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The 73H is the refurbished 738s that DL has rolled out ex-JFK on transcons routes. I think they're planning on having these pop up on other routes, but for the most part, you'll see them doing transcons.
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JFK-SFO has that aircraft in Feb. Let's hope it has the AVOD. I saw a posting just recently that someone was on a 73H and it didn't have the AVOD. Maybe in the end it was an equipment swap last minute since not many 737-800 with AVOD are online right now.
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Originally Posted by AndyTLe
OP, I'm curious, what route did you see it on?
LAX-CVG ~7 am.
The reason I was checking is because I have a really bad experience trying to upgrade that flight. The first of two weeks in a row I was number 16 on the upgrade list. The 2nd week I only thought 16 was bad, I was 29th. So, it will kind of ruin my weekend (since I will get home late) but I won't leave until 11:40 instead on a 757 with 24 FC seats in it.
73H is code for the 737-800s that have been modified to have:
1) AVOD from nose-to-tail
2) 144 Y seats (instead of 134 on the "738") - new slimline seats; F remains at 16 seats
On the occasion that people have been on a non-AVOD 738 when it was originally advertised as a 73H, it was due to an equipment switch (just like when a regular 757 subs for an ex-Song 757). But when a flight is designated as being operated by a 73H, it is indeed supposed to have nose-to-tail AVOD.
In this rollout period, there are bound to be instances of 738s substituting for 73H as IROPS could potentially screw up the rotations of the still-nascent 73H fleet.
Last edited by ClipperDelta; Dec 29, 07 at 1:29 am..