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United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Fri May 10, 2002 2:04 pm

I know United has several Boeing 737s in the fleet as Boeing 737-200s, -300s, -500s.... Is United planning any new B737NG to buy or will they stay with these 3 B737s for now.
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Fri May 10, 2002 2:18 pm

Hi,

United retired their 737-200s last year. It looks like they will have the -300s and -500s for a while, as they aren't that old I believe.

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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Fri May 10, 2002 8:26 pm

United has no plans to buy 737NGs. You might not have noticed that UAL now flies a large fleet of A319 and A320 aircraft.
 
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Fri May 10, 2002 8:48 pm

I expect United Airlines to eventually phase out its 737 fleet as they are focusing on the A320/A319 for their future short and medium haul operations. I do think United Airlines is not interested in other Airbus types such as the A321, A330, A340-500/-600 or A380 as they have a stronger relationship with Boeing, but who knows. My guess is that it will be a while before we can expect a large order from United Airlines, looking at their financial situation.

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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Fri May 10, 2002 10:00 pm

There is no chance that they will be buying 737NG. Their A319/320 fleet has made UA Airbus's number one customer in terms of airframes. They evaluated the 737NG and I heard the pilots loved it. But Airbus gave them a good deal apparently.
 
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Fri May 10, 2002 10:45 pm

I feel that I'm lacking some info here. Okay, here it goes, could someone tell me exactly what the 737NG is? Thanks Big grin

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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Fri May 10, 2002 10:59 pm

737NG stands for 737 Next Generation. It is the collective grouping for the 737-600/700/800/900.
 
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Sat May 11, 2002 11:44 am

Nice Understanding CVG777  Smile

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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Sat May 11, 2002 12:59 pm

Any Chance of UA retrofitting the Blended winglet technology to the existing 733 and 735. Apparently this is possible. The winglet adds some 800 pounds but the boost in preformance offsets that and could only benefit the company.
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Sat May 11, 2002 1:16 pm

UALPHLCS wrote:
Any Chance of UA retrofitting the Blended winglet technology to the existing 733 and 735. Apparently this is possible. The winglet adds some 800 pounds but the boost in preformance offsets that and could only benefit the company.

I have heard that this is a possibility especially in airports such as Denver.

Actually, I belive that the next major step with the 737s is to equip all of the ex Shuttle planes with Economy Plus. I dont know about converting the galleys. I did check and noticed that a snack service will be served on DEN west coast, and several 37Xs and 37Rs will be serving snack boxes. This should be fun with out the galley carts. Do I detect a new plane for flight attendants to hate? Yep!

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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Sat May 11, 2002 11:15 pm

On UA's ORD to ALB route they are now using the A320 instead of the 737-300/500.
 
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Sat May 11, 2002 11:24 pm

They are still keeping their 737-300 and 500's and they aren't buying anymore 737's. Some of US routes that are used with a 737 are also being used by a A320. When I looked for flights for ORD-PIT I rode on a 737-322 but now they are having A320's on that route.
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Sun May 12, 2002 12:28 am

United ordered the A320 before the 737NG was available. Also, United has tons of 733's and 735's still in the fleet. The A320 was ordered as a 727 replacement, not to replace the 737's. The 737's will be around for a while.
 
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RE: United Boeing 737s, Any Plans...?

Sun May 12, 2002 3:42 am

The 732 aircraft are parked and the 733/735 fleet is far too young for replacement, with many years of service left. UA is having major financial problems, so I think a 733/735 replacement program is hardly a priority at this point in time.

UA has a large fleet of A319 and A320 aircraft, with more on order, and these aircraft have replaced the 72S and 732 on most routes. (Some routes of course have been dropped and others have gone to regional jets.)

When the time comes to select a replacement for the 733/735 arrives, the order could go many different ways: more A32X aircraft is one choice or the 737NG could be purchased since UA has a huge 737 fleet and flying the Airbus and Boeing narrow-bodies side by side would be no big deal. Both Boeing and Airbus will fight very, very hard for this potential order and much will do with price and delivery schedules. Anything could happen here, so never say never.

Another possibility would be for UA to look at the "large regional jets" for many current 735 routes, that would depend on its mainline operations and what the unions would agree to. Looking ten years ahead, its unclear whether mainline or regional carriers will operate aircraft with about 100 seats.

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