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AA 738 With Winglets

Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:52 pm

The first of what I hope to be many more arrived DFW this morning 10/29/05 for Tulsa. Just wish I had my camera.

REG NBR - N974AN
AA NBR - 3DG

10/29 - DFW-MIA-RDU-MIA-YUL
10/30 - YUL-MIA-DCA-MIA-IND
10/31 - IND-MIA-RDU-MIA-PLS
11/01 - PLS-MIA-STX-MIA-DCA
11/02 - DCA-MIA-CUN-MIA-CUR

Just a few stops over the next 5 days.

It looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the winglets is a small red/white/blue strip with AA.com just above that.
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:11 am

Cool, that's good to know - I'll catch it when it comes into MIA, should be here soon
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:11 am

It still surprises me that American neglects 738s on some of its hub- northwest routes such as PDX, not sure or not if SEA has them yet or not, I know they were/are there for the transcontinental, shit, for all I know maybe they are into PDX now...that 3 and half hour haul on the 80 is by all means very comfortable to me...and I don't mind them, noisy in the back, but if your in first, well...it Mise will be a 733 running with one engine. I know they (MD83) have quite a range, I think its a substantional amount further than the 737 classics Then again, I've heard that all AA's 800s are flying out of MIA, im sure to the hubs and then continuing out to a select number of other markets, along with the southern intl routes. Any info while we are on the topic???
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:15 am

Quoting AADFWCrewChief (Thread starter):
It looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the winglets is a small red/white/blue strip with AA.com just above that.

Sounds great, I can't wait to see the plane! I really like it when there are writings or logos on these huge 737NG winglets.

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:26 am

Flyboy80... most of the 737s are concetrated in MIA, but DFW has a sizeable operation as well. All but one or two of the DFW-LGA routes are 737s and all DFW-SNA flights are 7-3s. PDX is still all -80s and SEA is a mix of -80s and 757s. The 737s also make cameo appearances from DFW in BOS, BDL, FLL, LAX, TUL, IAH and MSP. This is by no means a complete list, but it gives you an idea.

The 737s also fly out of BOS, LGA and LAX to cities other than DFW and MIA. Again, there are probably others, this is just a rough list.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:03 am

With fuel prices the way they are, I'm sure we will begin seeing winglets on more B-737-NGs, B-757s, B-767s, MD-80s and others. I'm not just saying on AA jets, but other carriers too. Winglets give 3%-8% fuel savings. That is enough for the winglets to pay for themselves within 1-2 years.

TZ and WN have been enjoying the savings for a while now, on their B-737-700/800s.
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:15 am

Out of curiosity, what will the extended range be on the 738's with winglets? Is AA hoping to improve efficiency or extend the range for thinner South America flying, or both?
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:43 am

Quoting AADFWCrewChief (Thread starter):

10/29 - DFW-MIA-RDU-MIA-YUL
10/30 - YUL-MIA-DCA-MIA-IND
10/31 - IND-MIA-RDU-MIA-PLS
11/01 - PLS-MIA-STX-MIA-DCA
11/02 - DCA-MIA-CUN-MIA-CUR

By any chance do you have the schedule for the reminder of November? I would like to know if it is coming to CCS, so I can head down to the airport and grab some shots. Thanks!

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:58 pm

Came into MIA yesterday, landed on time but then the pilot took a wrong turn or got lost in the maze of construction going on at MIA. Went to the wrong side of E concourse, LOL, had to turn him around and get him to the right gate on the other side.

20 min taxiing around after touchdown............ Wink

Aircraft looks FABULOUS though, seeing her make the turn around E and pulling into the gate, all nice polished silver and those winglets was great.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:13 pm

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:56 pm

While I have to admit the freshly polish job looks GREAT, almost like a new airplane, I was hoping both the stripes and aa.com would have been much larger, I thought the whole point of having dot.com titles on an airplane was so people could "read" them, i.e advertising !

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:09 pm

The AA 738 with winglets looks great!

Good that AA decided to do something on the winglets also!  Smile

When will the first 752 be done?

Are they still considering them on the MD-80's?

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:53 am

Cool, I will be making a bunch of trips to the west coast real soon.
I hope, that I get to fly in it.

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:13 am

Wow that bird looks nice with winglets! any west coast routings?
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:14 am

By any chance does anyone know which flight it will be used on from MIA to RDU on the 31st? I would love to make it out to RDU to get some shots of it. Thanks for any replies.
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:22 am

Looks great!! Cant wait to fly on one soon! How many is AA planning to install w/ winglets on the 738's and 757s?

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:33 am

Darn, I will miss the CUR flight because of work!!!! AADFWCrewChief, do you have the weekend schedules for November of this winglet 737 to CUR? I'm only free on weekends but would love to photograph this very sharp looking aircraft in CUR  Smile

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:40 am

Quoting AA777 (Reply 15):
Looks great!! Cant wait to fly on one soon! How many is AA planning to install w/ winglets on the 738's and 757s?

As of right now just the one 737 and twenty 757ER. From what I've heard if the numbers on fuel savings are what the OEM says they are then more will be on the way.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:22 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
TZ and WN have been enjoying the savings for a while now, on their B-737-700/800s.

And CO too  Smile

Quoting AA777 (Reply 15):
Looks great!! Cant wait to fly on one soon! How many is AA planning to install w/ winglets on the 738's and 757s?

I think it was something like 20 752's and 1 738  Smile
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:46 am

Quoting AA777 (Reply 15):

Only 1 - 738 will have the winglets for now and as far as the 757 - 20 for sure but AA has options for 120 more for the fleet that leaves about 30 757 without winglets.

Quoting A388 (Reply 16):

I can keep checking the future routings for NOV.
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:01 am

Quoting AADFWCrewChief (Reply 19):
that leaves about 30 757 without winglets

Probably the ex-TW 757s in all likelihood
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:16 am

Quoting Rdu777 (Reply 14):
By any chance does anyone know which flight it will be used on from MIA to RDU on the 31st? I would love to make it out to RDU to get some shots of it. Thanks for any replies.

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:13 am

MAH4546,

Thanks for the help! I'm going to try to get out there for this beautiful plane. I'll also get some shots of the 767. Hope I get a chance to go.
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:17 am

I caught it today on its way out of DCA... Will upload it tonight.

Had to do a double take when I saw it, as I didn't know about this.
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:04 am

Quoting AADFWCrewChief (Reply 19):
I can keep checking the future routings for NOV.

Thank you very much AADFWCrewChief. I greatly appreciate your help. Today I photographed the flight from MIA (AA1879). I will upload the photos when my current qeue has ben screened Big grin

Best regards,

A388
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:16 am

Something tells me that AA will be invading the JFK, BOS to Europe as well as MIA to South America markets with the newly aquired 757-200, 737-800 with winglets.

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:20 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):

Yes, I really think that it would be very beneficial for AA to equip all their 738s and 752s (especially since their fleet is so large) and the 772ERs (when available) with winglets.....this will definately lower fuel costs...
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:22 am

Those winglets are beautiful!
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:38 pm

IloveBoeing.....welcome to A.net  wave   wave 
AADFWcrewChief....when will the winglets drop by into OKC,i would love to get a pic of them.?
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:16 pm

Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 28):
IloveBoeing.....welcome to A.net wave wave

Thanks for your welcome! It's great to be here!
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:15 pm

I'll keep checking the routing and post at a later date
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:24 pm

I'd think AA would want to use the 738 w/winglets on the transcons they have to save fuel. Maybe after they test them on shorter flights?

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:07 am

Lets hope we see the 757 with winglets in Latin America soon, BTW I will try to get a shot of the plane today when it lands from IND in 40 minutes.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:58 am

I've got it yesterday at DCA. Nice looking winglets. Simple, yet classy.

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:27 am

Quoting AADFWCrewChief (Reply 30):
I'll keep checking the routing and post at a later date

Here's the planned routing for the next several days:

N3DG 738W
FLT --FROM-- --TO--
849/31 MIA 1203 RDU 1339
625/31 RDU 1444 MIA 1627
625/31 MIA 1836 PLS 1947
464/01 PLS 0805 MIA 0929
695/01 MIA 1216 STX 1531
1290/01 STX 1646 MIA 1825
1290/01 MIA 2024 DCA 2225
2187/02 DCA 0750 MIA 1000
2187/02 MIA 1214 CUN 1237
2186/02 CUN 1400 MIA 1615
939/02 MIA 1803 CUR 2129
934/03 CUR 0943 MIA 1123
2173/03 MIA 1301 BZE 1351
2104/03 BZE 1511 MIA 1746
1256/04 MIA 1158 BWI 1405
1391/04 BWI 1508 MIA 1719
1204/04 MIA 1833 ATL 2008
2005/05 ATL 0914 MIA 1039
1006/05 MIA 1211 ATL 1343
1259/05 ATL 1514 MIA 1640
1216/05 MIA 1809 CLT 1944
1349/06 CLT 0649 MIA 0822
2297/06 MIA 1051 UVF 1448
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:58 pm

Thanks for the update Dc10hound. I will try to go to the airport on the 02/11/05 and hope to get a few decent shots of this beauty. Keep us updated! Big grin

Best regards,

A388
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:33 am

--WINGLET PROJECT GETS UNDERWAY IN TULSA--/
Working together to reduce fuel consumption, Tulsa mechanics have started to install winglets on 20 Boeing 757s. Winglets allow an airplane to fly a certain payload using less fuel, more payload using the same amount of fuel or the same payload farther. The one B737 to be outfitted with winglets is now in service. Operating a single B737 in addition to the B757s gives American the ability to observe the fuel-saving potential of winglets on two aircraft types without having to make a large capital commitment. Yet another strategic move: the winglets bear the AA.com logo.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:40 am

I was wondering why AA would fit only one 737 with the winglets while fitting 20 757s with the winglets for the same purpose of testing the aircraft with winglets? It will be great to see all these aircraft, don't get me wrong, but I was only wondering why these numbers. Anybody know? Is AA more interested in getting the results from the 757 to possibly install winglets on their entire 757 fleet sooner?

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:10 pm

Is there a date set on when the 1st AA 752/winglets will depart TUL. I can't believe I missed the 738 departing TUL...I sure don't want to miss the 757. One thing I did notice is the frequency of AA 75's flying into TUL.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:51 pm

AADFWCrewChief & Dc10hound,

Do you have more information about the aircraft's routing for the rest of the month? I'm particularly interested in the week of 10-18 of December, because then I'm free so I can go to the airport any time  bouncy 

Hope to hear from you. You can also sent me an e-mail.

Best regards,

A388
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:30 am

A388

I'll check next week when I return to work. But I will keep you updated
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:35 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 39):
I'm particularly interested in the week of 10-18 of December,

Too early to know. I can check them a few days b4 that. I'll post the routing for these next days for you to be aware.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:22 am

Quoting AADFWCrewChief (Reply 40):
I'll check next week when I return to work. But I will keep you updated



Quoting MGASJO (Reply 41):
Too early to know. I can check them a few days b4 that. I'll post the routing for these next days for you to be aware.

Wow, thanks for all your help. That's why this forum is great! Aviation enthusiasts helping each other out. I owe you, thanks Big grin

Best regards,

A388
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:14 am

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 13):
Wow that bird looks nice with winglets! any west coast routings?

Saw it departing LAX this morning. I believe it was flt #1586 to YYZ.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:17 am

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 7):
I would like to know if it is coming to CCS

Arriving in CCS as flt 2155/13 !

Here is the schedule for the next couple of days (be ready with your cameras!):

11/11 LGA-DFW-YYZ-DFW-LGA
11/12 LGA-DFW-SNA-DFW-SNA
11/13 SNA-DFW-CCS
11/14 CCS-DFW-MIA-DEN
11/15 DEN-MIA-DFW-TUL-DFW-IAD
11/16 IAD-LAX-IAD
11/17 IAD-DFW-MIA-DCA-MIA
11/18 MIA-DCA-MIA-TPA-MIA-BDA
11/19 BDA-MIA-TPA-MIA-IAH
11/20 IAH-MIA-BWI-MIA-ATL
11/21 ATL-MIA-ATL-MIA-CLT
11/22 CLT-MIA-UVF-MIA-BNA
11/23 BNA-MIA-PLA-MIA-ATL-MIA
11/24 MIA-SJO-MIA-DCA
11/25 DCA-MIA-GCM-MIA-DCA
11/26 DCA-MIA

If you need specific flt numbers send me a msg!

That's it.. I am so glad it is going to SJO !!!
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:12 am

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 44):
Arriving in CCS as flt 2155/13 !

Bummer, no CUR scheduled for this bird. Hope I'll have more luck in December. To the CCS spotters, make lots of pictures! Big grin

A388
 
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:04 am

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 44):
Arriving in CCS as flt 2155/13 !

NO WAY!!!!

I'm going for sure! I won't miss that shot at all!

Hope I can see S3's 763 as well
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:31 am

Well I flew into TUL last night and happen to see a 757 at the MX ramp but without winglets. I've been checking the tracker every morning and afternoon to check for AA 757 test flights out of TUL.
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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:47 pm

I was on an AA 738 from LAX-BOS last month. Great plane! Very comfortable.

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RE: AA 738 With Winglets

Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:30 pm

Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 48):
I was on an AA 738 from LAX-BOS last month. Great plane! Very comfortable.

If only AA had more of them. I stopped flying AA because I was usually stuck on the MD80s or crappy inside 757s out of LAX, and I don't like them on AA. But when I got the occasional 738, that was a pleasure.

Flew LAX-MCO on 738 roundtrip in F (when AA still had that flight), and it was great, including a transcon F service with menus and sundaes and the rest.
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