Old Delta Express Planes

tw841

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Considering how empty the Shuttle flights have been, do any of you think that the 738s might be pulled...and replaced with some old Express planes that are still all-Y config?
 

flyhigh

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The 738's won't come off shuttle unless USAirways pulls their Airbus'. It's competitive. Besides, the 738's have good costs, so they're not hurting too much (not as much as they might elsewhere). The 732's will be allocated to routes where DL has a need for around a hundred seats...
 

luv2fly

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On 1/10/2003 1:39:46 PM michael707767 wrote:

actually a buddy of mine who works for DAL says the -800s are going away, to be replaced by the 737-300Gs.
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Not quite true. The 73G's are headed to NY, but their role is to fill in for some routes while some of the 800's will be used to backfill some mainline flying. There has been no mention of completely abandoning the 800's for the G's.
 

mga707

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On 1/10/2003 3:17:30 PM luv2fly wrote:

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On 1/10/2003 1:39:46 PM michael707767 wrote:

actually a buddy of mine who works for DAL says the -800s are going away, to be replaced by the 737-300Gs.
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Not quite true. The 73G's are headed to NY, but their role is to fill in for some routes while some of the 800's will be used to backfill some mainline flying. There has been no mention of completely abandoning the 800's for the G's.
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Please define '737-300G'. '73G' is the standard shorthand for 737-700, but I was not aware that DL had any of that subtype. What is a '-300G'?
 

luv2fly

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On 1/10/2003 6:42:28 PM mga707 wrote:

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On 1/10/2003 3:17:30 PM luv2fly wrote:

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On 1/10/2003 1:39:46 PM michael707767 wrote:

actually a buddy of mine who works for DAL says the -800s are going away, to be replaced by the 737-300Gs.
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Not quite true. The 73G's are headed to NY, but their role is to fill in for some routes while some of the 800's will be used to backfill some mainline flying. There has been no mention of completely abandoning the 800's for the G's.
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Please define '737-300G'. '73G' is the standard shorthand for 737-700, but I was not aware that DL had any of that subtype. What is a '-300G'?
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Sorry mga,
The "G" stands for glass cockpit. It is a very small category within the 737 community at DL.
 

DAL764

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The 73G fleet are leased 737-300s from Germania Airlines. These aircraft effective January 31, coming out of the desert, will be phased into DL Shuttle to replace the 738s. The 738s currently in shuttle as 73Q will be transitioned to mainline in all Y config.
 

mga707

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Please define '737-300G'. '73G' is the standard shorthand for 737-700, but I was not aware that DL had any of that subtype. What is a '-300G'?
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Sorry mga,
The "G" stands for glass cockpit. It is a very small category within the 737 community at DL.
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Much obliged...
 

luv2fly

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On 1/10/2003 8:31:51 PM DAL764 wrote:

These aircraft effective January 31, coming out of the desert, will be phased into DL Shuttle to replace the 738s. The 738s currently in shuttle as 73Q will be transitioned to mainline in all Y config.
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Some 73G flying will not be on shuttle routes. For example, there are LGA-FLL, and LGA-MCO pairings for February.
 

DLFlyer31

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On 1/10/2003 8:31:51 PM DAL764 wrote:

The 738s currently in shuttle as 73Q will be transitioned to mainline in all Y config.
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Very interesting to see that DL is keeping the 738's in Shuttle config as they return to mainline. I wonder if DL is just trying to save money (reconfiguring would cost money) or if DL is up to something else?

Many rumors are flying about DL testing an "all-coach" product out of ATL. It would be different from the LCC being launched out of JFK and more targeted at Airtran....focused on short-haul routes where First isn't that important.
 

deltaflyboy

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On 1/10/2003 8:31:51 PM DAL764 wrote:

The 738s currently in shuttle as 73Q will be transitioned to mainline in all Y config.
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Very interesting to see that DL is keeping the 738's in Shuttle config as they return to mainline. I wonder if DL is just trying to save money (reconfiguring would cost money) or if DL is up to something else?

Many rumors are flying about DL testing an "all-coach" product out of ATL. It would be different from the LCC being launched out of JFK and more targeted at Airtran....focused on short-haul routes where First isn't that important.
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I work ops for DL at HOU and starting 6apr most of our MD-88's (14F 128Y) between HOU-ATL are going to be replaced with the 737-800 (150Y). We will be left with 1 MD-88 ATL-HOU until mid May and then that flight will be moved to a 737-800. Flights in and out of IAH will not be changed. HOU very rarely fills first class with rev pax (normally upgrades or nonrev) so this move is not surprising. It will also increase our available seats to/from ATL.