Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1643 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1285 times:
Now that the 737NG has been out for a few years, anyone know what the airlines think of their operating efficiencies on long vs. short routes when compared next to the 737 classics? Take CO for example. They have both. They primarily fly the 737NGS on long haul flights but have hinted that someday the classics may be gone. Will a 737-700 on say IAH to MSY or IAH to IND be as efficient with the higher weight and fuel capacity than a 737-300/500? Same w/ WN. I see them placing the 737NG short and long flights. How do they fair on the short flights? To me I feel like this is like buying a Porshe to just drive around city streets when they are really made to go on the freeway. But maybe I'm wrong...anyone know what I mean?
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1254 times:
Basically, the operating efficiencies of these planes are that they can fly longer routes with medium capacity requirements, such as EWR-OAK, EWR-SNA, and so forth and permit operations on constricted airports like SNA-HNL and the like, freeing up 757's and A320's for higher density routes.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
Would you happen to know what the shortest 737NG route is at CO? Your reply sparked my curiosity. I'm assuming that they use the older 737 200/300/500 for the shorter routes and the NG's for the cross-country routes. Can you confirm? Thanks.
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