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User currently offlineGolfhaus From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 844 times:

Hey folks,

I've been seeing a lot of references to "long-thin routes," and I was wondering what that term means, exactly.

Thanks!

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User currently offlineEyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 823 times:
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Long thin routes refers to long distance routes that don't generate large passenger loads.

User currently offlineGolfhaus From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Ahhh... so if I buy a 747 and run it daily between Newport News, VA and Provo, Utah, that would qualify.  

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 810 times:

Exactly, for example Halifax-Vancouver is a long thin route operated by air canada's A319. Westbound the flight duration is 6hrs 15mins.


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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 800 times:
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Actually, not exactly, your example would not qualify as being "thin". A 747 on a route nearly from one coast to another is not thin. If it was a 737, or A32X model, or even an 757, then it would be a long think route. Not to say that only a narrowbody can serve long thin routes, just aircraft with lower capacity.

Sammy


User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 797 times:

A long thin route is anything flown with a 757-300. Get it?

               


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