Dave Siciliano (ADS)
(Top Gun)
10/01/17 03:19 PM
Southwest Airlines

December 17, 1984

Dave Siciliano (ADS)
(Top Gun)
10/01/17 07:14 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

"...Southwest's then-newest plane, the 737-300, took to the skies for its inaugural flight, retracing the Texas triangle of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio that formed the carrier's first route network." Dallas Morning News, front page, business section dated today. On October 1 (today), Southwest's last jet (-300) will fly that route.
Hard to believe. What a workhorse with 33 years of service.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/sou ... 7-classics


Randy Sohn
(Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres)
10/01/17 11:09 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

Quote:

Hard to believe




What, no Herb stories? <g>

best, randy


Stephanie Belser
(Top Gun APC)
10/02/17 12:36 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

Quote:

"...Southwest's then-newest plane, the 737-300, took to the skies for its inaugural flight, retracing the Texas triangle of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio that formed the carrier's first route network." Dallas Morning News, front page, business section dated today. On October 1 (today), Southwest's last jet (-300) will fly that route.
Hard to believe. What a workhorse with 33 years of service.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/sou ... 7-classics




Bad link. Bad, bad link.


Russell Holton
(AVSIG Member)
10/02/17 01:20 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

Quote:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/sou ... 7-classics




Fixed link: As Southwest Airlines adds the 737 Max to the fleet, a new chapter begins.


Richard Duxbury (Dux)
(Top Gun)
10/02/17 05:38 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

I'm not sure this is not some distant B-737 story (never flew the aircraft-Northwest decided on A-320 to replace our big fleet of B-727s -and then I was on my way to B-757 stuff and then a return as Captain to the B-747.

The story -long ago, was Alaska using gravel guards on the intake of their old B-737 aircraft for some very old runways -probably in Alaska. Hnnn, this just might be an ole Dux memory item, perhaps never happened.

I wonder what is the size of the Southwest B-737 fleet? Perhaps 400 aircraft. Guess I could check it out quickly.

Regards,

Dux -perhaps 20 minutes in the left seat of a new AA Boeing 737. OK on autopilot at FL 380 from SEA to DFW. Delivery flight -no passengers. Yep, it had AofA at about the 4 O'clock, heads up display. Old Navy pilots like that stuff.

Only the left seat of the AA new birds had headsup display. Not sure if that is an option that some carriers would not include.

Regards,

Dux -heads up for a lot of rain tonight in Minneapolis.


sreyoB yrraL
(AVSIG Member)
10/02/17 06:07 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

Quote:

I wonder what is the size of the Southwest B-737 fleet? Perhaps 400 aircraft. Guess I could check it out quickly.



It's about 700 aircraft now.


Randy Sohn
(Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres)
10/02/17 07:13 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

Quote:

I'm not sure this is not some distant B-737 story




Dux, sure, Wien also flew the 73s with those "gravel kits". Dewline stuff, IIRC.

And also remember pacing a Southwest 727 (yes, a TWO seven) on final at HRL.

best, randy


Kcid LlirreM
(Top Gun)
10/03/17 11:23 PM
Re: Southwest Airlines

I've got a Herb story for you at the gig.

Randy Sohn
(Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres)
10/04/17 10:27 AM
Re: Southwest Airlines

Quote:

I've got a Herb story for you at the gig.




Chuckle, same-oh, remind me to tell'ya up @ DLH.

best, randy



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