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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Does the Continental flight from Newark nonstop to Hong Kong have any weight restrictions placed on it? I know that UA's JFK-HKG flight does, but the 744 has less range than the 777-200ER.

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User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Cba

There is a very interesting article about the route in May's (I think it was May's issue) Airways magazine. CO, Boeing and the FAA worked on the planning of the route, including visiting the various alternative landing strips on the route which would used if something went wrong on the flight. However as regards the flying of the route I can't remember it mentioning any restrictions. The only extra provisions made for the flight is that 2 whole flight deck crews are carried, upon entering Russian airspace it has to climb as they use Metres while Canada/USA use Feet and the crew have to be very careful in monitoring the fuel temperature as it is so cold going over the polar cap, that the fuel in the wing tips is actually in danger of freezing!

Check out the article though as it tells you everything about the first flight.
Cheers

Pilot21



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User currently offlineKrisair747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Yes... When the flight doesn't get its perferred flight plan..more fuel is added and more passengers come off. As of late though, there hasn't been to many weight and balence restrictions.


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User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Correction

Cba and Pilot21

The article is in June's issue.

Simon Larsson


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