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User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

How do the airlines determine how far certain planes can fly? I always look at the ranges on Airbus and Boeing airliners to see how far they are capable of flying and find that they're capabilities far exceed the ranges they fly. For example, I heard Delta is suspending the ATL-HNL route because the 764 has trouble making that flight with full capacity, and yet I look at the Boeing web site which says the range on the 764 is 5,635nm which is about 1,000nm more than the distance between ATL and HNL. If that's it's real range, what's the problem? Are there regulations that don't allow the airlines to utilize their aircraft?

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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

I am very unenlightened concerning the Delta 764 ATL-HNL situation, but I think it has something to do with Delta's unions not wanting to fly on a plane that doesn't have crew rest seats for as long as ATL-HNL. I am sure someone else can answer this question better.

Aaron G.

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