|Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 4):|
Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 1): I figure at least half of all the flights I've taken have been on some variant of the 737
Or more in my case.
|Quoting BreninTW (Thread starter):|
It has grown to be the workhorse of the skies.
|Quoting RIXrat (Reply 9):|
There has been a name change and apparently NWT does not exist anymore, but the 737 lives on.
|Quoting cathay747 (Reply 2):|
I remember as a kid I always loved to sit in rows 12-14 on UA's
732's, so I could watch those thrust reversers deploy on landing.
|Quoting sspontak (Reply 10):|
I wasn't expecting to see that. For a kid it was very cool to watch.
|Quoting Natflyer (Reply 11):|
Last Century's airplane being warmed over once again for the 21st Century. Yay. Condolences to all that have to sit in the cramped, outdated and more often than not (because of beancounters) cold Front Office. Flew the Jurassic and the Classics. Not again, thanks.
|Quoting 737tdi (Reply 20):|
What is better? These airplanes were built to make money, no more/no less. I flew this morning from DAL to BNA and loved every second of it. There is no problem with flying in a 737 for 2 to 3 hours, now granted that is getting stretched to significantly more. Heck, I could do a couple of more hours (and have). IMO flying is a means to get you where you are going. If you want to see the world then drive or ride a train. If you want total comfort then get a dang good education and become a millionaire.
|Quoting eielef (Reply 26):|
I've carried a log of all my latest flights (since 2006) though they are about 70% of all flights in my life. Lately, it's been an amazing add of many B737Classic thanks to being a frequent traveler on Ukraine International, who has quite an amazing fleet.
I've never logged any B731, B736 nor B739.
B737-200 x3 LV-ZTE LV-ZTE CP-2476
B737-300 x8 CP-2595 OO-VEN CP-2691 CP-2699 YL-BBR UR-GAH UR-GBA UR-GBA
B737-400 x3 G-DOCE EI-CZK UR-GAX
B737-500 x4 LV-BIX LV-BDD UR-GAT VP-BYP
B737-700 x16 G-EZJR LV-CAM HK-4660 HK-4608 LV-CPH LV-GOO LV-CMK LV-CVX LV-CWL LV-CAM LV-CBT LV-CPH LV-CWL LV-CYO LV-CYN LV-BZO
B737-800 x18 4X-EKA EI-DYY EI-DYY EI-DYV EI-DYW PH-BXV PH-BXZ EI-EBI LV-CXT LV-FQY LV-FQC UR-PSE VQ-BTC VQ-BTC UR-PSD UR-PSC VP-BDF TC-JVG
|Quoting zkncj (Reply 7):|
Quoting BreninTW (Thread starter):
It has grown to be the workhorse of the skies.
While it has become come the workhorse of the skies, in some markets that becoming the end.
In New Zealand it marks the 47th year of Domestic 737 service, which will end this September when the final 733 is retired, Then its just A320 from both NZ/JQ.
|Quoting aotearoa (Reply 31):|
Question then; would this make Air New Zealand the longest operator of 737s outside the USA?
|Quoting N62NA (Reply 17):|
It's a bit disappointing though that this plane will still be in widespread use 52 years from now.
|Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 18):|
One year I was flying alone to SEA on a Wien Air Alaska 737-200 and had never seen a thrust reverser deploy before. Landing at SEA, it did it's thing and I thought the plane was coming apart. lol. I envisioned our plane cartwheeling down the runway with my mom watching from the terminal. Amazing what your imagination can come up with in a few moments time.
|Quoting ODwyerPW (Reply 41):|
Thanks for sharing those!!
Despite the optimistic start, the 737 was quickly in trouble. The programme struggled for engineering and financial resources against the massive investments then being poured into the newly launched 747, and by 1970 the company seriously considered selling the 737 programme to the Japanese aerospace industry to raise much-needed funds. “We offered the whole caboodle to the Japanese. We were dead serious about trying to get money from anything. I can’t tell you that we would have gone through with it, but the intention was there. We were broke,” said Steiner, who added the prospective sale “has never really been talked about”.
The sale was technically feasible because of the unusual portable production jigs developed for the 737. The original site of the production line was at Boeing Field, and it was moved to its current site at Renton in late 1970. “It’s the only movable wing tooling Boeing has ever had, as far as I know,” said Steiner. “It was made movable so we could take the whole thing to Wichita [where 737 fuselages are still made by Spirit AeroSystems]. Later I had the job of bringing it from its station south of Plant 2 [at Boeing Field] over to Renton.”
By 1973 the world was in the throes of its first oil crisis, with orders so low that Boeing set up a task force to examine whether the 737 line should be shut down. Only 14 new orders came in 1972, while deliveries slumped from 114 in 1969 to just 22 in 1972 and 23 in 1973. Thankfully for Boeing, the ensuing market recovery and development of the 737-200 Advanced led to a resurgence in demand and the crisis was past.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 44):|
This was my first type I started working on.......Amazing craft.
|Quoting 737tdi (Reply 48):|
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