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OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:59 am

Hi everyone,

I dont understand this - SAS have scheduled services (SK4697/4698) to operate their OSL-LPA service on 737-400 series aircraft. But if im not mistaken the range of the 734 is little over 4000km, whilst this route is 4100km. Its a 5hr, 25min flight!

737-400 stats on airliners here:

Does anyone have any info on this? For example does the aircraft make a fuel stop? is it not really operated by a 734? or do SAS aircraft have more range?

any help would be appreciated!
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RE: OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:21 am

I remember Braathens used to manage OSL-LPA on a 732!
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RE: OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:40 am

According to, the B734 has a range of 2501 nm with max payload. 2501nm = 4631 km. So I guess its possible. I'm not considering the reserve requirements etc. though.

As a sidenote, the B737-200Adv has a max range of 2641nm = 4890 km

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RE: OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:53 am

It's been done, but I seem to remember there were a few fuelstops ....
Beleive the current service is 738 or 73G, though ....
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RE: OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:18 am

Aren't the official range figures from Boeing including regulatory reserves?
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RE: OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:15 am

Usually it is a B737-700 seating 134 operating the route. Usually a ex Braathens SAS Braathens plane.
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RE: OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:04 am

Does not sound a good idea at all use B734 on such a long route. Expect a lot of delays and unexpected fuel stops due the headwinds. Futura used earlier B734s on AGP-HEL route which is only 1812nm but it was very common that they had to divert frequently for additional fuel stop sometimes even several times a week.

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RE: OSL-LPA On A 737-400?

Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:24 am

I seem to remember that Braathens only used their B734 on routes to Spain and PMI and such, while the longer-range B735 flew to Madeira and the Canary islands...
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