|Quoting A342 (Reply 2):|
A 733G ? Must be a typo, they mean the 733, right ?
And 134 seats in a MD-88 sounds very comfy !
733G is an internal DL
code (its not a 73G or 737-700) - DL
uses the 737-300G for its 733s with a glass cockpit. DL
has two sets of 733s, one with older mechanical instruments, those being the aircraft that DL
acquired in the Western Airlines merger. When Western ordered its early build 737-300s (which are older than some of the 732s in the DL
fleet), it specified mechanical instruments (as did US) for commonality with their 732 fleet......at DL
these are the 733s. DL
picked up additional 733s on the secondhand market (mainly from Germania I think) and these aircraft have the newer, and now more common, glass cockpits....at DL
these are the 733Gs, G being for glass cockpit.
It is widely expected that DL
will terminate the leases on the 733Gs - its a small subfleet and, from what we have heard, the lease rates are rather high.