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US Airlines And The 737-600  
User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1079 posts, RR: 16
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6200 times:

Why don't any of the US airlines use the 737-600? I dont know too much about the aircraft so any info would be great.

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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6175 times:

It's too heavy to justify buying it. Same thing goes to the A318.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

The 737-600 is not attractive to US airlines because it is largely a replacement aircraft for the 737-500. The -500 is a relatively new aircraft and is in service will only 3 US carriers (Southwest, Continental, and United) all of whom are not interested in replacing their 737-500 fleets.


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5355 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5982 times:

Southwest is basing its future on the B 737-700NG only and no other 737 type.

UAL has A 320s for the future for the low density routes.

And as for CO, the 735s will eventually be replaced by B 737-700s or larger CRI/EMB variants.

User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

It has nothing to do with weight. Just its operating cost per seat mile is very high. Even the -700 cost per mile is high, but can work. So, the -600 is not real attractive. CRJ-700's or EM-170s would be equally and more attractive to the -600 due to cost and who flies them (regional v. mainline). There could be a limited market for -600's, but the 737 operators seem less interested in them than A-320 family operators are in the 318.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

The operating cost per seat mile for the 736 is related to its weight and capability.

The 736 and A318 were designed for the days when service to every airport in the Northeast from LAX and SFO, and vice versa to all the regional California airports from EWR, IAD, ATL, and BOS, was going to be viable due to an unprecedented economy.

Now that time is long since past... and we're flying RJs and lighter planes to our hubs and putting people on less frequencies of larger airplanes again.

Also... the 318s operating cost is a touch better than the 736s... the 736 and 73G have equal trip costs, but the 73G gives you more seats to make more profit.

We'll see how the 318 does for HP, F9, and AF.


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1805 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5871 times:

Off topic : Which airlines are currently and going to operate the B737-600 ?

Thanks !!

Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineLn-kgl From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1154 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

B737-600 operators:
Scandinavian Airlines - 30 (3 of them on short time lease to Air Europa)
Tunis Air - 7
China Southwest Airlines - 6
Air Algerie - 5
Lauda Air - 2
And Malev have 6 on order


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