Alexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 687 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
I'd definitely rather be on a wide-body twin-aisle aircraft for transcon flights. But, after AA removes MRTC on the 757s, I'd prefer to fly the 738 over the 752. Actually, even now, I would prefer the 738 since the 752 still has the outdated seats.
Speedbirdyvr From Canada, joined Mar 2003, 168 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think AA flew SEA-MIA with 738's. It was flown with a 763, as an extension of the AA), Japan">NRT-SEA (flown first with MD-11's and later on with a 777-200) flight. Of course, the route no longer exists with AA.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3230 times:
Many CO 737-800's operate trunk transcon routes from Newark to LAX, SFO, SAN, SEA, and PDX. The smaller 737-700 operates flights from EWR to West Coast destinations that include SNA and OAK (if they still fly the OAK route). CO uses the 737-800/700 into the Caribbean and Central America.
I believe the longest 737-NG route is operated by Copa Airlines, an affiliate of Continental Airlines, from Panama City to Buenos Aires. PrivatAir also flies 700 to EWR from DUS.
IAH to ANC is operated with a 757, as is the seasonal EWR-ANC flight, but the PDX-ANC extension operated at times by CO is flown with a 737-800.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3193 times:
**I believe the longest 737-NG route is operated by Copa Airlines, an affiliate of Continental Airlines, from Panama City to Buenos Aires.**
My brother flew Copa 737NG from Panama City to Santiago Chile. I don't have a globe or atlas, what is furthur Bueno Aires or Santiago? I have a feeling whatever is furthur is not by much though since they are neighboring countries
Sam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 230 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3046 times:
Artsyman, good question to my question! Should like to know how feasible a 737NG operaton would be from U.S. to Ireland. I am excluding the Privatair operated LH flight from DUS to EWR with the BBJ aircraft. What penalties would a 737-700 or -800 have heading into a strong wind heading west from Ireland to BOS or New York - would a technical stop for fuel be necessary? East bound from the U.S. should be less problematic. What are the prevailing winds like between Panama and Buenos Aires and Santiago with regard to the COPA 737NG operation?
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36 Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2992 times:
Thanks Sam, while I am sure that the 737-700 and 800 could make the trip, I cant see them doing it. Continental does seem to try hard to match demand and capacity a little more than the others, but I don't see this happening
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 4977 posts, RR: 7 Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
Sam, go to Boeing's website and check the tech specs for the 737NG family. As it happens, they show range circles centered on Boston for all models. Bottom line: Boeing says all models can make it from Boston to Ireland at stated gross weights.
So why doesn't Ryan fly to the US? Is that your real question?