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CO 737-300's

Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:48 pm

I am curious about Continental's 737-300's. It seems that everytime I fly one the inside of it looks "different" from the last. Slightly different colorings in the overhead service panels etc. Did CO's fleet of 737-300's come from many different airlines past fleets? I fly a ton of CO's 737-500's and they all look the same on the inside. But the 300's rarely do.

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Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:55 pm

Well, I'm sure other posters will have more in depth information; but to answer your question-YES. CO inherited alot of 733s from Frontier and New York Air. The 737s from People Express were 737-200s so they are gone now. I'm sure there are other reasons for the differences as well that others can comment on.
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RE: CO 737-300's

Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:57 pm

Continental's 733s were all acquired second-hand from the Texas Air Corporation days when Frankie Lorenzo gave new meaning to sloppy management. CO's 735s are all first-tier aircraft, with CO's customer code -24. The 733s were -T0...but all have various differences about them. Hope this helps somewhat. Regards.
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RE: CO 737-300's

Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:13 am

From what I understand the Texas Air Corp aircraft mostly flew with Continental and with New York Air. Most of them have had the new bins installed. The only major inconsistancey that I keep seeing is that a good chunk of them lack the new winged seats.
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RE: CO 737-300's

Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:43 am

Those are the only 737's at Continental, excluding the 100 and 200 Series which are no longer in service, that have worn the old scheme. It used to be an orange, red and gold cheatline, a gold tail with a red or black "meatball".

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