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Delta 737-300s In ATL  
User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

I heard recently that Delta will phase out the 737-300G fleet based out of ATL. These are the leased aircraft acquired second-hand from Germania, WestPac, etc., to fill in extra capacity out of ATL. I hear they haven't been pleased with the aircraft's performance, incidentally.

Have any of the 733Gs begun to leave the fleet yet? And if not, when will they go, if they're still slated to leave?

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User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1335 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Thery are still flying, but DAL has stated that they want to get rid of them. Small categories are more expensive to man and operate. The aircraft have not been reliable for DAL and they have been a disappointment. DAL mans 737-300G as a category separate from the -200,-300,-800,s.

User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

That's what I thought...thanks for the quick reply.

Just out of curiosity, if you know, what makes staffing the -300G different from the -300s based in SLC? I'm guessing EFIS (on the -300G) and crew base issues...would that be correct?

Thanks again!
Alex


User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

The -300Gs were acquired before knowing the true status of their condition. They are all nightmares to work with and required extensive reconditioning before being introduced into the fleet years back. I've never flown in one, but if I had to guess the door layouts may be slightyly different requiring flight attendents to be trained for different layouts.

User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1335 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Yes the 300's and 300g's are separate categories.

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