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Newbie Question

Sat Sep 16, 2000 12:59 am

Hey folks,

I've been seeing a lot of references to "long-thin routes," and I was wondering what that term means, exactly.

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RE: Newbie Question

Sat Sep 16, 2000 1:14 am

Long thin routes refers to long distance routes that don't generate large passenger loads.
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RE: Newbie Question

Sat Sep 16, 2000 1:18 am

Ahhh... so if I buy a 747 and run it daily between Newport News, VA and Provo, Utah, that would qualify.  
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RE: Newbie Question

Sat Sep 16, 2000 1:20 am

Exactly, for example Halifax-Vancouver is a long thin route operated by air canada's A319. Westbound the flight duration is 6hrs 15mins.
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RE: Newbie Question - Golfhaus

Sat Sep 16, 2000 2:00 am

Actually, not exactly, your example would not qualify as being "thin". A 747 on a route nearly from one coast to another is not thin. If it was a 737, or A32X model, or even an 757, then it would be a long think route. Not to say that only a narrowbody can serve long thin routes, just aircraft with lower capacity.

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RE: Newbie Question

Sat Sep 16, 2000 2:08 am

A long thin route is anything flown with a 757-300. Get it?


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