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delyan
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BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:20 am

Is SouthWest flying 737-300 or 737-700 on direct only flights from BDL to MCO and vise versa?
 
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:24 am

Quoting Delyan (Thread starter):
Is SouthWest flying 737-300 or 737-700 on direct only flights from BDL to MCO and vise versa?

-700's, infact, speaking of I havent seen a -300 there in awhile, thou there was one on the BDL-BWI route a month ago..
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:33 am

There are a few SouthWest -300 pictures in the database from this year only. I'm flying to MCO soon and I don't want to fly on -300.
 
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:36 am

Quoting Delyan (Reply 2):
I'm flying to MCO soon and I don't want to fly on -300.

why? inside there really is no difference, its all sw cattle car  Wink Besides, I've never seen on on that route anyways.
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:41 am

there is at least 10-15 years difference between -300 & -700. I prefer -700, at least for the winglets.......
 
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting Delyan (Reply 4):
there is at least 10-15 years difference between -300 & -700

No, there's not. Southwest has -300's that were delivered in 1997 and their first -700 was delivered at the end of 1997.
 
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:43 pm

The engines sound so different. I love the sound of the 700, it whines. The 300s they have a different rumble to them. I know I am strange.
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:46 pm

why are you not flying DL/Song? if you do it before April 30 you'll get all the Song goodies, probably for the same price as WN. Not sure of the schedule after 5/1 but not all of the Song aircraft are leaving their current markets right away.
 
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:03 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
-700's, infact, speaking of I havent seen a -300 there in awhile, thou there was one on the BDL-BWI route a month ago..

Really? I just find that wierd because I did a month long rampie internship with WN in PVD in December and at least half the aircraft we got were -300s, I even remember a 500 or two. From what I was told, most of the NE-Florida flights were -300s. I wonder why BDL would get -700s to Florida while PVD gets -300s.

Anyhow, I wouldn't fret about flying on a -300, as far as I know WN has redone the interiors on most of the -300s so they're in good shape.
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:22 pm

Quoting GD727 (Reply 8):
Really? I just find that wierd because I did a month long rampie internship with WN in PVD

well idk about PVD but the last two weeks i've gone spotting i have seen 0 733's.... hell every other plane had winglets..
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:09 am

And to answer your question, all WN's 300s and 500s have had new interiors within the last 2 years. They are all leather and the same as the new 700s.
 
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:22 am

Quoting Delyan (Reply 2):
There are a few SouthWest -300 pictures in the database from this year only. I'm flying to MCO soon and I don't want to fly on -300.

I have flown on both the 700 and 300 last Friday BDL-MCO-FLL...700 BDL-MCO and 300 MCO-FLL...other than the winglets, there is no difference between the planes...they both fly very smooth (although a 20 minute short hop MCO-FLL is no way to test the performance of a 300!)...but there really is no difference...the only real difference is the 500 which I believe still has rear facing seats.

to answer your origional question, there really is no way to know. The only flights that you know are in a 700 are the transcons. The other flights are all hit or miss...however, chances are it is a 700 because it can perform better at a higher altitude...on the other hand, if you fly on a short hop, you will probably be on a 300 because the extra performance is not needed. They both have the range, so it is really up in the air until the day of the flight.

P.S. I was going to do my BDL-MCO-FLL TR on Monday, but if you are leaving this weekend, I'll post it early.
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:01 am

When I worked in BDL with WN, just transfered a month ago to BWI, we used mostly 300's on Florida routes. Once in awhile we would get the 700's for Florida, so there is a chance you will be on one. But don't plan on either. We have had a -300 do the BDL-LAS flight before. Although it had to stop in MCI for a fuel stop.
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:33 am

I am flying BDL-MCO on April 29 (Sat) and coming back on May 2 (Tue).
Then again May 20 (Sat) and coming back on June 4 (Sun).
I hope I fly on -700. By the way, the tickets are $59 each way.....
 
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RE: BDL-MCO-BDL With SouthWest

Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:08 am

Looks like both--taken from today's [Saturday] schedule
WN1412 MCO-BDL 733
WN2906 MCO-BDL 73G
WN2315 MCO-BDL 73G
WN1945 BDL-MCO 73G
WN2285 BDL-MCO 733
WN2502 BDL-MCO 73G
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