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Arik Air 738 LHR-Abuja  
User currently offlineTheOBCman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8460 times:

Dear All can anyone tell me if the Arik 738 used on LHR-Abuja is a temporary thing while their 345's in maintenance or it's permanent with a fuel stop somewhere ? Where do they stop ? It just seems a very long way on a 737.

Cheers TheOBCman

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User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8436 times:

The A340-500 does Lagos-Heathrow, not Abuja. The ABV route has been a 737-800 since it first started, and I believe it operates direct. Its only around 6 hours, not the longest 737-800 route around.

User currently onlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2179 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

Quoting TheOBCman (Thread starter):
It just seems a very long way on a 737.

I saw an Arik 738 @ LHR the weekend before Christmas in 2009, I thought it was on delivery & was making a tech stop. Never gave it a second thought untill I saw it again back in May, obviously I realised it was a regular visitor on a direct flight.


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8035 times:

How is ARIK doing anyway? Sounds like they have been having some problems lately.

User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7410 times:

Does the 738 make it to LHR without any payload restrictions? How profitable is this flight?


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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2397 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7375 times:
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Certainly wonder how they manage the baggages issues with a 738 on a London-Nigeria flight.

Last time I was in LHR T3 (end of evening) there were departures to ACC and LOS... The Airport Police had to be called by VS personnel due to the numerous rows between VS staff and passengers for excess luggages fees issues. It was damn tense...



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7317 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 4):
Does the 738 make it to LHR without any payload restrictions?

At about 2573 NM, ABV-LHR is 200NM longer than SEA-HNL and 40 NM shorter than LAX-PTY. Considering that ABV-LHR is pretty much north-south, they probably make it just fine the majority of the time.

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 5):

Certainly wonder how they manage the baggages issues with a 738 on a London-Nigeria flight.

Good question.



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User currently offlineTheOBCman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

What is the longest route with a 737 - any series - mileage & time ?

[Edited 2010-12-28 00:57:21]

User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

Quoting TheOBCman (Reply 7):

What is the longest route with a 737 - any series - mileage & time ?

Copa Airlines flies the 737-700 PTY-MVD (3385 miles). It takes usually a bit more than seven hours; however the last time I took the flight it was 7:45 hours.

I remember hearing somewhere this was the longest scheduled commercial flight by a 737 in the world. Copa also flies the bigger brother, the 737-800, from PTY to EZE, which is only marginally shorter.

Regards,


User currently offlinescrappy27 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

Arik did recently use the A345 LHR_ABV during the snow disruption too

User currently offlineTheOBCman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5863 times:

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 8):

Good info PlunaCRJ - 7h 45 is a long time on a 737 although I would do it. I have often wanted to do medium hall on a single isle aircraft.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17125 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5774 times:

Quoting TheOBCman (Reply 10):
I have often wanted to do medium hall on a single isle aircraft.



The 757 is used on quite a few transatlantic routes.



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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

Quoting TheOBCman (Thread starter):
It just seems a very long way on a 737.

6-hour 737 flights are absolutely routine in the US, where the most common aircraft used on transcontinental and Hawaii flights are 737-800s and 757s. Over here, a widebody on a domestic flight -- no matter how long -- is a rare thing.


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

Quoting TheOBCman (Reply 7):
What is the longest route with a 737 - any series - mileage & time ?

The PrivatAir/KLM flight AMS-IAH has got to be one of the farthest: 4356 nm/10:45 h in a 737-700, although in an all-business configuration.


User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5150 times:

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 12):
4356 nm/10:45 h in a 737-700, although in an all-business configuration.

That is actually a BBJ, which has the fuselage of a 737-700 together with the wings of a 737-800 and many extra fuel tanks. Roughly speaking, the 737-800 is a 6.5-hour plane; the 737-700 is a 7.5 hour plane; and a BBJ in typical BBJ configuration is an 11-hour plane.


User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8453 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 3196 times:
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what about the Arik A330-200, where does it fly ? LHR to Abuja seems right for an A330.

User currently offlinejrfspa320 From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 15):
what about the Arik A330-200, where does it fly ? LHR to Abuja seems right for an A330.

J'berg


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17778 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

It looks like W3 just dropped JFKLOS; if so it wouldn't be a surprise but can anyone corroborate?


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User currently offlinessublyme From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

I'm only aware of some cancellations due to the blizzard in JFK, but not an outright cancellation of that route???

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