speedbirdegjj
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RTW By 737!

Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:49 pm

Morning All,

Not sure if its this sudden burst of sunny weather thats gone to my head, but i was reading a previous topic from april regarding the feasibility of travel round the world by 737. It was generally thought its not possible but having played with amadeus for 30mins I have come up with the following routing from AMS:

AMS IST 737-800 03:25 KLM
IST DXB 737-800 04:10 TURKISH
DXB MCT 737-800 00:55 OMAN AIR
MCT DEL 737-700 02:55 OMAN AIR
DEL SIN 737-900 05:40 JET AIRWAYS
SIN CGK 737-300 01:35 GARUDA
CGK KUL 737-400 02:00 MALAYSIAN
KUL HKG 737-800 04:05 CHINA AIRLINES
HKG GUM 737-800 04:40 CONTINENTAL MICRO
GUM HNL 737-800 14:10 CONTINENTAL MICRO
HNL OAK 737-700 05:10 ALOHA
OAK IAH 737-300 03:40 CONTINENTAL
IAH AMS 737-BBJ 09:15 PRIVATAIR (KLM)


Not bad for a short haul airliner eh??
 
BigOrange
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RE: RTW By 737!

Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:17 pm

Presumably you could start your journey in either LTN or LPL with Easyjet?

Hope you've got plenty money to do that!
 
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OzarkD9S
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RE: RTW By 737!

Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:20 pm

Quoting SpeedbirdEGJJ (Thread starter):


Not bad for a short haul airliner eh??

Not bad at all! You didn't try booking it did you...just to see what the fare would be?  Wink
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speedbirdegjj
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RE: RTW By 737!

Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:36 pm

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 1):
Presumably you could start your journey in either LTN or LPL with Easyjet?

You could indeed or LGW with British Airways......

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 2):
Not bad at all! You didn't try booking it did you...just to see what the fare would be?

It wouldn't quote, thought about a non rev adventure, but my girlfriend laughed when i mentioned it!!!
 
bhxdtw
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RE: RTW By 737!

Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:47 pm

Do Astreaus fly from NE Canada to LGW with a 737 also and I believe Globespan has flown the atlantic with a 737 at some point..
Those options for the people who cant afford the Privatair sector..
Also, I doubt it would have quoted anyway as your are using loads of different carriers, so unless it quoted in just full Y.. I doubt you would get a decent quote.
Personally I would like to try and go around the world on LCC's haha.. and see what is the absolute cheapest fare you can find..

actually I think im going to do that now...


Joe

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SkyexRamper
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:36 am

Quoting SpeedbirdEGJJ (Reply 3):
thought about a non rev adventure, but my girlfriend laughed when i mentioned it!!!

Sure if you can take a month off work for the sake of missed flights.
Good Luck to all Skyway Pilots! It's been great working with you!
 
PDXBJV
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:02 am

Quoting SpeedbirdEGJJ (Thread starter):
GUM HNL 737-800 14:10 CONTINENTAL MICRO

Is this right?? 14 hours on a 737?????
TK787 PDX-BJV direct????
 
speedbirdegjj
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:25 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 5):
Sure if you can take a month off work for the sake of missed flights.

Abserloutely, Im forever getting bumped on intra europe trips, let alone something like this!, would surely be a hit in the TR forums though!

Quoting PDXBJV (Reply 6):
Is this right?? 14 hours on a 737?????

Yep, apparently 5 stops enroute, must be an island hopping routing
 
sllevin
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:47 am

I beleive you could make it shorter by a bit by using Malev AMS-BUD-DXB(?)-BKK (assuming they are still flying the 737 into BKK which they were last year)

Steve
 
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ZSOFN
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:04 am

Next challenge... Try to get on as many 737 types as possible in the process!
 
stylo777
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:18 am

would be interesting to see if this is possible with smaller aircrafts like CRJ or something like this Big grin
 
NorthstarBoy
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:10 am

fwiw, i priced the itin out in Sabre, total cost in round numbers is approximately 10,281 dollars. 6000 of that is for the Iah-Ams on Privatair. All i can say is, for six grand, that better be a damned nice experience!
Yes, I'd like to see airbus go under so Boeing can have their customers!
 
Viscount724
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:48 am

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 11):
i priced the itin out in Sabre, total cost in round numbers is approximately 10,281 dollars. 6000 of that is for the Iah-Ams on Privatair.

It would be a little cheaper if you went via EWR and used the all-business class BBJ service operated by Privatair for LH EWR-DUS or EWR-MUC, or LX EWR-ZRH. One way fares on those shorter routes are around $4200 or $4300.
 
SkyexRamper
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:54 am

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):
would be interesting to see if this is possible with smaller aircrafts like CRJ or something like this

Not possible....unless you got ferry flights, you'd never get across the oceans or most of Europe/Asia.
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hawaiian717
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:26 am

I worked out a routing too a few years ago. At least back then, Icelandair had a seasonal 737 flight to somewhere into eastern Canada. Combine that with another FI 737 flight to Europe and that ought to get you across the Atlantic for a lot less than the Privatair flight.
 
Viscount724
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:45 am

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 14):
I worked out a routing too a few years ago. At least back then, Icelandair had a seasonal 737 flight to somewhere into eastern Canada.

When Icelandair operated 737-400s, probably in the early to mid-1990s or thereabouts, they used the 734 KEF-YHZ. They later dropped that route but reinstated it this year (seasonal, May-September) using 757s. I recall thinking that when they started the earlier 737 service it was the only way to cross the Atlantic on a 737.

It's possible to fly RTW on all recent Boeing types (737, 747, 767, 777) except the 757 which isn't used on Transpacific routes (west of HNL), and not much within Asia.

[Edited 2007-07-14 02:52:12]
 
aussie_
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:27 am

Don't FlyGlobespan use a 737 now on some of their transatlantic flights? Certainly cheaper than the Privatair example!!
 
deltairlines
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:40 pm

Quoting Aussie_ (Reply 16):
Don't FlyGlobespan use a 737 now on some of their transatlantic flights? Certainly cheaper than the Privatair example!!

Was just going to say that. Fly HNL-SNA on Aloha, then SNA-EWR on CO, then EWR-BOS on CO, take Globespan BOS-GLA, then GLA-AMS on KLM.
 
SkyexRamper
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting Aussie_ (Reply 16):
Don't FlyGlobespan use a 737 now on some of their transatlantic flights? Certainly cheaper than the Privatair example!!

You're not kidding. Just for fun I look up BOS-GLA for tomorrow Sunday 15th, one way in Econo and it's only $190.00 USD! That's amazing!
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bwaflyer
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RE: RTW By 737!

Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:58 am

Or use Westjet to get to St John's and the Astraeus 737-700 service to London Gatwick.

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