Deanie From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 8 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 671 times:
737-200 are what they use I believe. Anyone had bad experiences in these older planes?? Does anyone know if their maintained up to standards w/rudder inspections & replacements. Safety, etc.Thanks.....nervous flyer
Gregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 660 times:
Most of the metrojets 737-200 are from the 1980s (not old by 737-200 standards). I think USairways took delivery of the last "new" 737-200 in the late 80s. They are good aircraft with many safe years left on them.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5547 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 656 times:
My girlfriend's dad is a Metrojet pilot. He is pretty happy with them, and that should say something about the airline in general.
I like the 737-200s. They are old, that's true, but there is a lot less technology in an old plane. And for me, that's something nice to get away from once in awhile. I mean, the plane flies just fine, so it's nice to have just engines and hydraulics for a change, rather than three mega computers all making decisions that might agree, might not.
Sure, the electronics DO make them safer and far more economical, but give me a 727 or a 732 or a DC-9 any day, I'll be perfectly happy.
And it's a proven plane. We know how good the 737 is, and the first generation is what set the ball rolling. Look how many airlines still operate 732s- USMetro, Delta, United, Southwest, and probably others. Vanguard too. But they're not really a major.