Mbj-11 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 386 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3003 times:
I was shocked just a few minutes ago to see an Airtours A320 arriving at MBJ. Airtours flies into MBJ from Heathrow and uses A330,L 10-11's, 767 and even a 757. Is it possible for the A320 to make that 9 hour transatlantic flight non- stop?
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2635 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2950 times:
The aircraft you saw was probably an A320 that was operated by Skyservice of Canada, which leases A320s backwards and forwards to Airtours in each carriers peak season. They often are not repainted for the short leases.
Also, Airtours do not have any L1011s and they definately don't fly from Heathrow!
Mbj-11 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 386 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2909 times:
Crosswind thank you for your information, but as for the L10-11 I got pictures taken a couple months ago with two at MBJ. Possibly they might have swapped them for the A330 but i know I saw them a couple months ago.(*they don't have MD-11's do they?)
J. S. Pearson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2803 times:
In essence, a "technical flight" means stopping briefly for refueling. So, in answer to the original question, an A320 cannot fly direct or non-stop to MBJ, without the need to make technical stops, thus refueling.