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User currently offlineCapK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (17 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Does anyone know when the roll out for the first 737-900 will be?
I have heard it will be able to fly long routes, possibly trans Pacific?
Who on Earth would want to be on a 737 for more than 4 hours??
Also, will this be the last 737 boeing will make? Or will there be a 737-1000? Hehe.
Any details or opinions are welcome. I am heading over to Boeing's web site now for more info...
All the Best,

P.S. Southwest is the launch costomer right?

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (17 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Actually Alaska Airlines is the launch customer.

User currently offlineFirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (17 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Okay, if you consider 3140 miles transpacific that's alright with me.

As far as I know, Alaska and Continental have taken orders of the 739. Southwest is still sticking with the 73G.

User currently offlineAndy From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (17 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Hi Capk :

You're right : nobody wants to stay on narrow bodied aircrafts such as on 737 or 757 more than 4 hours. Therefore, I think the maximum that a 737 can get is 737-800 ... that it's and it will be definitely used to serve short routes only (less than 2,500 miles distance). The only acceptable aircrafts serving long routes ( > 5,000 miles) would be DC-10, MD11, B767-300ER, B747-400 and B777.

You know you’ve landed with the wheels up when it takes full power to taxi.
User currently offlineAF777 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (17 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 859 times:

I know that flying across the Atlantic doesn't sound like fun, but a few airlines have flights from the US to Europe on 757's! British Airways, TWA, and Continental all have trans-atlantic flights with the 757!

User currently offlineMr Satnaq From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (17 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Norrow-boddies are fine, remember the DC-8 and 707?

User currently offlineSpud From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (17 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 860 times:

Mr Satnaq is right, we are just spoilt now. Saying that, 3 hrs in a narrow is my limit.
There are plenty of isolated islands in the pacific that cant afford or justify the wide body. Simple facts of life.

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