Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3253 posts, RR: 10 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
I, in January next year will be returning to the US once again, to hit the slopes and to Watch the Sundance film Festival. I plan to travel on a round-the-world star ticket, which will also include some time in Scandinavia.
Here is my big wish. I want to ride on a 737-200, because it could well be my last chance. Is anybody still flying the 732 into SLC? I know America West did last year, and I am wondering if they still do?
I can enter the US from either the east or west, its not really a problem which direction i travel in. Anybody got any suggestions? I dont mind paying of a seperate ticket, and i probably will have to at some point due to the millage restrictions on RTW tickets anyway.
So, anybody got any Ideas? How do i get on a 737-200? I would like the America West ones if possible because they're 737-277s.... They started their lives here in Australia so it would be nice to see them at the end of their careers.
MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
America West did. I actually booked a segment from PHX to SLC because to be a 732, but they changed it to an A320. HP is getting rid of the 732s now. The rate was something like one a month or a bit less. The last time I checked (a couple months ago) they had like 4 732s left. Your best bet looks like Delta. Though, I don't know what their 732 ops are in SLC, if any.
Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
Southwest does still have some -200s (thru mid-January, at least) but he'd have to come to ELP, ABQ, or Texas to catch a flight on one. Sort of out of the way if he's going from LAX/SFO to the SLC area...
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
You could always come up to Alaska. Most of Alaska Airlines' planes between ANC and FAI and all of them between FAI and BRW are -200's. Plus they're the combis so you get to board them through the rear stairs.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
I found these quite by accident while looking up something else on Travelocity. DL is shown to operate 732s from Chicago-O'Hare to Cincinnati and Atlanta, and possibly other places. Their 732s are speculated to come out of the fleet soon, so you might want to look up one of the Delta threads regarding fleet reductions. Those flights price out as $177 ORD-CVG and $198 ORD-ATL on DL for a random weekend in February 2005.
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1020 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
If you want to fly a 737-200 while in the US, Delta is your best bet, as they have the largest remaining fleet. America West and Southwest are down to a few samples which will be retired in the next few months if they haven't been already.