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Five little airliners all in a row

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 30, 2007 at 9:28 pm |
October 30, 2007 9:28 pm

When you order Boeing 737s by the dozen, you sometimes take delivery of a small fleet all at once.

That’s the case for European low-cost carrier Ryanair which recently took delivery of numbers 146, 147, 148, 149 and 150 Boeing 737s for its fleet.

The five latest deliveries are shown here together at Boeing Field where they were test flown prior to handover to Ryanair.

Ryanair reportedly got the 737s at a bargain price because it ordered huge quantities of the twin-aisle jets during the airline order slump after the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Ryanair is known for outrageous prices. It even gives some seats away on some flights. But count on spare accomodations in return for low prices: No seatback pockets, tray tables covered with advertising messages, no window shades and extra charges for just about everything, checking bags, airport transportation and inflight snacks.

Ryanair still has 121 737s on order with Boeing after the latest deliveries.

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