Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4524 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3334 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.
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.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3278 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. Regards.
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CWUPilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3238 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.
"The worst day of flying still beats the best day of real work."
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3159 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.
Blueskies31 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3040 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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MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2941 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.
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SXFAN From Greece, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2889 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.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2839 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.
ThreeWests From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2612 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).
Ilikecrashes From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2526 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"