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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

According to Boeing website the 777-200LR can reach Australia with full loads:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/777_range_london.pdf

How come nobody flies non-stop if that's the case?

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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2935 times:



Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):

How come nobody flies non-stop if that's the case?

As far as I know nobody has the required 3 auxillary tanks installed in their 772LR's, nor are there any in Europe or Australia



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

There's also the commercial reasons for the stop - they can serve SIN, HKG etc on the same flight with only an hour or two layover. Therefore a flight LHR-SYD could sell seats for LHR-SIN, SIN-SYD and LHR-SYD.

Plus 24-26 hours on a plane is long enough with a stop, I don't think many passengers would go for it over having that short layover in Asia.


User currently offlineThegeek From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Not to mention, that it can't do it in the other direction year round without offloading passengers.

User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2693 times:



Quoting Thegeek (Reply 3):
Not to mention, that it can't do it in the other direction year round without offloading passengers.

Offloading pax - I guess they can drop them with parachutes along the way....


User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4000 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2601 times:



Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):
According to Boeing website the 777-200LR can reach Australia with full loads:

The devil is in the details -

What is a "full load"? In the case of the Boeing chart it is not an airplane full of passengers and cargo. It is an airplane full of passengers with minimum cargo.

Second, where is the chart centered on Sydney? Just because boeing says LON-SYD is doable, it does not mean SYD-LON can be done. SYD-LON is slightly more challenging because of prevailing winds along the quickest path.

Finally... There is the profitability question. It has to make money and ULH flights are very expensive.


User currently offlineNYC-AIR From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

I like to see Australia -> East coast of the US without a stop, which is a similar distance and shorter than London.

User currently offlineShizzlmizzl From Switzerland, joined Apr 2009, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2237 times:



Quoting NYC-AIR (Reply 6):

Would only be a few hundred miles more then SQs EWR-SIN flight, but i don't think such a route would be very profitable to operate...


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