Snoopy
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Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Sun Oct 06, 2002 10:15 pm

I was recently in Bangkok and saw the tail of a B737 sticking out of a hangar. The plane was obviously being worked on and it looked like it was once a US Airways colour scheme. Anyone know anything?
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Sun Oct 06, 2002 11:07 pm

CXflyboy also saw this one and wants to know which one it is.
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:13 am

It looks like an ex-Metrojet aircraft with the red fuselage and black tail. Titles are blanked out, and it had a patch over the reg which looked like a XX-XXX type registration. My guess is that it is going to someone in Thailand or Indonesia.

I am flying to BKK in a few hours and perhaps I can get a closer look and more info!
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:45 am

can you see the engines, bc all metrojet aircraft were 732's with the long engines on the wings
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:57 am

Usairways85,

YES its a -200, Cx flyboy knows his planes  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Mon Oct 07, 2002 11:20 am

then its a Metrojet, because no US Air 732's were repainted to the new US Airways colors.
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:05 pm

Two B737-200s ex-US Airways from Jetran International have been purchased by Suvarnabhumi Airlines, yet another new -start-up in Thailand. These are msn 23115 and 23131.

Watch this space for update . . . and first pics.

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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Mon Oct 07, 2002 1:02 pm

Thanks KC,

Next question is, do you know the identity of the one in the hangar by Rwy21L in BKK? I can't read the reg off, as it is small, and normally I am hurtling down the runway at the time, which doesn't help!
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Mon Oct 07, 2002 1:32 pm

Cx_flyboy: Sorry, unable to provide further details just yet, but will be able to soon.

KC
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Tue Oct 08, 2002 1:09 am

Back from BKK and I can now report that there are two ex-Metrojet 737s on the Military apron side. The one with the white patch and the new registration was still in the hangar and has large white titles on the side. I don't recall seeing titles on it before, so I guess they are new titles. The aircraft is still in basic Metrojet colours.

The other aircraft is also in basic colours with no titles, but US air logo on the rudder still. This aircraft is parked facing the runway with a normal black reg painted on the red. No big white patch. I can only assume that it is still N-registered.

Anyone with more details?
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Tue Oct 08, 2002 7:48 am

The first aircraft is ex-Metrojet N284AU, now HS-VKK.

The next one to go will be ex-N282AU, but I don't know what the new registration will be. Perhaps HS-VKL?
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:04 am

Very interesting. Thanks!!! Look forward to seeing pictures of them when they start flying.
 
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RE: Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok

Tue Oct 08, 2002 4:27 pm

Thanks for the info guys!