Go Back   > > >
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 28, 07, 1:01 pm   #1
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
  
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: IND
Programs: DL DM & 2MMô, Lifetime HHonors Diamond, Cholula General Member
Posts: 19,377
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?
indufan is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 1:23 pm   #2
  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: VPS
Programs: DL-PM. AA,QF,UA. Every imaginable hotel program, but use Hotwire and Priceline whenever possible!
Posts: 2,335
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"
DLFan2 is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 1:27 pm   #3
  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ORD
Programs: UA Plat, AA Plat, DL Plat, SPG Plat, HH Gold, Marriott Gold, Hertz PC, Avis PC, LEYE Gold
Posts: 2,840
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.

Here's the DL press release:

LINK
ECOTONE is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 1:30 pm   #4
FlyerTalk Evangelist
  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Programs: DL PM, HH Diamond, Fairmont Prem, SPG Gold, Priority Club Plat/IC Amb, AmEx Plat
Posts: 10,839
OP, I'm curious, what route did you see it on?
AndyTLe is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 2:17 pm   #5
  
Join Date: Mar 2005
Programs: Delta PM, AA Gold, HH Diamond, SPG Gold, Priority Club Platinum
Posts: 196
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.
afurman is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 2:24 pm   #6
  
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MDW/ATL/MSY
Programs: DELTA PM, Marriott Plat, Hertz PC, etc.
Posts: 391
In my experience, 73H=737 with 144 (new) coach seats instead of 134. Nothing more. Does not imply AVOD.
MikeBU is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 2:54 pm   #7
  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 283
OK Now what is a 73Y?
firstmob is online now  
Old Dec 28, 07, 3:42 pm   #8
Suspended
  
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SEA
Posts: 12,485
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeBU View Post
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.
sxf24 is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 4:45 pm   #9
  
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SDF
Posts: 3,302
Aircraft Type 73H
and
http://www.flyertalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738905
mtparadis is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 4:45 pm   #10
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
  
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: IND
Programs: DL DM & 2MMô, Lifetime HHonors Diamond, Cholula General Member
Posts: 19,377
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyTLe View Post
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.
indufan is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 5:09 pm   #11
  
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SDF
Posts: 3,302
Quote:
Originally Posted by firstmob View Post
OK Now what is a 73Y?
Where did you see that? That's new to me...
mtparadis is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 5:27 pm   #12
  
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: BOS
Programs: DL PM, US, NW Silver, CO, Hilton HHonors Gold
Posts: 33
It is the 737 Hybrid After all, Delta is trying to be a 'green' airline.
flynne1 is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 6:15 pm   #13
  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: DCA/IAD
Posts: 808
73H is the IATA code for 737-800 with winglets - see http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/arctypes.asp
langleyoaker is offline  
Old Dec 28, 07, 10:33 pm   #14
  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Programs: AA Plat
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by afurman View Post
JFK-SFO has that aircraft in Feb.
Forget that...transcon on a 737? Might as well fly Southwest...

-C
OxyChaz is offline  
Old Dec 29, 07, 1:07 am   #15
  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seat 1A
Programs: DL; AA; UA; CO; LHLX; NZ; QR; EK; BA
Posts: 6,516
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.

Last edited by ClipperDelta; Dec 29, 07 at 1:29 am
ClipperDelta is offline  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump
Contact Us - FlyerTalk - Archive - Top