|Quoting Dazed767 (Thread starter):|
Granted it's a sub fleet
|Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 2):|
So maybe a few years back, I was flying DFW-CLT-BWI... the flight to CLT was delayed so I had to get rebooked on the next BWI flight, which was a 737-400... I originally had an aisle seat in first row of coach, I ended up in middle seat just behind exit row, so that was disappointing (and it placed me far from any restroom on board, which didn't occur to me at the time)... long story, but somewhere that day I picked up maybe food poisoning or a bug or something? When I got to CLT I didn't feel great but got some pepto and figured I could soldier on through since CLT-BWI is pretty quick... as we were taxiing out I started feeling really, really dreadful... not sure if it was reality or just feeling so awful, but the seat seemed so tremendously uncomfortable and the seat back pocket was falling apart, which normally I wouldn't care about but, in my state, I think it just reminded me of myself and various parts of me... the Sudoku and crosswords were already worked in the inflight magazine so I didn't have that to distract me... the guy to my right was quite rotund, to put it mildly, so I just felt very closed in... and the flight was insanely bumpy, because of course it was - normally I would love that but under the circumstances, it was less than optimal... suffice to say, that was the most awful flight of my entire life and I thought I was going to die, or worse, really embarrass myself in a major, major way and absolutely horrify the people around me - how I didn't have an "incident" of some sort, I don't know... to this day, I can hardly look at a US 737, the mere sight of one frightens me. I saw one in TPA and thought I was going to faint. You know how on Modern Family Gloria just loses it when she sees Barkley the Dog Butler? That's pretty much how I am when I see one of these planes. I know that is completely irrational but truly, this is one bird I won't miss...
|Quoting lat41 (Reply 5):|
Last flight was a few months ago but I'd like to think Southern New England is grateful, however tarnished and worn they were at the end. Remember the big, heavy CRTs mounted in the ceiling?
|Quoting crownvic (Reply 6):|
Not get off the subject of what is an important thread, but whatever happened to you that day, you should not take lightly. The fact you were on a very short flight and you knew this, is probably what saved your butt. Suppose it was going to be a 5 hour transcon? That could have been catastrophic. You may have an anxiety disorder lurking inside of you, that you may not be aware of and it could happen again, if certain "ducks fall in a row". if you do, there is medication for this that you may want to keep with you while traveling. Just looking out for you!
|Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 4):|
Come up to ANC and you can ride a 737-400 all day every day.
|Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 10):|
I forgot AS still has the -400s... does any other US airline still have them? I think the excitement of flying AS would help me overcome any 737-400 traumas in my past... (I'd probably be shaking like a leaf and sweating and some kind soul would say, "Oh, dear, are you scared of flying?" and I'd be like "No, no, I'm just scared of this particular plane...and turkey... and food poisoning in general... and middle seats..." and the kind soul would try to move to another row or an overhead bin.)
|Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 10):|
I forgot AS still has the -400s... does any other US airline still have them?
|Quoting hufftheweevil (Reply 7):|
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