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What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3617 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7726 times:

Ok! Yes I have said a lot of bad thing about the 737. I have few on this aircraft many time and I was not that impressed ( well I am all ways impressed when I am flying) but I want to see why so many people like this plane. So please tell me what you like about this plane. Who knows you 737 fan may win me over.

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User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7717 times:

I like 737 because they make flying more affordable (especially the classics used by LCCs).

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7715 times:

I like them because WN flies them into to TUS so I can avoid the UAX and USX regional jets for my trips to California.

User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7709 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 2):
I like them because WN flies them into to TUS so I can avoid the UAX and USX regional jets for my trips to California.

I'd rather take a SKW CRJ700 or ASH CRJ900 over a raggedy WN 737 any day. Quieter and much faster, same seat space.

What I do like about the 737 is that it's a very good looking aircraft and safe. But as far as its ride it's very loud and good luck if you are in any type of moderate turbulence in a 737 Classic. Don't know how people fly those things coast to coast.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7707 times:

The 73 is the worlds most known airline. It helped start so many airlines, and still does now.

Its a great little workhorse, that does its job well. So well, even the early modles are still being used safely (and not so in places)

I kinda enjoyed my few flights on them, found them more noisey then the 75 and 320's im used to flying. But hey, change is good, and who cnat beat a bit of engine noise to perk your day up


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7702 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
I'd rather take a SKW CRJ700 or ASH CRJ900 over a raggedy WN 737 any day. Quieter and much faster, same seat space.

....faster? WN's -700s and retrofitted -300's certainly are far from 'raggedy', and have more pitch than the CRJs you mentioned.



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User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 7628 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Ok! Yes I have said a lot of bad thing about the 737. I have few on this aircraft many time and I was not that impressed ( well I am all ways impressed when I am flying) but I want to see why so many people like this plane. So please tell me what you like about this plane. Who knows you 737 fan may win me over.

Depends on what airline you're on. Some 737's have IFE. US Airways has 757 style CRT's mounted on the cieling. They show movies on longer flights.

The WN 737's have leather seats.

The UA 737's have Channel 9.

The 737 is my favourite b/c I know that I will always get to my destination. The dispatch reliability is EXCELLENT compared to the competition.


User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7622 times:

powerful takeoffs. plus the fact that they make flying cheaper  Smile

User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7619 times:

love to look at the cute winglets!


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User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 7590 times:

I've flown CO 737s the most, usually the -800. I have never had any complaints. I'm 6' so I'd take the 737 over an ERJ-135/145 any day.
I'm on a -800 on the return leg of a CLE-EWR trip in two weeks. I'm more excited about the flight there, as its on a 757-200.


User currently offlineAerLingus747 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

Love the look of the eyebrows and the winglets.

User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 7581 times:

Durability, versatility, and I'm sure numerous more words that end in "ility."

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7562 times:

Didn't care much for the 732 model; much prefered North Central DC-9-30/50 than an UA or Western 732, just felt cramped and at my height every inch is important. For some reasons I felt I had more room in the later models 733 to current. It does look like power/speed while its just sitting still.

[Edited 2006-09-13 03:56:26]

[Edited 2006-09-13 03:56:50]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7538 times:

Maintenance Assessability  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2153 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7533 times:

The only B737s I like are the NGs. They are very nice planes. I'm just ambivalent about the Classics and no fan of the 100/200 types.

B736, B73G, B738.. are my absolute favorites in the series while B739 is my least favorite, as it is usually with me and the longest stretch. I prefer the B752 over B753. B772 over B773.. Although I prefer the B764 over all the others!

So why do I like the B737NG? It is beautiful plane, it is quiet and is just the right size for quick boarding and de-boarding.

Five to six hour flights is pushing it with those types, but they're perfect on 1 to four hour flights!

cheers

Asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7532 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
Maintenance Assessability

See what I mean!


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7522 times:

Quoting Asturias (Reply 14):
I'm just ambivalent about the Classics and no fan of the 100/200 types.

I'm a big fan of the 100/200 classics. Of all of the aircraft during thrust reverse, the classic is the most spectacular.


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User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

I grew up when Boeing jetliners were taking over air travel from their piston powered ancestors. The 707 had an aura that I found very appealing. To me it looked sleek and feline, powerful yet subtle, sort of the Audrey Hepburn of the air. (Those of you who don't know who Audrey Hepburn was, rent "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and you'll see what I mean). The 720 continued that look and the 727 brought it to a new level. The first 737s were very stubby and almost roly-poly in appearance, but as the series grew through the classic series and now NG, the things that made me fall for the 707 were rekindled. I like the 737 because it has kept many visual elements of that first Boeing jetliner. It's a link to the past that just gets better with age. As far as I'm concerned, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3617 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7474 times:

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 17):
I grew up when Boeing jetliners were taking over air travel from their piston powered ancestors. The 707 had an aura that I found very appealing. To me it looked sleek and feline, powerful yet subtle, sort of the Audrey Hepburn of the air. (Those of you who don't know who Audrey Hepburn was, rent "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and you'll see what I mean). The 720 continued that look and the 727 brought it to a new level. The first 737s were very stubby and almost roly-poly in appearance, but as the series grew through the classic series and now NG, the things that made me fall for the 707 were rekindled. I like the 737 because it has kept many visual elements of that first Boeing jetliner. It's a link to the past that just gets better with age. As far as I'm concerned, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

But the 737 got a short wing span and only two engines.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7472 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 18):
But the 737 got a short wing span and only two engines.

I believe he is referring to the fuselage; the 737 has the same cross section and nose as the 707.


User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7460 times:

N231YE is correct, but only partially.

The 707-720-727-737 family also have the quality of being lower to the ground. The best comparison I can think of is a cat stalking its prey, a combination of beauty and pent up power just waiting to be released. The early DC8s always appeared ungaingly to me and the A318, 318 and 320 seem to be like birds on stilts. I guess that to my eye their proportions are not quite right. However, the A321 looks OK as do the stretch DC8s.


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7455 times:

The look of the nose. Like the B707... another era in short.


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Whatever
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

Deboarding it  duck 

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7421 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 22):
Deboarding it

 highfive 

I don't really have anything much that I like about the 737, but if I had to pick anything, it would be the engine sounds. Now, if it was a 737-100/200, then I'll glue myself to the seat!



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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7370 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 8):
love to look at the cute winglets!

Have to agree there FlyboyOz, 737 blended winglets do look cool. I especially have a thing for SouthWest 737-700's with winglets. Something about that paint scheme appeals to me.

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I also like the "hunkered" down stance of a heavily loaded 737. Most of all, I like being confronted with this view when I stand up in the wheel well.

www.b737.org.uk/wwcomparison.htm



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25 AlexPorter : I like how it is the only in-production Boeing narrowbody, because: - My routes don't get widebodies - It's much more comfortable than RJs and usually
26 United767 : I like them because from a ramper view, they are low to the ground, thus eliminating the need for a belt loader when times call for it, and IMO just a
27 Post contains images Nonfirm : I like t because it is not an airbus.And the 737 is alot easier to work on.
28 SonOfACaptain : Not anymore. They took them off to save weight, since they don't fly them on longer flights anymore. -SOAC
29 Post contains images Leskova : ... hmm... unfortunately, the only thing I like about the B737 is the fact that I'm usually able to avoid flying on it for most of my routes, unfortun
30 Post contains images 747400sp : There the 727 and DC-9 would be still production, or the 757-100 would been built. But on then other hand there may have been a Southwest.
31 Post contains images 747400sp : What I meant to say. But then on the other hand, there may not have been a Southwest.
32 ZKSUJ : The power and the climb out. Like a small rocket that machine is
33 KSUpilot : Just added two more -800 flights to my list of 737 flights. I was going to fly on a 757-200 on a trip home, but I got to the airport so early I was ab
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