LPSHobby From Brazil, joined May 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8936 times:
I was curious to know if a 757 could fly from Belo Horizonte (CNF) to New York, and discovered that the maximum range of the 757 is 7222 km, so how did they fly from Mexico City to São Paulo, if the distance between these cities is 7438km?
LatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2775 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8701 times:
AM 018 - 752 was route flown as LAX-MEX-LIM-GRU with 5th freedom rights on the LIM-GRU-LIM sector. At the time Varig was the dominant carrier on the route flying nonstop with DC-10s, 767s, and MD-11s. In 2000, AM lost the 5th freedom rights on the LIM-GRU sector and started flying the route nonstop and I believe it was then that they switched to a 767. At the time, MX also flew the longest 757 route which was the MEX-CUN-EZE flight.
LPSHobby From Brazil, joined May 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8665 times:
I remember very well they flying 757 to GRU, alternating with 777 and 767, well before the VARIG demise, in 2008, or something about that, so this time they didn´t have the LIM rights anymore, so I don´t know if the planes used to make a stop in these flights
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8101 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8344 times:
Quoting LPSHobby (Reply 2): I remember very well they flying 757 to GRU, alternating with 777 and 767, well before the VARIG demise, in 2008, or something about that
I am not sure there were 752s left in AM's fleet in 2008; I seem to recall they were retired before '08. I think MEX-GRU has been non-stop for many years, so I don't think there has been a mixed-757-767-777 MEX-GRU operation.
olli From Mexico, joined Mar 2001, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 6): Cool, thanks for that danvs. I am pretty sure these last 2 757s were deployed to JFK, LIM (with LIM being the terminator destination) and maybe some domestic destinations, rather than GRU via XXX.