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Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:29 am

When I was young I wanted to travel a lot but couldn't afford long distance air travel. So I took many trips on low cost carriers that used the Boeing 737. I think it is this product from Boeing that enabled me to travel as much as I could. I have traveled on many aircraft types and I did that as a goal, but I think it was the Boeing 737 that really got me rolling on my love of flying.

How about you? What aircraft have you traveled on most? I imagine age will determine some of the answers but will be interested in your experiences? Also . . . was there one aircraft type that really ignited your love of flying?
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:07 am

Probably the 737 series for me, followed by the Dash 8 series.

Widebodies would probably be a close tie between the B747 and MD11.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:30 am

Yes, I would say that the 737 is the type of aircraft that I've flown on the most. Along with the A320-series they're the type of aircraft that is often used on the type of routes I often fly.

Of course money is one of the major factors, I've flown a lot on LCCs and they mostly use the 737. For short-medium haul routes there's nothing wrong with that, and I rarely fly long haul. Anyway, I fly whatever is the cheapest meaning that I often end up on a 737 or A320-series. In fact I think the A319/A320/A321 is the type of aircraft that I've flown on the most after the 737.

When I was younger and still living with my parents whenever we went on holiday by plane we booked a package holiday, meaning the flight was included in the package. Being from the Netherlands, this often meant the flight was done by Transavia. A 737-airline. Not that I had much choice in the matter, the travel agency decided which flight to offer for that package. Later on when I discovered mixing and matching my own holidays together I often flew Ryanair, so even more 737s. It was only later that the A320-series started adding up as I started flying Wizzair and sometimes EasyJet.

Surprisingly, I've never flown a turboprop. No Dash 8's for me, they're pretty rare in Europe anyway and I won't go out of my way for them. As for what type of aircraft ignited my love of flying? I think I'll go with the 757 there. Not that I've flown many 757s, but it was the first aircraft type I've ever flown on as a kid. Later on I was even lucky enough to fly a 757-300 once, Transavia leased from Condor. It was the last 757 I ever flew.
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:07 am

Thanks to having lived in Japan 10+ years the most for me is the 777, followed by 747.

What definitely ignited my interest was being taken to SJC, SFO, and DCA view parks as a kid. I just thought the 727 and L-1011 powering up for takeoff were the greatest sounds I had ever heard.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:16 am

It has been in the past for quite a while, but isn't anymore. My first 737-flights were all with charters (Air Berlin, TUI, Air Europa etc.) when my family went for vacation. Only later I started flying on less touristic airlines (mostly Lufthansa group), that somehow were using more A320s than B737, at least in Europe.

I log my flights since 2001 and currently my most flown type by far is the A320 series, followed by 737 and CRJ. Most flown widebodies are A330 and B747.

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36x CRJ Series (3x CRJ700, 33x CRJ900), two more coming up next week
21x A330-300 (never on -200 or neo)
14x B747 Series (3x -400, 11x -8I)

All other types I have flown 10 times or less, but there is a large variety of different types, even some rare planes like Jetstream41, Tu-154M and Tu-204.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:46 pm

A32X for me, they're been the only option on most routes in Vietnam, for a while the only options going into GIB from the UK, then numerous London-AGP flights. 747 probably 2nd owing to many SIN/KUL-LHR flights. A random quirk of my travels is that I barely get a chance to fly on 737s, there simply aren't many on the routes I fly. 2014 must be my last 737 flight (BA734), and only 4 on the 737NG in total.
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:50 pm

The 737-800 and A320 are always battling it out for top spot in my statistics, it seems. I don't think there has ever been a gap of even 10 segments between their totals - currently standing at 118 for the B738 and 116 for the A320.

Looking at the families as a whole, however, I have 235 on the A320 family and just 207 on various 737 models. Nothing else even comes close, until the CRJ2 and B752 with just 25 segments a piece.
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:01 pm

Since I rarely fly, it might actually be a tie between the MD-80, 737-900ER, and A321-200, with the 757-200 coming in close second.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:09 pm

https://my.flightradar24.com/fleather98
Yup, I have 15 on the 738, 13 on the 73G, and 12 on the 752. Fourth place is quite a drop, with 7 on the A320. Also 5 on the 739, 3 on the 733, and 1 on the 7M8 to bring my 737 total up to 37 flights.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:46 pm

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94 747 family (100SRSUD/200B/300/400/400B/400D/8i)
87 777 family (200/200ER/200LR/300/300ER)
85 737 family (200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900/900ER)
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:24 am

Possibly, with 733, 734 and 738. Given that both major domestic airlines in Australia have primarily 737 fleets it's pretty logical. That, said, I've only flown A320/1 narrowbodies outside Australia, and both Ansettt and Jetstar here.
And thinking about it, probably a higher proportion of 767 than many other places, given I always choose widebody if I can and did a bunch of SYD-MEL flights before the 767 retired.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:58 am

Believe it or not, if counting all flights the plane that on top is the Embraer 135. I used to work for Intel and took a *lot* of flights on their corporate shuttles.

If only counting commercial flights, the A320 family (A319/20/21) just narrowly edges out the 737 family with 37 flights on the A320 series, and 34 on the 737.

I'm not sure what it would be for specific variants, since I never kept track of what specific version of the 737 I flew on, but if I had to guess I've probably still flown on more A320s than 737-800s.
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:18 am

BWIAirport wrote:
https://my.flightradar24.com/fleather98
Yup, I have 15 on the 738, 13 on the 73G, and 12 on the 752. Fourth place is quite a drop, with 7 on the A320. Also 5 on the 739, 3 on the 733, and 1 on the 7M8 to bring my 737 total up to 37 flights.


It shows a private profile.

For the record, mine is https://my.flightradar24.com/maps4ltd but I've only been tracking since 2018. Even so, I fly quite a bit (pretty much monthly in 2018 and 19).
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:40 am

737 for sure, then A32x, and probably a tie between 757 and 777 (maybe 777 more than 757).
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:59 am

The 737 used to be the airplanes I flew the most. In later years I have mostly been flying on A320s series and Embraer 190s series. But I did fly 737-100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900. No MAX so far..
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:08 pm

I'll hazard a guess and say no, for me it was the 320 family.

When I was younger, it might have been tilted towards the 737, but these days I'm actually excited if I bag a 737, while at the same time flying a lot more overall.
All airlines I have flown regularly over the last say 15 years have either always had the 320, or switched to it during that time. There was always the odd 737 "thrown in" but the longer I think about it, the more it's always been 320.

BA, SK, LH and occasionally LX being the airlines I've been most with over the years.

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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:04 pm

I'm a 90s kid from Iceland, so you can probably guess it... ;)

(Yes, it's the 757. :mrgreen: )
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:18 pm

maps4ltd wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
https://my.flightradar24.com/fleather98
Yup, I have 15 on the 738, 13 on the 73G, and 12 on the 752. Fourth place is quite a drop, with 7 on the A320. Also 5 on the 739, 3 on the 733, and 1 on the 7M8 to bring my 737 total up to 37 flights.


It shows a private profile.

For the record, mine is https://my.flightradar24.com/maps4ltd but I've only been tracking since 2018. Even so, I fly quite a bit (pretty much monthly in 2018 and 19).

My bad, let's try now.

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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:02 pm

Let's see.

Airbus A319: 3
Airbus A320: 6
Boeing 737-700: 1
Boeing 737-800: 5
Boeing 737-900: 1
Boeing 747-400: 5
Boeing 757-200: 8
Boeing 757-300: 2
Boeing 777-200ER: 7
Bombardier CRJ-200: 2
Bombardier CRJ-700: 1
Embraer ERJ-140: 1
Embraer ERJ-145: 3
Embraer E-170: 1
McDonnell-Douglas MD-80: 8
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:29 pm

Logging my flights since 2006, here it is how it looks like:

Top 3 manufacturers
1. Boeing x488
2. Airbus x346
3. Embraer x75

Top 3 wide body family types
1. 777 family x52
2. 747 family x46
3. 787 family x42

Top 3 wide body types
1. 747-400 x42
2. 777-300ER x29
3. 787-8 / A330-300 x21 each

Top 3 narrow body family types
1. A320 family x285
2. 737 family x270
3. E-jet family x61

Top 3 narrow body
1. 737-800W x155
2. A320-200 x90
3. A319-100 x80

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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:44 am

Definitely have more flights on 737 family aircraft than anything else, largely due to living in AS country. I'll never get onboard the 100/200/600, but I've flown everything else but the MAX series, and I'll likely be checking that off the list sooner than later. I think the 757/767 are tied for second in my log from years ago when my dad swore by DL.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:42 pm

Havent really counted but I can confidently say that the 737 is not the aircraft I have flown on most often.

My most flown in order -
1. 777 - (over 50% of total. mostly -200ER followed by -300ER)
2. A320 - Mostly A319.
3. A310/A300
4. 747 (mostly 400)
5. A330
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:48 pm

I think for me it’s now the CRJ series, followed by the DC-9, and then 757-200. I only flew on a 737 for the first time a few years ago. Same for the A320 series. Don’t know how I’ve managed to avoid both for so long, but somehow I did.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:49 am

For me it's the Boeing 737 by far. 54 of 153 flights.

The next highest are the Airbus A32S and Dash 8 Family both with 15 each

Highest widebody is the Boeing 767 on 8 flights.

737s can be broken down to

- 6x 737-300 (AN/MI/NZ/QF)
- 5x 737-400 (QF)
- 1x 737-600 (SK)
- 8x 737-700 (SK/VA)*
- 34x 737-800 (DY/KL/QF/SK/VA)*

* I've lumped all my DJ coded flights under VA
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:59 am

I don’t count my flights, but I’m pretty sure it’s the DC-9 series. I’ve flown on TWA, Ozark, Delta, New York Air, Northwest, Republic, Eastern, Valujet, Allegheny, USAir and Continental on DC-9-15s, -31s, -32s, -33Fs, -34s, -41s and -51s.

If you include the -81s, -82s, -83s, -87s -88s and -90s, I’ve been on Austrian, Alitalia, TWA, Delta, Continental and American.

717s on Midwest, Delta and AirTran
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:13 am

Absolutely. 54% of all the flights I took are on 737s, with the 777 a distant second.
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:50 pm

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50 B737 -3 (NZ), -4 (QF, EI), -5 (LH), -6 (SK), -7 (SK, KL), -8 (QF, SK, KL), -9 (KL)
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:48 am

Mainly flew the 777 and A330 on short/mid haul flights in Asia, most on TG.

777 - 7
A330-300 - 5
A320-200 - 4
A380-800 - 3
737-800 - 3
737-900ER - 3
737-300 - 2
A350-900 - 2
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A300 - 1
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:41 am

Without a doubt the 737 - in particular:

73G - 228 flights
733 - 87 flights
738 - 61 flights
739ER - 18 flights
735 - 5 flights
738M - 3 flights
734 - 2 flights

Total: 404 flights on 737s - out of 661 commercial flights
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:53 pm

From my childhood years to college, my mother worked for Eastern Airlines. We passrode a lot. So with all the flights I have taken in life, I’ve probably seen the world from 35,000 feet from Boeing 727’s the most. Eventually the 320/321, and 737’s will surpass those though.
 
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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:24 am

Never did a hard count. In recent years it is probably the 737. In the 2000s it was probably the 757. Flown the MD-80 quite a lot as well in the 2000s. Flown a few A319/A320/A321s in recent years. In the 1990s and early 2000s I flown quite a few 727s. For widebodies probably the 767 takes the lead.

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Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:17 am

Nah the A320 is for me, but the 737-700 is the second most, and the 737-800 the third most.

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