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Will National Airlines Get A New A/C Type?  
User currently offlineChautauquaFA From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 111 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Now that National Airlines has won their new financing, I was wondering if part of their plan is to replace the 757 with a smaller aircraft...or are they just going to keep expanding with thier current model. Also will their inflight service suffer now.....I hope they don't become another pretzels and coke airline.

ChautauquaFA

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User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Their Inflight service is great.
Their ground staff is terrible, poorly trained and poorly paid agents.
They are sorely lacking in service areas as transferring bags to other carriers and Baggage Service/ Lost and Found. N7 Ramp Agents are now paid $6.80 per hour and so are the CSA's.
That is not a living wage even in LAS.

LASBAGMAN
(not a N7 Agent)


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1925 times:

I think they are getting some Boeing 737s ....

nzjet100


User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

nz is right, they are getting 737s, but not 737NGs, they are getting the older 737s. I'm not sure when though, hopefully they'll survive this first  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

I wonder if Boeing will try to get them to take some 717s? I highly doubt it since N7 is in financial straits, even with the new financing. It would make sense because their 757s are RR engined. 737 Classic is perhaps the most likely, but here's a wild thought: what about some F-28s and F-100s? Horizon, U.S. Airways, and American have either retired their Fokkers, or are about to, so National may be able to get them on the cheap, and they are RR powered as well.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5195 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Fokkers are expensive to maintain since the manufacturer went out of business, spares are a problem. 737-300 seems to be the most logical choice from a capacity/range standpoint. They should stick with Boeing considering their size.



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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Yes correct Boeing 737-300s

nzjet100


User currently offlineCerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Can someone using PaintShop whip out a rendition of a National 737-300?

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