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Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?  
User currently offlineEvolution From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Does anyone know when Ryanair plan to retire the 737-200?

I am planning to take one last trip on the '200' from Bristol to Dublin in Jan or Feb 05. My purpose of this trip is solely to fly on this aircraft type (of course I except it could be changed for operational reasons at the last minute).

I would be very grateful if anyone could give me specific information regarding the retirement program and how that might effect the Bristol route.

Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineDColeMAN From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

They've started retiring them as of this month through to the end of December 2005.

Rgds,
Dale



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User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

That's good I am thinking of doing MAN-DUB or LGW-DUB just to get on a 732!

Does anybody also know when Ryanair will be retiring the 733 ex-buzz fleet?

Cheers,

Jamie.



Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no!
User currently offline3w From Ireland, joined Sep 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

"That's good I am thinking of doing MAN-DUB or LGW-DUB just to get on a 732!"

ok,
I think the LGW-DUB route is done by the dreamliner now...if you wat to get on a 732 in the LON area,,,I would take the last flight from STN FR295 to DUB, its sure to be operated bya 732 as the aircraft is based in DUB. most of the regional UK routes from DUB are done by the 732 now as all the 732's are overnighted in DUB but LPL is a dodgy 1 now for a 732 as iit has been announced as a base and is sure to get a 738 or 2 based there.
i know why u want to get on one though as really feel like "you are flying"


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

I think the LGW-DUB route is done by the dreamliner now...

EI-DCL (dreamliner) is souley based at LTN at the moment operating the LTN-DUB route.

I booked with FR to get a ride on the 200 also along with EZYAirbus, AvianceGirlUK and Ben but the 200 was taken off and replaced by the dreamliner about a week after we booked our flights, still got on the dreamliner though  Big thumbs up

your best bet is from STN / LGW / MAN to DUB to get the 200

kazzie


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3920 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Damn, they'd bring back the DC-3's if they were cheaper to operate...

 Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineDColeMAN From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

"your best bet is from STN / LGW / MAN to DUB to get the 200"

Yeah. From MAN the 732's operate four flights a day. There's hardly ever an equipment change so anyone wanting to fly on a '200 would be guaranteed.

Dale

[Edited 2004-11-23 13:47:28]


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User currently offlineIrishjohn From Russia, joined Nov 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3205 times:


Just find yourself a Dublin out or Dublin based aircraft back and you should get what you want!!! Most if not all of the 732's are Dublin based!! Fully depreciated aircraft used on the most lucrative routes - Dublin based!! Must be something to do with the Irish not being a complaining nation??!!


J


User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Last flight of the day is going to a B737-800 into Manchester from 18/12/2004 so be quick!
I've one last jaunt booked 08/01/05 day trip £35! so should get a 200 one way.


User currently offlineEvolution From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 2979 times:

KA501

I've taken a punt on the fact the '200' will be operating on the 3rd Feb from Bristol.

Even if it isn't, at £28 including taxes and credit card charges is worth it for the day trip anyway!


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Ryanair operate 732's from EDI to DUB, the aircraft may not be retired until February Next year.



User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

FR B732s will be on the DUB-EDI route till the very end. Looks like they are currently scheduled to atleast the end of the winter timetable!

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25017 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

With the introduction of the -800 onto a lot of the UK routes to DUB you may see a reduction in frequency e.g. BRS,EDI and EMA routes may all lose a daily flight due to the added capacity of the -800


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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

With the introduction of the -800 onto a lot of the UK routes to DUB you may see a reduction in frequency e.g. BRS,EDI and EMA routes may all lose a daily flight due to the added capacity of the -800

Which begs the question of why didn't they get a smaller type as well as the B738s, B736 or B73G for example. Do they have options to allow them to switch from B738 to one of these types if needed?


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25017 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

ScottishLaddie...even with switching to 738s and reducing frequency you'll still get more seats than now anyway.
No, about the options...all orders are for -800s



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19296 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Come on folks - all this stuff really is common knowledge.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

even with switching to 738s and reducing frequency you'll still get more seats than now anyway.

Typical, who gives a damn about the passengers. For more seats on the route we'll inconvenience the passengers! Who wants a reduced frequency?
Has this frequency reduction happened at other airports where the B738 is already on the DUB route, for example PIK?


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19296 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Yes: DUB-CRL is now thrice-daily (twice on Sat and Sun) from four-times-daily (reduced...) and DUB-LTN is now four-times-daily (three times on Sat and Sun) instead of five-times-daily (reduced...).

You will see more and more sales, however, as MOL has stated more than once that at least 50% of all the seats on all the flights will be 'free' or, in other words, extremely cheap.

[Edited 2004-11-26 14:56:08]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7487 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

Just how many different FR 732 retirement threads do we need


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19296 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

"Just how many different FR 732 retirement threads do we need."

Exactly! :-P



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMrNiji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

"Just how many different FR 732 retirement threads do we need."

We have to keep up with NW DC-9 and AI new a/c  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25017 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

ScottishLaddie, remember EI still serve EDI-DUB offering some good fares.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

That's true GKirk, it's a shame they don't offer a morning flight like FR currently do, it makes it virtually impossible to do EDI-DUB-US with EI.

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