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Late 80s/Early 90s United 737-200 Routes  
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6560 times:

What routes did UA operate their 737s on in the late 80s and early 90s?

Also, does anyone know the configuration the a/c flew in?

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User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1723 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6490 times:
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By the mid 90's the majority, it not all, of UA's 737-200's flew in/out of IAD and ORD to a lesser extent. There were some DEN runs to the midwest in there as well (DEN-COS crash comes to mind). It was during this time that UA retired the last of its original 737-222's and was left with 25 ex-Frontier 737-291A's.

User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6420 times:

I know it's not much, but I flew on a UA 737-200 on the IAD-MHT (Manchester, NH) route in August of 1989.

User currently offlinethe777man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6406 times:

Quoting n7371f (Reply 1):
By the mid 90's the majority, it not all, of UA's 737-200's flew in/out of IAD and ORD to a lesser extent.

UA did fly them on DEN-LAX as well in the mid-90s.

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User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5174 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6372 times:

You may want to check www.departedflights.com. I remember flying the UA 73S from HOU-ORD and IAH-DEN. They were on DEN/ORD/IAD(IIRC) runs from both Houston airports while IAH-SFO went back and forth between 727-200, 757-200, and more rarely 733 before settling in as 319/320.


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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6366 times:

remember flying one LAX-SFO around '94.

User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1723 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6302 times:
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Quoting drerx7 (Reply 4):
You may want to check www.departedflights.com.

That's why I wrote ORD and DEN.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5779 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6126 times:

They were still doing DFW-IAD runs until near the end; I flew on one in spring 2001. N980UA... what a piece of junk that was!

User currently offlineCWAFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 669 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 6086 times:

During the late 80', UA was still flying a few on the West Coast. I remember them flying them from PSP to DEN and SFO. The only time I ever flew on one of their 200's was from SLC to DEN in 1994 or 1995.

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5902 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5972 times:
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I remember a lot of UA 737-200's operating out of SFO and OAK. Out of SFO, they served smaller communities like RDD, MFR, EUG, MRY etc. But they also served places like SFO-LAX, ONT, SAN, RNO.

I flew UA 737-222's between OAK-LAX and the -291A's between ORD-ICT. In fact, one of those flights was during the L.A. riots.

The main OAK destinations for the 737-200's were DEN, LAX and SEA. I kind of miss them.


User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6822 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 5710 times:

United Shuttle started in 1994--pretty sure it was just 733s and 735s. So that would have been the end for 732s on a number of routes, like SFO-LAX, which still had them in 1993.

User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9198 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 5647 times:

I know UA ran several 732s on ORD-PIT. I remember seeing quite a few of those birds as late as the mid-1990s or so.


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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5515 times:

Quoting timz (Reply 10):
United Shuttle started in 1994--pretty sure it was just 733s and 735s. So that would have been the end for 732s on a number of routes, like SFO-LAX, which still had them in 1993.

Flew N977UA on LAX-SFO route (UA 1704) on Feb 02, 1994.


User currently offlinebrj From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

I believe they also flew them on DEN-MSY occaisionally, as I remember taking my grandparents to Stapleton for their flight to New Orleans and remember seeing a 732 at the gate (back in the good ol' days when anyone could go to the gates).

Also IIRC, also IAD-MSY and occaisionally ORD-MSY.


User currently offlineplanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

Lots of Midwest flights, such as ORD/DEN-CID/DSM/OMA/FSD/MCI/etc.

727s were also in and out of these markets, but plenty of 200s were trudging in and out of those airports too.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

Quoting Jackbr (Thread starter):

Also, does anyone know the configuration the a/c flew in?

Anybody?



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User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 15):
Quoting Jackbr (Thread starter):

Also, does anyone know the configuration the a/c flew in?
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 15):
Anybody?

I know and flew many 732 between BOI-SFO, for quite awhile was all they flew on it, prior to -300s and then rjs.
In 1982ish, the -200 I flew on was all coach 3x3. We sat in row 1 me, my dad, and an elderly lady.

Almost 20 year old info probably not too worthwhile lol.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 15):
Anybody?

I'm fairly certain they were F8Y100 or something very close to that...maybe F8Y95. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5302 times:

The classic was the ORD-BUF-ROC-IAD milk run in both directions,

User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

The F compartment was small..Me thinks 8 seats.
In Michigan, they flew ORD to DTW,GRR and MBS. They were gone from LAN in April of 86.
They also flew ORD-MCI and ORD-STL. The UA 737-200 was on alot of UA routes before and during the RJ era.
Hard to believe but when UA put them in service in 68(or was it late 67), they had a three man cockpit, something the pilot union wanted and got.............for a few years.
safe



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User currently offlineflyer62 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5198 times:

I flew on a United 737-232 from PWM-IAD -PWM in he early 90s it was 3x3,like someone else said 8 F/100Y,great jet nice ride and fast

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25205 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

Quoting isitsafenow (Reply 19):
Hard to believe but when UA put them in service in 68(or was it late 67), they had a three man cockpit, something the pilot union wanted and got.............for a few years.

First UA 732 service April 28, 1968, not quite 3 months after LH became the first 737 operator when they put their first 731 in service February 10, 1968. I think the first UA 732 flight operated ORD-GRR.


User currently offlineB777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5140 times:

United used the B-737-200 from ORD to Moline Illinois and ORD to Peoria Illinois also with some 727-200's

User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1090 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

Quoting isitsafenow (Reply 19):
Hard to believe but when UA put them in service in 68(or was it late 67), they had a three man cockpit, something the pilot union wanted and got.............for a few years.
safe

Not just United, but several U.S. carriers flew the 737 with three pilots - Western, Piedmont and Frontier initially, anyway. Seems like it lasted six or seven years. The Frontier pilots were the first to give that up, much to the displeasure of ALPA national.
By 1978 the GIB (or guy in back) was gone. Russ Farris


User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

When I started as an FA in 1999, the 737-200s were only used east of Denver. I hated that plane. They were noisy and they only had one bathroom in the back. What was worse, the ones we acquired from Frontier had the smallest overhead bins you had ever seen. We woudl cringe when we got in it knowing the nightmare boarding would bring, You could only fit one bag in there and you had to place it sideways at that!

As far as routes, I was on the all over the place, but again, only east of Denver. ORD-CLT; ORD-MSP; ORD-ICT; ORD-MEM; ORD-DAY; ORD-CVG; ORD-MSN; ORD-MBS are a few that come to mind!


25 Go3Team : Almost flew one in June of 1990 from SFO-ORD. Since the check in lines that day were horrendous, we missed that flight and were put on a 741 instead.
26 alexinwa : SEA-SFO/OAK/SMF/LAX/SAN/GEG
27 DCA-ROCguy : UA used lots of 732's in Upstate NY in the 1990's. Early in the decade, they typically ran: ---6x daily ROC-ORD with one flight stopping in BUF as no
28 580FA : Re: The early 3-man cockpits. What did the 3rd guy do?
29 Post contains images isitsafenow : Direct from the prairie schooner, he went to UAL to learn flying and................ Just kidding........he was the flight engineer which did alot of
30 type-rated : I heard from an old UA pilot that the flight engineer on the 737 was there mainly for engine performance call outs and traffic spotting.
31 maxpower1954 : The third man on the early operations of the 737-200 was basically ALPA trying to keep as many pilots on the property as possible. The 737 was designe
32 timz : You remember the 80000-lb rule-- UA's Caravelle's maybe didn't exceed that?
33 maxpower1954 : Timz, you made me look it up! From my 1970-71 Jane's All the World's Aircraft - Caravelle VI-R MTOW - 110,230 pounds. Trivia test - what's the story
34 n7371f : I show the ex-Frontier -291A's with F8Y95. These were the last 25 732's flying right past 9/11. The last configuration for the original -222 (non adv
35 milesrich : United dropped ORD-MLI mainline service in about 1980 or 1981. I know by 1982, it was all over. For the next ten years, they flew mainline into MLI f
36 Jackbr : Did UA ever use the aircraft in/out of LAS?
37 Post contains images isitsafenow : That one must of been short lived. I thought Krazo(Ozark spelled backwards) flew the KC-Moline route. I must agree that UAL mainline did not serve Pe
38 planespotting : It's always great to hear your memories of the good ole days! But MLI has three flights a day to DEN now ... Waterski ERJ-145s on the first and last
39 Post contains images United_fan : For what it's worth,UA used to use the 732 ORD-ROC-IAD-ROC-ORD for one round trip in the Summer of 2001. After 9/11 ROC lost mainline to IAD. Before 9
40 timz : Looks like Caravelle VIR empty weight was around 63000 lb, so no chance they would limit it to 80000 lb takeoff weight? Far as I can see that means t
41 Post contains links Viscount724 : See Reply 8 in following thread for good history of that. 737, DC-9 And The Two-man Crew (by LY744 Jul 25 2008 in Tech Ops)
42 Post contains images isitsafenow : Ya did it again! He's right folks. MAY 1st 1979 OAG : UA 957 MLI-MCI-LAX UA 687 MLI-MCI-PDX-SEA. I'm not messin with MilesRich when it comes to the o
43 planespotting : Herehere. Especially when it involves MLI. The man's a walking OAG.
44 maxpower1954 : Let's say 80 pax @ 170 each that's 13,600 pounds just for people. 63,000 plus 13,600 is 76,600 total. That leaves 3,400 pounds for fuel to stay at 80
45 milesrich : The 737 was introduce n 1968 and required a F/E, while the DC-9 and BAC-111 did not, so I don't think the rule was dropped in 1966..
46 milesrich : Safe: Your memory is not faulty. KRAZO did operate the MLI-MKC/MCI route after Braniff dropped it in 1959. By the mid 60's, Ozark was operating two f
47 dxer1974 : I non-rev'd on the UA 737-200 back in early 90's on the following routes: GSO-ORD-GSO TYS-ORD-TYS ORD-EWR ORD-MSP-ORD DEN-ORD I remember flying the la
48 isitsafenow : When UA first flew into MKC the restriction was to protect CO to Denver and TW/CO/BN to Chicago. Im thinking the year was 1955. I know UA started ser
49 Post contains links Avconsultant : Let's not forget the MD-80. Remember the video of the test flight hard landing with the tail separating? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJhUJ_BYvGE T
50 timz : UA agreed to one, but I'll bet the 80,000-lb rule was gone by then, at least for airliners certified after some unknown date. (That is, three crew pr
51 EMB170 : IIRC, during the BusinessOne days (about 1995), 737-200s were jsut about the only plane that showed up on the hourly ORD-MSP runs.
52 miller22 : January 1991. All 737 routes with daily service. ABQ DEN BOEING 737-100/200 ATL DEN BOEING 737-100/200 ATL IAD BOEING 737-100/200 ATL ORD BOEING 737-1
53 Gman3 : Thanks for that route list, just undelines the fact that we are a shell of our former self. Even from when I was hired in 1999, our routes over the la
54 maxpower1954 : The 737 was certificated by the FAA for two pilots. It was ALPA that insisted on three. The PSA pilots went on strike in 1980 over flying the MD-80 w
55 milesrich : UA never operated the 737-100. They took delivery of 75 Boeing 737-222's in the 1967-1969 period. Service was inaugerated on April 28, 1968 with the
56 Viscount724 : UA's first 732 was delivered one day after the first 731 was delivered to LH.
57 n7371f : Just a slight alteration...the 25 Frontier 737-291A's were actually purchased while Frontier was still operating. The premise of the sale was Frontie
58 777fan : Don't know, but of all the UA flights I've ever flown into/out of LAS, the 732 was not one of them. Since about 1995 or so, I've flown UA 757s, 763s,
59 United_fan : My only UA 732 flight was on N994UA ROC-ORD June 2001.I remember the seats had ashtrays that were screwed shut. I don't remember if it had audio (ch 9
60 TOMMY767 : EWR-ORD had 732s on the route through the late 1990s. Also EWR-DEN had daily flights with 727s and 733/735. Those were the days!
61 N9801F : UA had two major subfleets of 737-200's, and large performance differences between these two strongly influenced route assignment. The 49 737-222's w
62 isitsafenow : The Colorodo Springs incident of March 1991 involved an ex-Frontier bird....N999UA(was N7356F). safe
63 N9801F : Yes, as I remember, it was one of the newest and most capable Frontier birds.
64 United_fan : Don't forget,LAS was a 'Shuttle' city. So,I'm sure the 733/5's were phased in quickly to LAX,SFO and DEN.
65 N9801F : Yes, you are right - there was heavy 737-300/500 activity at LAS. I focused on the 737-200's because that was the original headline...
66 kurt : The 732s did not have audio entertainment installed; the 733s/735s, as well as the 722s, did. None had video. I remember a few specific trips on 732s
67 Flyboy1108 : Flew ABE-ORD-SFO in June of 1999. Both ABE-ORD and ORD-ABE legs were in a UA 732. Swiped the crash card from my seat ("Do Not Remove From Aircraft" ap
68 n7371f : There were 25 Frontier 737-200A's that were sold to United...checked my records. 23 were delivered directly to FL and were -291A's; 2 were -2A1A's wh
69 N9801F : Yes, we seem to remember the same things. United routed the two versions of Frontier birds separately - there were about 7 of the 'earlier' ones (-9A
70 maxpower1954 : Answer from a retired United captain about Caravelle/737-200 operations. Russ Farris "United operated the Caravelle with three crewmembers. Never any
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