NYC Int'l From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
This story is a AP story, It says that Delta has ordered a 737-200? among other new jets including 737NGs.
The Boeing Co. has received orders for 25 more Boeing jetliners from Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and three other customers.
The announcements, made Thursday at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget north of the capital, makes a total of 62 orders this week and 118 for the year.
The new orders are worth approximately $1.4 billion, Boeing said.
In the latest batch, the huge aerospace company said Delta Air Lines ordered six 737-800s, one 737-200 and two 767-300ERs, while Southwest Airlines ordered six 737-700s for delivery in 2000 and 2001.
Delta727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
I saw the same press release and was equally confused. Boeing has discontinued manufacturing the 737-200, and unless Boeing had some 737-200's that had been returned or never delivered, Delta would not be able to even order a 737-200!
A news release on Boeing's website reports the following:
"Delta Air Lines - six 737-800s, one 757-200 and two 767-300ERs"
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4150 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
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Oh yes, I was also surprised to read this. I noticed right away that something was not right: the 737-200 order. IT'S GOTTA BE A MISTAKE ! The 737-200 has now been out or production for ten years.
Even if it were a 737-300, 400, or 500, I would not beleive so. Boeing, they are not taking anymore orders for the 737-300/400/500, are they? They are phasing out the production line of the 300/400/500 series, they are still building those but once the last order is completed they put those out of production, which will probably happen in 2002 at the latest. It's like if you go to the restaurant very late in the evening, you come in and the waitress tells you "Sorry we are closing". OK, the kitchen is still working, but she doesn't take anymore orders, once each customer in the restaurant has received his order the kitchen closes. The same is happening now at Boeing with the 737-300/400/500 and the MD-11.
Oooooh yes...yes...I think I know what it is. It must be a 757-200. I'm sure about that.
JWM AirTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
Nice way to explain that airlines still make some planes but don't take orders for them anymore. I very much like your situation thingy. Very clever. Even if I didn'nt know that they didn't make 737-200s anymore, I would find something fishy with this. Why the heck would an airline order such a small, outdated plane, espically if that airline is phasing current 737-200s out. It wouldn't make sense.
FlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
THe order was indeed for a 757. Boeing is still accepting orders for "classic" 737-300/400/500s, but the -200 has been out of production for quite some time. THe classic series producion is winding down, and currently, only 3/per month are produced.That might not seem to be such a small number, but Boeing is now producing a staggering 24 NG737s each month!