xcltflyboy
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US 737-300s Retired?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:31 pm

I noticed on the Boyd Group's Aviation Hot Flash that US has retired all of their 733s: "Winding Down The Fleet-Type - Apparently, US Airways has retired the last of its 737-300 fleet...." http://www.aviationplanning.com/HotFlash.htm

Also, Airfleets.net shows no 733's "active" for US. http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/US%20Airways.htm

However, US's website shows a 733 operating CLT - PIT (flt 1904) as of today and several future random dates I checked.

So....have all the -300's been retired or not?
 
Thomas_Jaeger
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:37 pm

We still show four: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/airline.php?cha=US :
N529AU
N530AU
N531AU
N574US

I have checked and all of them seem to have at least operating some flights in the last five days or so.
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xcltflyboy
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:46 pm

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 1):

Thanks for the feedback. Seems like the Boyd Group and Airfleets.net may have "jumped the gun" on reporting all -300s as retired at this point.
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:55 pm

I saw two of them with my own eyes parked at gates on Concourse B (IIRC) at CLT this past weekend. I actually wondered at the time how long those old birds would last.
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:09 pm

Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

Last flights will be

CLE-CLT, flight 941
CLT-ALB, flight 1494
ALB-CLT, flight 1915
CLT-RDU, flight 1915
RDU-CLT, flight 1611
E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/77W/319/320/321/333/343
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:36 pm

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):
CLT-RDU, flight 1915
RDU-CLT, flight 1611

Maybe it's because I'm from NC, but never understood why US never did the following:

CLT-RDU Flt 919
RDU-CLT Flt 704

only the two largest area codes in the state! How absolutely AWESOME would that be? Making them permanent flight numbers!!!!
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:39 pm

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):

Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

It's funny that the thought of airliners being retired makes me a little sad. Here's hoping they have a little life left somewhere in the world.  
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:03 am

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):
Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

Wow, just three days short of a year from when the West 737s were retired.

Here's a video of 156 being scrapped at Goodyear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imE4hYiIdzs
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:32 am

I just flew on N529AU a few days ago on a scheduled 734 flight.

They're still hanging in there and they're not "tired"--23ish years old isn't THAT old.
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:34 pm

I don't mind the 734s. All of them have been refreshed with new leather seat covers with more cushioning, and a few have new "swoosh" sidewalls.

They aren't any different comfort wise than similar old aircraft, like AAs/DLs MadDogs..
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:36 am

US Airways' 734s rank among the most uncomfortable aircraft flying for a major US airline. Has nothing to do with aircraft age and everything to do with 30" pitch. I dread those things but unfortunately they're the predominant US mainline aircraft type at my home airport of BDL.
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:35 pm

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 4):
Last day for these tired birds is 11/26.

Last flights will be

CLE-CLT, flight 941
CLT-ALB, flight 1494
ALB-CLT, flight 1915
CLT-RDU, flight 1915
RDU-CLT, flight 1611

You forgot:

CLTPIT 755am-919am
PITCLT 1030am-1202pm
CLTPVD 225pm-417pm
PVDCLT 452pm-710pm
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:03 pm

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 10):

Ah come on its very comfortable. Seriously it's not like your on the plane for 4 hours
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:17 am

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 10):
US Airways' 734s rank among the most uncomfortable aircraft flying for a major US airline. Has nothing to do with aircraft age and everything to do with 30" pitch.

They aren't that bad. I about 6ft2in and I don't have a problem with them.
E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/77W/319/320/321/333/343
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:29 am

If 30" pitch is acceptable to you, then yes they are very comfortable airplanes. Doesn't work for me at 6' 4", however.
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:08 am

Can somebody help explain this then:

I'm looking for ways to get frm NYC to MYR on January 25 and on United's webiste it shows a US Airways flights from MYR-CLT operated by a Boeing 737-300? I know they'll be retired by then (I think?) so what would they fly in there i it's place? a -400? Also, why would the website say it was a -300 if they are to be retired by then?>
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:40 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):

It's a placeholder schedule that's loaded over a year out. It'll probaby be corrected within the next month as they finalize the next round of flight schedule updates.
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:52 am

For amusement purposes, what magnitude of hours and cycles have these to be retired B733 frames achieved..??
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:25 am

Quoting wn676 (Reply 16):
It's a placeholder schedule that's loaded over a year out. It'll probaby be corrected within the next month as they finalize the next round of flight schedule updates.

Right, make sense. Thanks!
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:44 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):
I'm looking for ways to get frm NYC to MYR on January 25 and on United's webiste it shows a US Airways flights from MYR-CLT operated by a Boeing 737-300? I know they'll be retired by then (I think?) so what would they fly in there i it's place? a -400? Also, why would the website say it was a -300 if they are to be retired by then?>

I'm not sure what time of the day your flight is showing but on 25JAN these are the MYR CLT flights:

2278 MYR CLT 0530 0632 CR7
2648 MYR CLT 0700 0804 CR9
2280 MYR CLT 0935 1044 CR7
2690 MYR CLT 1110 1217 CR9
2202 MYR CLT 1237 1339 CR7
2219 MYR CLT 1425 1524 CR7
2634 MYR CLT 1555 1658 CR9
1007 MYR CLT 1759 1857 319
3280 MYR CLT 1950 2059 E75
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:21 pm

Quoting cf6ppe (Reply 17):

Anywhere from 42,000 to 47,000 cycles and around 65,000 to 69,000 hours.
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:05 pm

Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 19):

It was showing as flight 1507, Arriving in MYR around noon.
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 5):

Maybe it's because I'm from NC, but never understood why US never did the following:

CLT-RDU Flt 919
RDU-CLT Flt 704

Well, currently US919 operates STL-PHX on so-called FLEX days in PHX (random days where they add two extra banks of flights at night), and US 704 operates DFW-CLT-FRA (formerly PHX-PHL-FRA).
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:28 pm

How is US filling the lost capacity? New aircraft or shrinking the airline a bit for now?
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:45 pm

Quoting lat41 (Reply 23):
How is US filling the lost capacity? New aircraft or shrinking the airline a bit for now?

New A321 deliveries

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 21):
Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 19):

It was showing as flight 1507, Arriving in MYR around noon.

With that arrival time sounds like it will go to CR7 and in MYR turn to 2202 MYR CLT at 12:37
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:58 am

Does anyone know where N574US is right now? It seems to have been retired from the fleet by now.
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:16 am

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 25):
Does anyone know where N574US is right now? It seems to have been retired from the fleet by now.

It is a RON in PBI tonight, operating US1690 on 24OCT PBI-CLT then it will become a spare in CLT
 
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RE: US 737-300s Retired?

Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:20 am

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 25):
Does anyone know where N574US is right now? It seems to have been retired from the fleet by now.
It's a RON in PBI tonight. Operated flight 1009 from CLT.

Beat me to it.

[Edited 2012-10-24 00:21:40]
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