Western737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 892 times:
I am pretty sure that Delta probably the last major airlines to retire 732 which would be at least 5-10 years later. I would be thrilled if Delta would do like what NWA do to their DC-9 fleet then we can see our favorite 732 remain for other long years. And I am pretty sure 732 will keep flying for other 20+ years with lesser airlines in 2nd world countries like in latin america. My dream is to find any remain 737-247 and grab a ride before they are axed into pieces.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 880 times:
I think the 737-200 will start being phased out from 2006 on unless the plane has been hush-kitted to ICAO Stage III standards. The hush-kitted later-production 732's will probably hang around until 2012 at latest.