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Least Favourite 737 Variant?  
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4452 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Well...I imagine this topic has been done for the nth time, but, people's minds change so I thought I'd bring it up again. Big grin


Which 737 variant is your least favourite? The one that you just don't like or go out of your way to avoid flying?


For me it is the 737-800. Which is odd because, until I flew on one, I loved them. Very nice looking 737s. My mind changed after having flown on them, though.

For some reason, the 738 is the only airliner on which I consistantly get airsick. I never, ever get airsick on any other aircraft. Just the 738. Never figured out why. Maybe it's something to do with how well the plane handles light turbulence.

For this reason I go out of my way to avoid having to fly on 737-800s. I'll find different routes or even pay slightly more for a different route or airline just to avoid flying on 737-800s. So that would be my least favourite of the 737 series.

By comparison, I have never had a problem on a 73G or 733...never at all.


So, which 737 variant do you like least?

[Edited 2004-03-13 00:31:23]

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

I'll have to say the 737-200 Basic. I flew from DEN to SLC on one of Frontier's 5 732 basic. It was noisy than hell from what I'm used to, plus the fact when I first saw the ship, the skin behind the main cabin door was all wrinkled. Later I found out it was like the 55th 737 off the line, and used to belong to Piedmont. Nothing against Piedmont, but it was both nerve-wacking & thrilling at the same time. I can't say it's my least favorite 737 series, but that ship was by far the oldest 737 I flew on.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


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User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Definitely the 737-900, those wingtips are oversized and make it look downright clumsy.

User currently offlineCWUPilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Hmmmm... I love all 737s but I guess my least favorite is the -500. I love small airplanes but beeing the smallest of the 2nd generation 37s, the -500 is kinda like a small airplane pretending to be a big one.

-CWUPilot



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Let's see, I flew on the following 737 models:

- 737-200
- 737-300
- 737-400
- 737-500
- 737-600
- 737-700
- 737-800 (with and without winglets)

My least favorite of them is the 737-300 and -500, simply because I flew too often on these aircraft types  Big thumbs up.

Patrick


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

I most love the 732, as it's old, noisy and much more exciting than the newer versions. If I had to choose one, I'd say the 733, as I fly it the most.


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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

I haven't flown of the 731, 736, or 739. But of the rest, my order of preference is as follows:

1) 732
2) 738
3) 737
4) 735
5) 733
=) 734

I know I've flown more times on the 737 family than any other type of aircraft. It's just one of those planes!



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5721 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

In my opinion, the -300 has no redeming qualities. I like the -500 because it's short and rarer. The -200 is nostalgic fun. All of the NG's are great- smooth, quiet, and comfortable. I haven't flown on the -400, -100, or -600, and am not likely to. I might get on the -400 some day with AS, but not the others.

The -300 is simply the epitome of a boring airliner.


User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

I would have to say the 900 it looks wrong to me. A stretch too far.

I am kinda fond of those old noisy 200s



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User currently offlineBlueskies31 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

At AS, our first 5 -900 deliveries...16 F/C...156 Y/C...1 lav forward...3 lavs aft. This is an incredibly stupid configuration for an a/c this size. All of our latest deliveries have a lav at row 6, like the 757. This makes MUCH more sense and is much more convenient for the customer, and makes doing our service much more efficient.


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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

I do not like the following 737s

732
733
734
735
736
73G



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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4760 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
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I'd have to say the -800 and -900. I have never been on either variant, but I'm just not wild about how they look. They don't seem like 737s to me.


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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

I'm going to have to place my vote for the -300 also.. It's just way too "blah"..

The -200 has so much character that it shouldn't be anyone's least favorite. The -400 is ok, just not as ordinary or plentiful as the -300. The -500 & -600 are great because they are so stubby and relatively rare (like the -200). The -700 is almost in the same class as the -300, but the longer wingspan, optional winglets, rounder engine intakes and new approach light positions are it's saving grace. The -800 is ok like the -400. They are way too common now in the US, but it's hard to beat a 738(WL). The -900, definitely in a class of it's own, but, all in all, not too impressive.
 Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

I love all 737s, yet I recently experience a HP flight from PHX-BOI on one and I was really unimpressed. Noisy, (there was some sort of loud rattling) and cramped.

User currently offlineSXFAN From Greece, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

I love the noise of the old 732 and it was a great plesure for me the flight onboard one of the last Ryanair's oldies.
On the other hand I find the 733 unatractive as a design. So I will chose the 733 as the worst 737.


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

There is nothing wrong with any of the 737 models in my opinion. The Pratts and G.E.'s are great engines for the 737, and the 737 will always look good to me. In fact, the majority of Boeing's aircraft I have found to be appealing no matter how short, long, or what engines they have. Boeing has a tradition of developing aircraft that will look good no matter how they are changed. If the aircraft looks good from the start, and it is a Boeing aircraft, I have found in my opinion that it will always look good no matter how much its lengthened. I love Boeing aircraft! Don't get me wrong, I love the Airbus aircraft too. Boeing, and once Douglas, and Airbus produce beautiful aircraft.


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User currently offlineAirbust From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Another vote for the -300. How boring can you get?

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 957 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

I admire the 739 because of its rarity, but I dislike it because I think Boeing dropped the ball on its design. I've always thought that Boeing should have gone ahead with the -900X a while ago...

Ryan


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Has to be the early 200. Not a good plane at all! I am shocked at how some of you don't like the 800 and 900. The 739 is one awesome bird!

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4452 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

I happen to think that the 732 is the best of the 737 series. Alot of personality and of course the cutest of all the 737s. IF you can't fly the 727 anymore the 732 is the next best thing. Big grin


In defense of the -300....it's a heck of alot more interesting, to me, than the -400, which I find the most boring of the Classic 737 series.

Just thought I'd throw that in.  Big grin


User currently offlineThreeWests From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

My vote goes to the -500 series. Of all the 737's I have loaded (200,300,400,500,700,800 and 900) it has the worst cargo bin design. It's too small which makes it a real fight to fit everything in when the flight is booked full. I love the 200 series for those screaming engines and soot covered rear fuselage (and plenty of bin space).


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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

I would have to dislike the -400 series, mostly because that's all I ever seem to fly. I get kinda sick of it.

On the other hand, my favorite would be the -200 series, especially the combis. Their engines are so loud and feel so powerful on such a cute little plane.



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User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

I have to say the 737-900.
for it killed the B757 market and subsequent demise.



747SP
User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

I love all the 737's that I have been on.


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User currently offlineIlikecrashes From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

favorite: 737-100; the Hyundai of more-than-regional-jets... "10 year/1 crash warranty, whichever comes first"

least favorite: 737-900; 757s are more unique and just as useful; Boeing is trying to replace every plane in the skies with a 737; "737-1000-- two sets of wings, 320 feet long, 3-3 seating for up to 500, piloted by same technologies used by a Texas Instruments TI-32"

most frequently ridden: -300; KBUF tarmac lineup: 733, 733, 733, C172, 733, 733, Dash 8, 733


25 AirframeAS : . The Pratts and G.E.'s are great engines for the 737, and the 737 will always look good to me. I believe the 737 is offered in CFM-56 engines.
26 Maersk737 : I have to say 737-600. My favorite 737-700. Cheers Peter
27 Post contains images SA006 : 737-400 simply because it's very boring looking and boring to fly in Rgds SA006
28 Roberta : whats my least favorite 737 model hmmmmmmmmmm........ a joint loser is appropiate here 733 734 735 736 73g 738 739 what a hideous plane, the nose is s
29 Ryanair737 : My favourite is probably the 737-700 and my least favourite is the 900, I don't like it at all. Ryanair737
30 Delta767300ER : For some odd reason I dont care for the 737-300. I guess because it doesent have the cirag shaped engines like the -100/-200 and doesent have the mode
31 Tavve : The 731 & 732 have ugly narrow long engines that I've never liked. I mostly like 737NGs although I have some doubts regarding the 736. Knowing It's to
32 AirframeAS : Whats the 736?!? Ive never heard of the 736! Oh you guys ment the 73G!!! LOL!!
33 Post contains links Je89_w : There is such thing as a B736. There is only a few of them built, that's why it's so underrated. http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?aircraft
34 JOSS21 : I will agree and say the -200 series engines are ugly and inefficient.
35 Tavve : SAS was the launch customer for the 736. According to Boeing's website SAS has ordered 28 out of 71 736 ordered in total. SAS say they operate 30 of t
36 Post contains images Aerokiwi : The 737-400. I always thought this was the most awkward of the 737 series. The engines look too small for it and the plane itself is in sort of a no-m
37 Post contains images DC-10 Levo : I don't like the 737-200 at all, the engines just look horrible: DC-10
38 Post contains links and images EGNR : In terms of appearance, the 737-600 is the one I dislike. The proportions are wrong with the tail looking far too tall for the length of the aircraft.
39 Ushermittwoch : I usually try to avoid flying on a 737 (except the -200 series) because I have done that so often that it gets boring. The version that I do dislike t
40 B2707SST : I've never been a fan of the -200. The ones I've flown on were loud, clunky, somewhat dilapidated, and generally showed their age. I'll take an NG any
41 AFROTC : i like all 737's but i had a bad time on a 200 thanks to vanguard
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