ago, and that crew were picking up N711HK, which had just been re-painted, and it returned ROW-DAL.

A -300 was going to operate PHX-ROW later that same night and be dropped off, picking up a freshly re-painted -300 and taking it back to PHX. Sorry, I don't recall the numbers on those two...
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:22 am

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 25):
Speaking of the 737-300's WN flies, does anyone know did WN start to phase out their oldest 733's?

A lot depends upon Southwest's rate of expansion - if Southwest continues to introduce new destinations and additional city pairs, the retirement of the 733 will be a very slow and limited process. That being said, I think the first 733s will be retired starting in late 2006 or 2007 - some of the ex-MorrisAir aircraft may be among the first to go. Southwest will also look at getting the twenty-five 735s out of the fleet as soon as practical and the 735s may go before many of the 733s, eventhough the 735s are newer than many of the 733s. The operating economics of the 735 are not as good as those of the 733s, and with the 732s out of the Southwest fleet, the 735s are the only aircraft with less seating that the other 400+ 733/73Gs in the WN fleet.
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:11 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 22):
Not sure how many -300s are still in old paint, but it seems WN is on a painting spree

I don't know how many are still in the old paint but I don't see them too often anymore. I'm more curious about how many of the -3's and -5's still have the lounge seating areas. OPNLguy have any idea? I've tried to find out on the internal dispatch website but can't get any info there.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 24):
I think WN's scheme itself (both of them) are even more known worldwide as applies to 737s

I know a lot of people hated the old brown paint scheme but one thing I liked about it was it was so recognizable from far away. Once I was driving from CA to TX and while taking a break in the NM desert I looked up and could clearly see a WN plane with its bright orange belly cruising by at 30,000 feet.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 27):
I dispatched N710SW DAL-ROW a couple of days ago, and that crew were picking up N711HK, which had just been re-painted, and it returned ROW-DAL

Until recently some WN planes were also being repainted in SAT by San Antonio Aerospace. They were also doing the -700 winglets and converting interiors to the updated look. I think they lost the paint contract due to poor quality control. There was also talk that some WN work would be moved to KellyUSA (former AFB) but I'm not sure who the contractor would have been or it that fell through. The work being done at ROW is fairly recent I believe.
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:38 am

Quoting N200WN (Reply 29):
OPNLguy have any idea? I've tried to find out on the internal dispatch website but can't get any info there.

I'm on vacation and don't have access to the info either. Be back July 8th...
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:13 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 24):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 23):
whats the largest parking Aircraft and at which Airport.

Please clarify that one.

To Rephrase
Which Airport parks the Max Southwest B737s & how many.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:07 am

I agree with Dutchjet, the 735 might be the first to go due to higher CASM as well as the fact that WN only flies 25 735 with 122 seats vs. 400+ 733/737 with 137 seats, the 735 might make scheduling and sales a hassle. Question, is WN thinking of moving the 735 "home" to TX as they did with the 732 at the end of its career?
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:10 am

Quoting N200WN (Reply 29):
I'm more curious about how many of the -3's and -5's still have the lounge seating areas.

I can't find it anywhere on the maintenance website.. found some cool engineering drawings though...  Big grin
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:48 am

However, I doubt that WN will retire their 737-500's anytime soon, given the heavy loads WN flies nowadays. They'll probably just re-assign them to intra-Texas flights and keep on flying them until they are finally ready to retire in the 2008-2009 time period.
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:35 pm

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 32):
I agree with Dutchjet, the 735 might be the first to go due to higher CASM as well as the fact that WN only flies 25 735 with 122 seats vs. 400+ 733/737 with 137 seats, the 735 might make scheduling and sales a hassle.

That's what I thought...I got the impression the -500s were the next to go. But they are converting them (paint and interiors) so I would guess that means they will be around for a little while.

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 32):
Question, is WN thinking of moving the 735 "home" to TX as they did with the 732 at the end of its career?

I understood this was to be the case shortly after the retirement of the -200s and to a degree, I believe already has started.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:42 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 31):
Which Airport parks the Max Southwest B737s & how many.

I believe LAS is now WN's number 1 station, though PHX, BWI, LAX, BUR, HOU and DAL all see their fair share of WN metal

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 32):
I agree with Dutchjet, the 735 might be the first to go due to higher CASM as well as the fact that WN only flies 25 735 with 122 seats vs. 400+ 733/737 with 137 seats, the 735 might make scheduling and sales a hassle. Question, is WN thinking of moving the 735 "home" to TX as they did with the 732 at the end of its career?

They have begun a shift of the 735 to intra-Texas and the reason is that they have the lowest trip cost in the system and can handle dips in loads through out the day on WN's many triangle shuttle flights (DAL/HOU/SAT). Scheduling is not really an issue as the 735 has full commonality with the 733/73G unlike the 732 which required differences training due to significantly different performance characteristics. In fact, it allows them some flexibility in scheduling when loads need to be balanced.

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 34):
they are finally ready to retire in the 2008-2009 time period.

I doubt it would be that soon
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:46 pm

Keep in mind that all three models currently in service at Southwest, 300, 500 and 700 Series, are the ones for which Southwest was the launch customer.
The oldest 300 is now 21.
The oldest 500 is now 15.
The oldest 700 is now 7, but it is true that it is still very young.

I think Dutchjet is right. The 500's may go sooner eventhough they are younger than some of the 300's because they are not as economical to operate as the 300's are. Continental also is planning to phase out the 500's before the 300's. Why didn't Southwest and Continental order the 600 variant? Because they don't need an aircraft with just 100 seats on their mainline fleet.

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:50 pm

Quoting American 767 (Reply 37):
Why didn't Southwest and Continental order the 600 variant?

Because, unlike the -500 which is noticably lighter than its 737Classic sisters, the 736 is almost as heavy as the 73G with less seating capacity

Quoting American 767 (Reply 37):
Continental also is planning to phase out the 500's before the 300's.

That is due to high lease rates

Quoting American 767 (Reply 37):
The 500's may go sooner eventhough they are younger than some of the 300's because they are not as economical to operate as the 300's are

The -500 is more economical if you don't have a full load because of its lower trip cost.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:21 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 23):
How many Departures a day

According to their site [and just about every piece of correspondence from SWA] it is around 3,000 IIRC.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 27):
I dispatched N710SW DAL-ROW

Dispatch anything else to Roswell? Oh, wait - that wasn't SWA...

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 32):
Question, is WN thinking of moving the 735 "home" to TX as they did with the 732 at the end of its career?

Was that due to the fact Texans’ have less sensitive ears or to keep the -200s near the DAL and HOU bases?

Quoting Swadispatcher (Reply 33):
Quoting N200WN (Reply 29):
I'm more curious about how many of the -3's and -5's still have the lounge seating areas.

I can't find it anywhere on the maintenance website..

I spotted 2 ships with the lounge seats in April, 508 was one, I forget the other.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:28 am

I know this subject has been discussed before, but how can I find out which variant I will be flying on my next WN Flight? I still haven't found a clear cut answer after doing a search. Sorry if I'm out of line.

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:56 am

Quoting PITA333 (Reply 40):
I know this subject has been discussed before, but how can I find out which variant I will be flying on my next WN Flight?

Give me a flight number and date.. I can look up the schedule for ya.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:09 am

Quoting PITA333 (Reply 40):
I know this subject has been discussed before, but how can I find out which variant I will be flying on my next WN Flight? I still haven't found a clear cut answer after doing a search. Sorry if I'm out of line.

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From your screenname, and past threads we've been in, I'll assume you're flying from PIT at least to begin your trip. Looking at Flytecomm recently (I track flights while bored at work) it seems we get almost exclusively the -700's in PIT. I'm guessing this is due to the huge demand on these flights since startup and that's the highest capacity variant, maybe?? I've found it interesting too how it always seems PIT gets the -700s, although I guess the heavy ratio of LAS legs through PIT either arriving from or departing to warrants the use of a -700.
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:53 am

To FlyingTexan, LOL, WN brought the 732 to TX at the end of their career due to the HOU and DAL bases. From what I have read, I am under the impression that WN flew the 732 intra-Texas only for the last part of the 732 history. I know it has been a long while since I have seen a WN 732 out West, (LAS, PHX, SAN, BUR) are the airports I frequent on WN.
 
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:16 am

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 43):
I am under the impression that WN flew the 732 intra-Texas only for the last part of the 732 history.

Not just within Texas proper, but also ABQ, OKC, TUL, LIT, and MSY, as well as a few other cities within the central time zone that declined in number as the -200 fleet size declined.

The last handful pretty much stayed on DAL-based routes, i.e. Texas, ABQ, OKC, TUL, LIT, and MSY, no more than 1 leg from DAL...
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:17 am

I flew on a 732 twice within the last year on intra-Texas flights, most recently Jan 3rd, 2005 on LAX-MCI-HOU-AUS on the HOU-AUS leg. After UT being at the Rose Bowl, it was the only itenerary I could do that would get me back to AUS from LA...it was either LAX-MCI-HOU-AUS, LAX-MDW-HOU-AUS or LAX-MCI-BNA-HOU-AUS. PHX, ELP, ABQ, OAK, SLC, etc, etc were all full at the late date that I made my reservation on Rapid Rewards.

I understand now that the 732 are all gone though.
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:26 am

Quoting Brons2 (Reply 45):
I understand now that the 732 are all gone though.

While we’re on the subject of SWA’s nativity plane, the 732, there’s one sitting at Love. OPNL says it’s for ground crew training purposes. Cheaper than banging up a new -700. Is it up-to-date, airworthy, etc? Y’all take it joy riding? Maybe buzz TxAg over in the ILE area?
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:32 am

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 46):
Is it up-to-date, airworthy, etc?

I haven't been close enough to verify it with my personal eyeballs, but I've been told that it's affixed to the ground with cables on the main gears, so it doesn't sound as it's airworthy or going anywhere anytime soon....
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PITA333
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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:38 am

Quoting Swadispatcher (Reply 41):
Give me a flight number and date.. I can look up the schedule for ya.

July 5, 2005 PIT-PHL
Flight 1487

July 10, 2005 PHL-PIT
Flight 1531

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RE: Southwest B737 Fleet.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:39 am

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 46):
Is it up-to-date, airworthy, etc?

Definitely not. We used that aircraft during ramp training and we all got to go inside for a "tour". The cockpit is missing about 60% of the components and most of the interior has been yanked out. Looks like it's staying strapped to the tarmac for a while. Yes, it is affixed to the ground by cables on the main gear. Also, I believe the engines are gone. The engine cowls are still there, but I'm pretty sure they are hollow. The openings were plugged, I but I recall hearing that the actual engines were taken out.

[Edited 2005-06-28 00:41:45]
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