Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2688 posts, RR: 59 Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
I think the method has been summed up pretty well from the previous posts, i.e. alot of fuel + no passengers = great range. Also, of course, they don't/can't fly non-stop. They go north in both cases (through Canada/Greenland/Iceland for the Atlantic, Alaska/Russia/Japan for the Pacific). Also, I don't know about the Airbus', but the 737NG family actually has the range to make an Eastern US to Western Europe crossing, with passengers.
Now, here's another one for you: Imagine Bombadier's delivery flight from their CRJ plant to customers in Asia. That would be a long trek in a regional jet, even without passengers!
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2559 times:
The new 737 NG's and the A319/20/21 all have a range of about 3,500 nautical miles, enough to make an atlantic crossing from to the Eastern USA. For the pacific routes, they probably stop in Honululu and Guam.
Yaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2548 times:
When we take delivery of A320 from TLS or A319 from Ham. we stop at Keflavik, top off the tanks and proceed to the U.S. It's a pretty scenic flight when the weather cooperates, particularly the glaciers and icebergs around Greenland.
Falcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2512 times:
Having spent a year living in Saipan, I can tell you that most of the 737NG's on delivery to Asia routed thru there and were seen on an almost weekly basis. Several 757's also ferried thru SPN headed to China.
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