MSYtristar
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Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 11:06 am

What an odd route on a 73S. Too long in my opinion. They should at least put a 733 on the route. I think that this is the longest scheduled 737-200 flight operating today in the U.S. Anybody know of a longer one?

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TWA902fly
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 11:12 am

USAir/Metrojet BOS-FLL. same for Delta Express this is reaching 3 hours long. (About 2:40 flight time)

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sn330
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:00 pm

I'd rather see that on the route rather than another MD-80 or 'gasp' rj.
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:53 pm

I believe the Delta flights from DFW to OAK are about
3:50 hrs/min. Way too long for me on a Smurf.

But Delta will replace the B737-200 pretty soon. Delta had announced a couple of weeks ago it will deploy the remaining -200's from mainline to the Express operations.
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:05 pm

I was thinking Vanguard MCI-LAX also, but that with the above mentioned routes are still shorter than DFW-OAK.

http://www.chicago.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=MCI-LAX%0D%0ABOS-FLL%0D%0ADFW-OAK%0D%0A&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=red&PATH-UNITS=mi&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:08 pm

And please spare me the 737-200 are crap routine. What is so bad about them other than they're old. I don't think they're noisy beyond reason or any more uncomfortable than any other airliner in coach class. Come on!
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:12 pm

Personally I'm an IFE freak!   So hearing any aircraft that lacks them deployed on those long flights gives me chills. Objectively speaking the 737-200 is a great and safe plane and if DL were to ever invest in putting PTVs (when pigs fly) on them I wouldn't care where they flew.
 
mls515
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:14 pm

I understand the IFE concerns, but I don's see any reason why the machine itself isn't suitable for the route.
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:58 pm

Canadian AIrlines used to fly 73S's from Montreal and Toronto to Vancouver, 5+ hour flight, so I don't thing 3:50 is that bad. CP's 73S's do have IFE, though.
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Thu Dec 14, 2000 1:26 am

Canadian still uses the 737-200 from YVR-DFW and YYZ-DFW, both are longer than DFW-OAK
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Thu Dec 14, 2000 9:45 am

I was looking at the Jan bid packet and the flight goes to a -300 next month on at least one of the flights. Those seats are just as cramped as the -200's. You're barking at the wrong dog! Try a 727 from CVG-SEA, PDX and SFO! I don't care if you love that plane in your most favorite color scheme on your favorite airline. Those seats suck and so does the plane. PIG!!!
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Thu Dec 14, 2000 10:16 am

I think Delta should for a B757 on DFW-OAK route. Flight is about 3-4 hours long.



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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Thu Dec 14, 2000 10:19 am

A little off topic, but can anyone tell me where all those Canadian 737-200's I see at LAX all the time come from?
The nearest Canaidian city I can think of is YVR, and that has to be at least a 3 or 4 hour flight away!!!!!
 
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RE: Delta 73S To Oakland...from Dfw!

Thu Dec 14, 2000 10:30 am

I agree with: Baec777xx
This summer i flew a Delta 757 from SFO-DFW, not much different in time maybe 5-15 minutes difference.
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