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OSL-LPA On A 737-400?  
User currently offlineCarledwards From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 2372 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:
http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=93

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 (8 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 2360 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 (8 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 2351 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, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 2339 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 (8 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

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

http://www.boeing.com/assocproducts/aircompat/acaps/737sec3.pdf



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User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 2263 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 (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2223 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,
FinnWings


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2208 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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