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US 737-300s Retired?  
User currently offlinexcltflyboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6893 times:

I noticed on the Boyd Group's Aviation Hot Flash that US has retired all of their 733s: "Winding Down The Fleet-Type - Apparently, US Airways has retired the last of its 737-300 fleet...." http://www.aviationplanning.com/HotFlash.htm

Also, Airfleets.net shows no 733's "active" for US. http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/US%20Airways.htm

However, US's website shows a 733 operating CLT - PIT (flt 1904) as of today and several future random dates I checked.

So....have all the -300's been retired or not?

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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

We still show four: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/airline.php?cha=US :
N529AU
N530AU
N531AU
N574US

I have checked and all of them seem to have at least operating some flights in the last five days or so.



Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlinexcltflyboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6835 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 1):

Thanks for the feedback. Seems like the Boyd Group and Airfleets.net may have "jumped the gun" on reporting all -300s as retired at this point.


User currently offlineLU9092 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 77 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

I saw two of them with my own eyes parked at gates on Concourse B (IIRC) at CLT this past weekend. I actually wondered at the time how long those old birds would last.

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6725 times:

Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

Last flights will be

CLE-CLT, flight 941
CLT-ALB, flight 1494
ALB-CLT, flight 1915
CLT-RDU, flight 1915
RDU-CLT, flight 1611



E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/319/320/321/333
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6789 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6632 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):
CLT-RDU, flight 1915
RDU-CLT, flight 1611

Maybe it's because I'm from NC, but never understood why US never did the following:

CLT-RDU Flt 919
RDU-CLT Flt 704

only the two largest area codes in the state! How absolutely AWESOME would that be? Making them permanent flight numbers!!!!



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineLU9092 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 77 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6622 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):

Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

It's funny that the thought of airliners being retired makes me a little sad. Here's hoping they have a little life left somewhere in the world.  


User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1076 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6041 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):
Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

Wow, just three days short of a year from when the West 737s were retired.

Here's a video of 156 being scrapped at Goodyear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imE4hYiIdzs



Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5849 times:

I just flew on N529AU a few days ago on a scheduled 734 flight.

They're still hanging in there and they're not "tired"--23ish years old isn't THAT old.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

I don't mind the 734s. All of them have been refreshed with new leather seat covers with more cushioning, and a few have new "swoosh" sidewalls.

They aren't any different comfort wise than similar old aircraft, like AAs/DLs MadDogs..



E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/319/320/321/333
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

US Airways' 734s rank among the most uncomfortable aircraft flying for a major US airline. Has nothing to do with aircraft age and everything to do with 30" pitch. I dread those things but unfortunately they're the predominant US mainline aircraft type at my home airport of BDL.

User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 955 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):
Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

Last flights will be

CLE-CLT, flight 941
CLT-ALB, flight 1494
ALB-CLT, flight 1915
CLT-RDU, flight 1915
RDU-CLT, flight 1611

You forgot:

CLTPIT 755am-919am
PITCLT 1030am-1202pm
CLTPVD 225pm-417pm
PVDCLT 452pm-710pm


User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 10):

Ah come on its very comfortable. Seriously it's not like your on the plane for 4 hours


User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 10):
US Airways' 734s rank among the most uncomfortable aircraft flying for a major US airline. Has nothing to do with aircraft age and everything to do with 30" pitch.

They aren't that bad. I about 6ft2in and I don't have a problem with them.



E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/319/320/321/333
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

If 30" pitch is acceptable to you, then yes they are very comfortable airplanes. Doesn't work for me at 6' 4", however.

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Can somebody help explain this then:

I'm looking for ways to get frm NYC to MYR on January 25 and on United's webiste it shows a US Airways flights from MYR-CLT operated by a Boeing 737-300? I know they'll be retired by then (I think?) so what would they fly in there i it's place? a -400? Also, why would the website say it was a -300 if they are to be retired by then?>


User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1076 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):

It's a placeholder schedule that's loaded over a year out. It'll probaby be corrected within the next month as they finalize the next round of flight schedule updates.



Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
User currently offlinecf6ppe From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

For amusement purposes, what magnitude of hours and cycles have these to be retired B733 frames achieved..??

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Quoting wn676 (Reply 16):
It's a placeholder schedule that's loaded over a year out. It'll probaby be corrected within the next month as they finalize the next round of flight schedule updates.

Right, make sense. Thanks!


User currently offlineboberito6589 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):
I'm looking for ways to get frm NYC to MYR on January 25 and on United's webiste it shows a US Airways flights from MYR-CLT operated by a Boeing 737-300? I know they'll be retired by then (I think?) so what would they fly in there i it's place? a -400? Also, why would the website say it was a -300 if they are to be retired by then?>

I'm not sure what time of the day your flight is showing but on 25JAN these are the MYR CLT flights:

2278 MYR CLT 0530 0632 CR7
2648 MYR CLT 0700 0804 CR9
2280 MYR CLT 0935 1044 CR7
2690 MYR CLT 1110 1217 CR9
2202 MYR CLT 1237 1339 CR7
2219 MYR CLT 1425 1524 CR7
2634 MYR CLT 1555 1658 CR9
1007 MYR CLT 1759 1857 319
3280 MYR CLT 1950 2059 E75


User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1076 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Quoting cf6ppe (Reply 17):

Anywhere from 42,000 to 47,000 cycles and around 65,000 to 69,000 hours.



Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 19):

It was showing as flight 1507, Arriving in MYR around noon.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 5):

Maybe it's because I'm from NC, but never understood why US never did the following:

CLT-RDU Flt 919
RDU-CLT Flt 704

Well, currently US919 operates STL-PHX on so-called FLEX days in PHX (random days where they add two extra banks of flights at night), and US 704 operates DFW-CLT-FRA (formerly PHX-PHL-FRA).



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlinelat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

How is US filling the lost capacity? New aircraft or shrinking the airline a bit for now?

User currently offlineboberito6589 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Quoting lat41 (Reply 23):
How is US filling the lost capacity? New aircraft or shrinking the airline a bit for now?

New A321 deliveries

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 21):
Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 19):

It was showing as flight 1507, Arriving in MYR around noon.

With that arrival time sounds like it will go to CR7 and in MYR turn to 2202 MYR CLT at 12:37


25 Thomas_Jaeger : Does anyone know where N574US is right now? It seems to have been retired from the fleet by now.
26 boberito6589 : It is a RON in PBI tonight, operating US1690 on 24OCT PBI-CLT then it will become a spare in CLT
27 wn676 : It's a RON in PBI tonight. Operated flight 1009 from CLT. Beat me to it.[Edited 2012-10-24 00:21:40]
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