Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6203 posts, RR: 5 Posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3052 times:
I have a question that I had wondered about for several years. If SNA is just a popular destination both leisure and business, why doesn't any airline, namely CO, AS and NW, fly 753's and/or 739's into SNA?
Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
753's/739's would probably have more restrictions with a 5700' runway if they have to go any type of distances such as IAH, SEA, EWR, and MSP. The 752's and 737's have less of an issue with weight restrictions.
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6374 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2997 times:
Regarding the 739 Wedge, it would require severe weight restrictions. The problem with the 739 is an increased rotation speed due to A/C length. Same issue's with landing the 739. The A/C generally approaches at a higher speed and landing with a decreased angle to avoid tail strikes. Chances of AS flying 739 into SNA are virtually nil. Hope the explanation helps a little dude!
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Gmcc From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2884 times:
Thanks for the answers. Living close to the flight line, approx. 2-5 miles away, it appears that the Fedex and UPS planes don't seem to follow the same takeoff profile. The air cargo planes seem to take off in a low steady climb as opposed to the pax jet. Do you know if the air cargo carriers get an exception to the crazy takeoff profile the pax jet need to fly?
If the expansion to 20 gates, with 2 gates capable of international travel, becomes a reality, I see AS flying to Canada and possibly Mexico (since AS already tried without an immigration hall). Do you see anyone else trying international travel from SNA?
If SNA becomes a true international airport, I bet AS would start YVR-SNA the day after it was designated as international.
One of the more oddball stories in the history of AS was when they originally inaugurated SNA-YVR, and the aircraft took off from SNA enroute to Vancouver and was forced to turn around by the FAA due to SNA not being a true international airport.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3042 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
NH & JAS used to serve the old Hiroshima (HIW) with 763 & AB6, respectively. HIW only has a 1,800m (5,940 ft) runway with zero overrun & zero displaced threshold. Therefore should be no problem, though I doubt we will ever see pax 763 ops into SNA.