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Range Of CO 737-800  
User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14379 times:

Boeing.com lists the 737-800 maximum range at 3,060 miles. CO flight 1406, non-stop service from IAH-ANC, is on a 737-800, but great circle mapper lists the distance as 3,266. If the max range is 200 miles less than the route - which carries a full compliment of cargo and passengers, and fights some degree of headwinds, how does it make it. Are CO's 738's different at all?


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User currently offlineATLAMT From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 240 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 14347 times:

CO 1406 shows FLL-IAH. The only direct flight shown is CO667 on a 737-900. It does make a stop in SEA.

But to answer your question some of CO's NG's have winglets which will increase the range of the a/c.



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User currently offlineSCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14285 times:

Well you've made a common mistake when looking at miles. Aircraft usually speak of miles in NAUTICAL terms vs. Statute miles. Big difference!

In the city pairs you mentioned, IAH-ANC you said it is 3266 miles but you didn't select under Path Distance; "NM" on Great Circle Mapper. In reality it is 2838 NM meaning nautical miles. See the difference?

And if you go back to http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737family/pf/pf_800tech.html

You will see under RANGE, the number listed is 3,060 nautical miles.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14285 times:

CO used the 800's on IAH-ANC last summer and probably will this summer for the non-stop flight. The 753 has also been used.


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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14268 times:

I flew that flight and it made it fine. When i went it was CO 203 nonstop IAH-ANC.

'902



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14192 times:

Haha, I also flew on CO 203 last summer.
Yes, they're scheduled to do it all summer this summer. In fact, the 757-200 on that route has been downgraded to a 737-800, which means that there are now TWO daily 738 flights between Houston and Anchorage.

Incidentally, the 757-300 has to stop in Seattle- it can't do that flight nonstop. I flew on that one too!


User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13494 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 5):
Incidentally, the 757-300 has to stop in Seattle- it can't do that flight nonstop. I flew on that one too!

The 757-300 can't do the flight non stop?Dose that means the 753 has less range than the 738?
Am I missing something?
Greetings



Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13453 times:



Quoting XAAPB (Reply 6):
Dose that means the 753 has less range than the 738?

The 753 has 300nm more range than the 738. So, it could do the flight non-stop. I bet there is some other reason (re: $$$$) to have it stop in SEA.


User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13444 times:



Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 7):
The 753 has 300nm more range than the 738. So, it could do the flight non-stop. I bet there is some other reason (re: $$$$) to have it stop in SEA.

Yeah I that's what I thought!
Thanks Fututecaptain!
Greetings



Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13372 times:

Especially now we have upgraded all our 753's to the higher Maximum take off weight of 273,000 pounds that the ex ATA
aircraft used as standard.

This has really helped in carrying heavier loads over longer distances.

The next logical step to improving this great aircraft should be winglets..



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User currently offlineAgentXE1225 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13288 times:



Quoting Max Q (Reply 9):
The next logical step to improving this great aircraft should be winglets..

I could be mistaken, but I thought 757 winglets were already in the works. Anybody know for sure?


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13274 times:

If you mean for the -300 I don't know, we certainly have not been told anything.


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