CB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2 Posted (15 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2819 times:
Hello everyone, a co-worker of mine was telling me that he was talking to a Continental pilot, and the pilot said that the B777 could fly EWR-SYD non-stop, is this possible? I think the range is too far. Can any other airplane make that range like a 747-400 or an A340?
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
Wow, don't think this would happen in the near future but if someone let's say CO started that flight it would probably be against human dignitiy and law to place someone in coach class.
I mean EWR-HKG will already be an extremely Ultra longhaul flight.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
Actually, a 777-200ER could considerably make IAH-SYD nonstop. IAH SYD is 7467nm, the 777-200ER can fly approx. 7700nm. However, 240 minutes ETOPS certification would be required, and a stop would probably be needed b/c of headwinds.
CO could possible do a EWR-LAX-SYD and/or an IAH-LAX-SYD.
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
Continental used to fly JFK-HNL-SYD with a DC-10 in the 80's. They could fly EWR-HNL-SYD with a 767-400 or a 777-200 and they could connect passngers from Los Angeles and Houston, as well a Northwest codeshare flights(San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Detroit).
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (15 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2510 times:
We need an IAH/EWR-GUM flight before we make a flight from the Mainland to SYD. GUM is a pretty isolated hub, with the only way to get there through HNL or NRT, or HKG if you're crazy. i think we could build some more flights from GUM to Australia with the DC-10 or 767, and just run a 777 or 762 (I'm 99% sure a 764 couldn't make it with a profitable payload) in there from IAH and EWR to feed the Australia flights. It could be successful, and it would be nicer to the pax with a stop somewhere along the way.
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (15 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
The 777-200ER could not make IAH-SYD nonstop, even if IAH SYD is 7467nm and the 777-200ER can fly approx. 7700nm. The reason are the reserve you must count in, for example for strong head winds, and so on.
As for ETOPS 240: is it already in use? I don't think so.
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