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OSL-LPA On A 737-400?  
User currently offlineCarledwards From United Kingdom, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 263 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Hi everyone,

I dont understand this - SAS have scheduled services (SK4697/4698) to operate their OSL-LPA service on 737-400 series aircraft. But if im not mistaken the range of the 734 is little over 4000km, whilst this route is 4100km. Its a 5hr, 25min flight!

737-400 stats on airliners here:

Does anyone have any info on this? For example does the aircraft make a fuel stop? is it not really operated by a 734? or do SAS aircraft have more range?

any help would be appreciated!

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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

I remember Braathens used to manage OSL-LPA on a 732!

User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

According to www.b737tech.org.uk, the B734 has a range of 2501 nm with max payload. 2501nm = 4631 km. So I guess its possible. I'm not considering the reserve requirements etc. though.

As a sidenote, the B737-200Adv has a max range of 2641nm = 4890 km

tg 747-300

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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

It's been done, but I seem to remember there were a few fuelstops ....
Beleive the current service is 738 or 73G, though ....

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User currently offlineChksix From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 345 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Aren't the official range figures from Boeing including regulatory reserves?


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User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Usually it is a B737-700 seating 134 operating the route. Usually a ex Braathens plane...now SAS Braathens plane.

User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3126 times:

Does not sound a good idea at all use B734 on such a long route. Expect a lot of delays and unexpected fuel stops due the headwinds. Futura used earlier B734s on AGP-HEL route which is only 1812nm but it was very common that they had to divert frequently for additional fuel stop sometimes even several times a week.

Best Regards,

User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2453 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3111 times:
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I seem to remember that Braathens only used their B734 on routes to Spain and PMI and such, while the longer-range B735 flew to Madeira and the Canary islands...

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