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United's Boeing 737 Max 9 makes its debut with flight from Houston
Houston Chronicle ^ | 6-7-2018 | Andrea Rumbaugh

Posted on 06/07/2018 9:25:35 AM PDT by Snickering Hound

United Airlines became the first North American carrier to operate the Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft on Thursday morning, with its inaugural flight departing Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport for Orlando, Fla.

The new planes are more fuel efficient, with the ability to fly farther on less fuel, and provide a quieter ride. Having a longer range than previous 737 models allows United to operate the 737 Max 9 between Houston and Anchorage, Alaska, which previously needed a larger aircraft.

The Max 9 is scheduled to fly between Houston and Anchorage on Thursday. It's also scheduled to fly to Austin. United expects to have 10 of the 737 Max aircraft in its fleet by the end of this year.

"The Boeing 737 MAX is a great addition to United's fleet, providing approximately 14 percent fuel efficiency compared to previous 737 generations and an improved customer experience onboard," Rodney Cox, vice president of United's Houston operation, said in the news release.

"As we begin the busy summer travel season, Houston is happy to be home for United's first MAX aircraft, as we launch initial 737 MAX service from here, and later this month, add MAX service on flights from Houston to L.A., Sacramento and Tampa."

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 737; boeing; boeing737; boeing737max9; houston; max9; united; unitedairlines
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1 posted on 06/07/2018 9:25:35 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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I wonder how much smaller the seats are on this one compared to the 800.


2 posted on 06/07/2018 9:27:20 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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The new planes are more fuel efficient, with the ability to fly farther on less fuel,...

So that's what that means... /s

3 posted on 06/07/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: TexasM1A
I wonder how much smaller the seats are on this one compared to the 800.

Flying coach in a 737 from Houston to Anchorage...

4 posted on 06/07/2018 9:34:49 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Just don’t need to use the restroom Only 24” wide.


5 posted on 06/07/2018 9:35:37 AM PDT by rstrahan
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and an improved customer experience onboard," Rodney Cox, vice president of United's Houston operation, said in the news release.

How's that?

6 posted on 06/07/2018 9:38:46 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Wow. How do they deal with oversized passengers?

Hold it,... hold it,... hold it,... caboom!

7 posted on 06/07/2018 9:40:21 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: TexasM1A
I wonder how much smaller the seats are on this one compared to the 800.

Same width. The Max9 is about 10 feet longer than the Max8.

8 posted on 06/07/2018 9:46:25 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Great news.

I hope they keep the same configuration as the 737-900...with front and back restrooms, in coach.


9 posted on 06/07/2018 9:52:47 AM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Recently took a ride in a 737-900. Approve.


10 posted on 06/07/2018 10:04:30 AM PDT by lurk
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To: DoodleDawg

A small victory I suppose. But always good to see new inventory being bought.


11 posted on 06/07/2018 10:13:47 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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A small victory I suppose.

Ten feet longer but up to 16 additional passengers, depending on configuration. Cattle car will continue.

12 posted on 06/07/2018 10:16:07 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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I'll be flying non-stop from IAH to Anchorage at the end of the month. Maybe I'll be on one of these. At least I'll be in Economy Plus.

-PJ

13 posted on 06/07/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Its nice to see them invest in new aircraft since they ripped off their employees retirement when they filed bankruptcy in 2002. I lost mine when they did that and had to start over at age 45. Not so friendly.


14 posted on 06/07/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT by Conservative4Life (I'm not too worried, I've read the book and know how it all ends...We win)
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Now, now. These are “journalists”, remember. We have to cut’em slack....


15 posted on 06/07/2018 10:41:20 AM PDT by bkopto
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Hope y'all can see this:


16 posted on 06/07/2018 10:44:32 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (MAGAMarchOnWashington.com)
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“...14 percent fuel efficiency...”

DAYM!!!!


17 posted on 06/07/2018 10:46:26 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (.)
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And another:


18 posted on 06/07/2018 10:47:31 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (MAGAMarchOnWashington.com)
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To: DoughtyOne
Wow. How do they deal with oversized passengers?

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19 posted on 06/07/2018 10:51:00 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (MAGAMarchOnWashington.com)
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To: TexasM1A

I wonder how much smaller the seats are on this one compared to the 800.

<<>>

Look next for bicycle seats with a lap belt.


20 posted on 06/07/2018 12:20:04 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (A Texas Deplorable.)
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