gilesdavies
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Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:42 am

After almst fifteen years of Ryanair's 737-200's loyally shuttling passengers between Luton and Dublin, this all ended on Sunday 10th October. The skies over Luton will be a lot quieter!  Crying

Ryanair have based EI-DCL (Boeing Dreamliner livery  Big thumbs up) at the airport as the 737-200 replacement, the aircraft will only serve Dublin four times a day as opposed to five times due to the increased capacity on the aircraft.

This allows the aircraft to operate a daily rotation Luton-Dinard and is the first of four 737-800's to be based at the airport over the coming routes.

RIP - Ryanair 737-200's
We'll miss you!  Crying


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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:56 am

What a bastard, i booked LTN-DUB-LTN for a 732 joyride on November 2nd with pilot_kaz and Ben

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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:55 am

Hey all,

Although a fairwell, I will not miss these, those engines were incredibly loud, and often while being half asleep waiting for a bus at the station early in the morning going to work (which is practicaly at the end of the runway) they tended to give me a 'deaf' ear, I tell you that certainly woke me up............!
 
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:07 am

Before the 732's were the 1-11's, so FR's DUB services from LTN have been noisey and smokey for many, many, years!  Big thumbs up The 732's will be missed for those clamshell thrust reversers (I never, ever, tire of seeing them in action), but will be replaced by quieter and less tatty cabins.
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:24 am

Oh poo.

There's Mine, Glenns and Ben's Joy ride gone :'(

Now i HOPE for the 'Boeing Dreaming' Colors.

kaz x
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:20 pm

After almst fifteen years of Ryanair's 737-200's loyally shuttling passengers between Luton and Dublin, this all ended on Sunday 10th October.

Sorry for being pedantic but the first -200 joined FR in 1994. We Dublin folk have to suffer these aircraft for another while. Thankfully the Aer Lingus fares are getting lower and lower so other options are available  Smile
 
European
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:18 am

When is the last 737-200 flight out of Bournemouth's dublin service, today it was operated by Vodaphone

Euro
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:51 pm

You Dublin folk don't have to "suffer" for too much longer. They are speeding up the retirement of the 732 fleet because of their recent sale deal. BTW, does that 7E7 livery look great or what? I would love to see a full profile pic of the Air Berlin plane to see what they did with the winglets.
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:58 pm

BTW,

I don't know if i get your question write but sa far as i understand you want to know what the Airberlin 7e7 scheme has on the winglets? I don't know if this is write?is it?


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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:07 pm

Old news!

It's always a shame, from the fan's view if not from the passenger's, when these machines are withdrawn. Still, the 738 offer superior comfort, less noise and generally better surrounds, which, for the 'normal' passenger, is best.
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:16 pm

I will be seeing the 200 for a while to come as European Airchater has about 7 and they are based at my local Airport, Bournemouth.


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Noising things!

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I do like them though!
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:13 pm

Hey European!

I also live in Bournemouth!! glad to see more planefreaks like me in the BOH area! Definitely we should have a mini BOH meeting!

Cheers

MIAspotter

P.S. I will be flying from BOH to GRO on december! can't wait (no 732 tho)  Sad
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:03 pm

Have they set an actual or approximate date for the final 732 service. Wonder where it will be from? XXX-DUB i imagine. I flew a 737-200 BHX-PMI and back in July. It was good fun, almost glad my flight was changed from Monarch to EAF! Also made me realise that "progression" is needed though. Wasn't the most comfortable of flights, and you can certainly tell European are strapped for cash  Sad Any word on any fleet changes from them?
 
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:01 am

Hey MIAspotter,

Do you go round the hangers at Bournemouth, Might have seen u.

Went to BOH yesterday and saw the following:

G-CEAC
G-CEAF
G-CEAI
G-CEAG
G-GPFI (No engines)
G-AZMF(no engines)
G-BDXE
G-BDXF (One door taped up)
G-BDXG (No engines)
G-CCMA

TNT - OO-TZA
TNT - EC-HVZ

IBERIA - 727 - EC-CFI
IBERIA - 727 - EC-DDX

PRIVET - 727 - 94-SKI
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Hope this helps u

Euro

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When was the last time u went?
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:04 am

I don't go around BOH that much to be honest. Last time I went was during easter, a friend and I visited the Museum and stayed around to check the movements... nothing major really just choppers and some GA. but while i was in the museum i heard on the ATC feed a ryanair being cleared for takeoff and later on a BA 733 arrived!!.

I should go sometime. maybe next or the other sunday

Cheers

MIAspotter

P.S. at around what time does the FR 732s depart BOH?
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:34 am

You can check ever day for every flight on the page below

www.flybournemouth.com

or

http://www.flybournemouth.com/live-flights/departures.php

http://www.flybournemouth.com/live-flights/arrivals.php

Times for yesterday (Saturday)

Departures

Dublin 10:50
Jersey 12.00
Prestwick 14.00
Guernsey 14.40
Alicante 15.45
Palmermo 16.15 (Excel Airways)
Dublin 1920

Arrivels

Alderney 09.40
Dublin 10.25
Guernsey 11.30
Girona 13.35
Jersey 14.10
Palma 14.20
Dublin 18.55
Alicante 21.45

Hope this helps

Any more info u want post a message!

Euro

P.S

Where in Dorset do u live then?
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:54 am

Oh poo.

Shame that, but guess who's holding out for one now! Big grin  Big grin (cough*sig*cough)
 
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:48 pm

"I will be flying from BOH to GRO on december!"

You'll be on a PIK-based 738 (routes PIK-BOH-GRO-BOH-PIK).

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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:14 pm


Is it just that route?

I passed Luton on Saturday and saw a RYR -200 landing on R/W24.
 
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:48 pm

Cool, can't wait to see the Dreamliner scheme at LTN!

On a side note, did anyone see the USAir 757 at Luton the other day??

Brett

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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:36 am

Delboy,

You must have mistaken the Ryanair on Saturday; there were only 800s flying about. And if I remember correctly, Luton were using 08 for the majority of Saturday's ops.

It's a lovely aircraft, but shame about the engines. On a cold morning, with the wind from the east, it was possible to hear the -200s departing from Luton off 08, from Leighton Buzzard. Leighton Buzzard is arround 12 miles west of the airport.

It's surprising that they got away with it for as long as they did. And if only those RYR pilots would stick to the instrument departure routing....

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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:30 am

Pe@rson cheers for the info!

European, I live right in Bournemouth! near Ensbury Park! in fact I can actually see planes taking off from BOH and obviously hear the -200 as they blast away.

Cheers

MIAspotter
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RE: Luton Bids Farewell To Ryanair's 737-200's!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:49 am

Yes the US Airways 757 is still at Luton Airport, see it out on the ramp today, it is carrying a UK reg G-OOBJ pretty certain it is going to First Choice Airways.

Dreamliner was at Luton today also, see it 4 times looks lovely up close!

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