EPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 5702 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7673 times:
Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 5): Oh and did you all know that D-ABXL was the biggest B737-300? [hint: XL]
So how many older B737's does LH still have? Last Saturday I flew on a B737-500 which was also looking and feeling old. And it was park as far out as it could be at FRA. Maybe they do not want to show these oldies anymore to the general public? My flight on the oldie was however perfect. .
CrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 2077 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7104 times:
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What a shame to see "Neuss" go! I've dispatched that plane many many times at AMS, never got the pleasure to fly on it though. From the interior you wouldn't be able to tell she was this old, and even the exterior and cargo bays looked very good for an airplane this age!
Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
Aquila3 From Italy, joined Nov 2010, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7012 times:
Quoting autothrust (Reply 4): Finally it was time to scrap this old uncomfy plane from LH Fleet.
Please LH retire all old 737.
Definitely substandard in the EU, at least.
Great plane, but its time has gone. Also on the environmental side (pollution/noise) I am sure that there are better birds around including its newest derivative , the 737MAX.
And you know, here we care about that
chi vola vale chi vale vola chi non vola è un vile
tommy525 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3959 times:
I am kind of happy that the first two planes I flew are not scrapped but instead are still stored somewhere.
2607 from Far Eastern Air Transport is listed as stored in the Philippines (in what condition one can only imagine) and 1874 from China Airlines is listed as stored in Peru. Both planes are now over 40 years old and are the 737-200 model.
My first BAE 146 is sadly scrapped after only just a bit more then ten years of service. Seems those Bae146 dont serve anywhere as long as 737s.
n729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3944 times:
How long do the LH 733's have?
I travelled on a LHR-HAM flight recently with the prospect of having a LH 733 and on the day it was a 735 instead so I was slightly disappointed.
Ps..I remember them when they were new, looking out for the new deliveries. Of course in those days we still had the LH 727s and 732s ....happy days! I like the A320 family, but enjoyed the variety we used to get in those days.
CO764 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3715 times:
Nearly three weeks ago, I had the honor to fly on D-ABEW, the youngest 737 (-300 and -500) in the LH fleet (not counting the Privatair 738), nearly 18 years old. Is is it me or is the 737 Classic slightly lower than the NG variants?
: Yes, if memory correct the main landing gear on the NG was lengthened a few inches to increase ground clearance from the engines and reduce the risk
: DABXL retired after 26 years, 51029 cycles and 58968 hours and 47 minutes of flight time. Quite impressive!
: Indeed. Thanks for the info. Interesting also to compare the figures with LHs early-built 744s at the other end of the fleet which are being retired.
: It would be interesting to know how many cycles and hours LH's oldest A320 have. Some of the oldest may leave the fleet in a few years ...
: Sad to see "my" home aircraft gone. Will be interesting to see which aircraft will get the name. Probably an A320/A321.
: It is a pity to see that D-ABXL has been WFU now! Somehow it was my favorite LH 737 and had the honor twice to travel with this impressive bird.
: As being a huge operator is it still safe and profitable to use that old 737's and 320's?
: It could be 126 years old, and still be safe considering LH is maintaining it.
: A330/A346 perhaps. There are several unnamed frames. Indeed that would be interesting to know. The oldest LH A320s, built in 1989 are surely the reco