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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Hello Old timers  duck  old 

As I look back at photos taken during the glory days (1950s, and 1960s), I find myself wishing I had been around to fly on these magnificent prop-liners, such as the Lockheed Constellation. So I have 2 questions

1. Do we, as enthusiasts, take aviation for granted, and fly only on the rare types

and

2. Do you think, that as we age, and airliners such as the 737 (all series), 717, and 757 are retired, and slowly phased out of all fleets, we will be wishing we had flown on these more? or will we continue to gaze at the Constellation long after our hair turns silver, and our grandchildren are admiring the Airbus A540, and the Boeing 929?

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User currently offlineCurticool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2088 times:



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Thread starter):
717,

I don't think th B717 is that widly used as the B737 or B757 with just FL,VX and other airlines with smaller fleets
I think the B717 will be retired and not many will have flown on it

Great original thread!

-Curticool  Big grin


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2047 times:



Quoting Curticool (Reply 1):
I think the B717 will be retired and not many will have flown on it

I've been on countless, but you're right.. I know of a bunch of people who still want to fly on this bird.

Do you think FL will retire theirs early, and sell them off to other needy airlines (still flying old DC-9s) in favor of newer 73Gs or 738s?


User currently offlineCurticool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

As mentioned in other threads FL will keep their B717's 20-25+ years... or as
long as NW has kept their DC-9's
FL's B737's are on a different mission than the B717's
B717 fly shorter east coast routes example: BWI,BOS,LGA,SWF-ATL,MCO,TPA,RSW,FLL*
while the B737's fly longer east to west coast routes ATL-LAX,DEN

-Curticool Big grin

*= equipment changes may change this list


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1811 times:



Quoting Curticool (Reply 3):

WN seems to be doing fine without 717s on their short routes.


User currently offlineCurticool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1787 times:



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 4):
WN seems to be doing fine without 717s on their short routes.

WN puts smaller aircraft on the shorter routes not the -700 (e.g. 737-300, B737-500)
as you probably know the -500 is one of the smallest B737 models, WN puts this aircraft on the shorter routes with smaller loads

-Curticool Big grin


User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

I will certainly never wish that I had flown on the 737 more.

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