TheOBCman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8397 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.
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.
Flying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7312 times:
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...
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.
seabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5087 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.