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Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:38 am

Does anyone know when Ryanair plan to retire the 737-200?

I am planning to take one last trip on the '200' from Bristol to Dublin in Jan or Feb 05. My purpose of this trip is solely to fly on this aircraft type (of course I except it could be changed for operational reasons at the last minute).

I would be very grateful if anyone could give me specific information regarding the retirement program and how that might effect the Bristol route.

Thanks in advance.
 
DColeMAN
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:46 am

They've started retiring them as of this month through to the end of December 2005.

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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:39 am

That's good I am thinking of doing MAN-DUB or LGW-DUB just to get on a 732!

Does anybody also know when Ryanair will be retiring the 733 ex-buzz fleet?

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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:18 am

"That's good I am thinking of doing MAN-DUB or LGW-DUB just to get on a 732!"

ok,
I think the LGW-DUB route is done by the dreamliner now...if you wat to get on a 732 in the LON area,,,I would take the last flight from STN FR295 to DUB, its sure to be operated bya 732 as the aircraft is based in DUB. most of the regional UK routes from DUB are done by the 732 now as all the 732's are overnighted in DUB but LPL is a dodgy 1 now for a 732 as iit has been announced as a base and is sure to get a 738 or 2 based there.
i know why u want to get on one though as really feel like "you are flying"
 
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:33 am

I think the LGW-DUB route is done by the dreamliner now...

EI-DCL (dreamliner) is souley based at LTN at the moment operating the LTN-DUB route.

I booked with FR to get a ride on the 200 also along with EZYAirbus, AvianceGirlUK and Ben but the 200 was taken off and replaced by the dreamliner about a week after we booked our flights, still got on the dreamliner though  Big thumbs up

your best bet is from STN / LGW / MAN to DUB to get the 200

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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:52 am

Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Damn, they'd bring back the DC-3's if they were cheaper to operate...

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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:43 pm

"your best bet is from STN / LGW / MAN to DUB to get the 200"

Yeah. From MAN the 732's operate four flights a day. There's hardly ever an equipment change so anyone wanting to fly on a '200 would be guaranteed.

Dale

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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:07 am


Just find yourself a Dublin out or Dublin based aircraft back and you should get what you want!!! Most if not all of the 732's are Dublin based!! Fully depreciated aircraft used on the most lucrative routes - Dublin based!! Must be something to do with the Irish not being a complaining nation??!!


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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:27 pm

Last flight of the day is going to a B737-800 into Manchester from 18/12/2004 so be quick!
I've one last jaunt booked 08/01/05 day trip £35! so should get a 200 one way.
 
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:14 am

KA501

I've taken a punt on the fact the '200' will be operating on the 3rd Feb from Bristol.

Even if it isn't, at £28 including taxes and credit card charges is worth it for the day trip anyway!
 
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:49 am

Ryanair operate 732's from EDI to DUB, the aircraft may not be retired until February Next year.

 
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:55 am

FR B732s will be on the DUB-EDI route till the very end. Looks like they are currently scheduled to atleast the end of the winter timetable!
 
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:02 am

With the introduction of the -800 onto a lot of the UK routes to DUB you may see a reduction in frequency e.g. BRS,EDI and EMA routes may all lose a daily flight due to the added capacity of the -800
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:19 am

With the introduction of the -800 onto a lot of the UK routes to DUB you may see a reduction in frequency e.g. BRS,EDI and EMA routes may all lose a daily flight due to the added capacity of the -800

Which begs the question of why didn't they get a smaller type as well as the B738s, B736 or B73G for example. Do they have options to allow them to switch from B738 to one of these types if needed?
 
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:38 pm

ScottishLaddie...even with switching to 738s and reducing frequency you'll still get more seats than now anyway.
No, about the options...all orders are for -800s
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:26 pm

Come on folks - all this stuff really is common knowledge.
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:47 pm

even with switching to 738s and reducing frequency you'll still get more seats than now anyway.

Typical, who gives a damn about the passengers. For more seats on the route we'll inconvenience the passengers! Who wants a reduced frequency?
Has this frequency reduction happened at other airports where the B738 is already on the DUB route, for example PIK?
 
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:53 pm

Yes: DUB-CRL is now thrice-daily (twice on Sat and Sun) from four-times-daily (reduced...) and DUB-LTN is now four-times-daily (three times on Sat and Sun) instead of five-times-daily (reduced...).

You will see more and more sales, however, as MOL has stated more than once that at least 50% of all the seats on all the flights will be 'free' or, in other words, extremely cheap.

[Edited 2004-11-26 14:56:08]
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:55 pm

Just how many different FR 732 retirement threads do we need
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:57 pm

"Just how many different FR 732 retirement threads do we need."

Exactly! :-P
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:12 pm

"Just how many different FR 732 retirement threads do we need."

We have to keep up with NW DC-9 and AI new a/c  Big thumbs up
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:29 pm

ScottishLaddie, remember EI still serve EDI-DUB offering some good fares.
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RE: Ryanair. 737-200 Retirement?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:34 am

That's true GKirk, it's a shame they don't offer a morning flight like FR currently do, it makes it virtually impossible to do EDI-DUB-US with EI.

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