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CO Takes Delivery Of First 737-900ER  
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13491 times:

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...es/prnewswire/AQM13314012008-1.htm

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SEATTLE, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing and Continental Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane. With this delivery, Continental becomes the first airline in the Americas to operate the 737-900ER, a higher-capacity, longer-range derivative and newest member of the Next-Generation 737 airplane family.

Continental was the first airline in the Americas to order the 737-900ER and currently has 26 more on order. Continental this year expects to take delivery of an average of two-to-three new Next-Generation 737s per month, which includes a mix of 737-900ERs and 737-800s. The airplanes are part of Continental's comprehensive fleet strategy, which focuses on improving operational efficiency and customer comfort.

"Continental's new 737-900ER will have among the lowest operating costs in the industry and allows us to build upon our efficient Boeing Next-Generation 737 fleet," said Larry Kellner, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Airlines. "These aircraft are part of our continued focus on fleet modernization, fuel efficiency and delivering the best product in the business.




Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27252 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13480 times:

Are there any photos yet??

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 997 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13445 times:

There are several already, such as this one:


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[Edited 2008-01-14 14:40:28]

User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3699 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13384 times:

On the CO website, they mention 20 "Business First" seats on the 739ER. Does any one have an idea what the "Business First" seat means?


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13348 times:



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Continental's 737-900ER is configured with 173 seats in a two-class layout, with 20 "Business First" and 153 economy-class seats.

Wow, I wonder if that was a mistake or is CO installing Business First Seats on their 737-900ERs. Business First is in quotes  scratchchin 



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13303 times:

They corrected it to read 20 First Class seats.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080114/aqm133.html?.v=28



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13288 times:

Was due to fly out to LAX today, but the flight has been cancelled.

R


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13202 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 2):
There are several already,

A quick click on the registation (or SN/LN) returns results with that picture only. Where are these several that you speak of?


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13187 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 7):
A quick click on the registation (or SN/LN) returns results with that picture only. Where are these several that you speak of?

A search on google for the reg would have returned these pics as the first result !!

http://blog.seattle-deliveries.com/search/label/31664

R


User currently offline102IAHexpress From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13121 times:

I will miss those BF seats on my IAH-SFO runs every month, but I have to admit the 739ER is one nice looking bird.
What new trans-Atlantic routes can EWR expect with the 739ER now replacing the internationally configured 752s on domestic runs?


User currently offlineMnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13106 times:

Anyone know what routes this and other 900ER's will be on?

User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3699 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13035 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 5):
They corrected it to read 20 First Class seats.

I was beginning to think they added F seats similar to VA's F seat.



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3699 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13015 times:



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 9):
I will miss those BF seats on my IAH-SFO runs every month, but I have to admit the 739ER is one nice looking bird.
What new trans-Atlantic routes can EWR expect with the 739ER now replacing the internationally configured 752s on domestic runs?

I don't think there will be any new ones or additional services added to current destinations, at least for the summer, since CO is just starting to take delivery of these planes. These first new ones will probably sub in regular 738/739 flights throughout the system so staff can get trained and familiar with this new plane. Probably we will hear a new route for the end of the year or winter sched 09.



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User currently offlineHmflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 12956 times:

I doubt very seriously that you ill ever see any 737 on transatlantic route for CO. They have looked at it many times, and many times concluded that it would not work fom a marketing perpsective (think BF). Besides, there would be costs involved wth having another fleet fly across the Atlantic.

[Edited 2008-01-14 16:21:48]

User currently offlineRJFlyer0891 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 12937 times:



Quoting Hmflyer (Reply 13):
I doubt very seriously that you ill ever see any 737 on transatlantic route for CO. They have looked at it many times, and many times concluded that it would not work fom a marketing perpsective (think BF). Besides, there would be costs involved wth having another fleetfly across the Atlantic.

The 75's are bad enough on transatlantic flights, couldn't imagine a 73.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12895 times:



Quoting RJFlyer0891 (Reply 14):
The 75's are bad enough on transatlantic flights, couldn't imagine a 73.

have you been on one? i have, and it was fine. with new Y seats and AVOD all around, will be even better.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12852 times:

I presume MCO, EWR, LAS, SFO, SEA, ANC, CLE, SAN, LAX and MSY would see it first followed by other cities. Can someone provide a schedule on where she will show it up.

Hunter



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12832 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 16):
I presume MCO, EWR, LAS, SFO, SEA, ANC, CLE, SAN, LAX and MSY would see it first followed by other cities. Can someone provide a schedule on where she will show it up.

Not at this time. It will likely be treated as a 739 until more show up. So you'll just see it on 739 routes. I fly a 739 LAX-IAH in a few weeks. It'll be interesting to see if it's this new bird.



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3699 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12835 times:



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 9):
I will miss those BF seats on my IAH-SFO runs every month, but I have to admit the 739ER is one nice looking bird.
What new trans-Atlantic routes can EWR expect with the 739ER now replacing the internationally configured 752s on domestic runs?

When I read this post earlier, I thought it read what new trans-Atlantic routes can EWR expect with more 752s now being replaced by the 739ER. I need to read better, but as Hmflyer states that CO will not use any 739s for trans-Atlantic. They could be used for Latin American and Caribbean travel which do not have BusinessFirst service.



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User currently offlineMnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12759 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
Not at this time. It will likely be treated as a 739 until more show up. So you'll just see it on 739 routes. I fly a 739 LAX-IAH in a few weeks. It'll be interesting to see if it's this new bird.

I fly one on Wednesday (CLE-IAH) and Saturday (IAH-CLE), that'd be awesome if I was on it, but I highly doubt it.

[Edited 2008-01-14 16:48:12]

User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2704 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12577 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 16):
I presume MCO, EWR, LAS, SFO, SEA, ANC, CLE, SAN, LAX and MSY would see it first followed by other cities. Can someone provide a schedule on where she will show it up.

Not at this time. It will likely be treated as a 739 until more show up. So you'll just see it on 739 routes. I fly a 739 LAX-IAH in a few weeks. It'll be interesting to see if it's this new bird.

I'm sure you are correct. It will be probably mixed with 739A aircraft until more come in the fleet, so you will see them in MCO, LAS, CLE, SAN and LAX (plus EWR and IAH). With twenty-one 739ER deliveries shown in 2008, there should be enough 739ERs in the fleet by Summer to have a subfleet routing, which will most likely serve EWR-West Coast. However, with the higher seat count, I wouldn't be surprised to see some of these birds on LAS and MCO flights.

One may question why CO is still taking 738 aircraft (slated to be 12 in 2008). The 739ER has more range, more seats at little extra cost over 738 operations. However, there are twelve 735s and seven 733s slated to leave the fleet in 2008. Of the fleet changes one would expect up to ten 739ERs replacing 752 units still flying domestic so they can expand TATL, and approximately fourteen 738/739ERs replacing 733/735s, which leaves maybe five for domestic expansion. If this is correct, when will there be an announcement on new TATL markets and increased TATL frequencies?

CLE should get some new flying - how about CLE-SAN year around?


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12535 times:

Well one route is CLE-CDG. We know that. Then I believe the revised UK schedules with LHR in the mix mean 1 more 752 to the UK (if I did the math right way back when). You might also see 752s return to Hawaii. And another city in Spain seems likely.


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User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2704 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12479 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 21):
You might also see 752s return to Hawaii.

The LAX-HNL 764 is going 752 effective 3/29/08. That 764 plus the one flying HNL-NGO will be needed for the extra LHR/LGW package.


User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3462 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12285 times:
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Quoting RobK (Reply 6):
Was due to fly out to LAX today, but the flight has been cancelled.

Yes, due to MX ...  boggled   confused 



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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12254 times:

You can throw in EGE to the mix  stirthepot 

25 Post contains images IAHFLYR : EGE into what mix? The payload from EGE won't match the B752!
26 Post contains images CALMSP : you'll never see the 739 in EGE. I mean you might, but it would have about 2 coke cans a 2 pilots, and thats about all she could take
27 LACA773 : Congratulations to CO on becoming the first US carrier to fly the 739ER. How will the new a/c be listed in their timetables? Is their any thoughts on
28 RJFlyer0891 : Yes, thrice now....if you can get an exit row it's bearable, unfortunately, I find our Y seats extremely uncomfortable.
29 Post contains images CALMSP : I dont have a problem flying over in them, as it is night time, and usually am sleeping. However, I have yet to sit in coach on any international flig
30 Birdbrainz : Looking at the 739ER, I always wondered why the extra exit wasn't put immediately ahead of the wing like on the 757. Anyone know why? I know there is
31 Manfredj : When I was going to school in Florida, it seemed to be standard procedure that all Continental "new types" flew EWR-MCO or IAH-MCO for shakedown and i
32 Flighty : MCO is a large station with a lot of employees to handle pax. Also, MCO can fill a lot of seats, probably more than any other domestic city. So if yo
33 BrianDromey : I was wondering this myself, I would guess that they will just be called 739s for the time being. I know CO are putting winglets on almost all of the
34 RobK : 739s are 739s. 739ERs are 73Js. R
35 DfwRevolution : 1. Not me. 2. The 737-800 with maximum thrust option will have a greater thrust-to-weight ratio than the 737-900ER. But since airlines don't necessar
36 RJFlyer0891 : Actually more likely done because MCO is a CO heavy maintenance base where the 75's and 76's will likely pass through for initial delivery checks
37 LACA773 : Thanks for the information Brian & Rob. Has she made her first passenger flight yet? LACA773
38 A340Spotter : MCO also is home to a large CO MX base so that's another reason for sending new planes through there. JSD
39 Tdscanuck : How many 737 gates have dual jetways? I suspect not enough airports (especially for the launch customer, Lion Air) have the capability to make it wor
40 RobK : No, she's still at BFI !! R
41 CALTECH : I wonder if 413 is coming to MCO for induction. Will not find out till Friday. Sounds like LAX might do the induction.
42 Post contains images IAHcsr : I agree... Anyway, Ship 413 hasn't had a smooth start to life with CO... Delivery flight BFILAX was Canceled yesterday due to MX, and the sencond try
43 Post contains images RobK : Yes, N37413 is at LAX now. Arrived a short while ago as COA9971. R
44 MX757 : IVS is showing that 413 is going to be in LAX for indoc. We are getting 507 (738) sometime this week. Check out the next gen manual when you get a ch
45 Post contains images RobK : You're not! I can tell you that for sure as I have the Boeing delivery schedule in front of me. I think that the 800s will probably go to MCO first,
46 Post contains images IAHcsr : Ship 507 Delivery Jan 24. Ship 414 Delivery Jan 23 Me and My Hope these go better than 413
47 Post contains images AznMadSci : AVOD on the 739ER!?! Is there another carrier that has installed PTVs in the 737-series? We know of a number of A320-family and E-70/90, but any 737s
48 Post contains images RJdxer : I got my training bulletin the other day. It'll carry a lot more weight, but is set up to seat only 6 more than the A model. Well they still won't hav
49 Post contains links and images RobK : Another pic courtesy of Andrew W. Sieber. http://blog.seattle-deliveries.com/2...ntinental-737-n37413-delivery.html R
50 Nuggetsyl : Someone may have already posted this i did not have time to read everything but, We are hearing that the 900ers do not have a video system on them. Ca
51 Post contains images IAHcsr : Ship 414 was delivered yesterday, joining 413 in LAX Mx. It's been nine days now and the -900ER is still to make it's first for CO. BTW, Ship 507 shou
52 Post contains links and images RobK : Correct! Pic and details here R
53 IAHcsr : Finally.... For some unknown reason it was decided to ferry 413 LAX IAH (instead of live trip) and have first revenue flight as CO 297 IAH LAS .... Bo
54 MCOflyer : At least one time or another, one of each a/c in CO's fleet has been through MCO. The 777, and 764ER used to be regular visitors coming in via IAH or
55 Flighty : Thanks I didnt know that. Fair enough. You will also see other US legacies send INTL widebodies to MCO on occasion. The only other option is really h
56 FL787 : Is this the limit on the amount of passengers on the 900ER until you put a door instead of what CO has?
57 Post contains images IAHcsr : Ok, I bothered. I wadled my big behind over and had a quick look at the new baby... Sad but TRUE ... I presume this is due, for whatever the reason,
58 CALMSP : making quite the journey today..................LAS-IAH-EWR-SJU-EWR..............busy little day!!!
59 MCOflyer : Thats only 5837 miles. About 200 miles than EWR-TLV. Hunter
60 CALTECH : Rumor is, a new improved LiveTV is to be installed on all narrow bodies, except of course the 757-200 AVOD birds. Supposedly means new seats.
61 RoseFlyer : I've been inside one of CO's 739ERs and apart from the panneling looking a little different, there is no appearance that there is a plug instead of a
62 Post contains images KFLLCFII : Except maybe for a little extra wind noise and a colder panel?
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