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Here it is! DL is first introduces newest 737-700 (pics)

Here it is! DL is first introduces newest 737-700 (pics)

 
Old Jul 21, 08, 10:17 pm
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Here it is! DL is first introduces newest 737-700 (pics)

Hi all,

DL is first introduces newest 737-700 aircraft is just came in today. Here she is:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1372430/L/

You can click on it for me. It's gorgeous pictures brand new 73W aircraft. So enjoyed those photos from DL.

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Old Jul 21, 08, 10:30 pm
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A cute little plane, kind of reminds me of the little teapot (short and stout). The tail looks overly large compared to the fuselage.
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Old Jul 21, 08, 10:41 pm
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It needs some spinners instead of the blue rims.

I kind of like it, but I agree with Andy, it seems a little stubby. What's the overall length compared to the other 737's in the fleet?
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Old Jul 21, 08, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
What's the overall length compared to the other 737's in the fleet?
737-700/ER: 110 ft 4 in (33.6 m)
737-800: 129 ft 6 in (39.5 m)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737#Specifications
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Old Jul 22, 08, 6:40 am
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What markets is the 737-700 planning on serving?
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Old Jul 22, 08, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by FlySkyTeam View Post
What markets is the 737-700 planning on serving?
It is going to run on Caribbean and Latin American routes with the occasional domestic turn.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=838217
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=841323
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Old Jul 22, 08, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
It needs some spinners instead of the blue rims.
The wheel covers are blue because the B737s do not have closing doors for the main landing gear... the wheels seal against brushes and are exposed during flight. The wheel covers smooth out the profile on the sides that are exposed and are painted to match the bottom of the aircraft.

That said... spinners would be the hotness
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Old Jul 22, 08, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
Hi all,

DL is first introduces newest 737-700 aircraft is just came in today. Here she is:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1372430/L/

You can click on it for me. It's gorgeous pictures brand new 73W aircraft. So enjoyed those photos from DL.

Regards
She's a cutie! So much better than an A319....
Any interior pics out there?
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Old Jul 22, 08, 11:35 am
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the 73W is scheduled to make the redeye SNA-ATL run in August (and beyond), which means I will get some first hand experience in it.
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Old Jul 22, 08, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by najay View Post
the 73W is scheduled to make the redeye SNA-ATL run in August (and beyond), which means I will get some first hand experience in it.
Same here.

What a cute little plane
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Old Jul 22, 08, 11:55 am
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It looks TINY! How big is it compared to an RJ?

Also, what's the deal with the hubcaps? very retro - they should have made it a tail-dragger!
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Old Jul 22, 08, 12:15 pm
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Boeing must have given them a great deal on the 700. Just seems that the 800 varient at the 150 seat capacity would be a better choice. Same 5 crew staffing. Is it the fuel efficiency that makes adding this new varient to the fleet justified? Just seems odd to add a new aircraft to the fleet when you already have the 800 as a standard.
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Old Jul 22, 08, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by DL Platinum View Post
Boeing must have given them a great deal on the 700. Just seems that the 800 varient at the 150 seat capacity would be a better choice. Same 5 crew staffing. Is it the fuel efficiency that makes adding this new varient to the fleet justified? Just seems odd to add a new aircraft to the fleet when you already have the 800 as a standard.
Actually, Delta has increased the capacity of their 737-800s to 160, adding an additional FA. The 737-700s will have a capacity of 12F/112Y, with a total of 124 seats.
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Old Jul 22, 08, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by DL Platinum View Post
Boeing must have given them a great deal on the 700. Just seems that the 800 varient at the 150 seat capacity would be a better choice. Same 5 crew staffing. Is it the fuel efficiency that makes adding this new varient to the fleet justified? Just seems odd to add a new aircraft to the fleet when you already have the 800 as a standard.
Delta's press release said:
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These transactions with Boeing will introduce the first 737-700 aircraft to Delta’s fleet, replacing 10 future options for Boeing 737-800s with the 737-700. “The 737-700 is a better fit for the current needs of our network, providing flexibility in our fleet to fly longer, thinner domestic routes while at the same time supporting our international expansion to Latin America and the Caribbean,” Fauscett said.
The 737-700 will operate with a common cockpit type to the 71 737-800s in Delta’s fleet, but will be configured with 124 seats vs. the 150-seat 737-800s to serve smaller and developing markets. The 737-700 also will be delivered to Delta with winglets to deliver additional fuel savings and efficiencies.
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Note that the press release mentions that DL is selling 48 738s as soon as they are delivered from 2007-2010.
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Old Aug 3, 08, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by gsupstate View Post
She's a cutie! So much better than an A319....
Any interior pics out there?
Not yet. They hasn't took any photos new cabin interiors of 73W aircraft. I will let you know if I found something more photos from DL. I will posts it soon as possible. Thanks, friends.
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