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Delta's 737-300s  
User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

I know that Delta inherited their 737-300s in an acquisition. From whom did they come?

I've only seen the 737-300s on the west coast, so I assume they're based in SLC. Where does DL fly their 737-300s, and are they based in SLC?

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User currently offlineCO767-224ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Most of DL's 773's came from the Western Airlines merger, although some have been leased in since then. Although not based in SLC in the strict sense of the word, the majority of 733 flights originate or terminate at SLC.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

They came from Western Airlines in 1987. Although I have seen recently that they got a couple from Western Pacific after they went under.

User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

The ones I saw at SLC had a WP registration. That makes sense.

Where all do the DL 737-300s go?


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

I know Delta used to (two years ago) run them on the SLC-ORD-SLC route. Now they have switched to the MD-90

-Mark



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineAirplanekid From United States of America, joined May 1999, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

A few of Delta's 737-300s are based in Atlanta. I know they fly to Allentown and Harrisburg. In fact, I saw one in Harrisburg on 12/29/99. The reg # was N242DL.

User currently offlineLeon From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 996 times:

Anyone know if Delta has trained thier 737 pilots to deal with the dreaded uncommaned rudder deflection, the way USAirways has? How are other 737 carriers dealing with this? any recent info on a mechanical fix that works?

User currently offlineDelta737 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 516 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Item 1: The SLC & DFW 737 pilots are trained on both the -200 and -300 but the SLC pilots fly all -300 time and the DFW base does both -200 and -300's. SLC is a new 737-800 base along with a new one coming in NYC this summer. In fact, I'm probably going to transfer to SLC!

Item 2: When I went through training, we did quite a few "rudder hard-over" exercises and, when you're expecting it, it's manageable. When you have quite a bit of speed on the aircraft, you can counteract the rudder with opposite aileron fairly easy, but when the speed is low, so are your changes (ouch!)

Doug Taylor
Delta 737 Pilot
www.jetcareers.com


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 979 times:

N222DZ was from Germania. I was on this plane from ATL to GSO this summer.

User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 979 times:

I'm far from an expert in this area, but I've been told that US Airways has updated their 737-300s to use the same type of rudder of their 737-400.

If I'm not mistaken, US Airways is one of the largest operators of the 737-400.


User currently offlineDLMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 977 times:

The 737-300s mainly came from Western Air Lines in 1987, and the aircraft are based at both Atlanta and Cincinnati, with some flights going thru Salt Lake City.



DLMD-11.


User currently offlineIFLYDELTAJETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Delta is also leasing several (about 12, I think) 737-35Bs that were formerly of WestPac and German ownership for flights from ATL. Those aircraft are supplementing 727s and MD-88s to markets like DAY, CMH, CVG, etc. All of these aircraft are painted in the new color scheme.

User currently offlineRavi From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Delta has also ordered (and taken delivery of) 5 B737-300s direct from Boeing. The airline once had an order for 50+50 B737-300s, but after two deferrals finally cancelled the order in the mid-1990s.

The deposits from this order went towards more B767s at the time.


User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 975 times:

I thought they only took delivery of 3 737-332s from Boeing, 2 of which went to Philippines and 1 to Turkmenistan. Where did the "other 2" go?

User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1124 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 968 times:


I always thought it odd that DL hung on to a small fleet (10 approx) of 737-300s from WA during the early 90s but I was told that certain stations like Jackson Hole, WYO cannot take the MD-80s, at least under all conditions. There may be a few other stations with certain restrictions which favor the -300 over the MD-88s.

As noted here, DL placed a massive order for -300s, intended as DC-9 replacements during the mid-90s but due to DL's shaky condition at the time, they opted out of the deal. I can't blame them for acquiring more cheap capacity right now in the form of ex-WP ships.


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 959 times:

We get DL's ex-Western 737-300's here in SMF (Sacramento, CA) on their way to SLC, along with many DL (ex-Western) 727-200's to SLC.

FLY777UAL


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