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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:17 pm

Good Afternoon,

As I understand it, Delta acquired the 737-700s for certain routes that required higher performance. I know they operate ATL-EYW, ATL-SXM, and ATL-MHTG. I'm just curious as to what other routes these birds tend to frequent?
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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:18 pm

They use them heavily out of SNA as well. Most SNA routes are 73Gs.
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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:03 pm

Delta will be using 1 of them for a seasonal 2nd daily frequency on ATL-GUA aswell. They sometimes use them for flights from ATL-JFK, but most are for international flying with a few domestic rotations.


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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:10 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 1):

Well, most of Delta's SNA-ATL flights are 73Gs, but they have added at least one 757 in the mix. The SNA-MSP/SLC flights are A320s and A319s.

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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:08 pm

Please note that the code for a 737-700 with winglets is 73W instead of 73G   
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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:22 pm

They also operate them ATL-ANU/SMF/RDU/CHS and JFK-ANU.
I'm sure I have missed some. They used to operate it on ATL-Barbados, but they no longer appear to operate that route.
 
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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:41 pm

They often come up in ATL-IAD flights as well.
 
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Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:44 pm

TGU gets it the 73G. Don't know if it is daily
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:56 pm

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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:29 pm

I have been on a DL 73W ATL-MEX flight before too.
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:34 pm

I have been on the 737W on the JFK - BOG - ATL routes. Does anyone know when the 757 is back into BOG ?
 
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:36 pm

I changed my comment because I overlooked that EYW was mentioned in the initial post. However if the numbers I found are accurate, EYW would have some awesome takeoff/landings in a 73G. Their runway (I believe) is about 4800' compared to SNA's which is roughly 5100'. Here is a video I found of an EYW landing on a DL 73G. The pilot puts it down pretty fast.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yTefCX3H08

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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:43 pm

I flew a 73W ATL-IAH a few yrs ago. Very comfortable ride especially with the ptv's.
 
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:21 pm

Quoting LoveJT8D (Reply 11):
EYW would have some awesome takeoff/landings in a 73G. Their runway (I believe) is about 4800' compared to SNA's which is roughly 5100'.

EYW is 4801' compared to 5701' at SNA, not 5100'.

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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:38 pm

[quote=LoveJT8D,reply=11]I changed my comment because I overlooked that EYW was mentioned in the initial post. However if the numbers I found are accurate, EYW would have some awesome takeoff/landings in a 73G. Their runway (I believe) is about 4800' compared to SNA's which is roughly 5100'. Here is a video I found of an EYW landing on a DL 73G. The pilot puts it down pretty fast.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yTefCX3H08[/quo
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Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:44 pm

One is scheduled for April on EWR-ATL.
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:08 am

Quoting FX1816 (Reply 13):

EYW is 4801' compared to 5701' at SNA, not 5100'.

Are there any runways in the U.S. shorter than EYW with scheduled service by 737-sized aircraft?
 
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:20 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 16):
Quoting FX1816 (Reply 13):
EYW is 4801' compared to 5701' at SNA, not 5100'.
Are there any runways in the U.S. shorter than EYW with scheduled service by 737-sized aircraft?

No I don't believe so.

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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:12 am

Quoting highliner2 (Thread starter):
operate ATL-EYW

I flew in and out of EYW a couple years ago on an ASA CR7 and even that was weight restricted to 60 passengers and even then we still used every single inch of that runway. I can't imagine what it would be like to fly on a 73G in and out of there. Is the 73G able to operate with a full load of passengers to EYW?
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:19 am

Quoting m11stephen (Reply 18):

The size of the aircraft doesn't necessarily determine how much unway is needed for its operations. SDU is a popular airport, serviced by various aircraft types including the 73G and A319. Its longest runway is 4,300ft.
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:19 am

Didn't DL downgauge ATL-SNA-ATL flights to the 73W mainly because it's a much more easier a/c to operate out of there than the 757s? The 700 series have proven to be very popular @ SNA. When AS received them, they began using them much more out of SNA compared to other a/c in their fleet. CO used to use them nearly exclusively until they received 738s, and believe they mainly use those to IAH, while EWR is usually flown with the 700s as are their HNL/OGG flights. I believe if they flew HNL and OGG with a 738, they would have payload restrictions out of SNA.
I could see another important reason for DL to downgauge these flights to the 73W is yields since there's a big demand for flights out of SNA going east. They can definitely command higher fares with fewer seats compared to using 757s on all rotations.
 
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:17 pm

Quoting m11stephen (Reply 18):
I flew in and out of EYW a couple years ago on an ASA CR7 and even that was weight restricted to 60 passengers and even then we still used every single inch of that runway.



Heck, I remember in 2006 when one of the flights was on a CR2. As to the 700, it's still restricted. Seats are blocked at 9F 53Y vs 9F 56Y. Have never seen them be able to send it out full with more than 50 bags on.

Quoting m11stephen (Reply 18):
I can't imagine what it would be like to fly on a 73G in and out of there. Is the 73G able to operate with a full load of passengers to EYW?



DL is up to 4x daily (3x 73W, 1x CR7) on ATL-EYW which is a HUGE upgrade from what it use to be just a couple years ago at 2x daily. There are no restrictions on passengers (seats are never blocked) but the payload margin is much thinner than other 73W routes.
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:36 am

They occasionally wind up on ATL-CMH. For a while, they would run the mid-Thursday afternoon flight on a 737-700 even though the other six days of the week would see it run using M88s or 738s.
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:45 am

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 1):
They use them heavily out of SNA as well. Most SNA routes are 73Gs.

Actually most SNA routes are A319's

SNA-MSP: 3x A319

SNA-ATL: 3x 73W 1x 319

SNA-SLC: 3x E75 2x 319
 
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:28 am

The 737-700 is one great performing airplane. It does not have much trouble going out of Key West even with full passengers since the fuel load is pretty low. The 737-700 has great range too for an aircraft of its size.

Anyone know of DL 737-700s have the short field package?
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:44 am

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 23):

SNA-MSP: 3x A319

SNA-ATL: 3x 73W 1x 319

SNA-SLC: 3x E75 2x 319

The A319 on SNA-ATL hasn't been around that long as all these flights were 73Ws or 3X 73W, and a 757 which I'm sure they will upgauge when they have marked demand during certain times of the year.

No surprise about SNA-MSP. That's a PMNW station, however, I was under the impression DL was going to be flying M90s on a good portion of their flights from MSP to the West. Is it possible DL is keeping the A319s in this market as they haven't had the demand to upgauge these flights to M90s?

SNA-SLC used to be flown with more M90s. It shows where DL did transition the M90s out of SLC and moved A319/A320s in. I am impressed to see the E75s serving this market. Definitely a nicer a/c over the CR7/CR9s. It would be great if DL brought the E75s in for routes like ONT-SLC. This would be a great a/c for BUR-SLC as well.

Quoting flymia (Reply 24):
The 737-700 is one great performing airplane. It does not have much trouble going out of Key West even with full passengers since the fuel load is pretty low. The 737-700 has great range too for an aircraft of its size.

It definitely is. These birds work well into airports with hot and high issues and long, thin routes.

ATL-BOG/UTO are both currently operated with the 73W and then upgauge to a 757 on the 7th of June for the Summer Season.
ATL-TGU is almost exclusively flown with the 73W which is one of the most challenging airports in the world to fly in and out .
 
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:53 am

In regards to SNA-ATL, Thursday 1st of March, this route sees: 4X 73W and 1X A319;
Friday 2nd of March: 4X 73W and 1X A319;
Saturday 3rd March 3X 73W and 1X 757

Thursday 7 June: 4X 73W and 1X 757
Friday 8 June: 4X 73W and 1X 757
Saturday 9 June: 3X 73W and 1X 757
 
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RE: Routes That Delta Use Their 73Gs On?

Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:26 am

I am surprised that its not used on SLC-MEX between two high elevation cities. It seems like an ideal aircraft but Delta uses the 319 instead but it seems to do just fine. What routes does DL really need the 73G for? SNA-ATL also seems like a route that would be fine with a 319 when the 757 is too big? How many routes does delta operate the plane on that couldnt be flown with the 319?

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