USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52 Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
I fly on US 734's about twice a month on PHL-FLL-PHL, and I find that on the safety card, some say 737-400, while others say 737-400 EOW. I assume EOW stands for Extended over water, but what is the difference between the two?
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NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
The chief difference is an auxiliary fuel tank fitted fwd of the aft cargo compartment. These will have 77_-78_ ( I don't remember the exact numbers...we have too many damn airplanes for me to keep 'em straight ) series tail numbers as opposed to the 404-449 series of regular 400's. Long range -300's are similarly equipped and have 500 series tail numbers as opposed to 300 series tail numbers on regular 737-300's.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1276 times:
The EOW designation is for those 737-400's that US Airways flies to Caribbean destinations and hence,
over water, from PHL, CLT, and LGA. The 737-400
was used on transcontinental flights from CLT and
BWI and possibly PHL for a time, before the 757's
and eventually the A319/A320's arrived.