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Airtran Airways 737-200 Service  
User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

How is the new Airtran Airways Boeing 737-200? What color are the seats and what is your opinion of the service in Business Class and Coach? You can also share your thoughts on the old Airtran which had only coach.

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User currently offlineN-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

*New* AirTran Boeing B737-200s? FL isn't buying any more B737-200s. They've got three left, and they only do PFL-MCO, ATL-MCO, and (I believe) ATL-PHL. Those B737s will be gone shortly.

I know several people who've flown them when they did JAX-ATL runs, and they say that FL has really stopped investing in them. Clean interiors, and no duct tape on seats or bulkheads, but clearly old planes waiting to be put out to pasture.


User currently offlineAmtran727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

I heard from travelocity that they also do ATL-RSW (Fort Myers, FL) and
ATL-FLL).
I also believe that they have 4, not 3, but not positive on that one.
Do a search, and check out how many reg's the planes have had!!


User currently offlineN-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Amtran727- I'm fairly sure they retired one of them last summer. That makes 3. They may still do a few ATL-Florida runs aside from MCO, but they certainly don't do much anymore. Those old birds are waiting for retirement, and its coming as soon as a few more B717s are brought online.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5948 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

It's about time. I mean nothing against AirTran, but I personally think that new 717's can't be delivered fast enough. The DC-9s catch fire anytime they are flown on Monday or when the sun is up. Or when the moon is up.

And the 732's offer NO fleet commonality to ANYTHING FL flies.

As a safety issue, I hope all the rest of those 717 deliveries are moved to the remainder of 2001!!!!!!!!

Not likely.

Randy


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Those 732s were great over the holiday season. They have the most coach, which is great for Florida routes. I got a 70.6% load for an incoming MCO-PHL flight. Too bad they'll be gone soon.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

I remember flying on one of those 737-200s when they were up in ALB 5 years ago. They had 1 daily non-stop flight from ALB to MCO whose service was very similar to Southwest where you get a pass and board when your number is read and grab the best available seat.

User currently offlineCritter From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Airtran does indeed have four 737-200's flying. Although one is currently in "C" check. You will find them flying between MCO, ATL, and PHL. They will occasionaly make up a leg or be substituted in place of a DC9-30 if the additional aircraft is needed.

P.S. B717-200 number 17, reg# N547AT, nose# 717 was delivered on Wednesday and is already on line.


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

I flew on one of our 737s yesterday, there are four stillin the fleet, apparently the fourth just came out of "C" check because I saw it flying yesterday. It is a great aircraft for MCO-ATL ... lots of people only 8 business seats, i sat in the bulkhead in coach and it was very smooth and quiet. only thing is there is no leg room . I think CoLite was refering to "New Airtran" not new 737s for airtran... The origional airtran had them in all coach config. with the 4th aircraft out of C check, we should ahve two with the old colors and two with the new colors.

User currently offlineFrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

They always flew to CAK, but alas no more. They were always jam packed full. They were always clean, and the staff and service were great.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1634 times:


They used to fly them into MDW all the time back when they had the MDW-IAD route. I saw one for the first time in like a year a couple of weeks ago, when one of the new color ones showed up subbing for a DC9



User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

I think (or at least it used to be this way) the interiors of the 737's were mainly blue seats. I vaguely remember palm trees on the bulkheads but I may have imagined this. Can anyone else confirm it? The DC-9's I have seen still have ValuJet's interior. The blue seats with pink waves throughout.

User currently offlineN-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

So FL still has 4 B737-200s? I thought there were plans to retire at least one by the end of last year...

What happened?


User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

There is a picture of one sitting in Marana, so at least one left the fleet.


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User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

some of the 737s had the sun on the bulkhead.. none of the ones now do .. the seats are navy blue with burgendy dots in them.. not bad looking.... small overhead bins for some reason i dont feel like im in a flying aluminmum can in a 737 even though they have less legroom.. took a 717 back tonight... awsome flight as usual ... only thing the 717 is soo quiet, its almost scary sitting up in row one how quiet it is.

User currently offlineMe From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

I believe we have plans to bring another 737 back on line this month. I was flying with an F/A last week who is dating a 737 capt. She seemed pretty sure about it.

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