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B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9498 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Is it possible for Low Cost Carriers like Southwest, Ryanair etc to deploy the B 737NG and provide service between Europe and North America? Provided that B 737NGs are ETOPS certified.

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Possible? Yes, see the Lufthansa-offering- BBJ flights - post. Likely? No.

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User currently offlineJmc777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Apparently there is a possibility of start up uk charter airline Astreus will be flying 737-700 to New York via Prestwick.

Anyone got further info?


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8730 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2057 times:

I know Continental was looking into the possibility of flying -800s to places like Shannon, Ireland from EWR.

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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2020 times:

I hope none of this is true! Sure, they are good for small thread routes, but then what is the point of flying them if you can fly a larger aircraft to another city with more pax and then connect to your partner?

I think the trans-atlantic should be restricted to 767s and higher, with 757s being the exception!


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2016 times:

Wouldnt that mean 757 higher then?  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

What would be the point ?, sure they might have the range empty, but what about when they are full of pax/bags/cargo...and how many of the travelling public would want to fly transatlantic on a cramped 737 ?

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User currently offlineMD-87ER From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Why not?
The 737 has the same cabin than the 707 (width). And the 707 was the best you could get on the atlantic for decades.
The only problem today is, that nobody remembers those days, and is only used to twin-aisles widebodies...

User currently offlineCap'n Dan From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

I started a similar post a while ago. I think that the 73G/A319 could play the role of a sort of "transatlantic regional jet." I know Skyservice was (is?) flying 319s to London from Halifax (...or was it St. John's). Either way, they definitely were flying A319s transatlantic. I think you could see all sorts of smaller destinations getting better transatlantic service.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5601 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

A single aisle has always disadvantages to a widebody. In a 737, 320 or 757 you have 6 seats per row, in a 747 (10 abreast) only 5 per row (767: 3; 330/340: 4). This difference does not look like much, but the more seats you have per row the less you can walk around, the more the aisles are crowded etc. That is why I never would use a single aisle on long distance unless they have a much better seat pitch or only 5 seats abreast. It is correct that the DC 8 or 707 were good (I used at least 4 times a DC 8 over the atlantic), but in these days they had much better seat pitch in economy.

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

this may sound like a stupid queston, are there ptv's on the 737 ng's?

if someone was to fly between oh lets say new york city to london,they must have tv's on them.

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