Bmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2195 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3079 times:
I was just wondering since the 737NGs have much longer range than their earlier versions, if any airlines use them for Atlantic crossings. I know Lufthansa have an arrangement with PrivatAir (using 737BBJs) for Atlantic crossing to the US but I guess there are a few others.
The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
Jayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
Continental flys 737-800's outta its Guam hub..All over the pacific. Aloha flys 737-700's from the west coast of the us to Hawaii, which is the longest overwater route with out a diversion point. Pretty impressive for a narrowbody Boeing carrying under 150 people
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
Pretty impressive for a narrowbody Boeing carrying under 150 people
...passengers would be too confined in such a small aircraft for a such a long time....
Prior to the 1970's, all long-distance flights were in narrow bodies, and peopel seem to have survived them just fine. In fact, the early 707's and DC-8's had about the same cabin dimensions as the 737-800/900.
COEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
CO uses (used to use) the 738 and/or 739 for some routes to Europe. One that comes to mind is the CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO-EWR-MAN route. I just did a quick search on their website to check that data and it showed that they are using 75's and 76's now. However, within the last year I know for a fact that I have been on a 739 from CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO to EWR and that plane had continuing service (same flight number...20 I believe) to MAN
Globaldude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
MAN has been 1 757-200, DC10-30, 777-200, and a 767-400.
Just because flights 20 and 21 originate in MCO, and the domestic legs are flown with 737's or 757's doesn't mean the int'l leg is. CAL has never flown 737's to Europe. God willing, they never will.......
FraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2210 times:
As said above, CO never flew any 737 transatlantic. Even to Ireland they used 757s and 767s. There is no 737 equipped with BusinessFirst Seats and as that is allways on of their marketing points, it would have made no sense.
BTW, the 757 has only a couple of rows more than the 737-800/900