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Just look at those new Boeing 737 MAX 7 winglets on Southwest Airlines!

We love keeping track of which airline has ordered what plane, what they’re putting on board, and what new amenities you’ll find once the planes start flying for you. We’re geeks like that!

But sometimes, it’s the plane itself that’s just awesome. Southwest Airlines is the launch customer for the smallest aircraft in the next generation of Boeing narrowbody (one aisle) planes, the 737 MAX 7.

Southwest's new Boeing 737 Max 7 planes look great!

The big thing? Those double winglets. They reduce fuel burn, so your flights have less environmental impact, and we’re just plain plane crazy about the way they look. Awesome, right? We can’t wait for 2019.

In the meantime (just six short years to go), we’re keeping track of everything on board the planes you’ll see today. Find a happier flight on Routehappy right now and see what’s available on your flight!

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Posted in Boeing 737, Southwest, Type of plane

Find the happiest flights this Memorial Day weekend

The long Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner — have you booked your flights for a relaxing weekend yet? Routehappy helps you find the happiest flight for the lowest price, no matter where you’re jetting off to.

Let’s take an example: you want to head from LA to Miami for the weekend, leaving the Friday before Memorial Day, returning Monday.

The happiest flight is right there in our default Happiness Sort: an Elated 8.9 on Virgin America to Fort Lauderdale, with all the amenities and extra-wide, Roomier seats. And that $608 price looks pretty good for booking just a couple weeks out.


But we all want to see how that price matches up against the competition. So let’s see what happens when you use Routehappy’s powerful Cheapest sort.


The Cheapest sort ranks flights first by price, and then by Happiness Score.


Yikes! Who would have thought that a direct flight on American Airlines would be cheaper than ultra-low cost carrier Spirit? And Spirit’s cheapest involves spending three hours more on a plane, flying via Detroit and getting a Tight seat. Nicely avoided, savvy traveler.

Another Routehappy bonus: check out all those American options going for $537. Routehappy’s the only flight search site that shows you how each of those flights is different so you can make an educated decision based on what you want most.


If comfort is the most important thing for you (and it is for most people), that 777 flight is the best. Those international-configuration 777s are more than an inch roomier than the smaller 737s, and the 2-5-2 layout means that people traveling in pairs can snag themselves their own little section.


But, as our More Details page shows you, you’ll know to bring your iPad or a really good book to keep yourself entertained.

With all the information you need from Routehappy’s team of Flight Geniuses, you can figure out what’s most important to you: how about a Boeing 737-800 with plugs, Wi-Fi and the possibility of “Netflix-server-in-a-plane” streaming video? Or you might prefer a Boeing 767 with the popular 2-3-2 layout: fewer neighbors and only one middle seat per row.

Find a happier flight right now, or keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter for more expert tips, real-world reviews and handy hints!

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Posted in American, Boeing 737, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, Los Angeles, Miami, Plugs, Seats, Type of plane, Virgin America, Wi-Fi

Now that’s what we call legroom.

"13A & F on SWA - the best legroom anywhere in coach!" — Brad S, flying Southwest, on Routehappy
Check out more of Brad’s thoughts — and more real flyers’ reviews of Southwest!

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Posted in Boeing 737, Postcards, Southwest

“Unlimited legroom”? We love the sound of that.

[Feet stretching out a full airline seating row ahead] "21F has no seat in front of it so it has 'unlimited' leg room. Probably the best seat on the plane along with 21A." -Michael L on a United 737-700, on Routehappy
Yeah, we’re totally envious of Michael L‘s legroom too. Isn’t that a great tip? You can find more United Airlines reviews tips just like it on Routehappy.

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Posted in Boeing 737, Flyer tips, Postcards, Seat Layout, Seats, Type of plane, United

Virgin Australia’s extra-extra legroom gem

[image of seat 1F in business class on a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-700] "Virgin's standard 737 recliner business seat, but now with extra legroom on this refitted little jet." -John W, Virgin Australia 737-700 on Routehappy
Sometimes, you just luck out with an upgrade. Our Director of Data John W certainly did on this flight! Just look at all that legroom. Read more reviews (and see more real-world photos) from John, or check out other reviews on Virgin Australia.

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Posted in Boeing 737, Flyer tips, Virgin Australia
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