Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9412 posts, RR: 16 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6303 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
Have fun with this one!!!!
Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
Thering From Brazil, joined Jun 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6298 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!
Bluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3164 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6226 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.
"The best use of your life will be to so live your life, that the use of your life will outlive your life" -- D Severn
UA777300ER From Belgium, joined Jun 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6182 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...
Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4413 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6096 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...
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
Saturn5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5951 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.
WestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1027 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5858 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.
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5810 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!
SmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5786 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?
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5726 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!
: 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.
: And plenty of Alaska Micro-Brew Beers of course!