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Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:03 am

N8553W just had its first flight. How many 737-800NG are left to be delivered?
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:08 am

A few more this year then 26 in 2018 along with 13 Max8s.
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:47 am

Are they done with retiring then? All growth for a while?
 
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:49 am

Won't 2018 be the last year any NGs are built?
 
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 am

All 737-800s are NGs so what's the point of writing 737-800NG?
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:23 am

Why din't they convert the 737-800 into MAX?
 
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:41 am

Slash787 wrote:
Why din't they convert the 737-800 into MAX?


Can get them cheaper and faster and the more they have helps with the commonality factors.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:45 am

Crazy to think WN already has almost 200 of the 737-800. Time flies since the launch...

tomaheath wrote:
Are they done with retiring then? All growth for a while?


Should be, the oldest NG's are turning 20 so they have life left in them.
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:11 am

WN typically retires its aircraft once it turns 25. With this being said, the early 2020s should start the retirement process for the -700s. The -800s are all under 10 years old, they won't be going anywhere for a while. I'd imagine the last -800 (NG NOT MAX) should be in the 858* tail number range.
 
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:26 am

Ole Southwest only retires when the FAA forces them too. If it was up to Gary and the Old boys in Dallas they would still be flying the 732 and 733....come on y'all they spent millions to keep the tray service with their new "cutting edge galley"- Carts don't fly with us....;)
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:33 am

Slash787 wrote:
Why din't they convert the 737-800 into MAX?


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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 am

I cant remember when southwest started 800s, but I want to say around 2012 with the FL merger? Are they really almost up to 200?
 
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Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:08 pm

flyboy80 wrote:
I cant remember when southwest started 800s, but I want to say around 2012 with the FL merger? Are they really almost up to 200?


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8501-8553 (so far)
8600-8699

(there may be 1 or 2 missing in some ranges, not sure if reg wasn't available or what)

You do the math :)

+ ~30 more still to come
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