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WN 737-700 To BWI  
User currently offlineLaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 578 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Hello again,

I was looking at flights non-stop to BWI. I saw that WN offered the service out of SAN, but it was on a 737-700. Doesn't that seem a little long for a trans-con? Please let me know. Thanks in advance.

laxboeingman


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

I miss the point of your question.. Southwest flies SAN to BWI on a 737-700..... so what..? If your talking about the departure and arrival times.. you need to remember they are given in local time. It may be 0700 in SAN, but its 1000 in BWI...

[Edited 2008-07-04 11:51:45]


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2456 times:



Quoting Laxboeingman (Thread starter):
Doesn't that seem a little long for a trans-con?

Not at all. AirTran uses the 73G on transcons. ATL-SEA and ATL-SFO are over 2100 miles in length. Their BWI-LAX (as well as their BWI-SEA) service is longer than the SAN-BWI flight on WN you are asking about. They also used to fly ROC-LAS with them as well.


User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

73G's are flown on transcons all the time by WN, and also by CO, FL, and soon DL. What are you concerned about? Cabin comfort? Range of the plane?

If it's the former, seatguru.com says seat pitch is 32-33 inches, which is comparable or better to most domestic Y seating configurations. So comfort-wise (not to speak about food or IFE), you'll do as well on this flight as on any nonstop transcon.

If it's the latter, SAN-BWI is a 2295-mile flight. Boeing.com says the 73G has a maximum range of 3365 miles. Even allowing for reserve/holding/diversion fuel, you'll still be fine 99.992% of the time or so.

Or have I missed the point completely?


User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

AQ, TZ, AS, WestJet and Air Pacific flew/fly Hawai'i to the West Coast (2,500 miles + ETOPS) on 737NGs....they have more than enough range to fly trans-con.

-Aloha!



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5194 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

What were you expecting on Southwest? The 73G has been flying 6+ hour flights for years now, look at Continental's transcon operations, or Delta's, or AirTran, or...the list goes on.


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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5477 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 2403 times:



Quoting Laxboeingman (Thread starter):
Doesn't that seem a little long for a trans-con?

And I too don't understand what you are asking; perhaps you might want to re-phrase the question. A trans-con, by definition, is from one coast (east or west) to the other; how can a trans-con be "a little long"? Do you mean "is the route too long for a -700"? (That question has been well-answered by srbmod.) After all, the -700 is WN's long-range aircraft.

BTW, welcome to A.net!  Wink

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User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 2229 times:

Taken from southwest.com...

Quote:
The shortest daily Southwest flight is between Ft. Myers (RSW) and Orlando (MCO) (133 miles). The longest daily Southwest flight is between Baltimore (BWI) and San Diego (SAN) (2,295 miles).




Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Hello All

Quoting PITops (Reply 7):
Ft. Myers (RSW) and Orlando (MCO)

Hated those flights, full of transfer bags. Bags drivers nightmare.

Cheers

swatpamike


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