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Longest Flights On 737 Classics.  
User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2353 posts, RR: 26
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11774 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.

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User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11749 times:

I flew BRU-BEY on a Sabena Boeing 737-300, already a nice distance at near 2,000 mi.

What is the spec. range of the -300, -400 and -500?



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3011 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11698 times:

I know US flew PHX-PIT in the 90's.


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User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11683 times:

HP also flew IAD-PHX on the 733 when there weren't enough Airbuses to put on the route. I flew that in the middle of the last row (as a nonrev). Ugh.

For the 732, HP flew CMH-PHX for awhile in order to rotate the airplane into the east system. I also got the middle of the last row on that one. (See a pattern here?)

When I was younger, I flew a US 734 TPA-LAX. They have those 734 IGWs that were set up with IFE and did some pretty long hauls.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11397 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?


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11326 times:



Quoting AA767400 (Thread starter):
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.

Actually, it was SYR-DCA-CMH-LAX and was scheduled, I believe, to continue on to SFO.

US never, as far as I know, operated SYR-CMH nonstop.


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11271 times:

TA SAL-SFO on B737-300
SAL (13°26'27"N 89°03'21"W) SFO (37°37'08"N 122°22'30"W) 315° (NW) 2294 nm
Could be the longest B737-300 non-stop if not one of the top routes.



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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11210 times:

Here are several from the October 1991 OAG.....all with -300s or -400s

America West Baltimore-Las Vegas
America West Baltimore-Phoenix

Continental Cleveland-Las Vegas
Continental Cleveland-Los Angeles
Continental Cleveland-San Francisco
Continental Newark-Las Vegas

USAir Baltimore-Las Vegas
USAir Baltimore-Phoenix
USAir Charlotte-Los Angeles
USAir Charlotte-Phoenix
USAir Charlotte-San Francisco
USAir Charlotte-Seattle/Tacoma
USAir Columbus-Los Angeles
USAir Indianapolis-Los Angeles
USAir Indianapolis-San Francisco
USAir Orlando-Los Angeles
USAir Philadelphia-Las Vegas
USAir Philadelphia-Phoenix
USAir Pittsburgh-Las Vegas
USAir Pittsburgh-Los Angeles
USAir Pittsburgh-Phoenix
USAir Pittsburgh-San Francisco
USAir Pittsburgh-Seattle/Tacoma
USAir Tampa-Los Angeles


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11068 times:



Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 6):
TA SAL-SFO on B737-300

If that one really was nonstop it's going to be hard to beat. The OAG said it was nonstop, but people here have said it wasn't really.

As I recall CO did EWR-SJC, EWR-ONT and EWR-SAN with 733s around 1987.


User currently offlineDavidByrne From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11057 times:

QF (through subsidiary Jetconnect), used to operate a 737-300 AKL-ADL, a distance of 2,025 miles.


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User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10976 times:

As a kid, I used to fly the Pit-SanFran flight with my mother working first class. I'm sure USAir had the longest and most frequent 734/4 flights of anyone at that time.

I used to get so excited flying on the -400. It was something different from the usual -200/300's. Heck I can also remember flying a couple 727's before they were phased out.

I'm trying to recall if I ever took a 767 from Pit-SanFran on USAir or if I'm just imagining things. It very well could have been just after the Piedmont take over.



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10685 times:

Most of the US 737 fleet used to have IFE. US used to fly ALB-PHL-LAS on a 734. (It might have been PIT, I'll check.)


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User currently offlineJbrusnak From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10608 times:



Quoting N702ML (Reply 7):
USAir Pittsburgh-Seattle/Tacoma

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.

Jeremy


User currently offlineNZaholic From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10590 times:

BA used to fly the 734 LGW-TLV back in the '90's - which is 1923nm

[Edited 2009-11-16 15:01:50]

User currently offlineNormie999 From United Kingdom, joined May 2009, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10565 times:

FI flew Keflavik-Halifax for at least one summer season with a -400 - a chunk over 2,000 miles I believe.

User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 10484 times:
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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 10399 times:

I miss flying on US 734's on long routes. I know US did PIT-ABQ and PHL-ABQ on 733 service.

KH



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User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10342 times:



Quoting Normie999 (Reply 14):
FI flew Keflavik-Halifax for at least one summer season with a -400 - a chunk over 2,000 miles I believe.

Ah yes, I remember that one. It was there in 1999 when I flew BWI-KEF on a 757. That plane went on to London, so you could take a 734 across the Pond. YHZ-KEF, however, is only 1,785 nm.


User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2353 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10200 times:



Quoting N702ML (Reply 5):
Actually, it was SYR-DCA-CMH-LAX and was scheduled, I believe, to continue on to SFO.

US never, as far as I know, operated SYR-CMH nonstop.

I found it odd too, however I did get that info from Wikipedia so that tells you that much. Quite a long sector with the same flight number. Thanks for the correction.  Smile



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User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 629 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10076 times:

In the 1990s, Icelandair flew the 737-400 from Keflavik to Florida. I don't know if those flights had a fuel stop.

User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10057 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.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16856 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10054 times:

CO used to have a daily nonstop IAD-LAX flight with a 737-300, back in the days of the IAD hub.


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User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1324 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9908 times:

I recall flying on an America West sometime between 1993-96? It was a 737-200 between PHX and EWR.

I think USair flew them to the West Coast from PHL in the late 80's and early 90's? I'm just too lazy to check and confirm it.


User currently offlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9902 times:

QF (733) was flying MEL/PER distance 2699km (flying time 4:10) back in 1994. In actual fact, they still do it with the occassional 734.


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User currently offlineJolau1701 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9890 times:

What of Aloha's flights to the mainland? (IE: HNL-SFO, HNL-SEA, etal)

25 Tommy767 : Wow. I didn't know the 732 had the legs for that. Must have been a LOUD flight.... CO as recently as 2005-2006 used to have a daily 735 on EWR-ABQ/SL
26 Airevents : Flew RIX-DYU on an Air Baltic B733 (winglets), 2384 miles, 5:15h in September.
27 Ha763 : Aloha used the 737-700 on their mainland flights. However, Aloha did fly HNL-JON-MAJ-KWA (2214 nm), HNL-MDY (1138 nm), and HNL-CXI (1155 nm) with a s
28 AlexEU : Jat Airways flies BEG-LCA-AUH on B737-300.
29 UAXDXer : I flew PIT-LAS this summer on a WN 737-500
30 Gkirk : Myself and a.net user Nighthawk, had the pleasure? of flying Astraeus on a 737-300 from MAN to DLM and back.
31 Dreyes78 : You're right. Those that did long hauls DID have auxiliary tanks. If you look at the flight deck photos and look at the fuel gauges, you'll see an ex
32 Hawaiian452 : We flew Perth-Sydney on a Qantas 734 in 2000. The load was light and flight time was around 4hr30.
33 TN486 : Yep, 3274km, and quoted block flight time is 5.00 hrs, however the actual flight time can differ on that leg drastically due to the following westerl
34 Planesmith : Okay it's not a 737 but way back in May 1970 I flew on Wardair's B727-100 YWG/SJF/LGW - I've no idea what either of those sectors added up to but let'
35 Planesavvy : In South Africa the classic 737s abound. Kulula uses 734/734 on their route JNB-MRU. And two other airlines use older 737-200s on longer routes. Inter
36 Cc2314 : Air Atlanta flew from dub-tfs not sure of the exact distance but its pretty far.
37 LY772 : I fly LY from TLV to MAD on a 737...
38 Pecoua : United flew a 737-200 on the SFO-MSP run...flew it many times...about three hours and 15 mins if I remember correctly!
39 Osetka : 7F is still operating the 737-200 from CYOW to CYFB. Its about a 3 and a half hour flight. But the flight then continues to CYZF which is almost anoth
40 Cmk10 : My longest was EWR-PHX on a CO 737-300. That would have been in 1999 and it was 2,133 miles. Though they had IFE on it. It was made longer due to a F9
41 BMED : Palmair in the UK use to fly the B732 from Bournemouth to the Canary Islands. I know depending on the weather sometimes a fuel stop was needed on the
42 EMB170 : The ones that stuck out in my mind (as mentioned above) were the US longhauls...namely IND-SFO/LAX. I also remember FI's KEF-YHZ on the 737, as well.
43 LongHauler : CP used to fly the B737-200, YUL-YVR 2295 mi, and YYZ-YYJ 2100 mi. Long legs for a -200!
44 DualQual : CO still runs 735 from EWR to AUS/SAT/IAH/DEN BOS-IAH and the new IAH-YEG
45 DavidByrne : Yes, my records show I flew LAX-IAD on a CO 733 in November 1988. It struck me then that it was a very long way for a 733.
46 Timz : Anybody got an OAG showing that? Around 1990 they claimed to do it nonstop both ways. When?
47 Viscount724 : I flew the YUL-YVR-YUL route on CP Air (and later Canadian Airlines) frequently. Westbound against headwinds, those flights often approached 6 hrs. T
48 Vapar8 : This flight use to stop all the time for fuel. It use to continue PHX SNA, but if it stoped for fuel it would be to late for the curfew at SNA. Then
49 Tommy767 : IAD-LAX is easily a 5 hour flight. I didn't know S80s had it in them to fly it. I thought the max they could do is 4 to 4.5 hours like ORD-SEA...
50 Timz : Maybe they don't-- but the timetable showed it nonstop both ways for 2-3 years as I recall. Starting maybe 1988? Around that same time CO claimed to
51 HikesWithEyes : Yes, US did operate a 767 on that route for awhile.
52 Tommy767 : If it said it then they probably did. Again, I know AA did eastbound redeye only S80 LAX-IAD but I had no idea about the 1980s. I'm sure AA back then
53 Timz : Looks like they started it in 1988 and dropped it in 1991; all the OAGs I looked at showed 733.
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