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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2974 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

Will CO be scraping the 733's anytime soon? I will be flying on one from FLL-CLE on Feb. 21 and I'd like to know if it will have video. Do they still have the 'FlightLink' ?


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16691 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4660 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
Will CO be scraping the 733's anytime soon? I will be flying on one from FLL-CLE on Feb. 21 and I'd like to know if it will have video. Do they still have the 'FlightLink' ?

CO is adding winglets to about 37 of the 737-300s, so no they are not totally leaving the fleet anytime soon. As for inflight entertainment some have the monitors above the aisle, I flew LAX-SFO on one of CO's 737-300s with the monitors over the aisles. For the short hop up the coast they played only music videos, Spice Girls etc.. This was November '97.

I also recently flew in August Myrtle Beach-EWR on a CO 737-300 in First, no monitors but the aircraft was in excellent condition.



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

where is EWRCabincrew when you need him?


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

There are like 12 (?) 733s that have overhead video, but they usually fly longer flights. The others don't.
Enjoy the flight, CO is a fine domestic product.

-A



What now?
User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

is FLL-CLE considered a long flight?


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4411 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):

no. Long flights would be from IAH-PDX/YVR/SEA..............



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User currently offlineNuggetsyl From United States of America, joined May 2006, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

Cal is selling 5 of the 737-300s. We are keeping them for at least 3 more years bad news is there getting rid of the video system the on the few (12 i think) we have. The 300 is now our new junk jet. It used to be the md-80 and before that the 727.

User currently offlineRyanrap1 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4307 times:

Does anyone know what aircraft will replace the 300's?

User currently offlineNuggetsyl From United States of America, joined May 2006, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4272 times:



Quoting Ryanrap1 (Reply 7):
Does anyone know what aircraft will replace the 300's?

737-700 800 900er


User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3354 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4177 times:
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Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
CO is adding winglets to about 37 of the 737-300s, so no they are not totally leaving the fleet anytime soon.

Minor correction.. only 11 733's have Winglets. It's the 735s that will have the 37 (possibly more) so equipped examples.
Of that number, the eighth (Ship 648) has just entered the operating room for the surgery.

Quoting Ryanrap1 (Reply 7):
Does anyone know what aircraft will replace the 300's?



Quoting Nuggetsyl (Reply 8):
737-700 800 900er

An even minor, minor correction.. It's a mix of 738/739s. No more 73G's are planned. Any of that type Boeing may show for CO will become 8s or 9s by the time they get to the factory floor.



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User currently offlineUnclebuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

pretty unlikely you'll have video, but anything could happen. if by "flightlink" you mean the link that shows your flight plan, airspeed, map, etc- no. this is only on the 75, 76, and 77 now. having fun watching "Circle in the Big Blue Sky"  Wink

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4090 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
For the short hop up the coast they played only music videos, Spice Girls etc.. This was November '97.

Nowadays they show Continental Visions which would be sitcoms, infotainment news, etc.

Quoting Nuggetsyl (Reply 6):
Cal is selling 5 of the 737-300s. We are keeping them for at least 3 more years bad news is there getting rid of the video system the on the few (12 i think) we have. The 300 is now our new junk jet.

I would imagine as more and more longer range 737NG come into the fleet, the 737-300 would stop doing any longer segments. You might (just conjecture) see them cease to operate at all to the west coast. 735s would still do so of course, as they are smaller.



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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4035 times:



Quoting Nuggetsyl (Reply 6):
The 300 is now our new junk jet. It used to be the md-80 and before that the 727.

True that. I try to avoid the CO 733s as much as possible. They're like the UA 733/735, you just want to try to avoid them because the Y seats are so worn. I think some of the CO 735s have the newer 'winged headrest' type seats.

Quoting Nuggetsyl (Reply 6):
We are keeping them for at least 3 more years bad news is there getting rid of the video system the on the few (12 i think) we have.

A few years back US removed the video systems on a handful of they're 734/733 because of weight reduction issues. For something that is so useful, I really think the whole de-installation is a dumb idea. Especially since removing them costs money to begin with. Of course back in the 1990s both airlines used the 733s on transcon flights which needed video.



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3439 times:
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It's been a few years since I've last been on a CO 733, but I flew them both ways IAH-YYC (4 hours in flight) and it's a fine aircraft for the route. For your short CLE flight, I doubt the aircraft will have video, especially since the monitors are being removed (on a lot of examples, you can see the patchwork where the monitor used to hang)-- that said, I don't think specific -300s with video are rotated based on stage length for the flight, but I could be very wrong. My 733s in both ways DID have video. I really don't find the -300 any better or worse than the -500 or even NGs for short 2 hour flights like yours...

JBLU


User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

if they have them, I mean they might, will it have a safety video? I've been dyiiingg to see the new one.


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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

i mean continental doesn't call the flight short, it lists it as 3hr 10 min


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2321 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Reply 14):
I've been dyiiingg to see the new one.

It's just a standard-issue safety video; it's really not all that interesting...


User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2314 times:



Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 16):
it's really not all that interesting...

to somepeople it is, there are thousands on you tube.



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User currently offlineEwrw4co From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2171 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):

Rumor going around is that CO looking the convert some 733 to cargo. Use them to shuttle bags and cargo to Central/South America that are always being cut from flts due weight restrictions. They are always sending the stuff on cargo carrieirs via MIA at a major cost.

You can keep those 60+ year pilots to fly them.



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2045 times:



Quoting Ewrw4co (Reply 18):
Rumor going around is that CO looking the convert some 733 to cargo. Use them to shuttle bags and cargo to Central/South America that are always being cut from flts due weight restrictions. They are always sending the stuff on cargo carrieirs via MIA at a major cost.

You can keep those 60+ year pilots to fly them.

interesting



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Ships 320-329 have the overhead video on the 733's. The 735's don't have anything at all. And the seats on CO's 733's are in way better shape than those of UA/US.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1998 times:



Quoting Ewrw4co (Reply 18):
Rumor going around is that CO looking the convert some 733 to cargo.

Never heard these rumors. Where are they from?



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User currently offlineCOflyerBOS From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

I fly BOS-IAH a few times each month. I almost always try and book the 73Gs but sometimes I get stuck on a 733 or 735. Almost always, the 733s flying that route have the overhead monitors with movies and Continental Vision. It seems for awhile that the route was close to being all 73Gs with a few random 738s thrown in there. Now, it's almost back to 100% 733s and 735s. Ugh. The flights I have been on are almost always packed.

User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1899 times:



Quoting Ewrw4co (Reply 18):
You can keep those 60 year pilots to fly them.

IIRC, that's not correct. The age 60 limitation (which may change) in Part 121 applies to cargo flights also.


Sec. 121.383

Airman: Limitations on use of services.

((c) No certificate holder may use the services of any person as a pilot on an airplane engaged in operations under this part if that person has reached his 60th birthday. No person may serve as a pilot on an airplane engaged in operations under this part if that person has reached his 60th birthday.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1884 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):
is FLL-CLE considered a long flight?

The shortest flight that I've flown with the TV monitors was IAH-IND, which is shorter than FLL-CLE, so your flight isn't too short. It's always hard to tell though. There are a lot of variables in aircraft route planning. It is possible. You should bring your own headphones just in case so you don't have to buy them on board.

CO has 48 733s, so the odds are about 1 in 4 on a route like yours.

Quoting Ryanrap1 (Reply 7):
Does anyone know what aircraft will replace the 300's?

CO has more 737NGs on order, so we'll see more come into the fleet over time.



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25 Post contains images EWRCabincrew : Scrapping, no. Selling off or retiring, possibly. As in Airshow (automated map of routing), no. Or the phone in the seat back? That has been disconti
26 Ewrw4co : Mostly pilots.........................
27 EMB170 : I had a CO 737-300 in August 2006 flying IAH-PHL (3+ hours in the air) which did have the overhead video. I have heard many times that the TV monitors
28 ContinentalEWR : I flew CLE-LGA in October on a 737-300. No overhead videos but the plane looked new. The senior flight attendant told me the interior had been replace
29 Post contains images Ikramerica : Ah, the most unreliable source of information in the industry. Thanks!
30 Post contains images IAHcsr : They All are.. Delivered 'tween '85-87 ... . They are the only ones left with no OB printers... Have to wait for the weight and balance numbers ('acu
31 ATCT : Hey, As far as I know all the monitors from the 733's have been removed. Last I knew there were 10 that had em and they were being removed...this was
32 COflyerBOS : I flew IAH-BOS last Sunday (8 days ago) on a 733 and it had the overhead monitors still. They showed Hairspray so I just read my book!
33 IAHcsr : IIRC, that IFE system is so old parts are no longer readily available. So the number of craft with functional systems is diminishing over time.
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