FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 14720 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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SCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 14626 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?
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5765 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 14533 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!