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What Would You Do With Personal 737NG?  
User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5296 times:

Okay, I responded to the thread "What would Gol do with 101 737NGs," thinking it was a personal question, but of course it was not. So now here's the personal question. If any of you had a personal 737NG or any 737 aircraft for that matter, what would you do with it?

See my 2nd to last post on that other thread to see what my thought would be regarding a flying RV  Smile

Have fun with this one!!!!


Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
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User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

If someone gave one to me?

I'd sell it.



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User currently offlineThering From Brazil, joined Jun 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

Surely I'd configure them i all Business class seats, and start flying GRU/MIA under the name of "Glamour Air" - Surely, a LOT of brazilians that used to fly TAM, RG, AA or UA business class would change for my all C-class 737NG!


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

I'd sell it at a Profit & use the Money to buy something more Useful & Practical.
 Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDreamsUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5226 times:

Ummm... buy a plot of land, put it there and see if anyone thinks its out of place. Oh and I'd live in it, that goes without saying.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

Trade it immediately for an A319 ABJ.

User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

The NG series would not matter to me ... 600, 700, 800, or 900 ... it's all good!

Put 737-type 1st class seating all the way through, so I can take my family, friends or business partners in style. Then make it available to lease out when I'm not using it. I'm sure there are corporations and indiviuals who could lease a ride every now and then.

It's gotta have winglets, satcoms, wifi, and a digital-based entertainment system. Plus extra fuel tanks, 1 in each cargo hold.



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5665 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

Quoting NateDAL (Reply 1):
I'd sell it.

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User currently offlineUA777300ER From Belgium, joined Jun 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5175 times:

If I had the money to operate it, I would use it for personal transportation. I'd install an all-business type interior and take my friends & family on holidays. When I don't need it, I would use it for charter flights.

However, since I don't have the money to operate it, I would just make it my home. Some quick calculations show that the 737-700 has a floor area of about 100 square meters, that's a decent sized appartment and a quite comfortable as well. You have airconditioning, decent lighting and a nice cellar for storage. Oh and I would modify the cockpit so I can play flight simulator...  Smile


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8682 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 5):
Trade it immediately for an A319 ABJ.

Ditto, and that one would be leased to PrivatAir or someone else.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
Ditto, and that one would be leased to PrivatAir or someone else.

Naa, if I owned it, I'd probably be able to use it - and it'd be a nice way to commute between ANC and CID to see my daughter . . . or ANC-HNL when it's bitter assed cold up here  biggrin .


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3733 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5089 times:

The 737 is one of the best moneymakers there are in the aviation world. With an part 121 certificate, I'd definitely cram as many seats as I can in there and find a nice juicy route to operate it on. Probably something in the Caribbean from south Florida, Like Dominican Republic, or Haiti where AA enjoys an outrageous monopoly and make TONS of money by charging you 400 bucks for a 1 and 1/2 hour flight with NO service.

Of course they'd try to run me out of business with a few low blows like they always do with competition on the Central American and Caribbean market.

Oh man, life is hard...  cry 



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5087 times:

Umm... either not buy it in the first place, or sell it and use the money to retire.


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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

I would sell it also. I think I could settle flying BA first class for the rest of my life, instead of on the NG.

Think of all the interest you could get by investing the money from the sale.

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 6):
The NG series would not matter to me ... 600, 700, 800, or 900 ... it's all good!

Decent!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 6):
Put 737-type 1st class seating all the way through, so I can take my family, friends or business partners in style.

Like Philip Stevens with his 747 in "Airport 1977?"

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 6):
Then make it available to lease out when I'm not using it. I'm sure there are corporations and indiviuals who could lease a ride every now and then.

THAT's a nice way of making a few extra dollars!!!  dollarsign 



Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
User currently offlineSaturn5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4944 times:

I would immediately sell it (who has $$$ to operate it?) and buy myself very nice house and say a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft (maybe Socata TBM 850 if I wanted more speed) since I could fly it to really small airports. That would be an aircraft completely sufficient for my needs to fly in North America. If I wanted to fly overseas I would buy a 1-st class ticket on a commerical airline.

User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

1- did I buy it, or was a gift....
2- brand new from production...or used..

If it was a gift, brand new from the factory, I lease it to someone. Or sell it and buy a good old smokin' 727.....

If i bought it myself, in any condition, I'd ask myself why. For the price I could have picked up a 727 and have some pocket change....


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User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

I'd allow NetJets/Executive Jet or a reputable charter operator (Executive Fliteways, Clay Lacy Aviation, etc.) to operate it as charter, and collect the income. Many people who own corporate jets earn an income doing so.

Neil



God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

defenitely sell it... can't afford the gas on it right now!!


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User currently offlineODwyerPW From Mexico, joined Dec 2004, 840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

If I didn't owe anything on it?

I'd sell it and never work a day in my life again....or at least not do work I don't enjoy.



Quiero una vida simple en Mexico. Nada mas.
User currently offlineKubus From Poland, joined Dec 2005, 181 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Trade it for couple GV's and lease them out.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9488 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

I would let it be used for research. I would let students in different university programs use it for research. Many programs would really benefit from having a state of the art jet to use. You can do a lot of experiments, and with some grant money, some impressive research could be done.


If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1622 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

As I am a student from the USA studying in London (to be a research doctor in craniofacial deformities), I cannot afford a 737 (much less the 747SP I really would love to have)!

However, if I got my BBJ as a gift (from where?), I would DEFINITELY make a lot of use of it!

Being an American student studying in England, I would use it for my frequent, regular transatlantic trips between my home airport (FWA, Fort Wayne, IN) and London--to go home for Christmas and summer each year (when I'm not here in London doing summer research!). The trips between London and Fort Wayne, IN, would be nonstop!

I have lots of family and friends at home in America who would love to come visit me here in London; my private 737 would really facilitate that!

My mother has dreamed of coming over to visit me in London--what better way for her to come over than in my private 737 BBJ?

When my 737 wasn't being used to transport me (or Mom, etc) back and forth between London and Fort Wayne, IN, I would rent it out as a charter airliner and make big bucks with it! With all the income from renting it out, I could pay off my huge student loans and pay for the rest of my education in England!

Really, my jet would be for a worthy cause--transporting me back and forth to England to complete my education to become a craniofacial research doctor to help others with similar craniofacial disorders to mine!

Doesn't hurt to dream, does it? Anyone have a spare 737 BBJ?

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 22):

Great post man, and the best of luck with your studies in the U.K.  Smile



Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1623 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

I'd like a -200 or a -600 series...

the -200 I'd paint up in CP Air's multimark scheme (the orange and red for those not familiar with the term "multimark")... then have the interior redone to period colours on the inside, and put it on display at YQL (even though they didnt fly there)

the -600 I'd lease to Westjet for ridiculously low lease rates, on the condition that they:
- paint it in a reverse colourscheme
- allow ten seats to be used for friends and family on ANY flight they have...
- fly a YWG-YQR-YQL-YVR circuit with it, & finally
- equip it with winglets!



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25 Post contains images Rpaillard : Now, with your brand new Private Jet, you make a stop in BIQ. Ride "Petit Train de La Rhune". After that, you invite me to board and head up to ANC.
26 Post contains images ANCFlyer : And plenty of Alaska Micro-Brew Beers of course!
27 Rpaillard : Man, I just can't WAIT!!
28 BA787 : I'd configure it in an all business class layout, addd a cpouple of extar fuel tanks and use it on the MAN-JFK route :D Or just fly it every day! Tom
29 AirSpare : Sell it, buy a T38 Talon and use the extra money for some petrol. When I ran out of gas money, I'd park it in my driveway and watch all of the H2 driv
30 Thepilot : Spot on, sargeant! I would too! Then, I would add powerful engines so it could take off in 4000 feet but still fly its same distance! Then, I would h
31 Scintx : I've thought what would I do with a plane many times and basically if money is not an issues meaning I have a friend with a deep pocket. Since you men
32 Alaska737 : better not be to cold, i am flying up there tommorow if i had my own 737 (200 preferably) i would go broke on Operating Expenses, and possibly get ar
33 Sbworcs : How about setting up as an airbourne diner / disco. Employ some chefs and a DJ and hire it out as an unusual party / wedding reception venue!!!
34 AirPacific747 : I'd sell too The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard
35 Post contains images MattRB : Trade it in for an Eclipse 500/Cessna Citation Mustang/Embraer Phenom 300 and invest the rest of the money
36 Post contains images DEVILFISH : If it were for real, I'd sell it and invest the proceeds from the sale. But since it's too good to be true, I'd be very civic-hearted and generous, an
37 Aerorobnz : I'd do a trade in for a GV and pocket the change. Then I'd be able to land at more airports around the world.
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