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Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Southwest will start flying the 737 MAX from October this year:

Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines on Thursday 16MAR17 opened reservation for its new Boeing 737MAX 8 (IATA Code: 7M8), set to enter operations on 01OCT17. Initially, the airline will put 9 aircraft into revenue service on 01OCT17, and for the first week the MAX 8 will serve over 20 cities in Southwest network. A 10th aircraft is scheduled to enter service by the following week.


Plane will have 175 seats.

Full list of scheduled routes:
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... perations/
Close, but no cigar http://vine.co/v/OjqeYWWpVWK
 
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:09 pm

Excited for flight 1, 2, and 3!
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Flown on: 717 733 734 735 737 738 739 744 744ER 752 753 762 763 772 773ER 788 A319/20/21 A332 A333 A343 A359 A388
 
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:11 pm

Is this plane meant to have more takeoff 'ooomph' which is why Midway is frequently cited?
 
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:18 pm

So, are the 737 Max planes coded as 7M7/8/9 for IATA officially? And B7M7/8/9 for ICAO or still the same as the NG series?

I might have missed the announcement.
 
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:25 pm

carlokiii wrote:
So, are the 737 Max planes coded as 7M7/8/9 for IATA officially? And B7M7/8/9 for ICAO or still the same as the NG series?

I might have missed the announcement.


It's literally in the topic post, 7M/7/8/9
 
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:37 pm

How many will have been delivered to them by Oct. 1?
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:12 pm

Anyone know what reg #'s will be used?
 
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm

bigbird wrote:
How many will have been delivered to them by Oct. 1?



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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:46 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
carlokiii wrote:
So, are the 737 Max planes coded as 7M7/8/9 for IATA officially? And B7M7/8/9 for ICAO or still the same as the NG series?

I might have missed the announcement.


It's literally in the topic post, 7M/7/8/9


How many will have been delivered to them by Oct. 1?


As ikolkyo pointed out, it's all in the initial post if people would take a moment and read.
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:48 pm

barney captain wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
carlokiii wrote:
So, are the 737 Max planes coded as 7M7/8/9 for IATA officially? And B7M7/8/9 for ICAO or still the same as the NG series?

I might have missed the announcement.


It's literally in the topic post, 7M/7/8/9


As ikolkyo pointed out, it's all in the initial post if people would take a moment and read.


I'm my defense, my question was actually rooted from reading the initial post, that of which I wanted to clarify, and further elaborate.

The IATA 7M8 designation is literally the first time I encountered it as official. Especially it being from routesonline only, I wanted to clarify. That's why I wanted to know too if a similar designation has been made with ICAO. I intended it for additional points of discussion but I guess not, since all the answers to my questions can be inferred from the initial post. :roll:

Geez, some people can be snarky. :lol:
 
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:45 pm

carlokiii wrote:
barney captain wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:

It's literally in the topic post, 7M/7/8/9


As ikolkyo pointed out, it's all in the initial post if people would take a moment and read.


I'm my defense, my question was actually rooted from reading the initial post, that of which I wanted to clarify, and further elaborate.

The IATA 7M8 designation is literally the first time I encountered it as official. Especially it being from routesonline only, I wanted to clarify. That's why I wanted to know too if a similar designation has been made with ICAO. I intended it for additional points of discussion but I guess not, since all the answers to my questions can be inferred from the initial post. :roll:

Geez, some people can be snarky. :lol:


Not only that, but I think the article said "...put into service..." and not "...taken deliivery of...". They might have taken delivery of more than 9 by Oct 1 but not all may have been placed into service.
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Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:34 pm

This may have been posted elsewhere, but here's a WN video of the 7M8 they released last week:

The Rockwell Collins large displays are impressive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yHRAbjlFBQ
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.

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