Notar520AC
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The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:42 pm

Hey all-

Well, will be traveling to CHS over spring break using our SkyMiles. DL emailed me our itinerary, so of course the first thing I do is go look up the a/c types. We're booked on #856 from ATL_CHS. Is that a/c type right???

ok the picture isn't working- it says we're booked #856 on the 25th of March, ATL_CHS, on a 737-200. Any input?

[Edited 2006-02-24 08:43:10]
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:52 pm

Yes it is a 737-200, thats what the 73S stands for.
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:37 am

They're not all retired yet?
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting Notar520AC (Thread starter):
Hey all-

Well, will be traveling to CHS over spring break using our SkyMiles. DL emailed me our itinerary, so of course the first thing I do is go look up the a/c types. We're booked on #856 from ATL_CHS. Is that a/c type right???

ok the picture isn't working- it says we're booked #856 on the 25th of March, ATL_CHS, on a 737-200. Any input?

DL flies that oil burner in here to DAB I think twice daily, and they use those ridiculously Stage III Uncompliant wonders of 60's technology into Cleveland I think 3 or 4 times a day.
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:45 am

Quoting RiddlePilot215 (Reply 3):
and they use those ridiculously Stage III Uncompliant wonders of 60's technology into Cleveland I think 3 or 4 times a day.

If they were "uncompliant" we wouldn't be allowed to fly them.
 
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:55 am

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 4):
Quoting RiddlePilot215 (Reply 3):
and they use those ridiculously Stage III Uncompliant wonders of 60's technology into Cleveland I think 3 or 4 times a day.

If they were "uncompliant" we wouldn't be allowed to fly them.

Compliant or not they are noisy and kick ass.
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:17 am

A 737-200 is the World War II Jeep of passenger travel. So is a Douglas DC-9. The fact that so many are in passenger service after so many years and cycles is astounding.

I flew HNL-ITO last August roundtrip and enjoyed the ambience of this battle-tested beast. It was old, and I felt like I was in a time warp, but like a fine wine, it had aged gracefully and got me to my destination as surefootedly as a camel crossing the Gobi desert.

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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:32 am

Haha alright! I'll make sure to do a trip report! Thanks all.
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:43 am

Quoting Notar520AC (Reply 2):
They're not all retired yet?

DL still owns something like 80 73S's...the largest single current owner of the aircraft in the entire world i believe.

can anyone else refute or confirm that fact.
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:53 am

Quoting Notar520AC (Reply 7):
DL still owns something like 80 73S's...the largest single current owner of the aircraft in the entire world i believe.

Yes, I'll refute it. DL only ever owned/leased 52 737-200's. Many of them have been retired.
 
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:05 am

The 732's are paid off therfore they are still hanging around. Eventually they will all be gone, but until them enjoy. We were parked next to one in HSV a couple of weeks ago when working a trip out of CVG.



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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:01 am

Quoting RiddlePilot215 (Reply 3):
they use those ridiculously Stage III Uncompliant wonders of 60's technology

It's called a "hush kit". They are 100% compliant....rattletraps, but compliant.
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
Compliant or not they are noisy and kick ass

We sure like the little pig! F Class was dreamy in row 2. I miss this bird here in GRR, and yes that a/c does kick ass.
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RE: The Delta 732 Situation & My Flight

Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:09 am

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 9):

Yes, I'll refute it. DL only ever owned/leased 52 737-200's. Many of them have been retired.

Yeah, I think i overstated it with the "80" haha...but I seem to remember reading somewhere that they still had 50+ of the 200's...

could be wrong of course.
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