|Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 6):|
I think AA will probably go for 737-7s and 738s, but not now. Later.
They would likely not go 737-7 as 737-8 has similar trip cost and they already have a fleet of them. AA
is the only airline in the US I could imagine this order being for, to replace a large portion of their 757 fleet to be sold.
|Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 7):|
As an aside, I just hopped over to boeing.com to check total orders for the 787 and 737 and guess what, the 737 now stands at exactly 7,000 orders Big grin .
You know, it is entirely possible that Boeing could sell 10,000 737s before the 737 line closes down for good. That would be quite a monumental achievement.
Nope, they are going single aircraft fleet, 737-7, their whole setup is designed around it, fast to turn, few F/A's needed, can run any route on their network with ease, it's their plane. They've been offered -800s, they don't want them.
|Quoting PHLwok (Reply 35):|
Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 30):
Could this be for UA?
I think UA would be quite a surprise. They really need more widebodies first, then should deal with their older 737 fleet. While UA 757s aren't in the top condition in the cabin, replacing them probably isn't the airline's top priority.
Let's be honest hear, UA
's 757s might not be new, but they are in much better shape than AA
's, probably in line with NW
's (DL non transcon). UA
isn't buying new narrowbodies anytime soon. DL
gave up 737-800s they had on order, NW
is letting go of A319/320s and still has some to be delivered (they are still taking delivery of the type and are already breaking them up... crazy). CO
has their fill of 737s, and I have a hard time imagining US is both cancelling A350 and ordering 737-900ER when they already operate A321 and are retiring their existing 737 classics (albeit slowly).
|Quoting FLYGUY767 (Reply 43):|
You are forgetting the Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines are in the market for new equipment as well. However, if this is between American Airlines and US Airways I would suspect it be American Airlines. US Airways is overly loyal to Airbus, and this would break the sort of "gentleman's" agreement that US has with Airbus.
Doug Parker is a maverick, he could do anything. That said, I agree, if it is a US airline, it won't be US, it'll be AA
|Quoting Flighty (Reply 63):|
It may seem crazy to you, but 757s will be retired in droves starting very soon. The replacement will often be the 739ER. Bet on it.
Retiring 757 in droves? I think not. Some retiring them, sure. They are getting old. Too many of them fill niche markets that can't otherwise be served. I'd be really surprised to see CO
start getting rid of them in the next 10 years. US will I'm sure hold on to them probably close to that long as well. I don't see DL
letting go of them either. As for NW
, they are almost out of DC-9s, and they need a new type of aircraft to cling to and never retire. They've already started breaking up A319/320s, so I'm pretty sure they are going to fly their 757s for decades yet to come.
I do agree on 739ER taking the place of 752 though.