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Tell Me If You Love The B737-200  
User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7126 times:

The B737-200 was the first aircraft I flew on (with Britannia Airways, still love the retro 70's livery) and I still love the type. OK, the A320 is roomier (and I love the 320) but the 732 still holds a very special place in my heart.

My favourite 732 operator that I've flown was Orion Airways (they always made the effort) and I can still enjoy the 732 from my local airport, Leeds/Bradford, to Dublin with Ryanair (at very reasonable fares!).

So who was your favourite operator of then 732?


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User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7093 times:

In a word, No.

When that engine does its reverse thrust movement, the first time I saw it scared the sh** out of me !!



User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7066 times:

Just an aesthetic view here, since I haven't flown on a 732 but I don't like the stubby wings and integrated engine pods on the oldest 737s. I much prefer the larger, advanced wings and pod-mounted engines of the 737NG series.

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7064 times:

"When that engine does its reverse thrust movement, the first time I saw it scared the sh** out of me !! LOL!  Laugh out loud

That happened to me too. . .way back!

Anyway, my sentiments are comletely opposite of JayDavis's.

I LOVE the old 732. Can't get enough of this old bird. I've been on UAL, Vanguard, Bahamasair, Frontier and America West's 732s.

Loud, bumpy, short and stubby. . . .love it to death.

DIA



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7054 times:

I don`t like the 732! I am happy that I got two rides on it (FR: DUB-PIK and PIK-STN) but I don`t need more flights on this aircraft type. I like the 737-Next Generation because it fits in the year 2003, the 732`s are way too old, I prefer to travel comfortable.

Patrick


User currently offlineRaven111 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7049 times:

I like the 732's because they were the first, they are quite noisy but, I love to sit next to the window at the back of the exhaust and watch the thrust reverse deploy.


"The secret to my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day." Chuck Yeager
User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7044 times:

I love the B-737-200. Here is my favorite one:


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User currently offlineAAmericanguy From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7018 times:

I know that a number of the 732 flight crews love the way the airplane flies. Go to http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=88203&highlight=737200 and you can read replies from a number of former pilots.

User currently offlineAngelairways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7007 times:

i did fly one once.. i was in the very last row and i tell you.. on take off those JT8D engines caused not only the interior part of the window (plastic) but the entire wall panels to vibrate with the noise... it was fun and the climb surprisingly steep

however, i wouldn't feel safe in them anymore.. they are getting quite old and after that sudan airways crash... not to mention the other problems they've had:

- rudders jamming (boeing made some mod to resolve that but still)
- fuselage fatigue failure (when Aloha had the roof rip off)
- quite a few engine failures.

I'd feel safer on an aeroflot Tu-154 frankly... they are well built and sturdy


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7002 times:

Remember,
JayDavis LOVES that god-awful Peter Max livery so since when did his opinions make sense?  Big grin BTW, I also love the 732. I remember flying on one with dlx BOS-TPA in '96 and getting the sh*t scared out of me. (Not by the reversers, but the snack bag they gave you when you boarded) That was also the flight where I swallowed my gum on climbout when we hit some turbulence and thought I was going to die. I thought all my food would get stuck to the gum and I would starve. lol  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6970 times:

I flew on the old BA ones - fond memories.

When I am at the airport taking photos, I love to stand close and feel the P&W's power. Yes, if you are close enough, you can actually feel a pounding on your chest when they use takeoff thrust. Still plenty of these flying into EGCC - Air Malta, European Aircharter and Ryanair.

Regards,
Craig.


User currently offlineApurnicus From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6944 times:

Howdy all, new member here. My first post.

Wow, B732 memories. It was 1984, I was six-years old at the time and flying on Indian Airlines from Ahmedabad to Delhi. At Ahmedabad (VAAH) passengers gather in common area after passing through security and then walk out on to the tarmac to board the flight. As a lover of planes, it was a magnificent sight- a grungy, pudgy plane. Big grin


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The ride was equally intense. Imagine an airport with no taxi-ways parallel to the runway. The pilot takes the aircraft to the appropriate end and then does a 180 degree turn. Then you sit back and hold on tight. Since India is hot, the pilots then perform a short-field take-off. As soon as the aircraft rotates you can see the end of the runway pass underneath, not more than a hundred feet or so. Simplicity at its best.

God bless those pilots. In those days they would let me visit the flight deck. No glass cockpits, just good old steam gauges. It's what flying is all about and why I do it today, granted I'm in a C172 or C182.

In summary: B732, Love it.  Big thumbs up

apurnicus


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

I like them! Love the "CLACK" noise the thrust reversers make when they open! Its the best  Smile
I think each type of aircraft has its own little idiosyncrasies that makes it special! Therefore each time a series is retired I will always find something to miss about them. Except Airbuses. Don't like em'. No sir, I don't like it. Don't like it one bit. ( No offense naturally Big grin )



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6880 times:

SWA TPA
I agree totally.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineWinAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6867 times:

I LOVE IT!!! I love its short stubbiness. The thing is rock solid and I love the look of the long integrated engines.

User currently offlineWill From Australia, joined May 1999, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6854 times:
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B737-200's... You gotta LOVE them ...... I miss the Ansett B737-200..... they looked great.

I guess missing those Ansett B732''s is showing my age.....  Wink/being sarcastic

See yah,

Will.............


User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6843 times:

The 732 rocks! What other type of jet airliner can use a 3,200 gravel runway? IMO, the 732 is not that loud, it is no louder than the -300 IMO. The 732 is also solid as a rock, just like it's big brother the 727!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6840 times:

I LOVE it! I've flown it on the original Frontier and on Continental. I remember my first 737-300 flight was on CO and I was pissed because I wanted the -200 which I thought looked much better (and 10+ years later, still do...)


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6816 times:

Will, hope these beauties make you happy.....


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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6813 times:

The -200 (and -100) is the best of any of the 737's.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6780 times:

From the point of view of a ramper, I had a love/hate relationship with the 732. I loved the fact I could almost stand up in the bins (as opposed to the cramped confines of a DC-9 bin); I loved that you could really stuff the plane with a sh!tload of bags or mail. I hated having to do the pushbacks (because we either couldn't find a 737 towbar or a pushback unit because we didn't have enough of them on the ramp, it was better as the airline started the retirement of them and only a few gates got 732 flights). I hated climbing into the back bin (I ususually had to get a boost from someone, as we didn't have a beltloader on our gate, and I'm 6' tall). I've never liked flying in 737s anyway, I'm not a fan of 3 across seating, and the 737s always seemed more cramped to me than a DC-9.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5518 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6751 times:

I love the 737-200! Here's a pic of the last one I flew on!


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(right after 2 long connections on LH ZAG-FRA-ORD)

I wasn't really down for flying again that day, I wanted to go to sleep. I was on the 737-200. I got on, and noticed the old interior. It looked great at 10:45 pm! The flight was amazing, not one bump. It was a fast flight as well. I was amazed by the little aircraft! That was probably the last time I'll be on a 732.

co


User currently offlineUal767ord From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6743 times:

I love it!!! I flew UA, DX, NW 732's.

User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6718 times:

Bite me !!
If you don't love the Peter Max scheme, you need some serious help. I would go see a counselor/psychiatrist as soon as possible. You need help. STAT !!
ha ha !!

I still fly the 737-200, between DAL and IAH and IAH back up to DAL.
Still also see all those extra rivets on the side and top of this plane,
since Aloha had to go topless on one of theirs.........still amazes me
that that aircraft was actually able to land............

If it ain't a Boeing, I ain't a going !!


Jay


User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6700 times:

The 737-200 looked great in Ansett colours. I can't remember seeing them myself because they were retired in the mid 1980's, but in the pics they look so cool. Gotta love that Ansett shooting stars livery from the early 80's  Smile

25 BR715-A1-30 : The 732 was the first aircraft I flew on with WN (Ok, My mom was 7 mos pregnant with me, but still, It was the first) The first aircraft I flew on and
26 Post contains links and images Lamyl_hhlco : "When that engine does its reverse thrust movement, the first time I saw it scared the sh** out of me !!" That's why I love it :P it still remains one
27 Post contains links and images CV990 : Hi! Love, love the 737-200? Well I love my wife very much, but yeah, the classic 737 was a nice airplane. A few weeks ago I still saw one from Americ
28 Pronto : Of course!! This type was my first flight - the a/c was still pretty new at the time with Pacific Western - I will never forget it...and I have built
29 Hockey55dude : I love the 737-200! It has the smoothest ride!
30 Marcopolo747 : When VASP introduced the 737s in Brazil back in 1971 they were the ultimate development in terms of short and medium haul travel. The five first aircr
31 NoelG : In a word - NO!!!! The 732 is a noisy, cramped rust bucket (and that was a BA one a few years ago!). Yuck!!
32 Post contains images LGW : I love it, great looking and sounding aircraft with real character unlike modern jets. I was lucky enough to fly on a 732 a few years back, G-BGDA MAN
33 RayChuang : While the 737-200 introduced shorter-range jet travel, its noisy JT8D engines means the plane will probably be out of service by 2010. I remember flyi
34 BR715-A1-30 : Man, I would hate it if someone came up one day and told me I couldn't drive my car anymore because it was too noisy. I have a noisy muffler system.
35 Jj : You gotta love the feeling of the take-off and runway from row 15-17!!!!!!!!! I mean, having flown plenty of other types, nothing equals this tiny lit
36 UN_B732 : My favorite 732 carrier WAS MetroJet... I mean it is but they are defunct. If it is a carrier currently flying, make it Transaero (Russia). -UN The 73
37 XQ737 : Hey, in about one months I gonna fly on the 732 for the first time. I can't wait! I'm just 19 years old and I can't wait to fly on a really old aircra
38 CanyonBlue : The B732.................. Not a fan. Why? 1.) NOISY! And that's inside the cabin! 2.) Maintenance......... The first airline I worked for flew B732's
39 Astrojet : The 200 series is the nicest of all for me, I like those long engines under the wing better than the oval ones on the newer generations.
40 Post contains links and images Marcopolo747 : Jj, Seats on the wing and beyond are very noisy but also the funniest ones to fly. I would suggest you to fly behind the wing to check those mighty th
41 Trintocan : I have only flown on the 737-200 twice, largely because it was little used by Eastern Caribbean airlines. The first time I flew on one was in 1979 fro
42 SRD737NG : 737-200 is a well built machine.....it can take alot of pounding. Example: Other than the unfortunate incident at Aloha years back (737-100 by the way
43 737doctor : As someone who is paid to maintain 737's, I would honestly have to say that I prefer working on the NG737's. BUT, I do respect the way the our old -20
44 MSYtristar : I never really was a fan of the 737-200 until I started working with Vanguard. There, I really learned to appreciate them. In fact, they were more rea
45 Post contains links and images Upsmd11 : I have had some great flights on the 732. Once on WN from MDW - SDF there was a terrible storm with tornadic activity that we flew around but had the
46 Fanofjets : I enjoyed flying the -100s and -200s; they always felt safe and secure. I flew PeoplExpress, USAir, Piedmont, and Canadi>n. The last offered excellent
47 Post contains images Corners : I have a soft spot for the old 737-200's. Up here in British Columbia, Canada they opened up many smaller towns to full jet service back in the 60's a
48 Aztec01 : I do, I do, I do love the 732!! Tiny, nice lines...sexy! Oh yeah, and loud! I'll never forget the rush to my lower GI tract when I first saw those thr
49 Post contains images Kevin752 : I Love the 737-200. It is an old plane but It is still one plane that I love. I have enjoyed this plane on Croatia airlines.
50 UPSfueler : The 732 is one of my favorite aircraft. It was that plane that got me hooked on aviation when I took my first ever flight on one back in June 92, ORD-
51 777lover : Have to stand up for the 732. NJ 732's took me all over the US. They will always hold a soft spot in my heart. Do you think UPS or Fedex will give the
52 Post contains images Barney captain : While I absolutely respect our ever decreasing fleet of -200's for their incredible contribution to this company, I have to agree with 737DOC, gimmie
53 Dsuairptman : Yes, its a favorable aircraft. I'm gald to see it still operating in mainline colors as other aircraft of its era (B727,747-1/200,DC-9) being put out
54 Post contains images Areopagus : I think Fat Albert is too stubby to look particularly good. But it works. My first flight in a 732 was in April 1972, FRA-HAM on Lufthansa. My last wa
55 Post contains links and images Capital146 : Thanks for all the comments on the 732, it seems as though it holds a favourable place in many people's hearts, not just mine. Keep those comments (an
56 Jetdeltamsy : I do not like the 200's. they are loud and rattle like they're going to fly to pieces on take off.
57 Post contains images Flynboy747 : I love the 732. I would fly that over the A320 anyday! Personally, I don't like Airbus at all! I think Delta Express was my favorite operator of the 7
58 Post contains links and images Elwood64151 : My first 732 flight was CO from TPA-EWR back in 1991. It was also my third flight ever. View Large View MediumPhoto © Robert M. Campbell But I'll
59 Post contains links and images Western737 : I had flown on all WAL's three liveries. WAL 737-247 - my ALL TIME FAVORITE. No questions. View Large View MediumPhoto © Mel Lawrence View Large
60 N79969 : I like all Boeing products. I actually like seeing the clam shell reverser work. I will miss the distinct whine of Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines and ea
61 Post contains links and images Chepos : I've only flown on the 737-200 on 4 segments with Copa Airlines on the SJU-PTY-CUN-PTY-SJU route . I loved the powerfull takeoff and on landing I love
62 CactusA319 : The 732, or FLUF (Fat Little Ugly F*cker) or Pig. Love that plane. Love the fact that its powered by JT8's and their signature whine. The fact that t
63 Trickijedi : I've always thought of 737-200's as old school planes. And when I think old school, I think of 727's... which I much prefer over 737-200's. Give me a
64 United_Fan : Funny thing is,I didn't care for them until they were gone from UA's fleet. I only flew on 1 that I know of,N994UA. ROC-ORD June 2001. There was no a
65 Andersjt : The first time I flew on a jet aircraft was Frontier's 732 - DEN to ABQ. As a kid, I thought this plane was huge, and I used to love watching them whi
66 Western737 : Ah old Frontier!! I was at RAP couple of times and love the old dark green cheatline along with golden thin line. I can see cool logo of golden fish w
67 Post contains images Samurai 777 : The 737-200 is my favorite older aircraft. It's loud, but it takes off like a rocket and the thrust reversers are fun to watch when landing! I've flow
68 KL911 : I think it has the most ugly designed engines in the universe. Sorry
69 Western737 : Ugly? Well, all opinions varies, I still think it has better looking than Dassault Mecure!! Go JT8D!!
70 Voodoo : Hope I never have to fly one one again. Noisy little pigs. Much prefer(red) DC-9s.
71 Post contains links and images AApilot2b : I like the baby Boeing a lot. Always thought it looked a bit fat but those engines tucked under the wings was cool. Personally, I always liked the DC-
72 WesternDC1010 : I like the 737-200! Loud, bumpy, cumbersome....A different feeling than the 300/400/500. I especially like to sit aft of the wings and watch the thrus
73 Sabena 690 : Together with Turbotrent and Apuneger, I just flew EDI-DUB-EDI on FR 732, just for the fun to fly on a real 737! My first flight was on a B732 (Malev,
74 GoAround : Actually, I'm ashamed to admit it, but I left my wife for a 732. I must say, however, that I've never looked back since. GoAround
75 Post contains links and images WesternDC1010 : Very classy Air California... View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon - Ron WesternDC1010
76 Jhooper : I love the 732 too! I feel like I'm on a rocketship when I fly on one! (This thread is getting way too long)
77 Post contains images Kjet12 : I can't say I like it nor can I say I hate it. Only flown on an AQ 732 flight (HNL-KOA / KOA-HNL). Did this routing twice. It wasn't anything special
78 Post contains links and images Pilot kaz : well there is only one awnser to that, its a plane aint it? well if yes then I LOVE it View Large View MediumPhoto © Fanie Kleynhans p.kaz
79 Post contains images Western737 : I have flown WA737-247 frequently between PIR-FSD through all type of weather - snowstorms, thunderstorms, strong crosswind, sunny, rainy, etc - it br
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