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Air France Completes Last B737 Flight  
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

According to reports by Reuters, Air France on monday (11JUN07) said it has retired its last Boeing 737 fleet as the 737 completed its last flight.

The airline operated as many as 50 units in the late 90s.

The 737s were, and are, replaced by the A318, 319, 320, 321, which AF has 145 units as of 31MAR07.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...07_L11816424&type=comktNews&rpc=44

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Which route did the last AF 737.


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User currently offlineN1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 559 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Just got home - CDG - Turino TRN

- n1786b


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8673 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Congrats. We will miss them. I know 1/3 of the 735's is going to AR.

Hunter



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

End of an era, I always liked the classic Boeings (707, 727, 737) in Air France livery......BA will be next European major to phase out their 737s followed by LH in a few years.
But technically AF keeps flying the 737 with KLM  Smile



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3307 times:

AF1703 Turin to Paris was the last flight for Boeing 737-500, as per AF press release.

Interestingly AF called 737-300/-400/-500 as 737NG.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

For more Informations on AF's B737 :

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/3305851/


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3761 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2532 times:
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I believe that the final flight arrived in CDG on Sunday evening from DUS. I was thinking of going on this flight, just to be on the final flight, but the ticket was way too expensive, and I would not have had a train to Brussels. I would have had to stay in CDG overnight.

That's right. Air France itself has no more 737's. Next to go will be the 747-400 in pax version.

Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
But technically AF keeps flying the 737 with KLM

And CSA. CSA still has 737 400 and 500 Series.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Great aircraft did a great job for AF.

Flown in 2001 with them!


User currently offlineN1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 559 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 7):
I believe that the final flight arrived in CDG on Sunday evening from DUS. I was thinking of going on this flight, just to be on the final flight, but the ticket was way too expensive, and I would not have had a train to Brussels. I would have had to stay in CDG overnight.

No, the final flight was CDG-TUR F-GJND and I was on it!  cloudnine 

As a matter of fact, there were about 25 AF employees and guests. The TUR station chief brought a huge cake for us. Of course, some things never go according to plan. The earlier rotation (Regional flight w/a fokker 100) had a pretty serious mechanical breakdown and they all boarded the final flight to CDG - including the entire Regional crew. Champaign for everybody and the traditional water cannon salute awaited us as we pulled up to Concourse D.......

As we left, I took one last picture and said goodbye  cry 

When we went up to the 6th floor of AF HQ, we glimpsed her again being hauled off to the hangars to be stripped down before being sent to her new owners.

The end of an era but I was really glad to have been there.

- n1786b


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting N1786b (Reply 9):
No, the final flight was CDG-TUR F-GJND and I was on it!

Right.
But at the time I wrote that post about the last B737 flight, it was scheduled to be on Sun.10th, from DUS.
It was later changed for June 11th, a monday, with more people at work at CDG to celabrate this last flight.


User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 7):
And CSA. CSA still has 737 400 and 500 Series.

AF doesn't own CSA


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