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What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 6:23 am

At the time of the merger, Continental had a fleet of 12 737-924s. These are no longer listed as part of the United fleet. Who operates them now?
 
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 6:26 am

What's your source?

Airfleets.com still shows them as part of the fleet. https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Uni ... 7ng-70.htm

I also checked one of the tails at random on FlightRadar24 and it flew today. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n37409
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 6:37 am

Starlionblue wrote:
What's your source?

Airfleets.com still shows them as part of the fleet. https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Uni ... 7ng-70.htm

I also checked one of the tails at random on FlightRadar24 and it flew today. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n37409

Wikipedia only lists the 737-900ER (148).
 
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 7:12 am

blacksoviet wrote:
At the time of the merger, Continental had a fleet of 12 737-924s. These are no longer listed as part of the United fleet. Who operates them now?


They're part of the United fleet now - saw one about 2 weeks ago. The UA 739s are numbered 401-412, then 739ERs 413-479(?) and 801-849 and 880-899.
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 7:54 am

blacksoviet wrote:
Starlionblue wrote:
What's your source?

Airfleets.com still shows them as part of the fleet. https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Uni ... 7ng-70.htm

I also checked one of the tails at random on FlightRadar24 and it flew today. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n37409

Wikipedia only lists the 737-900ER (148).


Wikipedia is not a reliable source.
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 12:10 pm

It appears both AS and CO ordered a small amount of 900's before the ER. What are the primary structural differences between the two airplanes? I know the ER is probably heavier with a higher MTW. I did once have a flight in 2012, BOS-PDX, swapped from a 800 to a 900. It had about 20 open seats. I remember being surprised because I thought that leg west bound would be difficult for a standard 900- Which indeed it was, including no winglets.
 
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 1:12 pm

FlyHossD wrote:
They're part of the United fleet now - saw one about 2 weeks ago. The UA 739s are numbered 401-412, then 739ERs 413-479(?) and 801-849 and 880-899.


Exactly. They never went anywhere other than to be painted with the new name on the fuselage. They are doing just fine in fact flew SJC-IAH on N75410 (UA1851) a couple of weeks back. They are doing great and still have DTV.
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 3:36 pm

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It appears both AS and CO ordered a small amount of 900's before the ER. What are the primary structural differences between the two airplanes? I know the ER is probably heavier with a higher MTW. I did once have a flight in 2012, BOS-PDX, swapped from a 800 to a 900. It had about 20 open seats. I remember being surprised because I thought that leg west bound would be difficult for a standard 900- Which indeed it was, including no winglets.


IIRC, all of the structural weights one the 739ERs are significantly higher than the 739s. For example (again, IIRC), the maximum zero fuel weight for the -9ERs was 10,000 pounds higher than for the -9s; 157,300 lbs vs. 147,300 pounds.

It's just my opinion, but the -9s were fine for flights of not more than 3 hours, so they were useful to CO for flights from EWR to Florida, or IAH to LAS for example. Beyond that time, the trade-offs started, so the -9ERs' higher weights were a really useful improvement especially when an alternate airport was required.
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 9:41 pm

They are all still in United's Fleet, flying along. Big difference is the exit door on the -900ER behind the wing, not there on the -900.
479 is he newest -900ER.
The -800 and -900 have the same MTOW, with the -900 carrying 13 more passengers.
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 9:48 pm

CALTECH wrote:
They are all still in United's Fleet, flying along. Big difference is the exit door on the -900ER behind the wing, not there on the -900.
479 is he newest -900ER.
The -800 and -900 have the same MTOW, with the -900 carrying 13 more passengers.

If they have the same MTOW does that mean that the -900 has to leave some bags behind?
 
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 pm

blacksoviet wrote:
CALTECH wrote:
They are all still in United's Fleet, flying along. Big difference is the exit door on the -900ER behind the wing, not there on the -900.
479 is he newest -900ER.
The -800 and -900 have the same MTOW, with the -900 carrying 13 more passengers.

If they have the same MTOW does that mean that the -900 has to leave some bags behind?


There's no reason for that. Just don't use them on the missions where they would be takeoff limited.
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:26 pm

The max taxi gross weight increases on the -900ER to 188,200 lbs from 174,700 for the -900. The MLG is unique to the -900ER due to the increase in taxi and takeoff weights.
 
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:52 pm

blacksoviet wrote:
At the time of the merger, Continental had a fleet of 12 737-924s. These are no longer listed as part of the United fleet. Who operates them now?

Maybe? You'd better look again. Those airplanes are still flying. And? For United.
 
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Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:32 pm

United 737-900 MTOW 174,200 Lbs
United 737-900ER MTOW 187,700 Lbs
United 737-9MAX MTOW 194.700 Lbs
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