modesto2
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Southwest 737's

Tue Nov 07, 2000 11:23 am

Does Southwest still operate the 200? If so, on what routes and how much longer will they be in the fleet. Also, does SW operate the 500? Thanks.
 
goingboeing
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RE: Southwest 737's

Tue Nov 07, 2000 11:56 am

Yes and Yes. The 200's are being retired, but I don't know when that will be final. I'd imagine they'll be in the fleet for a few more years. The routes vary. I've been on them in Texas, MCI, BNA, MCO, STL,LAS.

Their current fleet looks like this:

737-200 39
737-300 193
737-500 25
737-700 51
 
c72
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RE: Southwest 737's

Tue Nov 07, 2000 12:38 pm

I've seen a few at SJC, most recently N62SW about 4 weeks ago.
 
flashmeister
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RE: Southwest 737's

Tue Nov 07, 2000 1:12 pm

According to Southwest.com, they have a slightly different fleet mix than what was reported above:

As of 8 August 2000:

737-200: 34
737-300: 194
737-500: 25
737-700: 79
Fleet total: 332

So it looks like the've taken delivery of more 700s and retired some 200s

 
Falcon Flyer
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RE: Southwest 737's

Tue Nov 07, 2000 2:08 pm

Airlined out today with a -200 on the 10:55A flight from DAL to SAT.
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Guest

RE: Southwest 737's

Tue Nov 07, 2000 2:40 pm

Just a little side note here... a lot of the -200's are being re-deployed on routes in Texas and places closer to the Houston and Dallas maintenence bases. These aircraft are showing their age.. maintenence-wise... so they're trying to keep them a little closer to home.
 
OPNLguy
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Southwest 737 Fleet As Of 11/2

Wed Nov 08, 2000 12:37 am

As of 11/2...

33 -200
192 -300
26 -500
82 -700

333 total

FYI, the count of -300 aircraft reflects the "retirement" on N668SW..
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OPNLguy
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Updated SWA 737 Counts

Fri Nov 10, 2000 12:26 am

As of 11/9...

33 -200

192 -300

25 -500

93 -700 (86 now, 7 more in Nov/Dec)

343 total (Projected by 12/31/00)

FYI, the count of -300 aircraft reflects the "retirement" on N668SW..
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Guest

RE: Southwest 737's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 1:04 am

OPNLguy- Do you know when the last -200 is scheduled for retirement?
 
OPNLguy
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RE: Southwest 737's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 1:25 am

The last two are scheduled for Dec, 2005...

Of courze, *anything* could happen between now and then...
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RE: Southwest 737's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:36 am

wow - i assumed they would be gone before that. I cringe I when see a -200 hit the gate for one of my flights, knowing the overhead bin battle is about to begin.....at least the odds favor me as they are now <10% of the fleet. Thanks for the info....
 
OPNLguy
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RE: Southwest 737's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:49 am

Many folks suspect that they'll all be gone earlier than that, depending upon the variables of fuel costs, aircraft orders and options, and the health of the economy depending when this goofy presidential election gets settled.

Once they get down to 15 or 20 remaining aircraft in the -200 fleet, I think you'll see the others go all at once, i.e., maybe Boeing will take them as trade-ins. Heck, if they can do it for brand new A340s, certainly they can do so for some old -200s and then write them off as a biz expense somehow..
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