Co LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1511 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.
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1465 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.
Amtran727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
I heard from travelocity that they also do ATL-RSW (Fort Myers, FL) and
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!!
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1435 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.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5547 posts, RR: 11 Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1426 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!!!!!!!!
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1383 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.
Critter From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 267 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1367 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.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1330 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.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1301 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
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1924 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1295 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.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1271 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.