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Any 737-200s In Scheduled Operations In The US?  
User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5959 times:

With Delta's 737-200's retired, are any other scheduled airlines in the US operating them. I believe Alaska still has a few.

As usual, this topic comes with the following caveats;

I'm sorry if this topic has been covered before.
I did do a search.

I'm sorry if anyone thought about posting this subject.
That I couldn't search.

If the Topic is misleading.
Then I am really sorry.

etc............etc...........etc.........John
 Wink  Wink  Wink  Wink  Wink


JLB54061
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User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

I know that Alaska and Aloha still operate the 732's, as far as US airlines are concerned. There are still many 732 operators outside of the US as well.

~Brandon



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5885 times:

Alaska uses the 737-200 Combi for some of its "remote" flights. The September/October issue of "Airliners" magazine does an article about the cargo business of Alaska. Here are a couple of quotes:

Quote:
In 1981, the airline introduced the first of several Boeing 737-200C "combi" aircraft. The "Mud Hens", as they are affectionately known by the carrier, have proben to be rugged and reliable. The aircraft can be configured 3 ways - pure freighter with six "igloos" (freight containers), up to 30,000 lbs. total, combination igloos and passengers (seating 32/56/72), or all passengers with seating for 111.



Quote:
On July 14, 2004, Alaska Airlines announced it would be retiring its fleet of Mud Hens by mid-2007.

The fleet is scheduled to be replaced with 737-490's.

As for what Aloha is replacing their 737-200's with, I don't know. I had the opportunity to fly two of them last August HNL-ITO-HNL (including the now painted "retrojet", N823AL, but BEFORE repainting, dang it!!), and yes, it was a short flight, and yes, it was quite comfortable, but it is like stepping back into the 1970's - LOUD noise, small bins...reminds me of an old Jeep - tough and durable!!



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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5790 times:

As of this present momment there is 12 x 732 flights(more than all the 736 flights) in the air in the US airspace alone:

Flights:
1 x Bahama Air
4 x Aloha Airlines
1 x Aviasca
1 x Sky King Airlines
1 x Air Norterra
2 x First Air
2 x British Overseas Territories Airlines

That is just a snapshot from http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B732
(flight probably will have changed very quickly as most of them are quick hop flights).



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User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5600 times:

Gr8Circle, Thanks, you are absolutely right. The US was my initial interest. However I am learning about the rest of the world, and I find it very intriguing. Thanks for all the responses. John

[Edited 2006-10-02 00:29:58]


JLB54061
User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

Who are British Overseas Territories Airlines?

User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5492 times:

How safe are these old classics? I imagine it depends on the operator. As a side thought, are there any -100 series out there still flying? John


JLB54061
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3508 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5484 times:

Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 7):
As a side thought, are there any -100 series out there still flying?

Very few were ever made...I don't know the exact numbers, but I'm pretty certain that it was under 40 airframes. The only one that I know of that's still airworthy is the prototype, which flew with NASA for many years and is currently on display at the Museum of Flight at BFI.



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 3):
As of this present momment there is 12 x 732 flights(more than all the 736 flights) in the air in the US airspace alone

And Canada as well. Flightaware has good coverage of Canada despite it being "officially" outside of its service area, and when I checked, four of the eight flights were intra-Canadian, two were intra-Hawaiian, and two were in the mainland US, flights operated by Ameristar Jet Charter and Ryan International. Also when I checked, there was one more 736 than 732 but of course this changes a lot.


User currently offlineScouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5437 times:

In reply to your learning about the rest of the world I was in Cape Town South Africa last week and there were 2 BA 737-200 on the apron late at night, my flight was a KLM to Amsterdam at 11.35pm. I believe they are regular visitors there from Johanesberg.


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5414 times:

Westjet still has 732s, I don't know for how long though. I used to fly on Canadians' 732s, and I don't miss them one tiny bit. Sitting in the back row, it was like listening to the space shuttle take off, strictly lip reading until cruise.

User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5414 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 3):
2 x First Air

7F has 5 of them..

C-GCPT,C-GACP,C-GNWN,C-GNDC, and C-FNVT

YEG, YOW, and YUL


GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3392 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

Quoting Avt007 (Reply 11):
Westjet still has 732s, I don't know for how long though.

Not long enough, as they have all left the fleet.

There's a touching video of the retirement ceremony on YouTube, though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfo7uJeb8VI


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5314 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 8):
Very few were ever made...I don't know the exact numbers, but I'm pretty certain that it was under 40 airframes

I think I saw somewhere that it was 30 737-100s made, although I could be wrong.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5276 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 12):
7F has 5 of them..

In the whole fleet yes. I was speaking that there was 2 active flights of First Air's 732's at the exact time that i had checked it.



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User currently offlineHansieAMS From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5137 times:

Quoting Scouse (Reply 10):
In reply to your learning about the rest of the world I was in Cape Town South Africa last week and there were 2 BA 737-200 on the apron late at night, my flight was a KLM to Amsterdam at 11.35pm. I believe they are regular visitors there from Johanesberg.

Those are Comair a/c, they are a franchise partner for British Airways, they have a fleet of about 10 737-200’s.


User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
Alaska uses the 737-200 Combi for some of its "remote" flights

....and some not so "remote" flights.

I flew SEA-JNU on one in June.

Tod


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 15):
In the whole fleet yes. I was speaking that there was 2 active flights of First Air's 732's at the exact time that i had checked it.

Ahhhh..

But to be correct we fly 4 of the five on routes everyday. The 5th one tends to support the charter/ mines.

2 Get used on the YZF- YEG route. 1 on the YOW-YFB and one on the YUL-YVP route.

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 18):
But to be correct we fly 4 of the five on routes everyday. The 5th one tends to support the charter/ mines.

Good to know! Thanks.  Wink
The following are in the air now:
YOW - YFB
YZF - YEG



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
As for what Aloha is replacing their 737-200's with, I don't know.

Right now, Aloha is in the market for more used, 737-200's. The short island hops make the 737-200 more efficient than the later CFM-56 powered versions.


User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4994 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 20):
The short island hops make the 737-200 more efficient than the later CFM-56 powered versions.

Very interesting... long live the PW 732's!

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 14):
I think I saw somewhere that it was 30 737-100s made, although I could be wrong.

No you are correct... only 30 total ever made. See below.
http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=91



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3116 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of IC, operate 732's on domestic sectors in India....

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7620 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4854 times:

Quoting HansieAMS (Reply 16):
Those are Comair a/c, they are a franchise partner for British Airways, they have a fleet of about 10 737-200's.

Comair operate a fleet of fifteen 737s in BA livery. They comprise six 732 (all original BA 737-236s), six 733s (all originally QF 737-376s) and 2 734s (both originally BA 737-436s).


User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4843 times:

I fly on the AS 732c regularly, I am taking the flight from DLG-ANC next week. I am looking forward to the new -400c models, but the AS 732c are simply known as the "jet" around here. AS is the only company offering jet service out here. KS flies Saab340s and Metroliners.

User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

All the information here is amazing. I was lucky enough to have many rides on the 737-200, (I am showing my age). Has any one here ever been on the 100 series?


JLB54061
25 Post contains images Beech19 : I was on (in?) the first one (at the flight museum) once. But never been in the air. hehe I would assume it doesn't really feel any different than a
26 Jlbmedia : Beech19 - Thanks for the laugh. I enjoyed that one.... John
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