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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:10 am

The 732 is one of my favorite aircraft. It was that plane that got me hooked on aviation when I took my first ever flight on one back in June 92, ORD-IAD on UAL.

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:38 am

Have to stand up for the 732. NJ 732's took me all over the US. They will always hold a soft spot in my heart.

Do you think UPS or Fedex will give them a new lease on life as freighters in the future?
 
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:36 pm

While I absolutely respect our ever decreasing fleet of -200's for their incredible contribution to this company, I have to agree with 737DOC, gimmie the NG ANY day. As far as being fun to fly, well, once you're cleared for the visual approach it's a fine machine, prior to that however.......
Maybe (probably) I'm just getting lazy in my age, but I love the technology that the NG brings to the table, not to mention the performance. Many a day I can recall having to leave 20 pax behind on a 90 degree day in ABQ because the old girl just couldn't haul the load for the 80 minute flight to LAS. Yes, and then the joys of setting TO thrust, only to grow a beard waiting (hoping) for the worlds fastest tricycle to get airborne. Do I love em'? Sure, but only for they DID for us, not what they're doing.  Big grin
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:41 pm

Yes, its a favorable aircraft. I'm gald to see it still operating in mainline colors as other aircraft of its era (B727,747-1/200,DC-9) being put out to pasture.
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:22 pm

I think Fat Albert is too stubby to look particularly good. But it works. My first flight in a 732 was in April 1972, FRA-HAM on Lufthansa. My last was in June 2001, VFA-HRE on Air Zimbabwe. I'll admit to being a little nervous about flying an old bird on a 3rd-world airline, but the flight was uneventful. I like watching the thrust reversers. BTW, I noticed that the thrust reverser sections of 732's I rode in since, oh, about the late 70s, are longer than the earlier models. I don't know the reasons for this.


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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:44 am

Thanks for all the comments on the 732, it seems as though it holds a favourable place in many people's hearts, not just mine.

Keep those comments (and photo's) coming if you haven't posted already.

Incidentally, I will be flying the 732 tomorrow with Ryanair on Leeds/Bradford-Dublin and as usual will be sitting near the rear to watch those thrust reversers in action on landing!


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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:48 am

I do not like the 200's. they are loud and rattle like they're going to fly to pieces on take off.
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:07 am

I love the 732. I would fly that over the A320 anyday! Personally, I don't like Airbus at all! I think Delta Express was my favorite operator of the 732. Although DLX is will soon be gone, I'm glad Delta decided to transfer a lot of their 732s in mainline service. I liked DLX, but I'm looking forward to Song!

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:52 am

My first 732 flight was CO from TPA-EWR back in 1991. It was also my third flight ever.


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But I'll always remember the Vanguard 732s. I HATED those little pieces of $#@!!!!!!! Tempestuous, always breaking down, MELs constantly being added, bin nets always falling apart... They were the worst pieces of garbage ever inflicted upon an LCC!

Especially 620PC, 603PC, 005 WM, and 912MA.


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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:47 pm

I had flown on all WAL's three liveries. WAL 737-247 - my ALL TIME FAVORITE. No questions.


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When I flew on A320/A319, I soon realized I surely MISS 737-200's even more. It is going to be very hard to tell our little kids how much 737 can be fun to ride compare to newer and boring plane like A320 family. And A320's tiny windows a big turn off too.
 
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:54 pm

I like all Boeing products. I actually like seeing the clam shell reverser work. I will miss the distinct whine of Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines and earth-shaking rumble they produce at take off power.

It is a rugged airplane. Alaska is using 732-combis if I am not mistaken.

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:09 am

I've only flown on the 737-200 on 4 segments with Copa Airlines on the SJU-PTY-CUN-PTY-SJU route . I loved the powerfull takeoff and on landing I loved to watch the reverse thrust upon landing.
I wish I could have flown more often on such an amazing aircraft .

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:16 am


The 732, or FLUF (Fat Little Ugly F*cker) or Pig. Love that plane. Love the fact that its powered by JT8's and their signature whine. The fact that the its noisy, and the reverser buckets that deploy on landing. Awesome little plane. I'm going to really miss it when its gone.

 
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:09 am

I've always thought of 737-200's as old school planes. And when I think old school, I think of 727's... which I much prefer over 737-200's. Give me a 737 NG anyday!!!
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:53 am

Funny thing is,I didn't care for them until they were gone from UA's fleet. I only flew on 1 that I know of,N994UA. ROC-ORD June 2001. There was no audio and the ash trays were screwed shut. I've noticed that Ryan is running -200's to ACY on Casino charters now and then from here. (ROC) We also see them for Hockey team charters over the winter. I aslo missed a Casino Express -200 a couple months ago.
It's a real rarity to see -200's anymore!
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 2:18 am

The first time I flew on a jet aircraft was Frontier's 732 - DEN to ABQ. As a kid, I thought this plane was huge, and I used to love watching them while changing planes at Stapleton.

When not in use, the middle seats would be folded down to simulate a first class middle armrest to put your drinks, etc.

Oh how I long for the day when the skies were truly Friendly!
 
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:20 am

Ah old Frontier!! I was at RAP couple of times and love the old dark green cheatline along with golden thin line. I can see cool logo of golden fish with harpoon on tail barely above of the airport roof - sight from parking lot. I sure miss that old Frontier.

 
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:50 am

The 737-200 is my favorite older aircraft. It's loud, but it takes off like a rocket and the thrust reversers are fun to watch when landing!

I've flown on the 732 more times than I can remember now. And I've had many fond memories of my flights on this aircraft type, too. I've flown on them with CP Air, Canadian, Pacific Western (PWA), Zip, Air Canada, and WestJet. Most recently, I flew on a WestJet 732. That was Flight 33 from YEG to YYC over two weeks ago on July 7.


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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:02 am


I think it has the most ugly designed engines in the universe. Sorry
 
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:09 am

Ugly? Well, all opinions varies, I still think it has better looking than Dassault Mecure!! Go JT8D!!
 
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:09 am

Hope I never have to fly one one again.
Noisy little pigs.
Much prefer(red) DC-9s.
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:12 am

I like the baby Boeing a lot. Always thought it looked a bit fat but those engines tucked under the wings was cool. Personally, I always liked the DC-9's 2-3 seating but the 732 was a unique plane to fly on (sure is noisy behind those engines). Here is my 732 history (not quite as extensive as some of you):
2x in 1993 with DL

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:13 am

I like the 737-200! Loud, bumpy, cumbersome....A different feeling than the 300/400/500. I especially like to sit aft of the wings and watch the thrust reverser buckets of the Pratt & Whitney's deploy on landing. These sure do make the fuselage aft of the wings pretty sooty!

I used to love hearing the Air California, United, Western, Continental, America West and Southwest 737-200's leaving their noise footprint when departing ONT and turning northeast over the San Gabriel Mountains. I'll never forget that sound!

Thankfully, Aloha still flies them quite often!

I will admit that I like the "wooing" or "howling" noise the 300/400/500's CFM International engines make during idle or spooling up. I've flown the 700 once and can't remember if the engines made the same distinctive noise.

All in all, the 737-200....a classy aircraft.

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:16 am

Together with Turbotrent and Apuneger, I just flew EDI-DUB-EDI on FR 732, just for the fun to fly on a real 737!

My first flight was on a B732 (Malev, HA-LEC, BRU-BUD), and since than, I love this nice jet.

In the back it is a bit noisy, but in front, nothing can beats the screaming of those engines! The same if you spot this aircraft from outside.

Favourite B732: Malev.

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:20 am

Actually, I'm ashamed to admit it, but I left my wife for a 732. I must say, however, that I've never looked back since.

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:23 am

Very classy Air California...


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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:59 am

I love the 732 too! I feel like I'm on a rocketship when I fly on one!

(This thread is getting way too long)
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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:19 am

I can't say I like it nor can I say I hate it. Only flown on an AQ 732 flight (HNL-KOA / KOA-HNL). Did this routing twice. It wasn't anything special but it did get me there in one piece. It still beats NWs DC-9s.

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:22 am

well there is only one awnser to that,
its a plane aint it? well if yes then I LOVE it

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RE: Tell Me If You Love The B737-200

Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:46 am

I have flown WA737-247 frequently between PIR-FSD through all type of weather - snowstorms, thunderstorms, strong crosswind, sunny, rainy, etc - it brought me A to B and every flights are all memorables.

There is an article about 737-200 and many pilots choose 732 as most forgiving plane.

Noisy? So what! That's a REAL plane flying. I have gone CRAZY in those newer and "damn quiet as library". I have hard time understood those flyers who would complain about noisy planes compare to annoying motorcycles or lawn mower!?

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