Alohajock From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10231 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.
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.
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9523 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.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9313 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.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8737 posts, RR: 52 Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9302 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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2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9051 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.
AA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1112 posts, RR: 7 Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8600 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!
Midwest717 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8374 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.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7937 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 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