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Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:24 am

According to reports by Reuters, Air France on monday (11JUN07) said it has retired its last Boeing 737 fleet as the 737 completed its last flight.

The airline operated as many as 50 units in the late 90s.

The 737s were, and are, replaced by the A318, 319, 320, 321, which AF has 145 units as of 31MAR07.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...07_L11816424&type=comktNews&rpc=44
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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:27 am

Which route did the last AF 737.
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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:37 am

Just got home - CDG - Turino TRN

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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:42 am

Congrats. We will miss them. I know 1/3 of the 735's is going to AR.

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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:43 am

End of an era, I always liked the classic Boeings (707, 727, 737) in Air France livery......BA will be next European major to phase out their 737s followed by LH in a few years.
But technically AF keeps flying the 737 with KLM  Smile
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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:47 am

AF1703 Turin to Paris was the last flight for Boeing 737-500, as per AF press release.

Interestingly AF called 737-300/-400/-500 as 737NG.
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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:43 am

 
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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:53 pm

I believe that the final flight arrived in CDG on Sunday evening from DUS. I was thinking of going on this flight, just to be on the final flight, but the ticket was way too expensive, and I would not have had a train to Brussels. I would have had to stay in CDG overnight.

That's right. Air France itself has no more 737's. Next to go will be the 747-400 in pax version.

Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
But technically AF keeps flying the 737 with KLM

And CSA. CSA still has 737 400 and 500 Series.

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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:56 pm

Great aircraft did a great job for AF.

Flown in 2001 with them!
 
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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting American 767 (Reply 7):
I believe that the final flight arrived in CDG on Sunday evening from DUS. I was thinking of going on this flight, just to be on the final flight, but the ticket was way too expensive, and I would not have had a train to Brussels. I would have had to stay in CDG overnight.

No, the final flight was CDG-TUR F-GJND and I was on it!  cloudnine 

As a matter of fact, there were about 25 AF employees and guests. The TUR station chief brought a huge cake for us. Of course, some things never go according to plan. The earlier rotation (Regional flight w/a fokker 100) had a pretty serious mechanical breakdown and they all boarded the final flight to CDG - including the entire Regional crew. Champaign for everybody and the traditional water cannon salute awaited us as we pulled up to Concourse D.......

As we left, I took one last picture and said goodbye  cry 

When we went up to the 6th floor of AF HQ, we glimpsed her again being hauled off to the hangars to be stripped down before being sent to her new owners.

The end of an era but I was really glad to have been there.

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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:36 am

Quoting N1786b (Reply 9):
No, the final flight was CDG-TUR F-GJND and I was on it!

Right.
But at the time I wrote that post about the last B737 flight, it was scheduled to be on Sun.10th, from DUS.
It was later changed for June 11th, a monday, with more people at work at CDG to celabrate this last flight.
 
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RE: Air France Completes Last B737 Flight

Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:48 am

Quoting American 767 (Reply 7):
And CSA. CSA still has 737 400 and 500 Series.

AF doesn't own CSA
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