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What Is A 73G?  
User currently offlineDukebluedevil From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

I am flying tomorrow, and I know that the equipment is going to be a 737. I looked up the flight information, and it displayed 73G...I was wondering if anyone knew which of the 737's it is.

This is Southwest Airlines, by the way. I've never been on them before!

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User currently offlineUTA_FLYinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

It's a 737-700.

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Couldn't give "737" as it was taken up by the original 737-200.
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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3730 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
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That's right. The 73G code is assigned to the 737-700 Series aircraft so that people don't get confused. 738 obviously means 737-800 but 737 doesn't mean 737-700, it can be any 737. I think the letter G was chosen because G stands for Generation, coming from Next Generation. Continental, Southwest and Alaska have 737-700's.

Ben Soriano
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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Ben,
"G" was chosen because it is the 7th letter in the alphabet replacing the second 7 in 737...

Max


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