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      Post #64777, posted on 10-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Today was Lufthansa's last 737 schedule service.
      After 48 years LH says "Goodbye Bobby!"
      A last "Goodbye" flight will made on November 6th
      to SOB for selected employees.
      The crane on a 737 tail isn't no more...

      My favour at all time was the "classic" 737-100...

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      Post #64778, posted on 10-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Always a bad day when your airlines parks a fleet. It appears they are only flying six right now. Almost a all Airbus fleet.

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      Post #64780, posted on 10-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      My buddy used to fly those, wonder what he's on now. I saw one of the last few flying around the other day.

      Dave, not to fear, there are plenty of 747s (13x 400 and 19x -8) in the LH fleet.

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      Post #64802, posted on 10-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      48 years flying the type you launched...That's got to be an aviation record in and of itself.

      I'm certainly no Airbus fanatic, but being a realist I know times and needs change; that's what keeps the world going 'round, not to mention there's little to no room for sentiment in the real business of flying.

      Still, two years shy of half a century with the machine your order made real--for an an airplane that was at first considered by it's maker to be a sales dead-end no less--which became basically the DC-3 of the jet age? Well...History moves in strange ways at times...

      That's something to celebrate, frankly...

      Rob in AK

      "Hey, 'cmon...You came all this way, you deserve the full tour!" --Spoken to me by an RV employee in PAPH 27 March, 1999 before my one and only jumpseat ride on an L-188 Electra.

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      Post #64804, posted on 10-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Dave, not to fear, there are plenty of 747s (13x 400 and 19x -8) in the LH fleet.



      I don't get to see LH 748s at PANC, but there are many of other airlines, esp. KE; hearing the JT9s of a classic 47 at max gross pound the earth is truly an awesome experience from 150 feet (50 meters? ) away (ANA likes to rattle windows miles away with their remaining 742s... ) but the -8s are really an amazing machine. As quiet as a loaded 57, which is often quieter than a classic 37 of which we have plenty...Often rotating 4-5k feet down an 11k runway, leaving little more than wind noise behind. Truly incredible.

      Maybe one day I'll send you my own pics from up top Merlin...Give me an excuse to head (north)east, my German is mostly Bavarian

      Rob in AK

      "Hey, 'cmon...You came all this way, you deserve the full tour!" --Spoken to me by an RV employee in PAPH 27 March, 1999 before my one and only jumpseat ride on an L-188 Electra.

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      Post #66120, posted on 02-18-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Lufthansa jilts the B737 and AMERICAN Airlines jilts the US manufactured jets. What are we coming to ?

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      Post #66135, posted on 02-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Lufthansa jilts the B737 and AMERICAN Airlines jilts the US manufactured jets. What are we coming to ?



      Progress?

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      Post #66140, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Politics and money. Just like everything else in life.

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      Post #66141, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Noise rules, the 1991 recession, and replacement cycles came into play as well. A number of European carriers began replacing their 727s in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the 320 was a better replacement than the 737-400. Many US carriers didn't start replacing their 727s until the late 90s, and thus you see more 737-800 sales in the US. Similar story for the A340 and 777 sales. Northwest and Continental had A340 orders, but both canceled when they had financial issues.