Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1488 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!
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1456 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 ?
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
MD-87ER From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1428 times:
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...
Cap'n Dan From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1405 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.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1397 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.