Just to clear up a few points:
1. The CO
735s do not (and as far as I know never had) an IFE system; the 735s generally show up on short routes of 3 hours or less and it was determined that an IFE system was not necessary. As more 737NGs are delivered, and the MD80s are retired, the 735s (along with the 733s) will generally fly short haul routes for CO
- of course, from time to time, you will find a 735 on a longer route like EWR
, but the 735s will be doing mostly short haul work.
's 757s have the flip down screens every three rows like the 737NG and not the down the aisle monitors. The only CO
aircraft with the down the aisle monitors are about 12 733s which were so equipped for longer routes like CLE
and the like. The 733 no longer flies such routes, they have been taken over by 737NG aircraft - the video equipped 737s now mostly show up on routes between CLE
3. The 735s are very nice aircraft, I flew on one a couple weeks ago on a Saturday only service from FLL
- very comfortable, I enjoyed the small F cabin, and extremely clean on the inside - the interior looked as if the aircraft was fresh from the factory.
has decided against the 736 and it has also stated that there would be no further orders for the 73G - the 733/735/73G fleet is adequate for CO
's needs in the 100-120 seat segment. CO
still has a few 738s to be delivered and it seems that the 738 is CO
's preferred member of the 737NG series.