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Cubsrule
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US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:15 am

There are currently two 733s parked on the US m/x ramp at CLT which have had titles removed and are awaiting either a return to the lessor, storage, or a sale (I have no idea which). Does anyone have the registrations?
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:35 am

Does this mean when I fly out of ORD to PHL to see the folks that I might be flying on their E190s?
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:40 am

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 1):
Does this mean when I fly out of ORD to PHL to see the folks that I might be flying on their E190s?

If you want the 190 try PHL-PVD or PHL-ATL I believe. There are a few more cities that get them but I can't remember them off hand.
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:50 am

This is a bit of a misleading title...one might be led to believe that ALL of US' 733s are leaving the fleet, not just these specific two you're inquiring about.

Of course, if US' 733s ARE leaving the fleet and I haven't heard about it, never mind.

If not, change the thread title.
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:58 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 3):
This is a bit of a misleading title...one might be led to believe that ALL of US' 733s are leaving the fleet, not just these specific two you're inquiring about.

Of course, if US' 733s ARE leaving the fleet and I haven't heard about it, never mind.

If not, change the thread title.

Perhaps "US 733s beginning to be retired," as I recall people on here posting that US intended to have A319s and A320s. But then, I don't know the accuracy of those statements...
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:47 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 3):
Of course, if US' 733s ARE leaving the fleet and I haven't heard about it, never mind.

They will all be gone in a few years and replaced with the incoming A320s
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:08 pm

Quoting Freshlove1 (Reply 2):
If you want the 190 try PHL-PVD or PHL-ATL I believe. There are a few more cities that get them but I can't remember them off hand.

E-190s go from PHL to BOS, YUL, BDL, ATL, DFW, PVD and ORD most days of the week (the ORD flight is the last US ORD-PHL flight of the evening); CLT, MSY, BNA, MHT get them on the weekends. All flights are to PHL with the exception of a Saturday-only PHL-CLT-MSY-PHL routing.
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:51 pm

Damn, I had just gone through all the 73s earlier this week to see which were the next up for paint. I did notice two had unlinked routings and were at CLT. I thought they were going through some heavy MX at the hanger. I'll have to look again to see which two are waiting to be picked up.
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:24 pm

US 733/734 are definetely showing there age. I am a Boeing fan, but for the trips that I do on US I really enjoy the RW E170/175's operating under the US Express banner. I wish that the 733/734 get swapped for E190's ASAP out of CLT because I truly enjoy riding those E-Jets.

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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:22 pm

Does anyone know how many 733s are now painted in the new livery? I saw a few at LAX on monday
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:41 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
Does anyone know how many 733s are now painted in the new livery? I saw a few at LAX on monday

All former America West 733s have been repainted - none remain in old HP colors. Not sure on the former East metal, but the ones you saw at LAX were former HP.
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:13 am

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):
All flights are to PHL with the exception of a Saturday-only PHL-CLT-MSY-PHL routing.

There always seems to be 2 or 3 E190s at BOS. Are you sure there aren't more destinations that US flies the E190s to from BOS? Also, how many of the E190s are in their fleet now?
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:24 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 10):
Not sure on the former East metal,

Based on hanging out at CLT this weekend, not many. A lot of airbii and a decent number of 75s, but far fewer 73s.
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:31 am

US has already dumped over 50 737-300s. So they've been retiring a ton of them.

More interesting to me is, US has taken only 5 E-190s in the last 9 months. I would have thought they would have 15-18 of them by now. What the hell happened? Are they retiring 1 733 for every new E-190? The pilots sure wouldn't like that. The 733 pays more.

Has the E-190 vs 733 retirement become a political issue between pilots and US management?

[Edited 2007-08-29 19:36:49]
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:39 am

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):

E-190s go from PHL to BOS, YUL, BDL, ATL, DFW, PVD and ORD most days of the week (the ORD flight is the last US ORD-PHL flight of the evening); CLT, MSY, BNA, MHT get them on the weekends. All flights are to PHL with the exception of a Saturday-only PHL-CLT-MSY-PHL routing.

I flew a US E190 from PHL-MHT two weeks ago. Pretty nice plane. Very comfortable.
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:42 am

Quoting Flighty (Reply 13):
More interesting to me is, US has taken only 5 E-190s in the last 9 months. I would have thought they would have 15-18 of them by now. What the hell happened? Are they retiring 1 733 for every new E-190? The pilots sure wouldn't like that. The 733 pays more.

We're getting one E-190 a month with the exception of Feb-08 and Nov-08 which will be 2 a month. As far as I know it will be like this until Nov-09 by which time we'll have 30 E-190s.

We should be getting the sixth one in the next few days.
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:49 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
Does anyone have the registrations?

The chances are, they probably have the east registrations, not HP's.
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:01 am

I love me some US 733s.... The sound of 733 flaps extending is music to my ears, but I have to admit... I was on a US 733 from CHS to CLT back on August 13 and the old lady sure was showing her age.... Not to mention the fact that a lavatory problem had the aircraft smelling not all that fresh...

Its sad to see them go, but it seems to be time.

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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:29 am

Quoting Freshlove1 (Reply 2):
If you want the 190 try PHL-PVD or PHL-ATL I believe. There are a few more cities that get them but I can't remember them off hand.

Don't forget PHL-BDL still has one E190 on it.

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 10):
All former America West 733s have been repainted - none remain in old HP colors. Not sure on the former East metal, but the ones you saw at LAX were former HP.

True, but there IS one East 733 in the new colors- N505AU:


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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
Does anyone know how many 733s are now painted in the new livery? I saw a few at LAX on monday

These are the only East ones that are done. Hell, I'll post the 734s also.

B733====
N505AU
N506AU
N516AU

B734====
N404US
N406US
N419US
N420US
N422US
N426US
N427US
N434US
N435US
N440US
N441US
N443US
N450UW
N451UW
N452UW
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:33 am

I believe the US 733's are among the oldest and hardest-worked 737-300's built. Small wonder why they are being retired and likely to sent out to desert to be salvaged for parts for other 737-300's (e.g., WN's large 737-300 fleet).
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:54 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
Does anyone have the registrations?

One is MSN 23237, N503UW

Regards,
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:49 am

Anyone know the near-term future of the 734s?
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:10 am

...though the timing is about right. Remember that US (then USAir) was one of the launch customers for the 733, while Piedmont was a launch customer of the 734. As you recall, the two merged, and between the two of them, is probably the oldest classic (or as I say-second generation) 737s around. Those are probably the ones going. However, I don't know much about the age on the former HP 737s, so they might or might not be going as well.
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:47 am

US will be returning 2 B733s at the end of September, 1 in October, and 2 at the end of November. The 5 are a mix of East and West aircraft.
 
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:20 am

Quoting Lotsamiles (Reply 21):
One is MSN 23237, N503UW

Thanks... I think the other one had an AU registration, but that really doesn't narrow it down much.
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RE: US 733s Leaving Fleet

Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:59 am

Some of the ex-US 733s have been finding "new" life in Asia. HNL gets them as they stop over on deliveries to Asia. Most of them are all-white, bearing their ex-US N-numbers. Did see an ex-HP 733 pass thru with titles and logos painted over.

The last ex-US 733 was a 733F for Toll Priority in New Zealand.

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