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Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:31 am

I was just wondering since the 737NGs have much longer range than their earlier versions, if any airlines use them for Atlantic crossings. I know Lufthansa have an arrangement with PrivatAir (using 737BBJs) for Atlantic crossing to the US but I guess there are a few others.
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:33 am

Air Pacific flies them from Fiji to Honolulu to Vancouver-using the -800 series.

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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:39 am

I know that Sky Service was going to fly from Gander, NFLD over seas with a A319 but that was only a dream, as we all know it didn't happen!

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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:43 am

Continental flys 737-800's outta its Guam hub..All over the pacific. Aloha flys 737-700's from the west coast of the us to Hawaii, which is the longest overwater route with out a diversion point. Pretty impressive for a narrowbody Boeing carrying under 150 people
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:58 am

I know that Sky Service was going to fly from Gander, NFLD over seas with a A319 but that was only a dream, as we all know it didn't happen!

I think the reason it didn't happen is because the passengers would be too confined in such a small aircraft for a such a long time.

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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:43 am

Polynesian use their 737-800's on all their international routes from Apia (APW), Samoa.

APW-AKL-PPT
APW-TBU-SYD
APW-TBU-WLG-MEL
APW-HNL
APW-IUE-AKL
APW-AKL-SYD
APW-NDI

And probably a few other routes.


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Air Pacific use them, as said previously, on some international routes from their home in Fiji, like:

NDI-HNL-YVR
NDI-AKL
NDI-BRI
NDI-Vila
NDI-TBU
NDI-APW and
Suva-AKL


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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:59 am

Qantas were using a Polynesian leased 738 model for CHC and WLG to SYD for some time in 2002-2003 that is until Jet Connect started with QF's 733 again (a bit of a step down!!!!)
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 11:25 am

Pretty impressive for a narrowbody Boeing carrying under 150 people
...passengers would be too confined in such a small aircraft for a such a long time....


Prior to the 1970's, all long-distance flights were in narrow bodies, and peopel seem to have survived them just fine. In fact, the early 707's and DC-8's had about the same cabin dimensions as the 737-800/900.

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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 11:25 am

CO uses (used to use) the 738 and/or 739 for some routes to Europe. One that comes to mind is the CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO-EWR-MAN route. I just did a quick search on their website to check that data and it showed that they are using 75's and 76's now. However, within the last year I know for a fact that I have been on a 739 from CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO to EWR and that plane had continuing service (same flight number...20 I believe) to MAN
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 11:40 am

CO has never flown B737NG transatlantic.
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 11:43 am

B.W.I.A. use 737-800s between POS-YYZ and POS-MIA. Just two examples of their overseas routes.

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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:01 pm

COEWR,

MAN has been 1 757-200, DC10-30, 777-200, and a 767-400.

Just because flights 20 and 21 originate in MCO, and the domestic legs are flown with 737's or 757's doesn't mean the int'l leg is. CAL has never flown 737's to Europe. God willing, they never will.......
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:03 pm

CAL has never flown 737's to Europe. God willing, they never will.......

Of course not! That's what the ERJ-SLR (super long range) aircraft is for...
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:35 pm

Privatair flys them across the ocean all the time.
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:43 pm

Aloha flies HNL-YVR, HNL-OAK (I think) with the 700
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:55 pm

I thought that CO used the 738s for a little while on EWR-SNN-DUB run. I'm almost certain this was done, at least that is what was printed on their little schedule books that they used to print.
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:06 pm

Privitair from Germany to Newark and somewhere else I believe. -700s.
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:10 pm

As said above, CO never flew any 737 transatlantic. Even to Ireland they used 757s and 767s. There is no 737 equipped with BusinessFirst Seats and as that is allways on of their marketing points, it would have made no sense.
BTW, the 757 has only a couple of rows more than the 737-800/900
 
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RE: Countries Without Flagcarrier

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:35 pm

Virgin Pacific the off spring from Virgin Blue will fly 737NG's from Australia to New Zealand
 
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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:58 pm

Aloha uses 737-700s on the following routes:

HNL-OAK
HNL-SNA-RNO
HNL-BUR-LAS
HNL-YVR
HNL-RAR
OGG-OAK-LAS
OGG-SNA-PHX
OGG-BUR-SMF
KOA-SNA
KOA-OAK

They've also flown them on:

OGG-YVR
LIH-OAK
KOA-YVR

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RE: Any Airlines Use 737NG For Overseas Service?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:19 pm

Dont forget AQ 737-200 ETOPS KWA-MAJ-JON-HNL...