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Topic: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Nuggetsyl
Posted 2007-09-05 22:20:15 and read 10726 times.

I was shocked to see the 7:10 to lax tonight is a 737-900!!! I have flown it to las weight restricted so i cant see how it can make it to lax tonight?

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Typhaerion
Posted 2007-09-05 22:24:18 and read 10691 times.

On who, from where, you need a bit more information before we make and judgement...

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: LGA777
Posted 2007-09-05 22:25:00 and read 10691 times.

Are we talking Continental, Alaska, just curious of the airline and the 7:10 from where ?

Thanks

LGA777

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Chris133
Posted 2007-09-05 22:29:06 and read 10650 times.

I don't think that is much of a surprise, the -900er has a range of 3,200 nautical miles (5,925 km) - two-class layout, 2 aux. tanks 2,700 nautical miles - one class layout (per the Boeing website).

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Doug_Or
Posted 2007-09-05 22:30:32 and read 10632 times.

AS had them regularly scheduled for transcons when they first came on board. Occasionaly caused problems westbound, but nothing new.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Phllax
Posted 2007-09-05 22:36:21 and read 10564 times.

The winds have been light to none this past week.

Actually it's taken anywhere from 15-20 minutes longer to go East than West. My LAX-PHL red-eye on 8/28 took 5 hours, where my PHL-LAX yesterday took 4:45. Seems like a reverse of the normal wind pattern/jet stream.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: KFLLCFII
Posted 2007-09-05 22:36:28 and read 10564 times.

Quoting Chris133 (Reply 3):
I don't think that is much of a surprise, the -900er has a range of 3,200 nautical miles (5,925 km) - two-class layout, 2 aux. tanks 2,700 nautical miles - one class layout (per the Boeing website).

Can't be a -900er...

 Wink

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Flynavy
Posted 2007-09-05 22:46:07 and read 10488 times.

I believe the SEA-MCO flight on AS was originally a 737-900 when the route was launched (now a 737-800).

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2007-09-05 23:11:58 and read 10362 times.

Quoting Nuggetsyl (Thread starter):
I was shocked to see the 7:10 to lax tonight is a 737-900!!! I have flown it to las weight restricted so i cant see how it can make it to lax tonight?

This has already been done before, nothing new...see below....

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 7):
I believe the SEA-MCO flight on AS was originally a 737-900 when the route was launched (now a 737-800).

 checkmark  CO has done it with the IAH-ANC route, I believe.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: RoseFlyer
Posted 2007-09-05 23:30:51 and read 10257 times.

He's talking about Continental Airlines flight 1502 EWR-LAX tonight departing at 7:10pm.

The 739 has the range to do it. With strong winds or when the load is high, then the plane can struggle to make the route. But this isn't completely new. AS went to the 738 because it had more practial operating range. The figures on Boeing's website are representative of the best case condition with no winds.

It is definitely not a 739ER since only 5 have been built and all have gone to Lion Air in Indonesia.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Seabosdca
Posted 2007-09-05 23:39:25 and read 10210 times.

Shorter transcons like EWR-LAX would rarely cause a problem for the 739A in the summer. AS's seasonal second SEA-BOS-SEA flight has been a 739A for a couple of years. It hasn't had anything like the troubles that AS had when they tried to do SEA-MCO-SEA year round with the 739A.

Given the frequently ridiculous demand, I'm surprised that AS doesn't operate SEA-DCA-SEA with 739s in the summer.

[Edited 2007-09-05 23:43:20]

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2007-09-06 00:27:29 and read 10040 times.

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 7):
I believe the SEA-MCO flight on AS was originally a 737-900 when the route was launched (now a 737-800).

SEA-MIA was operated with the 739 for awhile as well. Again, transcon 739s are nothing to get too excited about.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2007-09-06 00:42:53 and read 9964 times.

I just wonder of CO and AS will eventually add the 739ER to their respective fleets or not. I hope they will....

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Slovacek747
Posted 2007-09-06 00:47:02 and read 9936 times.

CO already have quite a few 900ERs on order which will probably start being delievered within the next year.

Slovacek747

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: FlyHoss
Posted 2007-09-06 01:00:09 and read 9863 times.

IIRC, 12 of the 30 737s to be delivered to CO in 2008 will be -900ERs. But I could be wrong and I didn't take the time to look it up.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: IAHFLYR
Posted 2007-09-06 01:20:40 and read 9784 times.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
CO has done it with the IAH-ANC route, I believe.

Absolutely correct, in fact IIRC during the summer season they had 3 daily IAH-ANC non-stops on the 738's.

[Edited 2007-09-06 01:21:10]

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: STT757
Posted 2007-09-06 04:02:32 and read 9472 times.

Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 14):
IIRC, 12 of the 30 737s to be delivered to CO in 2008 will be -900ERs. But I could be wrong and I didn't take the time to look it up.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought I read in one of CO's recent reports that they are going to take delivery of 18 737-900ERs in 2008.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Bofredrik
Posted 2007-09-06 10:59:54 and read 8355 times.

Strange...

737:s on 6 hour flights is every day business in Europe on charter flights
to for example Canary Islands.

And we do not even think about it.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: ThePRGuy
Posted 2007-09-06 11:30:15 and read 8143 times.

Quote:
Strange...

737:s on 6 hour flights is every day business in Europe on charter flights
to for example Canary Islands.

And we do not even think about it.

 checkmark 

But not necessarily 739s, usually 737-800 units with turkish, UK charter airlines etc.

Alex

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: PHKLM
Posted 2007-09-06 12:08:30 and read 7929 times.

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 18):
But not necessarily 739s, usually 737-800 units with turkish, UK charter airlines etc.

Apart from that, EWR-LAS is a whole lot further than many European routes anyway.
If your compare TFN-DUB or TFN-NRN (1560nm and 1716nm resp) both operated with 738 to EWR-LAS (1935nm) you will get the point.
Europeans tend to forget how big the US really is, few of us realize that the distance New York - Los Angeles is equal to London - Baghdad, Rome - Lagos (Nigeria) and Stockholm - Kabul (Afghanistan).
Now try THAT on a 737...

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: ASMD11
Posted 2007-09-06 12:50:35 and read 7688 times.

Quoting Seabosdca (Reply 10):
Given the frequently ridiculous demand, I'm surprised that AS doesn't operate SEA-DCA-SEA with 739s in the summer.

Because of the runway length in DCA and other issues the 739 can't make it all the way to SEA with a useful load of fuel/pax. It has been done a few times but that flight would usually make a flagstop in DEN though on a one occasion they made it to GEG for the flagstop for fuel.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Corey07850
Posted 2007-09-06 13:13:05 and read 7548 times.

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 17):

737:s on 6 hour flights is every day business in Europe on charter flights
to for example Canary Islands.

And we do not even think about it.

Yet everyone seems to complain about a 6 hour flight across the pond in a 757?

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Bofredrik
Posted 2007-09-06 13:42:38 and read 7306 times.

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 21):
Yet everyone seems to complain about a 6 hour flight across the pond in a 757?


Usually the people in C-class.
 Smile

Ps. Stockholm-Las Palmas is 2333 nautical miles and it
is many flights per week with 737-800. Ds.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: XAAPB
Posted 2007-09-06 15:33:17 and read 6256 times.

Hi,
Right now on flightaware AS25 from BOS to SEA in a 739:
Live 739 FlightAware
Greetings

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: FLY777UAL
Posted 2007-09-06 15:47:21 and read 6084 times.

Quoting XAAPB (Reply 23):
Hi,
Right now on flightaware AS25 from BOS to SEA in a 739:
Live 739 FlightAware
Greetings

...and it also looks like they blocked 16 seats for weight and balance (not counting the last row of seats blocked).

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Seabosdca
Posted 2007-09-06 15:52:54 and read 6000 times.

Quoting ASMD11 (Reply 20):
runway length in DCA

(slaps head) duh... should have thought of that.  blush 

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: JetsGo
Posted 2007-09-06 18:16:46 and read 4519 times.

I like how the OP posts some uninforming garbage post with no discriptions, then hits the road with no further words.

[Edited 2007-09-06 18:17:59]

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: EWRCabincrew
Posted 2007-09-06 18:35:07 and read 4291 times.

For the record, the flight in question, CO 1502, left the gate early at 1908, took off at 2010, landed at 2224 and got to the gate at 2233, 7 minutes late.

Ship 410.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: PHKLM
Posted 2007-09-06 19:14:52 and read 3880 times.

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 26):
I like how the OP posts some uninforming garbage post with no discriptions, then hits the road with no further words.

This tactic if more formally known as: "hit 'n run" Big grin

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2007-09-06 23:41:25 and read 2207 times.

AS just did it last week ferrying the Washington Huskies Football team to SYR on a 739.

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: Nuggetsyl
Posted 2007-09-07 13:45:27 and read 1945 times.

Quoting Typhaerion (Reply 1):
On who, from where, you need a bit more information before we make and judgement...

sorry I typed it and ran. It was continental ewr to lax

Topic: RE: 737-900 Going Transcon Tonight
Username: JoeCanuck
Posted 2007-09-07 14:00:43 and read 1920 times.

OS has a regular flight from DXB-VIE, which clocks in at about 6 hours. They use a 737-800 for the route.


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