BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59 Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 921 times:
I've been curious, what is everyone's favorite 737NG?
I'm a bit old fashioned but, I personally don't like the stretched 737s too much. In my opinion, I think a 737 has to be a short nice little plane.
I think stretching aircraft is good, but to a certain extent. I think the 737-800 is okay, a bit too long for me, but not bad. The 737-900 is WWWAAAYYYY too long in my opinion. The 737-600 is a bit too short, so you guessed it, my favorite 737NG is the 737-700.
I think its the PERFECT length, and perfect size. When I was young, I was around 737-200s and 737-300s all the time, and grown to love them. I used to fly on them so frequently, and fell in love with them. Then all of a sudden when I saw the 737-400, I was a little shocked. For most of my life I was used to seeing a 737 that is short, not a long one. Although, I don't mind the 737-400/800 size anymore, I've been getting used to it. But I don't think I will EVER get used to the 737-900. Its just not a 737.
Hehe, thats how I am, when I get used to seeing something in perticular, I don't like sudden change.
Just a personal preference. They are all great aircraft and wouldn't mind on flying on all of them. I'm just talking about the looks.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 854 times:
Altho I'm partial to F9's 733s, because I had the pleasure of working with them...I think Continental's 738s are the best looking 737NG around today. Their colors & the length of the fuselage makes for a perfect look. Just my two cents worth. Regards.
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Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3803 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 820 times:
My favorite 737NG is the -800; it's the thoroughbred of the series IMO. Able to fly U.S. transcon routes in both directions with full payload (unlike the 739) while comfortably carrying 20-30 pax more than the 73G.