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Old Apr 22, 05, 8:32 am   #1
 
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Aircraft 73G

We are flying Malev Airlines and the aircraft is a 73G, which I am not familiar with. Does anyone know if this is a 737?
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73G is the abbreviation for a 737-700 type aircraft.
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Thanks to both - I knew I could get an answer here, and thanks for the website - I will bookmark it to my Travel file.
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They chose 73G since G is the 7th letter in the alphabet. Otherwise it'd say 737 (like 733, 738 etc) and nobody would know what variant it was.
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They chose 73G since G is the 7th letter in the alphabet. Otherwise it'd say 737 (like 733, 738 etc) and nobody would know what variant it was.
Interesting - guess from other postings that G is a newer aircraft -
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Interesting - guess from other postings that G is a newer aircraft -
That is correct. It is one of the next-generation 737s. They started in commercial service at the end of 1997, I believe. Malev's oldest 73G was delivered in 2003.
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