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B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Wed May 15, 2002 5:55 pm

Is it possible for Low Cost Carriers like Southwest, Ryanair etc to deploy the B 737NG and provide service between Europe and North America? Provided that B 737NGs are ETOPS certified.

 
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Wed May 15, 2002 6:05 pm

Possible? Yes, see the Lufthansa-offering- BBJ flights - post. Likely? No.
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Jmc777
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Wed May 15, 2002 9:18 pm

Apparently there is a possibility of start up uk charter airline Astreus will be flying 737-700 to New York via Prestwick.

Anyone got further info?

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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 5:37 am

I know Continental was looking into the possibility of flying -800s to places like Shannon, Ireland from EWR.
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 6:14 am

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!

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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 6:15 am

Wouldnt that mean 757 higher then?  Big thumbs up
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 6:38 am

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 ?
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 7:39 am

Why not?
The 737 has the same cabin than the 707 (width). And the 707 was the best you could get on the atlantic for decades.
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 7:50 am

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.
 
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 7:59 am

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.
 
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RE: B 737NGs For Transatlantic Routes?

Thu May 16, 2002 8:25 am

this may sound like a stupid queston, are there ptv's on the 737 ng's?

if someone was to fly between oh lets say new york city to london,they must have tv's on them.




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