Aaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8485 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4776 times:
I love the short -500/-600 too, but the -700 is tops in my book for look and feel and the -200 for nostalgic value. The -300/-400 bother me only because the wing seems so cluttered and small for aircraft of their size.
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High_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4733 times:
my fav is the -800 with winglets. i have flown on them 5 times and its great watching the huge 2.5 meter tall winglet bounce up and down like a yo-yo while taxying. (beats watching the same stupid safety demo time after time)
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MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1007 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4603 times:
While I'm a big fan of 'Ol Stubby 737-200 and have enjoyed flights on the -300 and -400 series as well, the 737NGs I've flown in, the 700 and 800 are my favorites. They are such smooth flying aircraft, and their new interiors are really nice. The -700 is easily the best looking variant to me, it's proportions are just perfect. I've yet to fly on one equipped with winglets, though.
ACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4575 times:
I flew a lot of 200's during my childhood holidays around the med. they where basically standard equiptment for charter airlines back then. The A320 of the day I suppose. However it was my first ride in the new generation 400 that I liked best.
This occured in November 1993 when I flew MAN-TFS on a Futura 737-400 EC-FLD. I liked the less stumpy appearance, and aslo the double overwing exits, which somehow make it look a little more superior. The only other one I have flown was BA's G-GBTA. Now even the 400's are outdated.
Of the next generation I have flown MME-ACE on Futura 737-800 EC-HHH and also EDI-TFS on Air Europa 737-800 EC-HZS, with winglets. I like the new cabin interiors but I will always remember the first 400 I flew in.
747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4531 times:
I would have to say the 800/900 I like those winglets. The 200 is was a inferior product of the 60's when compared to a 727 or a 707, witch it design come from. I heard a 200 can only cruise at 0.72 compared to a 727 0.84 0r a 707 0.83 or even 800/900 0.78.