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Longest Non-stop 737-300/400/500 Routes.  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3002 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8405 times:

I was wondering what the longest non-stop 737 (old generation) route that was currently operating - past or present.

Did any of these ever operate trans-con flights in the US (eg. LAX-JFK or SFO-BOS) or would I be right in assuming the A319/A320 aircraft were the first aircrafts in this market/size to fly these kind of routes.

In Europe I would asume some of the longest 737 routes are operated from Scandanavia to the Canary Islands. I know Helios Airways occassionally operates their 733's from LTN-LCA which is a route of about 1750 miles, when their 738's are doing other business.

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User currently offlineMANNI From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8360 times:

Sobelair used their 737 OG from Brussels to Ovda, must be around 3500km.


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User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8310 times:

I recall US operating 734's to PHL, CLT, and PIT from LAS in the mid 1990's. Almost trans-con routes.

User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8292 times:

Qantas use the 737-400 (and previously their -300s) on transcon routes to Perth and also up north to Darwin - these must be contenders also.

User currently offlineAirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 560 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8268 times:

Don't quote me on this, but I remember reading somewhere in this forum a while back that WN has/had occasionally dispatched 735's from BWI to the west coast (I don't quite remember the exact cities). OPNLguy (a WN employee) can perhaps shed some light and correct my memory.  

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Edit: I have been unable to locate the similar threads I recall reading. My apologies.

[Edited 2005-09-26 10:25:31]

User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8242 times:

From what I can discover, the longest current flights are:

B737-300: KBPDXB on Aerosvit, 2160 miles
B737-400: OSLLPA on Scandinavian, 2549 miles
B737-500: YVRYYZ on C6 (what is C6?), 2089 miles


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8191 times:
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Quoting AF022 (Reply 5):
B737-500: YVRYYZ on C6 (what is C6?), 2089 miles

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8052 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8154 times:

Isn't there an airline in Panama that fly the length of S America with 737s? Don't know the airport codes so I can't look it up. And, USAir definitely flew LAX to CLT overnight red-eyes with the 737, before they got the A320s. Weight restricted they may have been, but they definitely did the flight.


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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8027 times:

The longest on any 737 (not just -300/-400/-500) are:

EWRMUC on LH, 4042 miles
EWRZRH on LX, 3932 miles
PTYEZE on CM, 3324 miles
NBOBKO on KQ, 3221 miles


User currently offlineDartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7906 times:
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CO 735 EWR-TUS: 2110miles (3400km)

(No inflight entertainment....it was a loooong flight)


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7861 times:

Quoting Dartland (Reply 9):
CO 735 EWR-TUS: 2110miles (3400km)

(No inflight entertainment....it was a loooong flight)

Dartland,
Tell me about it. Up until recently I was going to school out there and I took that flight several times. The only thing that made the flight somewhat enjoyable was the fact that every time I was on it it was empty. CO also had EWR-PHX on the 733 several years back. When I flew that they did have TV monitors though.


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7841 times:

I flew ORD-OAK on a United 733 in 2000 or 2001. 1835 miles

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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7827 times:

CO used to fly IAD-LAX with a B737-300 when they used to have the IAD hub.

User currently offlineGVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7819 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
. I know Helios Airways occassionally operates their 733's from LTN-LCA

A bit behind the times are we?


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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7767 times:

Pace/Hooters does GYY-LAS in a -300


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User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 625 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7691 times:

Icelandair used to fly the 737-400 on transatlantic flights. I believe that they flew the 734 from Keflavík to Halifax and to some Florida destinations on a seasonal or charter basis.

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7671 times:

Thanks GVBIG.

I think your comments are a distasteful and lacks respect to all the people that lost their lives in that crash!

I am well aware of the accident - but genuinely thought Helios Airways had more than the one 737-300.


User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7631 times:

Quote:
B737-400: OSLLPA on Scandinavian, 2549 miles

Scandinavian operate no 737 Old Gen. a/c



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7530 times:
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I've flown USAir on the SFO-CLT route on numerous 737-300's.

User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7483 times:

C6 also does some sun flights on behalf of Sunquest in the winter - any of those top YVR-YYZ? (actually, I think the Van flight stops in YYC on the way over and back).

I do remember Icelandair flying YHZ-KEF back in the day - that MUST have been a long one....



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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7473 times:
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Braathens flew 125-seat 735s regularly OSL-LPA which is 4100 km, Maersk Air flew the 149-seat 733 OSL-LPA. The 734 flying with Braathens did not have the range to fly OSL-LPA IIRC as they had 156 seats in them, but perhaps they can now with only 150 seats and 80% load factor...

[Edited 2005-09-26 20:55:53]


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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7440 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 16):
I think your comments are a distasteful and lacks respect to all the people that lost their lives in that crash!

How so?


SA)">U2 used to have their 733s on LON-ATH which is quite a long stretch, and SA and Comair I think still fly their older 732s into central Africa (at least SA's 732s were common as far north as NBO)


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2669 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7439 times:

Quoting Lazyshaun (Reply 17):
Scandinavian operate no 737 Old Gen. a/c

Actually, they do, thanks to their merger with Braathens.

Is CO's CLE-ABQ opped with a 737? I seem to remember it being a 735. Also, I believe they operate them on some IAH-Northeast routes as well. While probably not close to the longest flights a Classic operates, they're long flights without IFE  Wink.


User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7431 times:

I beleive the longest ever 737 flight was with a 500 or 600 between Casablanca and Jo'burg with RAM. It operated once week. Later it routed through Libreville and then was dropped.

Air Algerie at one time operated 737-200s non-stop ALG-SVO. Later PRG became an intermediate stop.

TAESA used to operate 733's OAK-Leon/BJX until they were grounded.

I believe TAROM still uses 733's OTP-DXB.


User currently offlineJoeman From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 22):
Is CO's CLE-ABQ opped with a 737?

Unfortunately, no. Even that is an ERJ, just once a week, soon to end.


25 Bwaflyer : Astraeus operate the 737-300 (148 seats) on LGW-DBB/HBE (El Alamein and Alexandria Egypt) -great circle route is 2069 miles, and LBA-LCA at 2149 miles
26 FlyerBoyEK : Remember, any flight on a NW Airbus A319/A319 now is just as bad as flying on a transcon 737 second gen on say CO or US, because obviously they remove
27 Airevents : Air Malawi apparently opened up the Dubai to Lilongwe route, this must be pretty long. Is there a stop in between?
28 Abrelosojos : = CP's (COPA Panama) flights on PTY-EZE are on B737-700/800.
29 Vivavegas : Regretfully HP still flies MKE-PHX on a -300... Perhaps a ...bus to MKE this winter? Craig MKE
30 Matt : Yes, C6 (CanJet) does operate several charters out of Halifax. One of the longest is YHZ-CUN at 2115 mi. YHZ-KEF is actually slightly shorter, at 205
31 Timz : Back around 1990 TACA flew the 733 SAL-SFO, 4248 km-- the OAG said nonstop but somebody said it wasn't really. Near-transcons: in the 1980s CO flew EW
32 IRelayer : I distincly remember flying ORD-SAN on a 737 of some sort on UA once. -IR
33 Jfrworld : In the late 80's, early 90's WN operated PHX-DET and PHX-BNA with a 737-300.
34 N62NA : Add to that: EWR-YVR a few years ago.
35 HPRamper : On the WN website it says they have a route PDX-DCA nonstop. I think that would be pretty damn long.
36 Flyboyaz : Yes not to mention many times it had to stop in STL, OKC, or ABQ to get fuel along the way....makes for an even longer flight!
37 737-990 : Nothing record breaking but here are Alaska's longest 737-400 routes: SFO-ZIH: 1,874 miles SEA-ORD: 1,715 PDX-ANC: 1,542 LAX-ZIH: 1,538 SEA-FAI: 1,533
38 A330323X : The 737s US used for transcons were a subfleet equipped with extra tanks. (They were the 733s whose registered N5xx and the 734s registered N7xx, if a
39 COSPN : US AIR LAX-MCO about 1992
40 1MillionFlyer : UA did IAD-PTY with 733's in the early to min 90's 1790 NM
41 EA CO AS : Not possible. WN doesn't serve DCA, and even if they did, they'd need a perimeter exemption to fly that route.
42 AeroWesty : Yups, these were originally started by New York Air in the mid-1980s, before being taken over by CO.
43 LO231 : Aren't these NG's? At least they are 73G's or 319's, all business class, that doesn't count, hey? Regards, LO231
44 Avianca : didnt operate RG for some time the BOG flight from GRU with B737 old generation or was the flight via MAO? regards Avianca
45 N1120A : WN doesn't fly to DCA and 733s wouldn't have the range to make that route and take off from DCA's short runway
46 Joeman : CO is getting quite a reputation lately on this website for nonstop flights that stop for fuel. EWR-TUS, LGW-CLE, HAM-EWR, TXL-EWR...
47 2travel2know : CM flies B737-700/800, They never had -300/400/500 only -100/200; longest they ever flew non-stop w/B737-200 was PTY-LIM. Well, those flights operate
48 1MillionFlyer : I think you are right. My friend was an FO on UA based at IAD ands I remember she did a lot of PTY and SJO. IAD-SJO is 1769 NM which is 21 miles less
49 2travel2know : CO flew EWR - PTY - GYE w/B737-500 for a while..
50 Trolley Dolley : What aircraft did QF used to operate the BNE-PER sector with? That is 2249 miles. Was it a 733 or a 734? Or have they only operated the route with 737
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