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Why Didn't The B737-100 Last As Long As -200?  
User currently offlineBoeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4609 times:

Hi all,

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?

I miss the -100 very much.


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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7526 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

With 15% more seats, and 5% more weight, I suspect that the B737-100 was not viable assuming good load factors.

http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=91


User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4447 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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User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4389 times:



Quoting Boeingdotcom (Thread starter):
total production was only 20

Only 30 737-00's were built, with 22 going to LH, 5 for MH and 2 for Avianca. LH was the first foreign airline to launch a US aircraft with an order for 10 in 1965. How times have changed!

The last airworthy 737-100, L/N 3 which first flew 12 June 1967 was finally retired in 2005.

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 2):
the 737-100 was smaller then 737-200 but had roughly the same operating costs

The -100 EIS was Feb 1968 while that of the -200 was April 68. The -100 did could not compete with its larger sibling which was available soon afterwards.

Even Boeing engineers called it FLUF- 'Fat Little Ugly Fella' for its short and stubby shape.

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 2):
Im not 100% sure when Boeing discontinued offering the 737-100 as an option

Production ceased in July 1973



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4360 times:

Well, it was built on the specs Lufthansa gave, the B727 with 3-engines was definitly more popular since ETOPS wasn´t so common back then, most people thought two engines was too risky.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Only one B731 remains intact today - at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. It was the first production -100 series which spent its career with NASA.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

The -100 and -200 were being built simultaneously even before any deliveries were made. The first -200 was delivered to UA the day after LH's first -100 was delivered.

User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Just to add a little trivia concerning the 737, especially the -100's and the -200's.

It was also called the "Guppy".


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3454 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!!!!

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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5652 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3440 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.



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Yes, the Phoenix Suns branded HP 731 was the only 731 I ever flew on


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

I remember taking a pic of a Aero Continente 731 in OPF in June 01 being scrapped . Only 731 I ever saw.


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