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Topic: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: ETStar
Posted 2009-08-04 20:32:15 and read 3458 times.

I thought the 736s were only used on short legs, but Westjet has one running from YYZ to YYC today. What's the longest that these birds fly?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA397

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: Rikkus67
Posted 2009-08-04 20:39:38 and read 3440 times.

As per the specification page from this website:

Typical cruising speed Mach 0.785. Max certificated altitude 41,000ft.

737-600 - Range with 110 pax 2480km (1340nm) or 5648km (3050nm) for HGW version.

VS

737-700 - Range with 126 pax 2852km (1540nm) or 6037km (3260nm) for HGW version.

I love the "hotrod" 736! I have been on the majority of the series -200,-300,-700,-800, and -500...and always found the -500 to be quite the rocket...I am sure the -600 is even more so! Glad Westjet decided to purchase them, and I look forward to flying on it (regardless of distance)!

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: RJLover
Posted 2009-08-04 20:41:07 and read 3436 times.

The afternoon YYZ-YYJ-YYZ has been running with a 736 for a while now.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA206

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: AWACSooner
Posted 2009-08-04 20:42:41 and read 3429 times.

One of these days, I'm gonna get up there and get me a ride on the 736...it's the only 737 variant I haven't flown on.

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: Rikkus67
Posted 2009-08-04 20:45:29 and read 3417 times.



Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 3):
...it's the only 737 variant I haven't flown on.

oh man...did you fly a -100?!


Westjet was a bit more fun when they started out, but the planes are kept extreemly clean (inside and out), and the staff is always a fun bunch (at least with me) to travel with from check-in to arrival.

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: Jetplaner
Posted 2009-08-04 20:54:29 and read 3382 times.

WJ also has the 736 on YQR-YYZ-YQR. Other than that we only see them on short hops to Calgary and Edmonton. Does WJ have Live TV on all of its 737-600 fleet now? I recall flying a WJ 736 YQR-YYC without Live TV, then a 737-700 YYC-YEG with Live TV, but that was around about 2005.

-Jetplaner

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: MEA-707
Posted 2009-08-05 13:17:10 and read 3081 times.

Don't count on getting on a 736 on this flight. In may I intentionally chose a certain YVR-YEG flight to get on a 736 only to see it was a 73G instead when I checked in. So ironically by picking a 736 flight you increase the chance they 'upgrade' it due to increased passenger bookings.
I never saw any 736 of the about 25 Westjet 737s I spotted in YYZ, YVR, YEG and YYC, I started to wonder where they fly, are they based at a certain airport?

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: YVRLTN
Posted 2009-08-05 13:23:21 and read 3061 times.



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 6):
never saw any 736 of the about 25 Westjet 737s I spotted in YYZ, YVR, YEG and YYC, I started to wonder where they fly, are they based at a certain airport?

Surprised you didnt see one at YYC or YVR. You will probably see around half the 736 fleet on a days spotting at YVR - they operate from here to mostly YLW, YXS, YYC & YEG.

I've technically been on a WS 736, but it went tech and when I rebooked I got a 73G.

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: Rikkus67
Posted 2009-08-05 15:49:35 and read 2947 times.



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 6):
I never saw any 736

Always remember to look for the non-wingletted aircraft. Another cue is the aircraft type listed on the rear of the fuselage...it's in the teal green colour. (The -700 is light grey, the -800 is navy blue).

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: EBGARN
Posted 2009-08-05 16:05:43 and read 2917 times.

Uh... Hmm! Just get over here, you'll get an overdose in an instant. I guess ARN is the world epicenter for the 736. I prefer the MD80's though.

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: Yyz717
Posted 2009-08-05 20:53:07 and read 2758 times.

The WS 736's are used primarily on Western Cdn routes from YYC, but do venture east also.

The daily YWG-YUL is a 736 year-round. YYZ has 736 nonstops to YYJ, YXE, YQR, YWG, YOW and YHZ this summer, but none last winter. YWG-YXU was also a 736 last winter.

The 736 fleet seems to rarely venture outside Canada. The only sked 736 intl route last winter was the 2x weekly YWG-PHX. Ths summer, I don't think there are any.

Quoting EBGARN (Reply 9):
I guess ARN is the world epicenter for the 736.

Ha, you're probably right. YYC would be a distant 2nd most likely.  Smile

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: YWG737LVR
Posted 2009-08-05 21:02:27 and read 2750 times.

When I flew YWG - LAS at the end of Feb, it was a 736. Was regularly scheduled as a 736 until recently.

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: YVPHX
Posted 2009-08-05 21:33:57 and read 2716 times.

I was on a Westjet flight from PHX to YEG last year. Grand total of passengers: 9. It was so much fun to be aboard that plane. From the PTV to the very friendly flight attendants. I do, and will always recommend Westjet to my friends and family when they do the seasonal flights to PHX

Topic: RE: Westjet Has The 736 On YYZ - YYC Tonight
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2009-08-05 21:57:26 and read 2689 times.

The two times I've been to Abbotsford, BC for the airshow, there were at least a couple of flights that were 736's. One of these days, I'll get on one of those birds.


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