MAH4546
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SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:46 pm

SmartWings new Prague-Miami service is now loaded into GDS. It will begin on 19 December, operating twice a week. SmartWings will use a 737-800 configured with 18 seats in C and 150 in Y, as opposed to SmartWings' typical all 189Y configuration.

QS 1250 PRG 1200-1520 TER 1610-2000 MIA WeSu 738
QS 1251 MIA 2200-0710+1 TER 0825-1545+1 PRG WeSu 738

Similar in execution to Sun Country's former Minneapolis-Gander-London flights.
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:49 pm

http://www.smartwings.com/ipp/content/gallery/smartwings/sm-02.jpg

Not feeling the love for those business recliners. Who is this flight targeted at? PRG - MIA seems like long stint in a 738. Any AVOD or entertainment?

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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:17 pm

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 1):
Who is this flight targeted at?

Czech vacationers. Miami is popular with Czechs, and increasingly so ever since the visa restrictions were removed for Czechs travelling to the U.S.

No doubt the majority of tickets are being sold via travel companies on packages, not GDS.
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:28 pm

TER-MIA is 3,200 miles, isn't that kind of pushing the range?
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:09 pm

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 3):
TER-MIA is 3,200 miles, isn't that kind of pushing the range?

It is. And tt's one mile longer than DY's OSL-DXB, which IIRC is the longest 'regular' (non-BBJ) scheduled 738 flight.
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:28 pm

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 3):
TER-MIA is 3,200 miles, isn't that kind of pushing the range?

= 2750nm
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:31 pm

I think Norwegian's weekly non-stop TOS-LPA is slightly longer.
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:36 pm

Quoting TC957 (Reply 6):

I think Norwegian's weekly non-stop TOS-LPA is slightly longer.
Quoting joost (Reply 4):
It is. And tt's one mile longer than DY's OSL-DXB, which IIRC is the longest 'regular' (non-BBJ) scheduled 738 flight.

They are all within 4 miles of each other in length.

What TOS-LPA and OSL-DXB don't have is the transatlantic winds.

It will be fun to see how many times this flight diverts or is under weight penalty.
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:39 pm

Quoting TC957 (Reply 6):
I think Norwegian's weekly non-stop TOS-LPA is slightly longer.

Nope. Per the Great Circle Mapper, TER-MIA is 3193, OSL-DXB is 3194. TOS-LPA may be third longest flight.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=tos-lpa...rg-ter-mia%2C+osl-dxb&MS=wls&DU=mi

[Edited 2012-11-13 09:40:37]
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:41 pm

Quoting runway23 (Reply 7):
It will be fun to see how many times this flight diverts or is under weight penalty.

Where would they divert?
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:06 pm

Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 9):

Where would they divert?

Bermuda
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting mah4546 (Thread starter):
as opposed to SmartWings' typical all 189Y configuration.

Tiny correction, it is actually 186Y (galley is present, as opposed to f.e. FR)

Prices are not anything special either btw.
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:09 pm

This is such a typical QS, but they will earn their money very well. It will be sold via the travel agents who bullshit people with being it a "flight you dont need to change planes at". That is true, but you will get more than 14 hrs in a single aisle with stopver at Azores for like 900 USD. Moreover, they market it as "suitable to families with children because of no need to transfer". The toddlers will be moved to the bin I guess  No thanks... But Czech tourists are used to such standards, they've been in BKK (via MCT) and FOR (via Azores as well) on board this 738 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:46 am

Any word on who their ground handler(s) at MIA will be? I'm hoping this is another contract that goes to Swissport.
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:19 pm

Aaaand they already cancelled it...
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:52 pm

Quoting Fabo (Reply 14):

Source?
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:12 pm

It seems that from December 15th some of the longest (non BBJ) 738 flights will be:

Gol / GIG-SDQ / 5392 km
Copa / EZE-PTY / 5331 km
Copa / GIG-PTY / 5287 km
Gol / GRU-SDQ / 5273 km
Norwegian / OSL-DXB / 5140 km
SmartWings / TER-MIA / 5138 km
Norwegian / TOS-LPA / 5135 km
 
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RE: SmartWings Prague-Miami Flights Launch 19 December

Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:00 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):
Source?

Various Czech aviation websites, general news websites, and also it is no longer available and advertised on airline web.
In English, available here. http://airlineroute.net/2012/11/22/q...um=rss&utm_campaign=qs-mia-w12cxld
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