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Delta's 737-700's  
User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3051 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

I know for a fact that DL purchased like 20 737-700's. I heard that they'd be operated on Mexican and North American Short-Medium distance routes. They will have a capacity of 124 pax. There is still no word if they will have IFE. According to Wikipedia they will be entered into service June 08. Any word on the routes? I hope they come to ALB!
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User currently offlineDualQual From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 763 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9296 times:

Not likely to see them in ALB. At a minimum they should have the drop down lcd screens that are basically standard on the 737 NG's (Their -800's have IFE). Not sure about PTV's though.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9290 times:

They ordered 10.

NS


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9231 times:

The entire 737NG fleet will, and is in the proceess of, receiving the AVOD system throughout the entire cabin. N3744F has already received the modification, in additon to APB winglets. It should roll out of the paint hangar in new colors within the week as well.

User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9201 times:

If they got ER versions perhaps they could be used on the small transatlantic markets such as EDI etc from JFK.

User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4049 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9164 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 4):
If they got ER versions perhaps they could be used on the small transatlantic markets such as EDI etc from JFK.

That service most likely will come on a 752. DL just announced several new Europe destinations from JFK that will include 752 service to the likes of EDI:
http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10861
The 737NGs will be used for some of the Latin American destinations that don't need the 185 seat capacity of a 752, but need better take-off performance than a 738 can offer. If DL starts getting more 737s, they most likely will go this route as well as a few more 738s. But if they have to hold down or cut back domestic capacity and still get more newer 737s, look for them to start unloading some of the MD-88s. More than likely however, they will continue to defer or 3rd party swap from their 738 order.



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9164 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 4):
If they got ER versions perhaps they could be used on the small transatlantic markets such as EDI etc from JFK.

Not likely. The aquisition of ex-TWA 757-200ERs took care of that need.


User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9146 times:

The 737-700s are intended to fly into South America and high altitude N. American destinations.

User currently onlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6370 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9092 times:

I have a feeling that markets like ELP-SLC or ELP-ATL will be the prime market for DL's 73G's...  Wink


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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2445 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8969 times:

I just flew MEX-SLC on a DL B738 and it was too much capacity for this route. A B73G would be very useful, since most of the times there are 70 to 100 passengers on it. Additionally, MEX and SLC are hot airports and MEX is also high altitude, so the B73G could do a better work!!! Lets see if DL keeps this flight and if it does, hopefully it will become a B73G route.

User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4049 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8924 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 8):
I have a feeling that markets like ELP-SLC

This route is strictly CRJ equipment now and for the foreseeable future. ATL-ELP could be offered on mainline however.

Quoting Rojo (Reply 9):
I just flew MEX-SLC on a DL B738 and it was too much capacity for this route. A B73G would be very useful, since most of the times there are 70 to 100 passengers on it. Additionally, MEX and SLC are hot airports and MEX is also high altitude,

Both airports are very high in altitude, MEX is hotter year around due to being 20 degrees further south in latitude. MEX-SLC is very dependant upon connecting traffic, but I think DL will keep the route, even though equipment adjustments likely will happen (A CRJ-7/9 on this route would not surprise me at least on some days).



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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8869 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 8):
I have a feeling that markets like ELP-SLC or ELP-ATL will be the prime market for DL's 73G's...



Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 10):
ATL-ELP could be offered on mainline however.

ELPATL is flown w/ an MD80 and that is all it will get. There is no reason to put a new aircraft on it when there are 120 others that will do the job. The 10 73Gs will be in high demand for where no other aircraft will work.

Quoting Rojo (Reply 9):

I just flew MEX-SLC on a DL B738 and it was too much capacity for this route.

possibly you flew on days where you didn't see the peak demand.

BTW,
DL's exec for Latin America was quoted as saying that DL would very much like to be the #1 airline in Latin America. That should give you some idea of what their goals for growth are.


User currently offlineOkie73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8762 times:

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 11):
The 10 73Gs will be in high demand for where no other aircraft will work.

Hmm, maybe they need more than 10 Wink


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8701 times:

I still could see them being used on short Southeastern routes such as ATL-GSP/CAE/GSO/RDU/CLT/ORF/HSV/etc. as a RON turn. A lot of the Caribbean turns leave around 9-10a and return to ATL by 8-9p, so they could easily add a short flight somewhere in the Southeast to add some utilization to these planes.

User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7568 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8511 times:

I recall having read here that some Caribbean routes would see the -700s.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5170 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8470 times:

DL 73Gs are for LatAm runs - you'll see them on domestic runs in between.


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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8458 times:

it was said they could be seen in the Caribbean - which is part of DOT Latin America.

User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4049 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8327 times:

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 11):
ELPATL is flown w/ an MD80 and that is all it will get. There is no reason to put a new aircraft on it when there are 120 others that will do the job.

Didn't I say "mainline?" I didn't infer they could use a new 737NG on this one, the MD-88 works fine, just as a CRJ works for getting to SLC with what demand there is.

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 11):
The 10 73Gs will be in high demand for where no other aircraft will work.

 checkmark  Exactly. Some underutilized 752s will be freed up from runs where they were the only aircraft that had the performance to get off.

Quoting Okie73 (Reply 12):
Hmm, maybe they need more than 10

And park some "sacred cow" MD-88s in the desert?

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 14):
I recall having read here that some Caribbean routes would see the -700s.

 checkmark  BINGO! Especially during the peak winter months.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8301 times:

I was understanding these aircraft were bought because of their especially strong hot and high performance and the fact that they could operate places where nothing else, perhaps barring a 757-200.

I can imagine they buy more of the 737-700s soon. I can't wait until the PTVs are throughout the fleet.



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User currently offlineThreeIfByAir From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8283 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 10):
Both airports are very high in altitude, MEX is hotter year around due to being 20 degrees further south in latitude. MEX-SLC is very dependant upon connecting traffic, but I think DL will keep the route, even though equipment adjustments likely will happen (A CRJ-7/9 on this route would not surprise me at least on some days).

Could a CR7/9 even do that? SLC-MEX is 1657mi by Great Circle, plus the heat and altitude.

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 15):
DL 73Gs are for LatAm runs - you'll see them on domestic runs in between.

Will DL open any new domestic routes or just fit the 73Gs into existing domestic services? I'm curious about BUR-ATL, which doesn't appear to be served by DL. It seems perfect for the 73G in capacity and performance. All DL has right now from BUR are CR2s to SLC.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4049 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8260 times:

Quoting ThreeIfByAir (Reply 19):
Could a CR7/9 even do that? SLC-MEX is 1657mi by Great Circle, plus the heat and altitude.

 checkmark  The CRJ-7/9 can do it, but not a CRJ-100/200. The larger CRJs (even though an E170 would be preferable for passenger comfort) are often used as even trans-cons on route development flights such as SLC-YYZ or even SLC-PIT until passenger loads can justify mainline service with an MD-90 or 738.



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8255 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 18):
I can't wait until the PTVs are throughout the fleet.

Does this mean MD-88/90's will get them too? Does any MD-80 operator in the world offer PVT's on theirs?



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5170 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8215 times:

With only 10 coming (so far) I would expect that if you see them on domestic runs it won't really be for new ones.


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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8178 times:

Agreed. They may stay on domestic runs during their first few months of service, but they'll want to get the most out of the 737-700's range out of ATL much like competitor NK does with their A319s out of FLL.

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8015 times:

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 21):
Does this mean MD-88/90's will get them too? Does any MD-80 operator in the world offer PVT's on theirs?

No, unforunately. Besides, this is a thread about 737NGs, not MD-88/90. I should have been more specific.


25 Post contains images DAL767400ER : "Maybe" ?!? Park the MD-88s? That'll happen the day NW retires their DC-9s . IMHO, I wouldn't be surprised to see the 73Gs being used to Ecuador to s
26 DEECEE8 : In the last 12 months DL has operated Non-Stop ATL-BUR-ATL service on the B757. The idea behind operating into a city with CRJ's on the connection ca
27 JamesJimlb : sweetness!!!!!!!
28 Brettdespain : Just one minor point: The 737-800 is considered a "NG" as well. The "NG" (next generation) moniker was given by Boeing to the -600, -700, -800 and -9
29 Post contains images DAL767400ER : None of which will be flying for DL though .
30 Post contains images AirMailer : Thanks BY738!... I neede that laugh
31 NW747-400 : Does anyone else feel the introduction of the 737NG into the DL fleet will spell the end of the MD90? The amount of aircraft on order and the uses for
32 DAL767400ER : First, Delta has been flying 737NGs for years, they are called 737-800s, second, DL only has 10 73Gs on order and 16 active MD-90s, third, the 73Gs w
33 DeltaL1011man : not true DL has almost 50 738s on order and is selling 38 of them (which most that come next year DL will keep)
34 NW747-400 : Ok picky and rude. 73G...so sorry. Yes, 10 73G versus 16 MD90, and yes fewer seats, but not to forget the addition of new 757's and 738's. The loss i
35 DAL767400ER : Delta is selling 48 of their 50 738s they still had on order. They will only take delivery of the last 2 738s on order, to be delivered in 2009. If y
36 Rojo : Every time I fly the MEX-SLC route, it is the same (last time was on a Friday). Additionally, when I flew MEX-ATL (3 times in the last 3 months) the
37 NW747-400 : The way you presented your facts was rude and inconsiderate. I would have not felt offended had you presented your information in a constructive mann
38 DeltaL1011man : who said DL wasn't looking into getting more(and no not just a a.net rumor)
39 NW747-400 : That would be a fantastic addition to the DL fleet. Another viable option. But who is willing to lose their 90's for Delta to absorb? On a side note,
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