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Range Of CO 737-800

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:47 am

Boeing.com lists the 737-800 maximum range at 3,060 miles. CO flight 1406, non-stop service from IAH-ANC, is on a 737-800, but great circle mapper lists the distance as 3,266. If the max range is 200 miles less than the route - which carries a full compliment of cargo and passengers, and fights some degree of headwinds, how does it make it. Are CO's 738's different at all?
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atlamt
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:26 pm

CO 1406 shows FLL-IAH. The only direct flight shown is CO667 on a 737-900. It does make a stop in SEA.

But to answer your question some of CO's NG's have winglets which will increase the range of the a/c.
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:45 am

Well you've made a common mistake when looking at miles. Aircraft usually speak of miles in NAUTICAL terms vs. Statute miles. Big difference!

In the city pairs you mentioned, IAH-ANC you said it is 3266 miles but you didn't select under Path Distance; "NM" on Great Circle Mapper. In reality it is 2838 NM meaning nautical miles. See the difference?

And if you go back to http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737family/pf/pf_800tech.html

You will see under RANGE, the number listed is 3,060 nautical miles.
 
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:45 am

CO used the 800's on IAH-ANC last summer and probably will this summer for the non-stop flight. The 753 has also been used.
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:22 am

I flew that flight and it made it fine. When i went it was CO 203 nonstop IAH-ANC.

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AA737-823
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Mon May 01, 2006 3:24 pm

Haha, I also flew on CO 203 last summer.
Yes, they're scheduled to do it all summer this summer. In fact, the 757-200 on that route has been downgraded to a 737-800, which means that there are now TWO daily 738 flights between Houston and Anchorage.

Incidentally, the 757-300 has to stop in Seattle- it can't do that flight nonstop. I flew on that one too!
 
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:35 pm



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 5):
Incidentally, the 757-300 has to stop in Seattle- it can't do that flight nonstop. I flew on that one too!

The 757-300 can't do the flight non stop?Dose that means the 753 has less range than the 738?
Am I missing something?
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:42 pm



Quoting XAAPB (Reply 6):
Dose that means the 753 has less range than the 738?

The 753 has 300nm more range than the 738. So, it could do the flight non-stop. I bet there is some other reason (re: $$$$) to have it stop in SEA.
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xaapb
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:07 pm



Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 7):
The 753 has 300nm more range than the 738. So, it could do the flight non-stop. I bet there is some other reason (re: $$$$) to have it stop in SEA.

Yeah I that's what I thought!
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:17 am

Especially now we have upgraded all our 753's to the higher Maximum take off weight of 273,000 pounds that the ex ATA
aircraft used as standard.

This has really helped in carrying heavier loads over longer distances.

The next logical step to improving this great aircraft should be winglets..
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Thu May 01, 2008 2:09 am



Quoting Max Q (Reply 9):
The next logical step to improving this great aircraft should be winglets..

I could be mistaken, but I thought 757 winglets were already in the works. Anybody know for sure?
 
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RE: Range Of CO 737-800

Thu May 01, 2008 3:02 am

If you mean for the -300 I don't know, we certainly have not been told anything.
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