BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
Hello Old timers
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
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?
Curticool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1744 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 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1560 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