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Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:38 am

Other than WN...

Are these airlines able to make money off of these flights? Do they fill up? Is this the wave of the future -- smaller jets going relatively long distances? Do airlines get complaints from being stuck on such a small jet for so long?
 
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:47 am

Alaska, Continental, Air Tran..

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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:32 am

AS, CO, FL, WN, WS in Canada
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:47 am

Most US airlines operate 737-700-sized narrowbodies transcon; UA, NW, and US operate the A319 from their East Coast hubs to the West Coast while HP operates the A319 from LAS and PHX to the East Coast. The A320, which is only a few rows longer, is used by these same airlines along with jetBlue on transcons as well. AA and DL operate the 737-800 on transcon flights and it is comparable in size to the A320.
 
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:52 am

AS flies the 73NG, 738 & 739 on TransCons, some of the routes are EWR, MCO & MIA.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:55 am

Astraeus flies the 73NG across the Atantic to Canada from the UK.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:56 am

Quoting MIASkies (Reply 4):
AS flies the 73NG

All 737-600 to -900 are 737NGs. The 737-700's code is 73G

Quoting ScottB (Reply 3):
Most US airlines operate 737-700-sized narrowbodies transcon; UA, NW, and US operate the A319 from their East Coast hubs to the West Coast while HP operates the A319 from LAS and PHX to the East Coast. The A320, which is only a few rows longer, is used by these same airlines along with jetBlue on transcons as well. AA and DL operate the 737-800 on transcon flights and it is comparable in size to the A320.

The question was asked about the 73G specifically, not the A32S or other 737s. Still, the A320 is about 30 seats larger than the A319 and the 738 is about 35-40 seats larger than the 73G, which is more than a few rows.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:58 am

AA flies the 738 from ORD to LAX i dont know if you'd consider it TransCon though.

1750 Miles?!? too me thats transcon hehe  airplane 
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:11 am

If you consider transcon flights in the Southamerican continent too, CM flies PTY <> GRU Nautical Miles : 2744.37 Statute Miles : 3158.84 Kilometers : 5082.57 and PTY <> EZE Nautical Miles : 2887.49 Statute Miles : 3323.58 Kilometers : 5347.63 on B737-700 or 800.
Now-and-then the westbound flights happen to make a technicalstop @ CLO.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:29 am

AS runs ANC-ORD-ANC with the 73G.
 
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:03 pm

Quoting GalvanAir777 (Reply 7):
AA flies the 738 from ORD to LAX i dont know if you'd consider it TransCon though.

It is not, it is midcon. They do fly BOS-LAX, which is most definately transcon.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:36 pm

Just as far, AND technologically more impressive are Aloha's and Air Pacific's trans-pacific flights between HNL and the US/Canada.

Aloha flies HNL-OAK/SNA/SAN, OGG-OAK/SMF/SNA/SAN, KOA-OAK/SNA
Air Pacific flies HNL-YVR and HNL-NAN

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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:51 pm

Quoting GalvanAir777 (Reply 7):
AA flies the 738 from ORD to LAX i dont know if you'd consider it TransCon though.

AA is now flying the 738 from LAX to IAD. They used to run 762's on this segment 3 times daily. Now it's all narrow body.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:10 pm

I've done OAK-EWR, EWR-SNA, EWR-SFO, EWR-LAX all on 737-NG's.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:08 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
The question was asked about the 73G specifically, not the A32S or other 737s

True, but the poster also alluded to the 73G being "such a small jet," and the A319 is very similar in size to the 73G. And the A320 and 738 certainly fit into his question about "smaller jets going relatively long distances." To me, a "few" is some number above two and less than, say, seven (since I'd call seven "several").
 
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:30 pm

Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 11):
Aloha flies HNL-OAK/SNA/SAN, OGG-OAK/SMF/SNA/SAN, KOA-OAK/SNA
Air Pacific flies HNL-YVR and HNL-NAN

What happened to PPG ?
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:18 pm

WN flies the 73G on the only transcon flight out of Norfolk, ORF-LAS.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:08 am

Quoting KyleLosAngeles (Reply 12):
AA is now flying the 738 from LAX to IAD. They used to run 762's on this segment 3 times daily. Now it's all narrow body

They use a 767-300 LAX to ORD flight 1945 I believe. I only know this because i flew it in Feb  Smile
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:44 am

Air Senegal fly 737-700s on the DKR-ORY route - that's gotta be getting on for 6 hours?

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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:08 am

so aparently, a lot of carriers are flying small jets transcon and medium-to-long-haul.

why is this? it it because an airline is happier with a sold out 73G with ten passengers who had to be bumped to the next flight than a 757 with 20-30 seats open?

or is it because the smaller jets have better seat mile costs?

and, on a related note, why has there been such a dip in 747 traffic in the last 10-15 years? from all the reports that i have read, more people are flying today than ever before, even taking into account the post 9-11 drop-off.
 
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:48 am

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Reply 19):
so aparently, a lot of carriers are flying small jets transcon and medium-to-long-haul.

why is this? it it because an airline is happier with a sold out 73G with ten passengers who had to be bumped to the next flight than a 757 with 20-30 seats open?

One underlying reason could be is that several of the carriers that fly the 73G (AS, FL, WN, & WS) don't have any 757s in their fleet to begin with. To quote the old 7-Up slogan, Never had them, never will.

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Reply 19):
why has there been such a dip in 747 traffic in the last 10-15 years?

Increased frequency of routes eliminated the need for such a large aircraft combined with additional comparatively fuel efficient aircraft (newer 757s, 767s, 777s & the 737NG among Boeings) coming on line. Keep in mind that even back in the '70s and even early '80s; several carriers (mainly AA, DL & EA) initially flew the 747 but withdrew them from service because it was too much aircraft for them.
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:51 am

What defines transcon? SAA fly 738s JNB-MRU...which continent does Mauritius fall under?
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:58 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 21):
What defines transcon? SAA fly 738s JNB-MRU...which continent does Mauritius fall under?

sorry Andz -- we're having a bit of a US-centric talk here. no offense, but since i don't know where MRU is, i can't say whether it's trans-con or not.

a better title for this thread might have been, are more and more airlines flying small jets long distances? or is it just a figment of my imagination?
 
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RE: Which Airlines Fly 73G Transcon?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:15 am

AQ discontinued PPG, because of not enough demand.
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