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User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

About the time of the HP/US merger (although the Air Carrier Certificates are still not merged) I thought I read the HP 737's were to be phased out by the end of 2009? Is that right, if not, and know you all will, PLEASE correct me and advise the phase out plan for the HP (US West) 737's.

That said, is there a fleet phase out plan for the US East 737's too?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
BP1


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5173 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

I think the 734s at least will be around for a bit - to some stations (like MIA) they are cheaper to operate than 320s.


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User currently offlineFutureUScapt From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

The HP 733s were originally scheduled to be retired by the end of 2010; however, they will stick around longer now that A320/321 deliveries have been deferred.

US-East and US-West have a combined 24 B733s left in their fleet and US is currently scheduled to take delivery of 24 A320 family aircraft in 2011 and 2012. I would assume that those 24 new deliveries will be used to replace the remaining B733s. The B734s will around beyond 2013.


User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

I worry that removing the west 733s will increase RJs on longer flights. PHX-AUS and some PHX-IAH are already CR9s and these routes are over two hours. It will probably also result in increased RJ flying on short routes. You can already find RJs on PHX-SAN/LAX/SNA etc.


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User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2668 times:



Quoting BP1 (Thread starter):
About the time of the HP/US merger (although the Air Carrier Certificates are still not merged) I thought I read the HP 737's were to be phased out by the end of 2009?

The certificates were merged Sept. 26th, 2007 IIRC.

MD


User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Ahhh... nooo!!!!! More mid-gen 737's being retired  cry   cry 

At least they still use them to DEN. Will have to do a bit of safety card hunting before the final hour  devil 


User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2077 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2621 times:



Quoting Cmk10 (Reply 3):
I worry that removing the west 733s will increase RJs on longer flights. PHX-AUS and some PHX-IAH are already CR9s and these routes are over two hours. It will probably also result in increased RJ flying on short routes. You can already find RJs on PHX-SAN/LAX/SNA etc.

They are already at minimum fleet count under the west pilot contract. Any 737s that get retired must be replaced with another mainline aircraft. That may change if/when there is a new contract, but I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.


User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 898 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2443 times:



Quoting Cmk10 (Reply 3):
I worry that removing the west 733s will increase RJs on longer flights. PHX-AUS and some PHX-IAH are already CR9s and these routes are over two hours. It will probably also result in increased RJ flying on short routes. You can already find RJs on PHX-SAN/LAX/SNA etc.

All AUS flts are currently operated on CR9s. IAH occasionally sees 900s, but currently are all 733 to PHX and a mix of 737/EMB to CLT. As for the LA area, many of those flights have been on RJs for some time.

AUS probably will continue to see just 900s for the time being, (oustide high demand times such as SXSW when US will sub main line equip). As for IAH as 737 exit, they'll probably be replaced one for one with A319/20.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5173 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2420 times:



Quoting Dsuairptman (Reply 7):
IAH occasionally sees 900s, but currently are all 733 to PHX and a mix of 737/EMB to CLT.

They use to have a daily 757 on the IAH-PHX run before they got moved to Hawaii ops. They also flew a 321 one day a week or so a few weeks ago.



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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 898 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2251 times:



Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 8):


Quoting Dsuairptman (Reply 7):
IAH occasionally sees 900s, but currently are all 733 to PHX and a mix of 737/EMB to CLT.

They use to have a daily 757 on the IAH-PHX run before they got moved to Hawaii ops.

You know, I do vaugley recall old time tables indicating a 757 flight out of IAH. I want to say however that this was back in the USAir days, long before the merger. Speaking of 757, I ponder how it could have fit on the gate, (assuming the used the current A gates when the 75 operated,) as the wingspan of the 75 would have blocked access to another gate.



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