AA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2283 posts, RR: 25 Posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10868 times:
I was browsing another website for past schedules and remembered that many airlines operated many 737 classics on longer sectors. I did find various longer routes on them, but it would be interesting to see what was the longest ever.
Both US and HP in the early 90s operated:
BWI-LAS, PIT-SFO/LAX/SAN/SMF/LAS, CMH-LAX, and a variety of other city pairings.
The longest sector I found was FLL-LAX on Carnival Air Lines operated by a 734. These models I believe were joined into the fleet after Pan Am II were merged/acquired by Carnival correct me if I am wrong?
Also to note, US 1493 was a 733 operating SYR-CMH-LAX on 02/02/91, when it crashed into a mertoliner on the runway while landing.
Any info on other pairings would be greatly appreciated.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11500 posts, RR: 62 Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10491 times:
BA flew LGW-KEF for a while with the 737-400, that's 1,048nm.
AeroSvit fly KBP-DXB with the 737-400 (IIRC) which is 1,883nm.
Centralwings fly, or flew WAW-FNC with the 737-400, which is 2,008nm.
Sterling did CPH-FNC IIRC, with 737-400s, which is 1,846nm.
LOT flew WAW-LPA with 737-300/400s, which is 2,178nm.
Braathens flew OSL-LPA with 737-400s, which is 2,217nm.
JetTime fly/flew CPH-LPA with 737-300s, which is 2,055nm.
Not sure if some of those longer legs could have done it year round without a fuel stop?
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Man, I miss that flight. US Airways dropped nonstop service several years ago and it drives me crazy every time I have to fly home. Turned a five hour flight into an all day event once you add a connection.
SeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 4709 posts, RR: 4 Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9151 times:
Didn't those US 733s and 734s that operated routes like CLT-LAX, CLT-SFO, and TPA-LAX also have an auxiliary fuel tank? I know "normal" ones are not capable of westbound transcons with a full load under most circumstances.
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