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Longest 737 Flight (Dist/Time)  
User currently offlineAlohajock From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13845 times:

Air Pacific, Fiji's flag Carrier claims to have the longest 737 flight in distance and air time, utilizing their 737-800'sWL. DQ-FJH or DQ-FJG
Flight from Honolulu (HNL) to Fiji-Nadi Int'l (NAN) 3,162 miles and 6.5 hours.  bigthumbsup 





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I thought flying 5.5 hrs on AQ's-700 to SAN was long enough (2,612 miles). Wow!  Smile  Smile

Aloha,

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8188 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13845 times:

Isn't there an airline in Panama that really puts some big numbers up on the scoreboard - like an eight hour sector from Panama City to Buenos Aires, or something along those lines?


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13822 times:

Air Pacific may need a note to dispel that claim then! But, they do operate theirs all year long...

CO's IAH-ANC 737-800/W runs 3261sm, beating NAN-HNL 3170sm...6:55 routinely...

However, I think Cedarjet's right...CM's EZE-PTY is a bit stouter, 3323sm with their 73G/W and they do it twice daily. GRU-PTY falls in behind at 3159sm.

But the ultimate daily award goes to KLM, who go 5001sm from AMS-IAH, but of course with a 737-800 (BBJ2)...

JSD



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User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1569 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13788 times:

OAG lists EZE-PTY on CM at 7h05m, which is 35m longer than the Air Pacific flight.


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User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13701 times:

The 737-800 can pull some long range. Are there any payload restrictions?

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13691 times:

Didn't Malev try (or will try?) Budapest-Bangkok (via Dubai) with 738s?


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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13613 times:

KL663/KL664 AMS - IAH: 10hrs 50 min, 4356 nm

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8188 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13604 times:


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You'll notice on one of the captions that the photographer saw three Malev 737s at Bangkok that day. Remarkable - Malev have no trouble putting the 737 on the route. Btw Lauda also fly Vienna to Colombo via Dubai.

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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13405 times:

Quoting Keesje (Reply 6):
KL663/KL664 AMS - IAH: 10hrs 50 min, 4356 nm

But can we really include that, as it is a BBJ2. Or are we just talking about normaly configured 737s.



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User currently offlineJamesjoyce From Belgium, joined May 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13346 times:

Quoting Alohajock (Thread starter):
Air Pacific, Fiji's flag Carrier claims to have the longest 737 flight in distance and air time

KLM operates 737's non-stop between Amsterdam and Houston in a "business-class only" configuration.

Same ticket-price and same perks as their daily 747, but the 737 takes about an hour extra.

The 737's on this route are wet-leased from a Swiss company.


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13337 times:

How will the new 737-900ER compare to these?


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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13137 times:

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 3):
OAG lists EZE-PTY on CM at 7h05m, which is 35m longer than the Air Pacific flight.

Well, as of this week, the new longest B737 flight (standard configuration, not a BBJ) is CM MVD-PTY which is just a bit longer than the EZE-PTY. To start, PTY-MVD-PTY is 5 x week, going daily by years end.
Still a MVD-PTY is a long way for a YVR-PTY, even if CM does fly the B737 Boeing Field - PTY non-stop on the delivery flights.



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12954 times:

3355 miles

hamburg-Accra on Hamburg international (now stopped)


Aslo

LAD-ACC-praia is quite a long one



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12927 times:

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 11):
Well, as of this week, the new longest B737 flight (standard configuration, not a BBJ) is CM MVD-PTY which is just a bit longer than the EZE-PTY. To start, PTY-MVD-PTY is 5 x week, going daily by years end.

How long is that flight on average?



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9807 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12916 times:

PTY-MVD (Panama City Panama to Montevideo Uruguay) is 3385 miles, which interestingly enough is over longer than BOS-LHR. So I guess 737s in a normal configuration should be able to make some transatlantic flights, although the winds on the atlantic are probably a lot stronger.


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4722 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12878 times:

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 2):
but of course with a 737-800 (BBJ2)...

AMS-IAH is with a 737-700 (BBJ1) instead of a BBJ2. Swiss operates a BBJ2 ZRH-EWR I believe



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User currently offlineMbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 12741 times:
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Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 14):
So I guess 737s in a normal configuration should be able to make some transatlantic flights, although the winds on the atlantic are probably a lot stronger.

The winds on the return from Europe are one of the primary operational reasons that the 737NG in two class configuration is not used TATL.



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 12734 times:

JNB-BZV-COO-BKO (weekly 737) 10h30min flight 3706 mi

ABJ-JNB by SAA (for a short period) 737 3052 mi


southwest airline opeartes san diego to manchester, NH 9h15min with 3 stops on the way Flight number 286



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12665 times:

Quoting Mbm3 (Reply 16):
The winds on the return from Europe are one of the primary operational reasons that the 737NG in two class configuration is not used TATL.

Still, I don't know if selected Scotland / Northern Ireland / Eire - New England U.S.A. / Maritimes Canada could still be flown by B737-700 with 100+ passengers in 2 classes. An ABZ-EWR route comes to mind.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 12214 times:

PTY-MVD is the winner. I think we should count the Privat Air flts as special flights.

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 18):
An ABZ-EWR route comes to mind.

It could be done.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1259 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 12214 times:

Am I the only one that thinks that 6-8 hours on a 737 sounds miserable? I know that the BBJ or biz only equipped aircraft would be just like flying on a regular business jet, but those other flights sound absolutely unbearable!


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User currently offlineMidwest717 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11988 times:

I've been on the IAH-ANC flight. It was scheduled for 7hr 15min. F/A's only made one pass through the cabin. Food was horrible, undercooked pizza and a salad with brown lettuce. Good thing I brought my own supply of nuts and berries.

I don't think I ever really appreciated how vast our country was until I was on a domestic flight that was over 7 hours.

I once took Amtrak in coach from Boston to Seattle, so I can tolerate anything, 7 hours in a 737 wasn't really so bad.


User currently offlineCPHGuard From Denmark, joined Jun 2006, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11682 times:

I once flew Copenhagen-Sharm el Sheikh, onboard a Maersk Air 737-7L9.

The flight was 5 hours and 20 minutes.

IMHO that was a little to long in an aircraft of that size. It doesnt exactly help either, that im 6"7'. Very very cramped.

Regards
Thomas


User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11626 times:

I took our family on Westjet to OGG, with a leg from YVR to OGG. One direction the leg was 6.5 hours.

The aircraft was a 738, with 34" pitch, seatback TV ( no sat TV after 1 hour, but PPV movies).

I had had way worse 4 hour legs.

Pete


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 11551 times:

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 20):
Am I the only one that thinks that 6-8 hours on a 737 sounds miserable? I know that the BBJ or biz only equipped aircraft would be just like flying on a regular business jet, but those other flights sound absolutely unbearable!

depending on winds, transcons run 5-6 hours also..many are flown with 737's and A319/A320's too..

in fact, AS MIA-SEA service is 6 to 6 1/2 hours...

[Edited 2006-08-16 03:59:56]


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25 ThereAndBack : TK operates IST - TAS on their 737-800's which is a 5 hour 10 minute flight.
26 Bobski : Going back to basics here, what is the maximum range one could get out of a 737?
27 A340Spotter : Thanks for catching that. I watch the plane nearly every day and for some reason, botched that post! JSD
28 OHLHD : Flight OS 041 from DXB to VIE ops by a B738 is listed with 6h 05min.
29 Horus : Flights MS847* and AT257/251 from CAI to CMN are operated with B738s and are listed as 5hr55min and 6hr00min respectively. *The B738 will be used on t
30 Post contains images HT : A few years ago, AB made big (positive) fuss about the fact that their new B738W got delivered to TXL flying nonstop from SEA. This was a ferry-flight
31 AF022 : Kenya Airways operates NBO-BKO-DKR-BKO-NBO year-round. The BKO-NBO sector is 5183km (longer than HNLNAN, but shorter than EZEPTY). However, BKO-NBO is
32 TL925 : ANA was a recent launch customer for the B737-700ER. The aircraft will effectively be a B737-700 fuselage with B737-800 wings and landing gears (i.e.
33 Bahadir : There are three THY 737-800s waiting for the delivery flight in PAE this week. They were supposed to leave today but i don't know what the deal is..
34 EGNR : Astraeus (UK charter airline) have operated/still operate some very long 737 routes with their 73Gs... Gatwick to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea - 3,337
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