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Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?  
User currently offlineEvolution From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3431 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 (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3393 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 (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3349 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 (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3302 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 (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3288 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, 3761 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3263 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 (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3186 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 (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3038 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 (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2950 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 (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2812 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 (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2775 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, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2768 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, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2763 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, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2748 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, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2682 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, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2583 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, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2555 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, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2546 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, 7149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Just how many different FR 732 retirement threads do we need


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2543 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 (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2523 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, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2509 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, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2490 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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