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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5950 times:

I have been a viewer of the forums and now took the jump to member. This is my first post.

On March 20th, and 25th Sun Country will take delivery of 2 brand new 737-800's 808SY & 809SY. This will given us 7 of our own aircraft.

They will join 801SY, 804SY, 805SY, 806SY, and 807SY.

All aircraft have 12 First Class, & 150 Coach for 162 total pax.

Sunking737


Just an MSPAVGEEK
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User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5882 times:

ooo I love the SunCountry color scheme, can't wait till they fly.

Thanks,
Brandon

[Edited 2005-02-22 15:03:14]


Everyday, the fluffy temptation of wheat!
User currently offlineDerik737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 333 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

Actually those delivery dates have been revised. Current schedule is:

N808SY delivery - March 15th
N809SY delivery - March 22nd

N808SY is being painted at the Renton plant (it rolled off the line this past weekend) so if there are any folks out there with cameras, you should be able to get some shots. N809SY is being painted at Boeing Field and will roll off the line this week.


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5758 times:

Derik737, Thanks for the update, I work at SCA and see the Director of Maintenance, & the Maintenance Manger daily, plus others like COO and did not know. Things happen so fast.

We can't wait until we get them home.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

Quoting Sunking737 (reply 0):
On March 20th, and 25th Sun Country will take delivery of 2 brand new 737-800's 808SY & 809SY. This will given us 7 of our own aircraft.


With - or without - winglets?


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5735 times:

Tango-Bravo as far as I know without winglets. It cost $1 million added to each A/C, and we are very tight with spending any extra money. If we don't need it, we don't get it.


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5718 times:
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Can't wait to slaughter these new Sun Country birds, the paint is gorgeous!

User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5652 times:

Keep in mind, no eyebrows on these new deliveries. 807 is the last new delivery from SY to have them. Perhaps winglets will come after the planes have been delivered?????

It was great to see all the SY planes going around MSP this weekend. I am not sure I have seen it this busy with them in a long time. It seemed like every time I turned around there was a blue or green plane. Go SCA!


User currently offlineUnitedRhapsody From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

I'm glad to see SY recovering after 9/11.

We need all the airlines we can get here in MSP!


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4437 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5599 times:
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I think with fuel prices up again, SY should have put Winglets on the new planes and existing planes eventually.

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

Derik737,

I am SO glad SCY is growing and doing it with my favorite aircraft. I love seeing them at IFP. Will be back at JFK late March SO I will stop by when you guys can tell me either of the newer birds will be there. I have flown you, spotted you, photographed you!

http://www.airfleets.net/show/?pic=14976

Nothing like looking out on the Mojave desert and seeing a SCY 738 and the Colorado river!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineDerik737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 333 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

Tango-Bravo: No winglets on the SCA birds yet. The SWA -700 between the new babies (line 1668) had some pretty winglets on it which I certainly admired (I think I commented on them to fellow employees every time I walked between ours). We are always evaluating options, so you never know what could happen.

Sunking737: You mean C, J and J?  Wink/being sarcastic Everyone will be happy to see them in home in MSP. The new interior sure is nice to fly on.

NIKV69: I'll be sure to let you know what's up. Thanks again for your enthusiasm!

[Edited 2005-02-23 04:14:50]

User currently offlineNwafa From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

UnitedRhapsody,

Gosh, MSP doesn't have many airlines serving it now does it

NWA
DAL
CAL
UAL
AWA
KLM
Iceland Air
Air Canada
AAL
USAirWays
Sun Country
Champion
Frontier
AirTran
Midwest Express
ATA


Yep, there are not many choices now is there



THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5418 times:

Quoting Nwafa (reply 12):
THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!


...and don't even think about flying anyone else. Because if you do, NWAFA will personally kill you.

Sorry to disappoint you NWAFA, but I didn't see UnitedRhapsody complaining about the lack of choices so your standard copy & paste response can't cut it here. I'll save you your next response, "NWA should move to Detroit, blah blah..."

On Topic: From what I have heard, as the price of fuel goes up, the price of winglets does too. So money saved right away comes out in the wash. I will enjoy the day a blue tail flies in with winglets on board. whew.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

NIKV69 807 was in IFP over the weekend did you see her?

It is nice to see that everyone loves to see our planes. I was told getting the 737-800 was the only thing the "old" owner did right.

With the price of oil up again maybe more people will fly and not drive. 2005 is going to be wild, if you thought 2004 was just wait. I see more chap 11 in the forecast. Who will be next? Who will stay and who will go. Stay tuned !!!



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

Maybe after these two enter service, we can starting seeing more of Sun Country's own aircraft at SEA, rather than the Transavia hybrids.


"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5293 times:

: AviatorTJ

Your comments are a total crock! Because I thank someone for flying on NWA,and mean it, Im wrong for that? Now more than ever I am thankful when people fly on NWA. I was pointing out that almost all major (U.S. carriers fly into MSP), which that user was trying to say that there was not much service).

I fly many carriers every month (and NOT Non-Rev either) and say good and bad things about them....is that not was this forum is all about?



THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineLvkewlkid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5267 times:

i wish Sun Country or even HPX or Allegiant would fly to IFP from LAS, it beats the long car trip.

User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5246 times:

Quoting NWAFA (reply 16):
Because I thank someone for flying on NWA,and mean it, Im wrong for that?


No, but it's apparent you did not see the point I was shooting for with that. There are no issues with thanking anybody for flying NWA but as soon as anyone complains or suggests otherwise you have your copy and paste reply. I just know how it is.  Smile

Quoting Justplanesmart (reply 15):
Maybe after these two enter service, we can starting seeing more of Sun Country's own aircraft at SEA, rather than the Transavia hybrids.


Nothing beats those blue tails, but I can't complain whether the plane is blue or white. Either 737 with the sunburst on the tail looks good through my lens.


User currently offlineLonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5164 posts, RR: 43
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

I have to agree, I think Sun Country has one of the more attractive paint schemes around. Now ... if we could just get their artists up to Montreal to do a make over of our minty-green aircraft Smile


Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineScxmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

Sunking737,

Who is the DOM and the MX Manager these days? I used to work for SY and bailed out just before 9/11. I sure do miss the people there...


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

Scxmechanic send me an email on my profile and I will be happy to fill you in. They would both be unhappy with me if I put their names on the web. I am sure you know them both.

Derik737 you too please email me, I would like to know who we are talking about but not on the web.

Sunking737



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Derik737 and Sunking737,

Welcome to my respected user list!  Big thumbs up

You SCY guys are good men. Thanks for all the info, Derik737 has been great. SCY is my second favorite carrier and I spend my whole winter with them at IFP. I can get so close to their birds at IFP and it's awesome when they taxi out and rev those engines and go right past me! As soon as I get my new lens I will get much better pics of them here.

Sunking737,

You kidding? We are having rain here like you would never believe. Saturday we had the worst thunder storm go through with hail. Then a downpour that lasted 2 hours and rain after that. The roads were terrible. Some parts were 3 inches of dirt from wash outs all over. Arizona has done a better job clearing the roads than Nevada! I didn't venture too far since I don't need my new car getting hit by rocks and went to Vegas for 3 days. Just got back. I saw 807 a week ago here I was so excited. I should be at IFP for Flight 101 and 102 next 4 times, Thur, Fri, Sun and Mon. Send her here one of those days!

Again keep up the good work, I want an airline with an all 73G fleet that has 1st class cabins, great service and a great Livery, you guys should think of a special livery for some of your new planes. Think of something cool!


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

Nick, when & where will you be at IFP this saturday? I'll look for you there.
--Tom



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4984 times:

NIKV69 Thanks for the kind words I love my job at SY and all the people I work with. This summer we will have just 7 737-800's flying, no Transavia's. This came right from the CFO at a company meeting 3 weeks ago. If we get any Transavia birds next season, they would like to put in First Class. Hard to sell yourself as a airline with First Class when 6 planes are all coach...186.

They are looking for more planes for '06 and beyond. Keep in touch



Just an MSPAVGEEK
25 Post contains images NIKV69 : Tom, I will be there in the morning to catch flight 101. I left a message on your cell. Let's hit the seafood buffet at the Flamingo Friday night. If
26 Tango-Bravo : What UnitedRhapsody probably meant by "We need all the airlines we can get here in MSP!" is more non-stop services to points other than the hub citie
27 F9Animal : Glad to see Sun Country making it! I was saddened to see the 727's and DC10's go. Vegas had a whole terminal filled with SY some days. What did SY hav
28 NY-JFK-LGA : You go SY! Most definitely glad to see them improving. Now I know things are getting better.
29 N317AS : I went by Renton Field tonight and there was a freshly painted Sun Country sitting in Stall A3. She looks good. Didn't get a shot of her since there w
30 Derik737 : F9Animal, I believe it was 12 and 4 (after DC-10's 571, 572 and 573 left). The fleet thinned out in the last few months of old Sun Country. I'll doubl
31 Post contains images NIKV69 : Post that pic here! I am dying to see that! That has to be so great. Fresh SCY paint on a brand new 738. Pure heaven!
32 Post contains images AviatorTJ : also it will be sans eyebrows.....imagine the shine
33 Kevin752 : I am glad that SY is getting some of its own planes. I do hope to fly SY soo and I love the livery that SY has right now. SY is making all the right m
34 Sunking737 : NIKV69 As of now the only thing they want is 737-800's. We just built a new hanger in MSP, 90,000 sq ft. 2 bays wide, and 2 planes deep. We had 807SY
35 FlagshipAZ : Nick, please leave your number on my e-mail. I got your message on my cell, but it didn't save your number. When does Flt 101 arrive/depart at IFP on
36 Post contains links Sunking737 : Sorry guys we don not have a flight to IFP on Sat. Sunday yes, 2, I think. For more information go to www.suncountry.com you can get up to date inform
37 Post contains images NIKV69 : That's right Tom, Flight 101 arrives Sun,Mon,Thur,Fri. 10:20AM. I got to tell you IFP was so chaotic the other day! Whenever a G4 and SCY flight is le
38 Exsca : Scxmechanic....this is gotta be "big daddy wilson" Derik737...........how is Mike G doing??..where did he end up going too??? This is Dave, ( I used t
39 Post contains images Sunking737 : NIKV69 I was talking a fake paint job. Doctored photo. As far as 767, oh hell no. And that is from a catering stand point. I feel sorry for the guys t
40 Continental : Yes, GO SUN COUNTRY. It's a fantastic alternative to NWA, and I fly them as much as I can. I absolutely love the new 737s; they're great to watch and
41 NIKV69 : SCY over NWA? OF COURSE! No comparison. Sunking737, Catering? No sweat. Everyone that flies JFK-LAX on your new 767 will get a t-bone and a baked pota
42 Sunking737 : Hey can Royal or any of the spotters in Seattle get some photos of our new baby's. PLEASE, (on knees begging.)
43 Scxmechanic : Exsca, How ya doin Dave? You guessed correctly! Shoot me an email at mw817@att.net and I'll fill you in. Sunking737, Did you not get my message, sent
44 Sunking737 : Scxmechanic yes I did I sent you a reply to earthlink but it came back, I will send you another one
45 Sunking737 : NIKV69 805SY is coming your way should be at IFP 1038 our time. Talked to my Boss last night we will be flying all 13 planes on and off for 2 weeks as
46 Sunking737 : I ment 1038 local time in IFP
47 ERJ170 : I have a question about Sun Country.. why is it when you do a dropdown of Laughlin/Bullhead City.. a WHOLE lot of cities drop down.. including cities
48 N839MH : Delta ground handles Sun Country here in DFW, and what a great airline, great prices and wonderful crews to work with. I agree they have probably one
49 Post contains links N317AS : Here you go guy and gals. http://www.avphotos.net Click on the Sun Country shot for the other two photos. There was fog on one side and too much ramp
50 N1120A : Given the average stage length at SY is pretty long, the winglets would be a smart move. Given what WN is saving in fuel on 73Gs, it will be even mor
51 NIKV69 : Sunking737, You were right on! 101 landed right at that time. I got some pics that seem a little better than the last one. I will go over and post if
52 Derik737 : Sun Country's 737's are leased from ILFC and CIT. Winglets are always a possbility in the future, but for now we fly without them.
53 Post contains images NIKV69 : Flight 101 landing today exactly when Sunking737 said it would! Going to be at it again tomorrow morning with Flight 101. Sunking737! Send me 807!!
54 Sunking737 : I do not have control over what planes goes where. I just put food on the planes. I am just a small part of the big team. It is nice to see all the co
55 NIKV69 : Sunking737, Come on, you all are big parts of the SCY picture. Your service is awesome and only getting better. I saw 101 today it was great. I even s
56 Sunking737 : Anyone know if 808 has done its first flight yet? What is going on with 809 ?
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