UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
According to the Great Circle Mapper, EWR-ARN-DEL is pretty much all on the same great circle route.
From To Distance
2 segment path: 7404 mi
EWR (40°41'33"N 74°10'07"W) ARN (59°39'07"N 17°55'07"E) 3930 mi
ARN (59°39'07"N 17°55'07"E) DEL (28°33'59"N 77°06'11"E) 3474 mi
EWR (40°41'33"N 74°10'07"W) DEL (28°33'59"N 77°06'11"E) 7324 mi
Total: 14727 mi
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2530 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2484 times:
This is off the CO employee reservation system:
"Pass Travel Alert for DEL, PEK and HKG
CO pass riders are advised that the passenger boarding totals (PBT)
for flights departing Delhi (DEL), Beijing (PEK) and Hong Kong (HKG) can
give a false impression of seat availability.
Because of the flightï¿½s length and possible enroute weather, the aircraft
must carry an enormous amount of fuel and is often weight restricted. The flight then
leaves with empty seats but cannot accept pass riders due to weight of fuel and the high
demand for freight and mail onboard.
These destinations are experiencing strong load factors as the word spreads
about COï¿½s award-winning service. As the company moves into the busy
summer travel season, it is highly recommended that pass riders plan
alternate itineraries and secure backup passes on other airlines before
departing to these destinations."