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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
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Southwest Airlines
      #443362 - 10/01/17 03:19 PM

December 17, 1984

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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Dave Siciliano (ADS)]
      #443370 - 10/01/17 07:14 PM

"...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


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Dave Siciliano (ADS)]
      #443378 - 10/01/17 11:09 PM

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Hard to believe




What, no Herb stories? <g>

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Stephanie Belser
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Dave Siciliano (ADS)]
      #443390 - 10/02/17 12:36 PM

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"...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.


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Russell Holton
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Dave Siciliano (ADS)]
      #443396 - 10/02/17 01:20 PM

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




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


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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Dave Siciliano (ADS)]
      #443411 - 10/02/17 05:38 PM

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.


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sreyoB yrraL
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #443414 - 10/02/17 06:07 PM

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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.


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #443420 - 10/02/17 07:13 PM

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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


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Kcid LlirreM
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #443496 - 10/03/17 11:23 PM

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

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Southwest Airlines [Re: Kcid LlirreM]
      #443502 - 10/04/17 10:27 AM

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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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