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Southwest Takes Delivery of their First 737-800

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Just needs wifi and other make-ready procedures and we'll see it in service somewhere (www.blogsouthwest.com) עוד...

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BoeingFan59
Troy Raiteri 1
Hoping to see that bird sometime!!!
rh77
Richard Harrell 1
Sweet, another WN overhead bin I can put my roll-aboard in longways! (300's, not so much). In all seriousness, congrats to SWA -- I hope the new fleet continues to extend their range...
aetty
anthony geinopolos 1
whats the tail number
julianjim
jim garrity 1
Weeeeeeeee.....we..we...we....we!
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
You're happier than a pig in sh_ _, Maxwell!!!
hawk4174
Larry Hawkins 1
Congrat's Southwest.
jhakunti
Jayden Hakunti 1
Southwest will pickup FL's interational routes (i.e. mexico, caribbean) and will use the B738 on HI routes and West Coast - East Coast routes.
RRKen
Kenneth Schmidt 1
How are these different from the other 46 737-8H4's they took delivery of beginning on 03-08-2012?
pilot62
Scott Campbell 1
Uh ... mexico BTW that will be their growth region, and Puerto Rico
pilot62
Scott Campbell 1
SPEL CHeek o yea , PACIFIC and WEST COAST ... sorry long day
HRSINCLAIR
Horace Sinclair 1
http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/01/27/southwest-airlines-to-announce-for-international-routes/4936143/
Ilaakster
Donald Pungowiyi 1
Southwest finally gets a 737-800 big whoop, lol
mikezc128
Michael Misorski 1
It will start service between Chicago Midway and Flordia at end of March.
Turner9090
Harrison Turner 0
I thought they already had 800's
justindpilot
justindpilot 0
Did I miss something? ETOPS?
DashTrash
DashTrash 1
The aircraft itself may be ETOPS capable, but Southwest isn't ETOPS, yet. I think they're working on it, and at some point I believe you'll see them flying to Hawaii.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Yeah, I think they have already done some talking on Hawaii and some of their East coast features will change with the aquisition of AirTran, I figure. Maybe not tit for tat, but they will make their presence known.
tyketto
Brad Littlejohn 1
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't SWA still have some hooks into Hawaii from their buyout of ATA around 2003? I know some of ATA's routes went away when they were eaten up by SWA, but they did have routes to Hawaii that SWA could start up again.

I think this was answered before, bu tI'll ask again. For TRS' MMUN service, does that require ETOPS?
DashTrash
DashTrash 1
Cancun doesn't usually require ETOPS.
mauidud46
Ted Sommer -1
Just what we need here in Hawaii, another Mainland carrier, sheesh!! Don't think
I would want to fly a single isle aircraft between the 2 ...
pilot62
Scott Campbell 1
Well the pacicic from the wes coast is already FULL of single aile aricraft going
to Hawaii, LAX and SFO once, maybe twice a day with wide body - United,American,Delta everthing else is Single
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
Only thing I can think of is maybe they're going to Hawaii or the New York area to Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands...
QuickBurn
QuickBurn 1
I don't think SWA has any international plans. ETOPS could be for Hawaii, but also could be for south Florida to, say, PHX, so to fly out further over the gulf.
drdisque
Ben Deneweth 1
You don't need ETOPS to fly over the gulf from south florida, just Overwater equipped (life rafts).

They are being certified for ETOPS because they want to fly to Hawaii. However, Hawaii service is still at least over a year off as they haven't even started the certification process and will need a fairly large fleet of 737-800's to begin service (they'll want at least 10 in their possession first probably).
preacher1
preacher1 1
Curious. Where did you see anything about ETOPS?
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
It's on the nose-wheel door.

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