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User currently offlineACA330 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 146 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

First of all I am non-technical.

I always thought that the maximum service ceiling for a 737-200 was FL350.
Yesterday I was tracking my girlfriend's flight from IAH - YYZ on Air Canada(operated by CP), and it was reporting at FL370.

I was tracking this flight at flightview.com. Is this possible, or do you think there was a reporting error ?


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User currently offlineOldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Hi, Most likely a reporting problem, I "think" you are correct at 35,000' But the real issue is why it was shown at 37,000'. I have used something similar and it is called flight tracker. There have been several times where I have known that the aircraft type was a B757 and on the site it is listed as B752! Sent them email but all 757's are still shown as 752's Humm, must be a new one out there  Laugh out loud

User currently offline777x From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

B752 is short for B757-200, which is what most of those 757's are, or are you referring to a flight which you know was a 757-300?

User currently offlineOldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4376 times:

Do you know that for a fact? The reason I ask is after "talking" to the Flight Tracker site in DEN they were not aware of it. In addtion, if that is the case and it may well be, why is B737 equipment not shown as B732 or 733 734etc etc ?

User currently offlineKALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 4346 times:

777X is correct. 752 is shorthand for 757-200. Travel agents use this short hand for inteneraries. 732=737-200, 733=737-300, 737=737-700, and so forth. Flight Tracker uses this same nomenclature.

User currently offlineOldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

KALB I was not aware of that. Thankyou

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

Back to the original question, the ceiling of the 737-200 can be either FL350 or FL370, depending upon the type of cabin pressure controller installed, along with all the supporting paperwork from Boeing, etc. Two of the airlines I've worked for had -200s, and we could go to FL370 with one, but the other was only good up to FL350.

As far as aircraft types go, all the positiong data comes from FAA's aircraft situation display (ASD) which uses (in its "raw" form) FAA radar data, including the data tags with FAA contractions as far as aircraft types. The treip.com uses the FAA versions, i.e. B733, B734, etc. for respective -300 and -400 variants, and my guess is that some other tracking sites "dumb down" this aspect to a simplistic "B737" for their customers in order not to confuse them.

User currently offlineAKDan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

The nomenclature issue reminds me of a recent trip I took from BGR (Maine) to Kodiak, Alaska. On my itinerary, the flights were listed as Saab 340, B-762, B737, B737, and B737. The 762 was operated by AA and the 3 737s were operated by AS. I don't know why the 737s weren't abbreviated as 2 734s and 1 732 (as I had known them to be). Oldman, it seemed that you experienced something similar with the 757 and 737. This is a stretch, but does it have anything to do with the 737-700. Either way you look at it, that is a 737. I don't know.

User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2725 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4243 times:

I believe I'm correct, since "737" could be used either way, the 732,744,etc. method of naming a 737-700 is 73G. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's correct.

User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

Usually these days, 737 refers to the 737-200.

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

Goboeing is correct. 737-700 is hte 73G. Just curious A330300, how do you figure that all 737s refer to 737-200???


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