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I Just Flew Aloha 737-700...In India!  
User currently offlineTranstar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 6638 times:
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I am a US citizen visiting Indian on business. I have never flown on Aloha (I flew Hawaiian when I was there last) and have never flown a 737 next generation with winglets.

However, I just flew Jet Airways from Chennai (Madras) to New Delhi on a Boeing 737-700 with winglets. Although it was painted in Jet Airways's livery, I was pleasantly surprised to note the Aloha Airlines symbol on the first class seatbacks and that all of the seats were in grey leather (I assume an aloha touch).

Jet Airways' magazine notes one of their 13 737-700 has a slightly wider wingspan. I assume that is the wingletted Aloha plane.

Is Jet Airways leasing this aircraft or was it sold outright?

TranStar

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19192 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

Completely unrelated, but...

Quoting Transtar (Thread starter):
I just flew Jet Airways from Chennai (Madras)

I flew BOM-MAA and IXM-MAA and MAA-DXB a few months ago.

Have you ever been to its viewing area? I was surprised to see it. It wasn't too bad - it did the job.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6409 times:

I have also flown an Aloha aircraft - D-ABBS of Air Berlin, MAN-STN-HAJ-STN-MAN


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User currently offlineTranstar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6347 times:
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I didn't realize that MAA had a viewing area. It is a very small airport.

I very much enjoyed Jet Airways. The level of service was higher than most US and European carriers, full meal, drinks, etc. Great food.

The Indians feel like the quality have gone down, but compared to the US, it is very luxurious.


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5917 times:
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Quoting Transtar (Thread starter):
Is Jet Airways leasing this aircraft or was it sold outright?



Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 2):
I have also flown an Aloha aircraft - D-ABBS of Air Berlin, MAN-STN-HAJ-STN-MAN

During AQ's bankruptcy, they returned 2 or 3 737-700s to the lessors. It seems that the next operators were not able to replace the seats.

It seems common that leased aircraft tend to keep the same seats as the previous operator. For example, HA's ex-LTU aircraft leased from ILFC still have the LTU seats and also have the inflight map program, which cycles between English and German.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5631 times:

N749AL went to Jet Airways (India) and N745AL went to Gol (Brazil).


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User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2355 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5562 times:

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 4):
During AQ's bankruptcy, they returned 2 or 3 737-700s to the lessors. It seems that the next operators were not able to replace the seats.

Unfortunately they returned 5 or 6....went from 13 or 14 to 8.

-Aloha!



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5522 times:

9W has three wingletted 737-800's which are configured in ATA's 175 seat all economy config and the lone wingletted 737-700 which is ex-Aloha. The problem for 9W was that they needed planes so desperately to operate routes in a rapidly exapnding Indian market, they had no time to configure the planes in their usual set up which would have meant that the planes would have spent two weeks out of commission. The extra winspan is because of the winglets. Once 9W starts getting its new bunch of factory fresh 737-800's these planes might be taken out of service and returned to the leasing companies.


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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3097 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

Quoting Transtar (Reply 3):
I didn't realize that MAA had a viewing area. It is a very small airport.

Yes, there is a nice, wide viewing gallery, accessible through the departure area....I was flying domestic on IC about 3-4 years ago and found myself with some time on hand at MAA....during daytime it's mostly 737's and 320's of IC, 9W, etc., that you can see....international traffic at night....


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 4038 times:

Quoting Transtar (Reply 3):
I didn't realize that MAA had a viewing area. It is a very small airport.

Wow... is this an outside area? When I last flew from MAA in 2004 I asked where I can "watch the planes" and they only directed me upstairs to a cafe (a really nice one actually!) that overlooked the runway through windows.


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