|Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):|
It's for Wi-Fi. Only a handful of the Southwest birds have 'em.
|Quoting WNCrew (Reply 2):|
CORRECT! We're retrofitting -700's daily, with an expected 40-50 to be done by years end. That doesn't really put a dent in our some 300+ -700s but as I understand it they're doing it as fast as they can.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):|
Just curious....Any numbers as to the Increased drag by this Installation.What performance penalty will take place?
|Quoting UltimateDelta (Thread starter):|
Southwest 737 with a visible blister on top, sort of like the satellite antenna
|Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 5):|
Not that I've heard. That's the only thing on this process that WN hasn't talked about. I heard a few rumors that there was significant drag on them and that is one of the reasons WN was testing it for so long. Whatever the results were, WN must be happy with it as they're doinng the whole -700 fleet.
|Quoting mrskyguy (Reply 7):|
Any word on the classics, or will they not be retrofitted with the R44 antenna? If memory serves me correctly, WN engineering told me that this section is the weakest section of the 733's fuselage.
|Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 8):|
As of now, no, the -300s will not get WiFi. Signs are starting to point towards the -300s going away so I don't expect them to ever get it.
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