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Flying On 737NG´s ,how Does It Feel?  
User currently offlineMASB747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

Does it feel that much different from the classics as from the passengers point of view ? I´ll be on a 737-700 next monday (Hamburg Airlines) having flown on many classics this will be my first trip on a NG however.Anyways , needless to say I´m looking forward to my ride next week  Smile/happy/getting dizzy .

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User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

I've flown on our new 738's many-a-times and i love them, so quiet and smooth, you could almost forget that you are flying.


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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

The 737-700 is like a mini-777. You'll be "whisked" away by its abundant power and you'll climb like a 777/757/738. I also think the 737NGs are quieter than the 737 classics.

What airline are you flying and what airports are you to use?


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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

I'm not a big fan of the 73NG's personally, and asides from having INFE and a redesigned interior, you can't tell the difference (from a passengers point of view) between a Second Generation 737. If you took a 737-300 and put INFE in it, the average joe schmoe passenger wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and a 737-700. As for some more subtle differences, fully loaded in a DL 738 PHL-SLC this past December...the climb performance feels as if it is slightly better than that of the Second Generation 737's. As for it climbing like a 757? Nah. Doesn't come close. While spotting at PHL this weekend we observed an AA 752 use about 3000 feet of runway, and a climb out that was like a bat out of hell (USAFHummer and the Wagners can attest to that). We were all astounded that this 75 lifted off so early. I even joked with Greg who absolutely loves Airbus (A United A320 took off right behind this AA 757) about how you can beat a 757 with fly by wire, but the 757 still is a hulk when it comes to sheer power and performance.

Getting back to the topic at hand....I don't have a problem with 2nd Generation or 737 NG's on shorter flights, but 5 hours in a 737-800...you feel it when you go to stand up to deplane (our flight to SLC was 5 hours in duration due to a tremendous heawind, slow cruise speed of the 737, and a short hold to get into the pattern at SLC). I was never more happy to get off an aircraft in my life...only to get on one of my gems-good ole' DL 752. Overall, you shouldn't have a problem with the 73G though. Nice little aircraft on short runs.

Bryan



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Loved my flights on them. Great power, big overhead bins, nice and clean of course being newer, and I also liked flying along at FL410 for a change.
My wife was very amused as well by the, uh, "enthusiastic" flush of the toilets. Don't get too close or you'll be sucked right out of the airplane!



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7810 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

"Like warm apple pie"

Honestly, I find little difference between the feel of different aircraft. Perhaps I am not as big an enthusiast as some of you, but what matters more is the service that happens in the plane versus what the plane is.

On Continental most of the 737-300/500s have larger overhead bins which look a lot like those in the NGs.



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User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

I have noticed the landings in them are much softer,might have something to do with their new landing gear.

Its no 757.


User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Besides the interior, I didn't notice too much a difference. I will say I think the 737-800's & -900's are smoother and quieter. I think the smoother part has more to do with the length more than anything else.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

Ive only flown Southwest's 737-700 on a number of occasions for 737NG flights, but Ive flown middle generation 737's many times and in comparison between the two, strictly from a passengers POV, I really did not notice much of a difference between the two...the -700 was maybe a bit quieter but that was it really...

Greg



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User currently offlineMASB747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Well, thanks for your comments everyone,I was wondering if the differences inside were that noticeable ,obviously they are.I´ve heard that Hamburg Intl.´s service was quite OK but seats are rather cramped.

User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

The interiors feel spacious and open. I think it's my favorite interior design.

User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

The only real difference is the overhead bins and the ceiling panels, from an interior point of view. I've only flown on DL's 738s and WN's 73Gs. DL's 738s are not my favorite. I feel bad for you DeltaMD11! 5hrs on DL's 738 would suck. I did the SLC-ATL red-eye (4hrs+) on a 738, I wanted to kill myself  Smile

WN on the other hand has given a generous seat pitch and those new leather seats are great. They're the thin kind that gives you a little more room.

Overall the interior is more plesant with the soft curves and the indirect lighting.

Jeff



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User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

DeltaMD11: I don't have a problem with 2nd Generation or 737 NG's on shorter flights, but 5 hours in a 737-800...you feel it when you go to stand up to deplane (our flight to SLC was 5 hours in duration due to a tremendous heawind, slow cruise speed of the 737, and a short hold to get into the pattern at SLC). I was never more happy to get off an aircraft in my life...only to get on one of my gems-good ole' DL 752.

Help me out here -- I'm a little puzzled by this. How is a 5-hour flight in a 757 any better than a 5-hour flight in a 737?


User currently offlineExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 834 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

737-700 felt just about the same as the -500.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

I think you misinterpreted what I said...I was stating that I got off of a 5 hour flight on a 738, to get on a 752. Our final destination was SAN, and our flight on the 752 was a little less than 2 hours in duration.

However I will tell you that 5 hours in a 757 is MUCH more pleasurable than a 737-800 in any case. First off, a good portion of the 757's out there (especially in DL's fleet) are equipped with mid-cabin galley's. This allows for the meal service to come from both ends and convene in the middle. I sat in seat 32A of this 738, and even though the F/A's were moving fairly expeditiously, it still took us almost an hour to get our meals. Two F/A's trying to serve meals to an entire 738 cabin is hell (the drinks were on a cart behind them). In the 752, no matter where you are in the main cabin, your meal arrives within 20 minutes guaranteed. Also, I don't like the fact that you only have 2 bathrooms in the coach cabin in the 738 (DL's 738 don't have mid-cabin lavs). 2 bathrooms for 150 people causes a lot of congestion in the aisle and makes it very difficult for the F/A's to do their jobs, as well as having someone constanly hovering over you if you happen to sit in the back. those are just a few differences, but I can name more. 737's are very unpleasurable on any flight over 3 or 4 hours (and 4 hours is kind of stretching it). Oh and just a side note, I like the ceiling-mounted monitors on the 757 and other aircraft if I do happen to pay attention to the INFE. I cant stand those stupid little flip down screens. It's not like I really pay any attention to the INFE anyways, because I generally read when I'm flying. Oh and just one more thing to tack on, 757's can cruise a lot faster than 738's, and on a 5 hour haul, that added speed does make a difference.

Bryan



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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Oh, and just on another side note...I have been on many longer (ie 4 and 5) hour flights on 757's. I have family that lives in San Diego, and I am out there frequently to stay with them (as well as go spotting at Lindbergh Field!!). I have done PHL-SFO (UA), PHL-LAX (AA), EWR-PHX (HP), ATL-SAN (DL) on 757's. I have also done EWR-DUB on a CO 752. Thse specific AA and UA routes have since been discontinued I believe. Gotta love going across the pond on a 75'. So from much experience, it is much more pleasurable to fly the same amount of time on a 757 compared to the 737-800.

Bryan



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

So from much experience, it is much more pleasurable to fly the same amount of time on a 757 compared to the 737-800.

Given that they have exactly the same cabin dimensions....?


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

If you read my above post, I give plenty of reasoning as to why it is more preferrable.

Bryan



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User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Do I believe this question?
Anyway, flying always feels great  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2796 times:


I have flown on the 738s and a 732. The 738 was much nicer in terms of cabin noise. However I had my worst flight on a 738 but that was due to the fact that my seat could not recline and I find that when u have 2 people next to you you feel cramp. Well I do.



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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2791 times:

The NG is noisier on takeoff and quieter in cruise, at least in the case of WN. The fantips definitely buzz a lot on takeoff on the NG. But the cabin is quieter in cruise.


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2789 times:

I'd rather fly on an MD-90 or 717 or even an MD-80 than even the new 737s, or a 757. Ick. The McD products have wider seats, and Delta's MD-88s have more legroom than their 737 classics (never flown on a DL 738).

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

I find the Classics and NG's very similar. Difference as mentioned above are the redesigned interiors, newer IFE.

The engine sounds pretty much the same to me actually. In fact my first flight on a 737 was a 800 and I sat at the rear and was most shocked at how these "new" aircraft let out a powerful roar on takeoff. My later flights on 737's was on a mix of classics and NG's and I guess i got used to it, casue they all seemed similar.

I was used to sitting up front on MD-83's and 727. (notice the operative word UPFRONT).

737's sounds quite similar to the 320 family in my opinion as well. Thought the airbus counterparts are seemingly quieter.

Plane to plane i have grown to appreciete the airbus flights more. The 737's is bit too much spunk and energy for longer flights. all in IMHO



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

What's it feel like? Well, first, there's this sound of engines being brought up to speed, followed by a sensation of being pressed against the back of your seat...then, depending on how wavy the runway surface is, you might feel a jostling bouncing sensation, then you feel this feeling in your gut as you realize that the plane is now flying. Kind of like what a DC8 used to feel like.

User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2677 times:



I have an uncle who prefers the Md80 over the 737, he fines that they a more comfortable and quieter.



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25 Post contains images Positive rate : I've flown on the 737NG 4 times now, every time with Virgin Blue Airlines. I've flown ADL-BNE(737-700 up and 737-800 back), ADL-MEL(737-700 up and bac
26 Hoons90 : Been on a 737-800, it was nothing special. I liked the 737-300 flight more.
27 Indianguy : The 737-700 is like a mini-777. You'll be "whisked" away by its abundant power and you'll climb like a 777/757/738. I also think the 737NGs are quiet
28 Hmflyer : Contrary to what Delta MD11 wrote, the 737-700 does indeed have a similar climb profile to a 757. It is a little rocket ship. Being quite a bit heavie
29 Positive rate : In regards to the high landing speed of the -800/-900 i've noticed it but don't know if it's an "illusion". On a night time approach if you have a win
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