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Janet 736?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:46 pm

I was in LAS this past weekend and I saw several Janet 736s coming and going. Just curious as to why 736s are used instead of more popular 737 models.
 
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Re: Janet 736?

Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:57 am

Cheap and plenty of room for the traffic they serve. Pretty quick flights, too.
 
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Re: Janet 736?

Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 am

Perhaps because they replaced 732s and are (roughly) the same capacity/size?
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Re: Janet 736?

Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:59 pm

From what I can tell (please correct me if I'm wrong), the Janet equipment is USAF-owned but operated by a contractor. So the airframes are subject to government acquisition, and they care about very different things than any airline.

Do you need something about 100 seats, very low acquisition cost, not terribly out of date (like a DC-9), and are so-so on fuel efficiency? You need look no further than 736. I would have voted for the Fokker 100, but there was probably a buy-American clause in there as well.

Looks like they are 737-66N, which is the GECAS customer code. Does anyone know if these were bought used and who was the previous operator?
 
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Re: Janet 736?

Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:05 pm

weren't these bought second hand from a Chinese airline?
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Re: Janet 736?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:51 am

smithbs wrote:
Looks like they are 737-66N, which is the GECAS customer code. Does anyone know if these were bought used and who was the previous operator?


Used. IIRC - and I'm not bothering to check - they came from Braathens SAFE (could be wrong about that one).
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Re: Janet 736?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:24 am

FlyHossD wrote:
smithbs wrote:
Looks like they are 737-66N, which is the GECAS customer code. Does anyone know if these were bought used and who was the previous operator?


Used. IIRC - and I'm not bothering to check - they came from Braathens SAFE (could be wrong about that one).


You’re very wrong about that one. They are all ex Air China and China Southwest.
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