Javomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
Well looks like the moment is just days away. The Ceremony is to be held at our MEX hangar on the 22 of OCT.
The Chief of the 737 for AM said that the planes will be equipped with the new Clase Premier leather seats(already installed on the 757s) and the seats have laptop energy and the whole cabin has inflight movie system.
We will have to wait to see what else is on these babies!
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
So is that the first ship I see sitting on the line at BFI? I've only glimpsed it from I-5, and its always rush hour, so I can't really take my eyes off the road. I'll have to make a point to go by the field tomorrow.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
AM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1460 times:
The delivery flight is scheduled for Monday, October 20th. I'll be checking fboweb.com and flytecomm.com as often as I can to check for the arrival time. I can't wait to see that airplane, it's gonna look amazing with those winglets.
I'll post here as soon as I know the arrival time into MEX.
"... for there you have been and there you will long to return."
Javomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1339 times:
Well if anybody at the everett plant has a chance to pic this baby before it leaves it will be great. At the boeing web page under news, it says its at everett and the bosses are checking the plane out, so its just 2 days away from leaving this facility. It is scheduled to arrive in MEX on monday the 20th and the ceremony is on the 22.
Seeya and look up to the sky to see this baby approaching MEX!
Swafan From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 14 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1297 times:
Hello to all. Congratulations to Aeromexico for choosing the Boeing 737. As a Southwest Airlines employee, I know the 737 is like a VW Bug, you can abuse the thing and it faithfully keeps running. One question: did AM ever consider the Boeing 717? I assume the 737 will eventually replace all the MD-80s. If Boeing moves forward with the 717 stretch, would the added range and capacity be of interest to AM?
Javomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1272 times:
I just saw the pics of the SWA 737 with winglets, and boy does it look super cool. So where do you work, and what do you do at swa.
Well i don't think Aeromexico will consider the 717, because the 737 700 is arriving because of the dc9s are leaving soon, so the 737 will be the smallest in our fleet when all the md80s are changed, the strategy of AM is to change the md80s for 737 800 and change some of the older 757 with 737 900s.
Its really strange, because this initial order was for 737 700s but when we signed the contract with the company(pilots) the opening page on the screen was introduction of the 737 700/800/900 so i guess that's were they are heading in the future.
Also the strategy of changing the 767 for 777 is still in the air, so who knows.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5175 posts, RR: 52 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
AFAIK, AM moved the fleet... Dc9s were replaced with MD87s... 737s will replace those MD87s and some MD82s. Also I think AM has options but not confirmed for 15 B737-800s. I think the 737 family will replace the MD80s in the long term. According the the MD80 forum they say that AM got plans to retire the last MD80 by 2008, so maybe 717-200/300x will be a good substitution for the 20 MD87s or more in case AM increase the fleet of 87s.
I think Boeing should add more range to the 717. Definitely, AM it's a potencial customer in the future for the 717.!
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
Swafan From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 14 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1253 times:
I work with Southwest Airlines marketing in Los Angeles. Did I read correctly that you are a pilot? I am slowly, but surely working my way through my ratings and eventually aim to fly one of those new winglet-modified 737s. We're all pretty excited about the winglets, we never thought we would see them on Southwest planes. The company always said they weren't necessary. I had the pleasure of seeing one of the birds as it was being fitted with the winglets at our Houston maintenance base. The winglets really alter the plane's look substantially.
Once again, AM is on the right track in maintaining an all-Boeing fleet. It's interesting that the majority of the American carriers in deep financial trouble have a mix of Airbus and Boeing fleets. Why, say, Northwest Airlines would want A-330s mixed in with 757-300s, and A-320s with DC-9s is beyond me. My guess is that AM will end up with 737s, 777s, and shall I dare say the 7e7 if it ever gets built. Question for you: I have never had the pleasure to fly on AM. I tried last summer but the flight to Mexico City was sold out. What is the longest flight you operate? Is it with the 767?
Javomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
Well im not sure on VSA, but i do know it will be flying to ORD, CUN, and some other destinations not yet published, i have to get to my locker and see if the new itineraries are out for NOV. Ill let u know when i have it on monday!
Swafan From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 14 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
Thanks for the info Fly727. It seems the 777 would be perfect for that MEX-CDG route. Although it's larger than the 76, it ultimately is a very versatile airplane and likely has lower operating costs than the 76.
Javomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
Well our longest route would be MADRID,PARIS,SANTIAGO IN CHILE, OR SAO PAULO.
Ive flown on SWA to las vegas from phx and from lax, and it was a cool experience, we get 50dlls tickest and its cool!
Swafan From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 14 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1187 times:
Hopefully you're a Rapid Rewards member and are booking your flights online. It only takes four round-trip flights to earn a free ticket anywhere we fly.
You mentioned PHX, I'm curious: are you a regular overnighter at the AM Tempe, AZ crew hotel? I think you may know a friend of mine that works there. She has always mentioned a certain AM pilot who is as big, if not a bigger fan of aviation than I am.