Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2750 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3279 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, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3254 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 (14 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3243 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, 1332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3207 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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