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Old Dec 28, 07, 1:01 pm   #1
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What is aircraft type 73H

I just had it come up in one of my searches. I assume that it's a 737 but how is it different than the others?
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It's a 737-800, but I don't know if it is a new way of listing it or if it is different from the "738"
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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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OP, I'm curious, what route did you see it on?
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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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In my experience, 73H=737 with 144 (new) coach seats instead of 134. Nothing more. Does not imply AVOD.
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OK Now what is a 73Y?
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In my experience, 73H=737 with 144 (new) coach seats instead of 134. Nothing more. Does not imply AVOD.
I believe, as mentioned above, each 73H aircraft will eventually receive AVOD and winglets.
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Aircraft Type 73H
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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.
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OK Now what is a 73Y?
Where did you see that? That's new to me...
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It is the 737 Hybrid After all, Delta is trying to be a 'green' airline.
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73H is the IATA code for 737-800 with winglets - see http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/arctypes.asp
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JFK-SFO has that aircraft in Feb.
Forget that...transcon on a 737? Might as well fly Southwest...

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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
3) Winglets

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.

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