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Alaska Airlines 737-700 LAX-ANC Nonstop?  
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 893 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 4319 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 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 4246 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 Nov 1999, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 4235 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 Nov 1999, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 4221 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, 6544 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 4185 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.

The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
User currently offlineBoeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 4172 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, 16525 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 4152 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, 279 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 4143 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 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 4104 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.

Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 4088 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.


"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1304 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4065 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, 34614 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4055 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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