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Southwest Begins B737-800 Flights April 11

Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:41 pm

It's the beginning of a new chapter at Southwest Airlines as the first 2 737-800's enter revenue service this morning. One originates in Chicago and the other will originate in Baltimore. Good Luck Southwest.
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:43 pm

Woo-Hoo, let the ETOPS certification begin for Hawaii bound canyon blue....
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Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:00 pm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...5/history/20120411/1950Z/KMDW/KFLL

There is one of the flights. At least flightware is listing it as a 738, considering they have issues in showing most/all WN flights as 733  
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:37 pm

Quoting jreuschl (Reply 2):
There is one of the flights. At least flightware is listing it as a 738, considering they have issues in showing most/all WN flights as 733



http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...7/history/20120411/1200Z/KMDW/KFLL

This is a 738 flight showing as a 733   

What is the deal with FA?
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Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:57 pm

Quoting jreuschl (Reply 2):
There is one of the flights. At least flightware is listing it as a 738, considering they have issues in showing most/all WN flights as 733

Yeah this mornings inaugural 738 flight from MDW WN1717 shows up as 733. The inbound flight from FLL WN1806 is showing as 738.
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:28 pm

Shows as a 73H in Sabre. Congrats to WN!
 
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Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:34 pm

Quoting lucianflyboy (Reply 5):
Shows as a 73H in Sabre. Congrats to WN!

That's correct. The internal designator is 73H for all ETOPS -800's and then the 5 leased birds we get this year (starting with 8600) will be NON-ETOPS and they'll be shown as a 738.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:08 am

I believe here at BWI the 737-800 will be doing the BWI-RSW run. I hope she terminates here (BWI) so I can get another look.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:50 am

Lot of cool pics here ..... (aplogies if not allowed to link to other site)

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/south...8-photos-first-737-800-flight.html
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:51 am

I still don't understand why WN doesn't publish aircraft information in their flight schedules. Is there any place where you can see in advance if a flight is going to be on a 735, 733, 73G, or 738?
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:56 am

Quoting FSDan (Reply 9):
I still don't understand why WN doesn't publish aircraft information in their flight schedules.

Well, more than likely its because it wouldn't be too reliable as often time birds swap out.

Quoting FSDan (Reply 9):
Is there any place where you can see in advance if a flight is going to be on a 735, 733, 73G, or 738?


Ditto, I was wondering the same thing.
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Quoting drerx7 (Reply 10):
Well, more than likely its because it wouldn't be too reliable as often time birds swap out.

True, but that happens at every major airline.
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Quoting FSDan (Reply 11):
True, but that happens at every major airline.

Yea, but coupled with open seating and the fact that it happens waaaaaaaaaaaay more frequently they probably just don't think passengers care enough.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:09 am

Quoting FSDan (Reply 9):
Is there any place where you can see in advance if a flight is going to be on a 735, 733, 73G, or 738?

Gotta have internal access i believe, don't think any way for average person to know.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:02 am

Article in Albany Times Union about 2 weeks ago stated ALB will be having an 800 in August.
One of the Florida non-stops - don't remember which one.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:59 am

Looking good. Nice airplane. Hope to see it in LIT one day.
319 320 321 722 732 733 734 735 737 738 739 752 753 763 772 CR2 CR7 CR9 DHA D8B D8C D95 145 170 175 190 M82 M88 M90 S340
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:36 pm

Anybody know today's schedule?

Coming to MSY?
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:45 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 16):
Anybody know today's schedule?

8301

653 BWI-RSW
157 RSW-PHL
931 PHL-RSW
920 RSW-MDW *Ron*


8302
1717 MDW-FLL
1806 FLL-MDW
1895 MDW-FLL
1984 FLL-BWI *Ron*
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:47 pm

Quoting FSDan (Reply 9):
Is there any place where you can see in advance if a flight is going to be on a 735, 733, 73G, or 738?

If I look up the flights on Kayak, the different types show up. Are these reliable?
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:54 pm

Quoting LH422 (Reply 18):
If I look up the flights on Kayak, the different types show up. Are these reliable?

Ah, very cool! It looks like that is at least somewhat reliable.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:06 pm

Quoting FSDan (Reply 9):
Is there any place where you can see in advance if a flight is going to be on a 735, 733, 73G, or 738?

Official Airline Guide - OAG shows those specifics.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:22 pm

Quoting FSDan (Reply 9):
Is there any place where you can see in advance if a flight is going to be on a 735, 733, 73G, or 738?

Expertflyer will show it. Of course, I've had flights that EF shows a 735 and a 73G shows up, so obviously things are subject to change.
 
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:37 am

N8303R and N8600F were at PAE getting the WiFi installed,

have they now been delivered?

What routes are all the 738's operating now?

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Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:10 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 22):

The same ones that flyiguy stated above. I think BWI-LAX starts soon.
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:38 am

Anyone have any idea whether ATL will see a WN 738 in the future, maybe after more enter the fleet? I would think that one would be used on the LAX-ATL nonstop once that gets started in June, assuming enough aircraft have been delivered of course.
 
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:29 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 22):
N8303R and N8600F were at PAE getting the WiFi installed,

have they now been delivered?

Yes and in service
 
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:46 pm

SWA routing for April 11-12

April 11
N8301J (Warrior One)
Flight 1717: MDW-FLL
Flight 1806: FLL-MDW
Flight 1895: MDW-FLL
Flight 1984: FLL-BWI

N8302J
Flight 653: BWI-RSW
Flight 157: RSW-PHL
Flight 831: PHL-RSW
Flight 902: RSW-MDW

April 12
N8302J
Flight 1717: MDW-FLL
Flight 1806: FLL-MDW
Flight 1895: MDW-FLL
Flight 1984: FLL-BWI

N8301J (Warrior One)
Flight 653: BWI-RSW
Flight 157: RSW-PHL
Flight 831: PHL-RSW
Flight 902: RSW-MDW
 
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N8301J 36980 3952 Boeing 737-8H4(WL) Y175 08-03-2012 8301 Warrior One 0.2 Years
N8302F 36680 3979 Boeing 737-8H4(WL) Y175 27-03-2012 8302 0.1 Years
N8303R 36681 3993 Boeing 737-8H4(WL) Y175 16-04-2012 8303 0.1 Years
N8600F 39882 4007 Boeing 737-8H4(WL) Y175 19-04-2012
N8305E 36683 4009 Boeing 737-8H4(WL) Y175 23-04-2012 N1786B 8305 0.1 Years


Latest post to planespotters.net ....did WN skip 8304 can not find any info on that aircraft
 
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Quoting gizmonc (Reply 27):
Latest post to planespotters.net ....did WN skip 8304 can not find any info on that aircraft

it may be added later but like you I can not see it assigned at this point....
 
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:14 pm

I flew FLL-BWI on 8302 on her second day of revenue service - I LOVE THE NEW PLANE SMELL! It was a great ride, comfortable, etc. Delayed departure due to a broken tray table latch (fixed with....DUCT TAPE by the pilot).

That said, they are still working out how to do drink/snack service - it is one LONG 737 and it took four folks a good part of the flight to get it done. I can see the carts going away.......
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:21 pm

Quoting WNCrew (Reply 6):
That's correct. The internal designator is 73H for all ETOPS -800's and then the 5 leased birds we get this year (starting with 8600) will be NON-ETOPS and they'll be shown as a 738.

Technically - a 737-800 with winglets is 73H
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:24 pm

Quoting spartanmjf (Reply 29):
That said, they are still working out how to do drink/snack service - it is one LONG 737 and it took four folks a good part of the flight to get it done. I can see the carts going away.......

Perhaps this is something that could have been learned from FL. If they were full carts 2 fa's to a cart they could be done alot quicker. But Also keep in mind THIS IS A NEW SERVICE STYLE for them it wll take time ti get the speed up. Give it a few months. Also the carts arent going anywhere,
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:33 pm

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 1):
let the ETOPS certification begin for Hawaii bound canyon blue....

How many ETOPS frames?

I find it interesting the leased frames won't be ETOPS. Any reason why? IMHO, the added maintenance costs pay for themselves in the long run. Are the leases too short for WN to care? (What are the lease durations?)

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Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:49 pm

Quoting FSDan (Reply 9):
I still don't understand why WN doesn't publish aircraft information in their flight schedules.

I don't know why it matters. For the customers it's still just an open seating 737.
 
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It'll be the same when you get on a plane with PMFL crew members trying to do a tray service... Probably not going to go as fast as WN pax are used to.
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:30 pm

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 34):
It'll be the same when you get on a plane with PMFL crew members trying to do a tray service... Probably not going to go as fast as WN pax are used to.

except FL does use trays for biz class and first few rows of coach and most have done that service, plus a good portion of the upper seniorities worked at J7 which used exclusively trays and on flights with 40 pax total or less most fa's use the tray method at FL.
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:29 pm

Quoting gizmonc (Reply 27):
N8301J369803952 Boeing 737-8H4(WL)Y175 08-03-20128301Warrior One0.2 Years
N8302F366803979 Boeing 737-8H4(WL)Y175 27-03-201283020.1 Years
N8303R366813993 Boeing 737-8H4(WL)Y175 16-04-201283030.1 Years
N8600F398824007 Boeing 737-8H4(WL)Y175 19-04-2012
N8305E366834009 Boeing 737-8H4(WL)Y175 23-04-2012N1786B83050.1 Years

Anybody have any clue why the tail numbers end in such random letters?
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:05 pm

Quoting Atlwest1 (Reply 35):
except FL does use trays for biz class and first few rows of coach and most have done that service, plus a good portion of the upper seniorities worked at J7 which used exclusively trays and on flights with 40 pax total or less most fa's use the tray method at FL.

Which is still quite different than serving 137 people with trays on a 50 minute flight.
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:07 pm

The carts are working just fine, are here TO STAY, and the service (in most cases) is actually faster than it was on trays. Its a cart, they're not serving off the backs of monkeys on roller-blades, it's not rocket science.
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:26 pm

Do the monkeys have to stow the rollerblades during take off and landing?
 
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But I love monkeys on rollerblades.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:18 am

Quoting SkyCub (Reply 37):
Which is still quite different than serving 137 people with trays on a 50 minute flight.

Its still close to wire wether its cart or tray not counting that FL before this merger had more drink choices then just about anyone surprisingly. Somehow I think they will rise to the occasion considering CLT-ATL is 36mins always full and full service applies on FL and they manage to get it done.  
Quoting WNCrew (Reply 38):
The carts are working just fine, are here TO STAY, and the service (in most cases) is actually faster than it was on trays. Its a cart, they're not serving off the backs of monkeys on roller-blades, it's not rocket science.

Very true.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:04 am

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 33):
I don't know why it matters. For the customers it's still just an open seating 737.

That's what I thought. Switch the plane routes as they're needed. Beer can doesn't care where it goes. Since I assume the pilots are cross-trained, the only thing that matters is how many flight attendants show up to work a flight. I would assume WN will work up an arrangement that allows them flexibility in fleet deployment? (Note: I'm asking.)

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 40):
But I love monkeys on rollerblades.

So do I! Why didn't we think of that sooner? The industry needs more monkeys on rollerblades.

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Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:35 am

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 33):
I don't know why it matters. For the customers it's still just an open seating 737.

It matters because I'm an aviation geek.  
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:42 am

the 737-700 carries 137 and the 737-800 175? I wasn't aware the cabion on the -800 was 28% larger. I can say with certainty though that I would not fly WN to Hawaii unless they add a business class, I can hardly take 2 hours in coach.
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Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 44):
I can say with certainty though that I would not fly WN to Hawaii unless they add a business class, I can hardly take 2 hours in coach.

So then you couldn't fly any airline in coach to Hawaii correct?
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Quoting Archer (Reply 14):

WN will start flying the 73H to ALB on AUG12 flying ALB-BWI-SAN.
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Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 44):
I can hardly take 2 hours in coach.

  

Quoting WNCrew (Reply 45):
So then you couldn't fly any airline in coach to Hawaii correct?

Exactly, WN is pretty comfortable actually...
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:08 am

Quoting LH422 (Reply 18):

I doubt you will be able to find any WN flights than any other website than Southwest.com/airtran.com.

I'm pretty sure WN won't pay the search companies what they want to list their flights.
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RE: Southwest Begins B737-800 Flights April 11

Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:05 pm

I see one of the 800s is headed to LAX today. (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S.../history/20120426/1730Z/KPAE/KLAX) Anyone know which frame this is? How long is the Wifi install at PAE taking on these frames?