Boeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5168 times:
I don't know if this had been discuss before, but I am curious, why didn't the -100 or the first B737 sold as good as the -200? It was small(at that time) and the total production was only 20. But, at that time, why didn't the airlines buy more -100 except Lufthansa and Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. And, why most airlines in Africa, Latin America didn't use them. Why didn't it last as long as the -200?
Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5006 times:
Bennett is correct. the 737-100 was smaller then 737-200 but had roughly the same operating costs.
According to Airfleets.net the final 737-100 (Line Number 127) was delivered to LH in Early 1969 only 2 years after the first flight of the first 737. Im not 100% sure when Boeing discontinued offering the 737-100 as an option but assuming it was an option with the -200 series until Early 1988 the comparison is similar to that between a 737-600 and 737-700 where the -600 series trades off about 30 passengers for better field performance (which isn't necessary in most parts of the world). But the downside is the 737-700 has identical operating costs to -600 series but with 30 more seats.
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Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
I flew on only one 737-130 series.. with Continental back in 1993 from Cleveland to Newark. Its tail number was N33202 flew formerly with PeoplExpress as N402PE. Most importantly, it was originally delivered to Lufthansa as D-ABEH....and was according to production lists, it was line number 10...so I take that to mean that it was the 10th 737 built. It was a little hotrod too!!! We rocketed right out of Cleveland. Id fly on a 737-100 or a DC9-10 series anytime over any of the butt crampety Regional Jets we have today!!!!
WesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5745 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3999 times:
Quoting Access-Air (Reply 8): Id fly on a 737-100 or a DC9-10 series anytime over any of the butt crampety Regional Jets we have today!!!!
Amen to that, I used to regularly take 737-100s from SLC to PHX on good old America West. Most of the time it was the a/c with the Phoenix Suns sticker on top and the America West brand underneath. I miss how she used to blast off SLC's hot n high runways during the summer.