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easyJet Will Retire Last Two 737's Next Week  
User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 15120 times:

Friend and fellow a.net member HansHubers, working as a dispatcher for EZY, was informed that the last two Boeing 737-700's in the fleet will be retired next week. An end of an era, in my view.  

Below is the schedule for the last day of operations:

October 31st:

EZY2263 LTN-BCN 07.45-10.55
EZY2264 BCN-LTN 11.30-12.50
EZY2103 LTN-SXF 13.40-16.30
EZY2104 SXF-LTN 17.00-18.00
EZY2161 LTN-AMS 18.30-20.45
EZY2162 AMS-LTN 21.15-21.30

EZY2201 LTN-MAD 06.50-10.20
EZY2202 MAD-LTN 10.55-12.20
EZY67 LTN-GLA 13.20-14.40
EZY68 GLA-LTN 15.05-16.15
EZY2045 LTN-ZRH 16.45-19.35
EZY2046 ZRH-LTN 20.05-21.00

Catch them while you can!   


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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 15107 times:
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Are easyJet employees mourning this or couldn't they care less?


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User currently offlineU2380 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2010, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 15065 times:

Good Stuff  
No more turning up at LTN and hoping that you won't get the 'ugly ducklings' of the fleet.


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 15065 times:

Easyjet aren't making a big deal of it as yet which is surprising as the 737 has been part of Easyjet since day one. However, there are several bases now that have never known the 737 and there are many employees who have never been part of the Easy 737 (including myself) and the last couple of years they have been pretty much an anomoly in the fleet. For many, they said goodbye to the type years ago (LPL, BRS etc etc) but it's perhaps fitting that they have seen out their days in LTN where many will fondly remember the 73.


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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 15021 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 1):
Are easyJet employees mourning this or couldn't they care less?

As a former dispatcher I always preferred the 737 over the A319. Creating the loadsheet was more challenging and slightly less pax to deal with.  
Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 3):
Easyjet aren't making a big deal of it as yet which is surprising as the 737 has been part of Easyjet since day one.

Which is a shame in my opinion.

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 3):
However, there are several bases now that have never known the 737 and there are many employees who have never been part of the Easy 737 (including myself) and the last couple of years they have been pretty much an anomoly in the fleet.

Exactly, all bases outside the UK (except EZS in GVA) have never had 737's based and even some of the UK bases like MAN (and formerly EMA) never had 737's based as well.

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 3):
For many, they said goodbye to the type years ago (LPL, BRS etc etc) but it's perhaps fitting that they have seen out their days in LTN where many will fondly remember the 73.

NCL, BFS and finally LTN...  



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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3800 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14998 times:
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They started with the 300 Series. But then, why did they buy the brand new 700 since they knew they would eventually phase out the 737 in favor of an all A319 fleet?


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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14977 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 5):
They started with the 300 Series.

Actually they started with a couple of leased 200 series.  
Quoting American 767 (Reply 5):
But then, why did they buy the brand new 700 since they knew they would eventually phase out the 737 in favor of an all A319 fleet?

They didn't know that by the time of ordering the -700's.



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User currently offlineHansHubers From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14964 times:

The pilots I spoke to, where not very disappointed, because they are flying the same routes every day all over again. For them a 'relief' in a kind of way they will see some other airports in the future. They will be retrained to fly the A319/A320 as far as I remember.


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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14961 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 4):
(and formerly EMA) never had 737's based as well.

EMA was initially 737



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14902 times:

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 8):
EMA was initially 737

Hmm, must have missed that.  



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14881 times:

Shame to see them go, and they have done a good job!

Very ironic, people at LTN were complaining all they saw day in day out were 737's... The only ones we will see now are the 4-6 Ryanair base at the airport and the occasional Thomson 738.

Now the airport is hugely dominated by the A320 family, with Wizzair, Monarch and easyJet flying them.

The 737-700 is now going to be a rare site.

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 8):
EMA was initially 737

easyJet inherited the 737-300's from Go-Fly and it was one of the earlier UK bases to be switched to an all A319 base, in one swoop. But please bare in mind they only ever operated three aircraft from the base and was tiny my comparison to other easyJet UK bases, where the likes of BRS, LTN, STN, LPL all had in excess of 10 aircraft based there.


User currently offlinesandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14839 times:
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I am not loosing much love from the retirement of the 737s. They're a poor product compared to the a319s. Luckily we rarely see them in EDI but easyjet don't advise aircraft type on booking so it all came down to chance.

Sandyb123



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14768 times:

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 10):
easyJet inherited the 737-300's from Go-Fly and it was one of the earlier UK bases to be switched to an all A319 base, in one swoop. But please bare in mind they only ever operated three aircraft from the base and was tiny my comparison to other easyJet UK bases, where the likes of BRS, LTN, STN, LPL all had in excess of 10 aircraft based there.

But nevertheless it was still a 737 base.



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14619 times:

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 10):
The 737-700 is now going to be a rare site.

Only BBJ's I guess?

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 11):
They're a poor product compared to the a319s.

Why? It could be just me but in my experience you have slightly more legroom on the 737's. I also prefer the older style seats on the 737 compared to the newer non-reclyning ones on the A319.



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 14368 times:

So for the question I always throw out in situations like this.... who is getting the 73G's now?

User currently offlineSASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 771 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 14259 times:
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Quoting LV (Reply 14):
who is getting the 73G's now?

Good question. I know East Asia Airways (??) in Korea has some of the fortmer EZY 737s.
They haven't got winglets, have they?


User currently offlineHansHubers From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 13915 times:

There's also a possibility they might go to the scrapheap. Look at G-EZKG; only 7 years in service and does not exist anymore.


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User currently onlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 13756 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 6):
Actually they started with a couple of leased 200 series.

But weren't the -200's operated by Air Foyle before Easyjet even had an AOC ? As far as i can remember the first aircraft actually operated by Easyjet was a -300.


User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13094 times:

I flew G-EZJC when it was only 2 days old  Sad to see them getting rid of the 737, they were a great aircraft and the backbone of the fleet for many years. Strange that they are replacing them so soon.

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 17):
But weren't the -200's operated by Air Foyle before Easyjet even had an AOC ? As far as i can remember the first aircraft actually operated by Easyjet was a -300.

Correct, Air Foyle and GB Airways.


User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3169 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12754 times:

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 15):
I know East Asia Airways (??) in Korea has some of the fortmer EZY 737s.

EastarJet has 5 of them.

Others went to AR (4x), G3 (5x), TK (2x), AM (2x), Air Italy, AERES Colombia and some small carriers.

Quoting HansHubers (Reply 16):

There's also a possibility they might go to the scrapheap. Look at G-EZKG; only 7 years in service and does not exist anymore.

Indeed one 737-700 so far has been scrapped for spares, as well as one ex-SAS / FlyGlobespan 737-600. AFAIK, the 737-700 scrapping was a sort of experiment, to find out if it's indeed worth more in parts. I'm not aware of any conclusions drawn from this kind of experiment.

I won't be surprised if more 737-600s will be scrapped, though.


User currently offlinetrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9196 times:

Well this is indeed the end of an era. I flew on G-EZKG back in 2004 on BRS - PRG when it was just 3 months old - the crew made the point of it being the newest (and ultimately last) 737 in the fleet. It's sad that it has been dismantled already.

Well, above all U2 continues to go from strength to strength and its fleet of Airbuses is serving them well and pointing them towards the future.

Farewell to the U2 737s...

Trintocan.



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1543 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9061 times:
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Quoting HansHubers (Reply 16):
There's also a possibility they might go to the scrapheap. Look at G-EZKG; only 7 years in service and does not exist anymore.

the 737-700 remains in high demand with none for sale at the moment-----they would be fools to scrap them and we will never know why G-EZKG was scrapped but no way was that a/c worth more in parts than as a flying 7 year old bird.


User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8801 times:

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 10):
Now the airport is hugely dominated by the A320 family, with Wizzair, Monarch and easyJet flying them.

The 737-700 is now going to be a rare site.

you'll have to swing over stateside for a fix, WN has 350 or so of them flying around!


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8553 times:

Quoting BD338 (Reply 22):

you'll have to swing over stateside for a fix, WN has 350 or so of them flying around!

Boeing land! Haha.

Would WN ever consider airbus in the near future...



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User currently offlineSASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 771 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7924 times:
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Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 23):
Would WN ever consider airbus in the near future...

I really really doubt. According to the book 'The story of Easyjet' (can't remember the real name but it is about how EZY has formed until the day the Sellios left EZY) they have had a huge discount upon their Airbus order. The discount was actually that big that Airbus has said that they will never ever sell planes at such a low price.

We all now that O'Leary only looks at the purchase price, hence his interest in Comac.....I thus certainly do not believe that O'Leary will buy A32XNEO (not to mention that the order book is booked until 2020).


25 bmibaby737 : A posting elsewhere on the internet suggests that G-EZKD will go to Kemble for scrapping...
26 bennett123 : Not arrived yet. I will look again in a few weeks.
27 n471wn : Wow this makes no sense---hope the internet is wrong on this!! This a/c is only 7 years old....
28 bmibaby737 : Well it wouldn't have, if the original poster says that it won't be retired until 31st October...
29 HansHubers : I was also informed yesterday that EZY pilots flying on the 737 will be fired since they have temporary contracts. They won't be retrained to fly the
30 SKAirbus : It may only be 7 years old but EZY really work their birds and it probably has far more rotations than aircraft operated by legacy carriers.
31 GT4EZY : Maybe so but 7 years is still young for an aircraft by anyones standards. Plus, legacy carriers in recent years have seeked to increase utilisation o
32 bennett123 : bmibaby737 If you read the second part of my post ...
33 richardw : You mean they won't be re-hired and retrained, which is different to being 'fired'. Any opportunities for them with FR and their B738s?
34 bennett123 : I doubt that qualified B737NG pilots will be unemployed for long.
35 Babybus : I had totally forgotten EZY had any 737s in their fleet. I don't ever recall flying one one of them either, and I fly EZY quite often. However, it mig
36 DunaA320 : Quite a few of them have come to LGW to do their command on the Airbus and many have gone over to Airbus. A close friend of mine is a First Officer o
37 bennett123 : Here's to all contractors. Hopefully there are new opportunities around the corner.
38 LV : Okay that's one.... now I wonder where the other one is going. There is word that SY is getting another 73G... I wonder if this could be it.
39 Bongodog1964 : They were sitting side by side at LTN yesterday evening at 21.30. Still look in very good condition, U2 havent let them deteriorate on the basis that
40 GT4EZY : Saw what will probably be my last EZY 737 sighting in HAM on Monday.
41 hal9213 : I always enjoyed flying the 737 at easyjet (which is around 15 rides). Much bigger window, less noise (Some A319 really have annoying engine vibratio
42 Post contains images HansHubers : Yes, that's what I meant
43 Post contains images BasilFawlty : Maybe they can join LS, they're planning to add a few more 738's during the next months. If you get a bit closer you will notice that the orange colo
44 simpsondude : Very sad day indeed. Marks the end of an era for EZY. Took one last good look at the 737's on the apron at LUT last month, while boarding my generic A
45 Post contains links and images TCASAlert : The end of an era. easyJet's last 737 has just touched down at LTN from AMS for the last time, marking the end of 737 operations with the airline. RIP
46 BasilFawlty : Saw Kilo Delta this evening as well, on final approach here in Amsterdam, around 20.30 local time.
47 BeakerLTN : Any news when they ferry out? - I'd love to catch a photo..??
48 Got2fly : Just to clarify that the majority of the 737 contact pilots (flexicrew) at LTN are not being fired. They are starting their A320 type ratings over the
49 bmibaby737 : Anyone know why G-EZKC operated as "EZY737B/EZY737Y" today?
50 1stfl94 : Pity, never managed to get on Easyjet's 737s despite several A319 trips and stalking one of ex GB A320s (G-TTOE on a few occasions!). Shame that nothi
51 GT4EZY : Aww G-TTOE was my favourite aircraft having done my aircraft visits, during training, on her back at GB. I'm surprised aswell and asked why on an int
52 Post contains images BasilFawlty : Keep us updated please!
53 gkirk : Quite ironic given that the 73G is slightly better fuel wise and economics wise than the 319 (note i said slightly!)
54 LGWflyer : That's great news!
55 bmibaby737 : G-EZKC operated four sectors on the 01 November 2011, to Scotland and Belfast...
56 hal9213 : For whatever the reason, they chose 319 as their mainfleet. I doubt it was in any way (more) economical to keep that subfleet of 73Gs. Although I lik
57 GT4EZY : Back when the A319's were first ordered the intention was for a dual fleet.
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