PETERMAX777
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Airtran Still Flying 737-200'S?

Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:28 pm

I was checking out flightaware early this morning and found this flight

TN464AT
AIRTRAN AIRWAYS INC (ORLANDO FL)
Aircraft Boeing 737-200 (twin-jet) [B732/Q]
Origin Laurence G Hanscom Field [KBED]
Destination Newark/New York Liberty Int'l [KEWR]
Other flights between these airports
Route BOSOX BDL IGN IGN265 FLOSI V213 SAX
Date Sunday, Mar 26, 2006
Duration 0 hours 40 minutes
Progress 31 minutes left
8 minutes


Status En Route (11 miles down; 182 miles to go)
Proposed/Assigned Actual/Estimated
Departure 11:30PM EST 12:16AM EST
Arrival 12:04AM EST 12:56AM EST
Speed 425 kts 256 kts
Altitude 30000 feet 5400 feet

ANY IDEAS WHAT OR WHO THIS IS??? THANKS

- JUSTIN
 
Cubsrule
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RE: Airtran Still Flying 737-200'S?

Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:36 pm

Looks like it's wetleased to Skyking, a charter company. Their website is at http://www.flyskyking.net.
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md90fan
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RE: Airtran Still Flying 737-200'S?

Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:36 pm

No. But in the past Airtran has flew/operated DC-9, 732 and CRJ-200's (Air Wisky). They currently have 717 and 737-700
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MrMcCoy
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RE: Airtran Still Flying 737-200'S?

Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:39 pm

Records indicate that AirTran's last B732 left service in December of 2005.

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It only takes five years to go from rumor to standard operating procedure.
 
jmhLUV2fly
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RE: Airtran Still Flying 737-200'S?

Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:19 pm

All AirTran 732's are out of revenue service and have been gone for quite some time. I am not certain of the exact time frame the type was retired, I believe it was ethier late 2000 or early 2001.
I joined the company in March of 2002 and was with them throught
April 2004, no 732's ever operated. Weather or not FL somehow is wetleasing the types, could be possible but I would say most unlikely.
But I am not totally certain, anything is possible I guess.
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Cubsrule
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RE: Airtran Still Flying 737-200'S?

Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:11 am

I should have said "dry" leased in my original post... It's Skyking crews, just an airplane that FL still owns.
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airtran737
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RE: Airtran Still Flying 737-200'S?

Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:39 am

We kept the 737-200 on the books mainly for the operating certificate. It has been leased out for quite sometime now. When we ordered the 737NG it was an easy integration because we were already certified to fly it, and our ramp training manuals all had the 737 in it already so it was a pretty seamless integration. By the way that 737-200 is pretty sweet inside. It was in MKE a couple years ago with the San Antonio Spurs and we went it it. It has old DL first class seats, nice wood grain trim, and a ton of legroom.
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