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Alaska Airlines 737-700 LAX-ANC Nonstop?  
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 891 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

WOW! Is this a regular scheduled flight or a relocation? A 5 hour flight on a 737, that's gotta be fun.


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User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Yes, this is a regularily scheduled flight, although incidentally, I believe today marks the conclusion of Alaska's non-stop LAX-ANC service for the year.

Alaska used to fly MD-80s with extended fuel-tanks on this route, but switched to 737-700s last year. The 737-700s have more galley space, and are also more fuel-efficient.

And, the 73G does have one other advantage. Imagine sitting next to the rear engines of an MD-80 for five hours straight. Now, THAT's gotta be fun!

User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 891 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3874 times:

I checked the Alaska website and it shows no nonstops on this route, all are connected through SEA. So this flight is a rare one. If the link has expired:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines

Flight Number: 105 

Departure City: Los Angeles, CA

Arrival City: Anchorage, AK 

Departure Time: 9:07pm

Arrival Time: 1:08am

Equipment: B737

User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 891 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3860 times:

EIPremier, I caught your post after I posted my second one. Thanks for the info, I stand corrected.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6483 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

What is the difference between 5 hours on a 737 vs 5 hours on a 757 or A320? For that matter, how about the days of the 707/DC-8/VC-10? Oh, sorry, I forgot that there are people that have never ridden a narrowbody transcon or transoceanic.

I always thought I would work until I died. I find that I am ready to not work anymore.
User currently offlineBoeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

Aloha also utilizes the 737-700 on routes from Honolulu, Kahului and Keahole Kona to Orange County and Oakland, 5+ hours over water no less.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Westjet will shortly commence a Hamilton ON to Abbotsford BC 73G flight.....about 5 hours.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineB-787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Oh, CO does that garbage all the time on LAX-EWR and back.I just did SNA-EWR in a 73G back in August, and due to a delay in SNA we had to make a fuel stop at BWI.(fun huh, right.)One advantage is that the flights that have 73Gs doing long flights is that the plane in never full because of the restictions.

User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Air Pacific flies from Hawaii to Vancouver aboard a 737-800. I don't have any problems with flying long flights on narrow bodies. I actually enjoy it more.

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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

LAX-ANC -- piece of cake.

According to the Boeing website, the 737-700 can even make BOS-ANC with a full load That would make the flight around 7 hours!

I assume the 737NG is ETPOS certified? Would need to be, to make it from west coast to HI.


User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1286 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Copa Airlines has a flight between Panama City, Panama and Los Angeles California, if I am not mistaking this is a nonstop flight about 6 hours.


Chapin de corazon.
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34128 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Copa also uses the 73G NON-STOP between Panama City and Buenos Aires. I belive that is the longest non-stop 737 flight. Before 9/11, Varig operated a second-weekly Miami-Manaus frequency with a 73G as well (also about 5-5.5hrs. TAM uses an A320 on the route daily).

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