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What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:09 am

Ok! Yes I have said a lot of bad thing about the 737. I have few on this aircraft many time and I was not that impressed ( well I am all ways impressed when I am flying) but I want to see why so many people like this plane. So please tell me what you like about this plane. Who knows you 737 fan may win me over.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:50 am

I like 737 because they make flying more affordable (especially the classics used by LCCs).
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:43 pm

I like them because WN flies them into to TUS so I can avoid the UAX and USX regional jets for my trips to California.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:07 pm

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 2):
I like them because WN flies them into to TUS so I can avoid the UAX and USX regional jets for my trips to California.

I'd rather take a SKW CRJ700 or ASH CRJ900 over a raggedy WN 737 any day. Quieter and much faster, same seat space.

What I do like about the 737 is that it's a very good looking aircraft and safe. But as far as its ride it's very loud and good luck if you are in any type of moderate turbulence in a 737 Classic. Don't know how people fly those things coast to coast.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:16 pm

The 73 is the worlds most known airline. It helped start so many airlines, and still does now.

Its a great little workhorse, that does its job well. So well, even the early modles are still being used safely (and not so in places)

I kinda enjoyed my few flights on them, found them more noisey then the 75 and 320's im used to flying. But hey, change is good, and who cnat beat a bit of engine noise to perk your day up
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:07 pm

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
I'd rather take a SKW CRJ700 or ASH CRJ900 over a raggedy WN 737 any day. Quieter and much faster, same seat space.

....faster? WN's -700s and retrofitted -300's certainly are far from 'raggedy', and have more pitch than the CRJs you mentioned.
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Ok! Yes I have said a lot of bad thing about the 737. I have few on this aircraft many time and I was not that impressed ( well I am all ways impressed when I am flying) but I want to see why so many people like this plane. So please tell me what you like about this plane. Who knows you 737 fan may win me over.

Depends on what airline you're on. Some 737's have IFE. US Airways has 757 style CRT's mounted on the cieling. They show movies on longer flights.

The WN 737's have leather seats.

The UA 737's have Channel 9.

The 737 is my favourite b/c I know that I will always get to my destination. The dispatch reliability is EXCELLENT compared to the competition.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:25 am

powerful takeoffs. plus the fact that they make flying cheaper  Smile
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:59 am

love to look at the cute winglets!
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:36 am

I've flown CO 737s the most, usually the -800. I have never had any complaints. I'm 6' so I'd take the 737 over an ERJ-135/145 any day.
I'm on a -800 on the return leg of a CLE-EWR trip in two weeks. I'm more excited about the flight there, as its on a 757-200.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:03 am

Love the look of the eyebrows and the winglets.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:46 am

Durability, versatility, and I'm sure numerous more words that end in "ility."
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:55 am

Didn't care much for the 732 model; much prefered North Central DC-9-30/50 than an UA or Western 732, just felt cramped and at my height every inch is important. For some reasons I felt I had more room in the later models 733 to current. It does look like power/speed while its just sitting still.

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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:47 am

Maintenance Assessability  Smile
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:47 am

The only B737s I like are the NGs. They are very nice planes. I'm just ambivalent about the Classics and no fan of the 100/200 types.

B736, B73G, B738.. are my absolute favorites in the series while B739 is my least favorite, as it is usually with me and the longest stretch. I prefer the B752 over B753. B772 over B773.. Although I prefer the B764 over all the others!

So why do I like the B737NG? It is beautiful plane, it is quiet and is just the right size for quick boarding and de-boarding.

Five to six hour flights is pushing it with those types, but they're perfect on 1 to four hour flights!

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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
Maintenance Assessability

See what I mean!
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting Asturias (Reply 14):
I'm just ambivalent about the Classics and no fan of the 100/200 types.

I'm a big fan of the 100/200 classics. Of all of the aircraft during thrust reverse, the classic is the most spectacular.


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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:55 am

I grew up when Boeing jetliners were taking over air travel from their piston powered ancestors. The 707 had an aura that I found very appealing. To me it looked sleek and feline, powerful yet subtle, sort of the Audrey Hepburn of the air. (Those of you who don't know who Audrey Hepburn was, rent "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and you'll see what I mean). The 720 continued that look and the 727 brought it to a new level. The first 737s were very stubby and almost roly-poly in appearance, but as the series grew through the classic series and now NG, the things that made me fall for the 707 were rekindled. I like the 737 because it has kept many visual elements of that first Boeing jetliner. It's a link to the past that just gets better with age. As far as I'm concerned, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:54 am

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 17):
I grew up when Boeing jetliners were taking over air travel from their piston powered ancestors. The 707 had an aura that I found very appealing. To me it looked sleek and feline, powerful yet subtle, sort of the Audrey Hepburn of the air. (Those of you who don't know who Audrey Hepburn was, rent "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and you'll see what I mean). The 720 continued that look and the 727 brought it to a new level. The first 737s were very stubby and almost roly-poly in appearance, but as the series grew through the classic series and now NG, the things that made me fall for the 707 were rekindled. I like the 737 because it has kept many visual elements of that first Boeing jetliner. It's a link to the past that just gets better with age. As far as I'm concerned, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

But the 737 got a short wing span and only two engines.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:15 am

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 18):
But the 737 got a short wing span and only two engines.

I believe he is referring to the fuselage; the 737 has the same cross section and nose as the 707.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:59 pm

N231YE is correct, but only partially.

The 707-720-727-737 family also have the quality of being lower to the ground. The best comparison I can think of is a cat stalking its prey, a combination of beauty and pent up power just waiting to be released. The early DC8s always appeared ungaingly to me and the A318, 318 and 320 seem to be like birds on stilts. I guess that to my eye their proportions are not quite right. However, the A321 looks OK as do the stretch DC8s.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:16 pm

The look of the nose. Like the B707... another era in short.


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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:52 pm

Deboarding it  duck 
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:30 pm

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 22):
Deboarding it

 highfive 

I don't really have anything much that I like about the 737, but if I had to pick anything, it would be the engine sounds. Now, if it was a 737-100/200, then I'll glue myself to the seat!
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 8):
love to look at the cute winglets!

Have to agree there FlyboyOz, 737 blended winglets do look cool. I especially have a thing for SouthWest 737-700's with winglets. Something about that paint scheme appeals to me.

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I also like the "hunkered" down stance of a heavily loaded 737. Most of all, I like being confronted with this view when I stand up in the wheel well.

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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:55 am

I like how it is the only in-production Boeing narrowbody, because:
- My routes don't get widebodies
- It's much more comfortable than RJs and usually have better service
- Men can actually stand up comfortably in the lavs!

As for the 737 v. the A320, I enjoy flights on both, but there are two reasons I generally prefer the 737 from my experience:
1. A minor detail, but it's easier to find the proper row in the 737 than in the A320, where you have to bend down to find the row number on that little light.
2. I like to regionalize my experiences to where I am. Since I have never left North America, I like to fly on Boeing jets here since it (in a weird way, I know) "completes" the experience. If I choose to fly a short flight in Europe next summer, I hope it will be on the A320 series (or some other Airbus) for the same reason.

The one thing I like about the A320 over the 737 is how with the fuselage higher up, it feels like I'm in a bigger plane. However, in reality they are almost the same size inside and it doesn't otherwise offer an advantage.
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:05 pm

I like them because from a ramper view, they are low to the ground, thus eliminating the need for a belt loader when times call for it, and IMO just a fun little jet to fly in.
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:07 pm

I like t because it is not an airbus.And the 737 is alot easier to work on. yes  airplane 
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:18 pm

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 6):
US Airways has 757 style CRT's mounted on the cieling. They show movies on longer flights.

Not anymore. They took them off to save weight, since they don't fly them on longer flights anymore.

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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:13 pm

... hmm... unfortunately, the only thing I like about the B737 is the fact that I'm usually able to avoid flying on it for most of my routes, unfortunate occurances like LH changing the equipment excluded...

But if I'd have to come up with something positive, then it'd certainly be that the B737 has helped a lot of airlines get to where they are today, and it certainly deserves a prime spot in modern aviation history for that, as well as its sales numbers. Just imagine if LH hadn't pushed Boeing into building it all those years ago...  Wink
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:46 am

Quoting Leskova (Reply 29):
Just imagine if LH hadn't pushed Boeing into building it all those years ago...

There the 727 and DC-9 would be still production, or the 757-100 would been built.  Smile But on then other hand there may have been a Southwest.  Sad
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:55 am

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 30):
But on then other hand there may have been a Southwest.

What I meant to say.

But then on the other hand, there may not have been a Southwest.  Sad
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:06 pm

The power and the climb out. Like a small rocket that machine is
 
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RE: What Do You Like About The Boeing 737.

Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:42 am

Just added two more -800 flights to my list of 737 flights. I was going to fly on a 757-200 on a trip home, but I got to the airport so early I was able to go standby and got a seat on a 738

Love that plane, really comfortable. I've been stuck on a 737 for flights to California (about 6 hrs) and that just hurts. But for short flights, like CLE-EWR, the 738 is about as comfortable as it gets.

For Thanksgiving im stuck with a ERJ-135, but I return to the 737 family for my Christmas flight home. Flying on a 735 for CLE-EWR and then on the flight back to CLE I'm on the 738.

I love the look of the the WN 73G with the winglets, the CO 738s with winglets, and the CO 735s.

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