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Simple B737-600/-900/-900ER Question...  
User currently offlineDJEmbraer From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Hi All...

Really easy question for someone out there... if a B737-700 is a 73G and a B737-800 is a 73H, what are the similar codes for B737-600, B737-900 and B737-900ER?

Thanx!

Rowan

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User currently offlineDfwrevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 959 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5259 times:

The 737-800 doesn't get called the 73H that much anymore. It seems like that fell out of favor around 1999-2000 or so. Most people seem to abbreviate the 737-800 as the 738 these days. Works fine for me.

737-600 = 736
737-900 = 739
737-900ER = 739ER

(to me, at least)


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21483 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5242 times:



Quoting Dfwrevolution (Reply 1):
The 737-800 doesn't get called the 73H that much anymore. It seems like that fell out of favor around 1999-2000 or so. Most people seem to abbreviate the 737-800 as the 738 these days.

I thought 73H was for the 737-800 with winglets, and 738 was for the 737-800 without. Though I've never discriminated between them that way - they're all 738s to me.

The 737-600 is a 736, and the 737-900 is a 739. As for 737-900ERs, I'm not sure what they're coded as.

-Mir



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User currently offlineSeabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5306 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

My understanding is that, formally, the 737NG variants with winglets have different codes than those without, because they have differing physical requirements at airports thanks to their wider wingspan. The 736 lacks winglets, and the 739ER and 739A with winglets are both new creatures; I haven't seen a code for a wingletted 739.

The codes are:

737-600 = 736
737-700 no winglets = 73G
737-700 winglets = 73W
737-800 no winglets = 738
737-800 winglets = 73H
737-900A no winglets = 739
737-900A winglets/737-900ER = ?

That said, carriers are inconsistent about using those codes. Many carriers use 73G and 738 to refer to wingletted examples of those models.

In a similar vein, the raked wingtips are the reason that 772A and 772ER aircraft share the "772" code despite their substantial differences, while the 772LR has its own "77L" code.


User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5122 times:

I really haven't seen carriers use 73W/73H at all. It is still 736, 73G, 738, 739 in use. Even the BBJs with substantially longer range still file 73G, 738.

Does anyone know for a fact that carriers are filing 73W, 73H?



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User currently offlineMitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

The only carrier I can think of that files their -800s as "73H" is ATA. My bet is that the 737-900ER will get the "73E" code for airlines that wish to differentiate it from a standard 739.

User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1231 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5045 times:

I often thought that the 73NG was the 738. I realize that it refers to the whole family of next gen (third gen) 737s, but it seemed to make sense.

737-600= 736
737-700= 73G
737-800= 73NG
737-900=739



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User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4963 times:



Quoting Baron95 (Reply 4):
Does anyone know for a fact that carriers are filing 73W, 73H?

Delta has started coding the 738's now as 73H's. I noticed this recently on our site we use to check non-rev travel and cross checked it to Delta.com as well.
Also during the summer the former Song 757's were designated at 752's rather than just plain 757's.
Tchau
DA-



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User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4934 times:

I wonder if Southwest will call their 733's equipped with wingletts 733SPs? Boeing apparently reclassified classics re-equipped with wingletts by appending SP (Special Performance).

- John


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4918 times:

I saw a KLM flight as 73H in the system the other day, but I don't know if all their 73H flights are filed as such.


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User currently offlineASMD11 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4885 times:



Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 8):
I wonder if Southwest will call their 733's equipped with wingletts 733SPs?

I believe that WN codes the 737-300 with winglets as 73C.


User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

Qantas uses 73H for their 737-800 fleet.

I assume Boeing 737-900A and 737-900ER share 739?



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User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4601 times:



Quoting AA777223 (Reply 6):
737-800= 73NG



Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 8):
I wonder if Southwest will call their 733's equipped with wingletts 733SPs?

Remember that we only have 4 characters for the FAA flightplan and for some of the systems like Sabre.

737-300 + winglets, will be either B733 or B73C.

737-800 could never be B737NG (too many characters) plus it would make no sense.

I really do not see a compeling reason to differentiate the winglet 737s from the others. The performance difference is primarily lower fuel burn in cruise. Certainly nothing that the FAA wants to know. And wingspan wise, it is a marginal difference. Still fits in the same box/gate space and has the same ICAO class.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24760 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4559 times:



Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 8):
I wonder if Southwest will call their 733's equipped with wingletts 733SPs?

Most reservations and schedule display systems limit the aircraft type code to 3 characters.

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 9):
I saw a KLM flight as 73H in the system the other day, but I don't know if all their 73H flights are filed as such.

The KL website now indicates flights operated by 737-800s with winglets in their booking displays.


User currently offlineSTNDEICER From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

737-600 is 736
737-700 is 73G
737-700 with winglets is 73W
737-800 is 738
737-800 with winglets is 73H
739-900 is 739
739-900 with winglets is 73J

There are no specific codes for the 731, 732, 734, 735 and 736 with winglets. Are there any A/C in this range with winglets?


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21483 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4465 times:



Quoting Baron95 (Reply 4):
Even the BBJs with substantially longer range still file 73G, 738.

For flight plan purposes, at least in the US, 73G does not exist, nor does 73H. A 737-700 is a B737 regardless of whether it has winglets or not, and a 737-800 is a B738 regardless of whether it was winglets or not. And yes, 77W and 77L don't exist either - they're B773 and B772, respectively.

The reason 73G is around is because if airlines put 737 in their timetables, it would be hard to tell whether it was actually a 737-700 or just a 737 whose exact type could be different from day to day. Since the exact type always gets listed in the filing of a flight plan, there's no confusion.

-Mir



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24760 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4465 times:



Quoting STNDEICER (Reply 14):
There are no specific codes for the 731, 732, 734, 735 and 736 with winglets. Are there any A/C in this range with winglets?

Yes CO is adding winglets to their 737-500s. Photo of the first one here, taken last April:
http://airlinersgallery.blogspot.com...ntinentals-first-737-500-with.html


User currently offlineMcamargo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4316 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 16):
Yes CO is adding winglets to their 737-500s.

Is WN doing their 735s with winglets as well, or just their 733s?



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User currently offlineSeabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5306 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4304 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 15):
For flight plan purposes, at least in the US, 73G does not exist, nor does 73H. A 737-700 is a B737 regardless of whether it has winglets or not, and a 737-800 is a B738 regardless of whether it was winglets or not. And yes, 77W and 77L don't exist either - they're B773 and B772, respectively.

The reason 73G is around is because if airlines put 737 in their timetables, it would be hard to tell whether it was actually a 737-700 or just a 737 whose exact type could be different from day to day. Since the exact type always gets listed in the filing of a flight plan, there's no confusion.

As with airports, we have to deal here with the confusion between IATA and ICAO aircraft type codes. The ICAO codes have 4 characters and are used in flightplans, by ATC, etc. The IATA codes have 3 characters, are used in the timetables/reservation codes/etc. and distinguish between wingletted and non-wingletted birds.

This list is out of date, but gives the idea:
http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/table_accodes_en.php

Quoting STNDEICER (Reply 14):
739-900 with winglets is 73J

Thanks! So, just to be clear, we have:

737-600 = 736 (IATA) = B736 (ICAO)
737-700 (no winglets) = 73G (IATA) = B737 (ICAO)
737-700 (winglets) = 73W (IATA) = B737 (ICAO)
737-800 (no winglets) = 738 (IATA) = B738 (ICAO)
737-800 (winglets) = 73H (IATA) = B738 (ICAO)
737-900 (no winglets) = 739 (IATA) = B739 (ICAO)
737-900 (winglets), 737-900ER = 73J (IATA) = B739 (ICAO)


User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

Quoting Mcamargo (Reply 17):
Is WN doing their 735s with winglets as well, or just their 733s?

Just the 90 newest 733s (most of which were made in the late 90s). The 735s are the black sheep that WN is probably eager to dump (or so says OPNLguy) after they get rid of the 20+ year old 300s.

- John

[Edited 2008-01-10 22:44:26]

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