Gnomon
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Delta 737-300s In ATL

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:42 am

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?
 
MD88Captain
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RE: Delta 737-300s In ATL

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:47 am

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.
 
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MD88Captain

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:52 am

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
 
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RE: Delta 737-300s In ATL

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:56 am

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.
 
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RE: Delta 737-300s In ATL

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:59 am

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