Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3202 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10402 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.
AirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 609 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10265 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.
Edit: I have been unable to locate the similar threads I recall reading. My apologies.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8630 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10151 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.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
(No inflight entertainment....it was a loooong flight)
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.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9470 times:
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...
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 .