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AQ 73G W/ Winglets: Did I Miss Something?  
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5997 posts, RR: 24
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

I have never seen this posted or discussed, but I found a AQ with winglets. When did they decided to put these on?


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ASSFO




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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

I think i read about this about 2 weeks ago. nice to see you again ASSFO

User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5997 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Same here Copa, hope all is well
ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Winglets are getting popular nowadays! Westjet just installed their first set of winglets last week, Aloha did the same in the following week, Southwest is to install winglets in the future, Air Pacific flies to YVR (-800) with winglets.. Winglets, winglets, winglets!!


EH.
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

I believe AQ has had them for a very, very long time.

N


User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

How on earth can a 737-800, winglets or not, reach Vancouver from Tahiti?!! That's like a 10-12 hour flight!! Wow, those winglets must really add some range!!

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Its a 73G, not a 738. The 73G has quite a few more legs... and the winglets definitely improve cruise performance 3-4%.

N


User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Air Pacific flies their 737-800W from Nadi - Honolulu - Vancouver - Honolulu - Nadi. They've even flown their 737-700 on the route a few times as well.

Aloha flies their 737-700 (recently equipped with winglets) from Vancouver - a few Hawaiian destinations in the summer, with increased frequency in the winter.



EH.
User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

AQ also uses the 737NGs for US west coast flights, and some Pacific Island flights. Smile


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User currently offlineSRD737NG From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 136 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

The picture in the first post is the first -700 equipped with winglets for Aloha. We will be retrofitting the others to have 4 finished by the end of the year, and all the current aircraft finished by this time next year. And, ofcourse, all future new a/c will come with winglets as well. It was announced a couple of months ago to us that this was going to happen.

Aloha currently fly's the -700 from HNL, OGG, and KOA to cities on the west coast.....YVR,OAK,BUR,SNA,PHX,LAS,SMF,RNO, and more to come. AQ currently has 10 (I think) -700's and has a current business plan to have 20 in the fleet in the next few years. The airplane is doing very well for us.....management tells us that on average, 70 seats sold breaks even. Not bad. With the winglets installed, fuel savings should be around 106,000 gallons per airplane, per year.


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

KQ777, Air Pacific is from Fiji. Like CanadaEH mentioned they fly from Nadi to Honolulu then Vancouver. Not Tahiti. Just to clarify  Smile

User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I believe AQ has had them for a very, very long time.

Actually, they got thier first one with winglets yesterday.

T prop.


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