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Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:01 am

What is CO's longest 739 route and how many nm is it? And is is possible for them to do coast to coast routes on the 739, or does it not have the legs for it? Also will CO retrofit the current 739's with winglets like their coming 739ER's? perhaps that could help a little with the range issues
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:16 am

Looks to be CLE-LAS? That's the longest I could find. 1585nm. I think it could make it across the country. Boeing says it can make it 3395nm. But that's not taking in winds, and I think that's empty, no cargo? I'm not sure.
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:22 am

Quoting EA772LR (Thread starter):
Also will CO retrofit the current 739's with winglets like their coming 739ER's?

Yes they will. I am not exactly sure when the winglet installation on the 737-900's will be, but there was announcement about this in our employee news updates, as well as a few posts here I believe a little while back. I would imagine 737-900 winglet installation will start in the next few months. The first 733 is getting its winglets this month, and I believe ship 630 a 737-500 is now flying people around.
 
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:26 am

Quoting Pdxcof9 (Reply 1):
I think it could make it across the country. Boeing says it can make it 3395nm.

You can calculate the total distance including air by multiplying the time traveled with the average headwind speed and you get in addition to the ground distance, air distance which ofcourse will give you the total distance.

I believe the 739 has enough range to do transcons from EWR to LAS, LAX, SAN, SFO, and SEA for the most part except during the winter moths where most westbound aircraft have to deal with severe headwinds.

By using flightaware, it seems that most of the 737-900's are based out of KIAH. I may be wrong, but thats what it seems like. It makes more sense to have their 737-900 base in Houston as their can operate to many more destinations unrestricted.
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:33 am

Most of the 737-900 flying has migrated to IAH since most of the 757-200 flying is now contained in EWR. Therefore the 739's are kinda replacing the 752's out of Houston. Because of this shift, the range limitations on the 739's are not as big of a problem as they could potentially be out of EWR.
 
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:39 am

Hate to get off topic, but I saw a CO 739 in BOS the other day, N75410 I think it was; first time I had ever seen on at Logan and I was curious to know if the type was a regular visitor to the airport or was it just a replacement?
 
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:48 am

I've been on a 900 from IAH-SEA.....something like 1826 miles....can't remember when or it could have been IAH-PDX which is like 1810 miles, either way it is a heck of a tirp.

Quoting FLY764 (Reply 2):
I believe ship 630 a 737-500 is now flying people around.

I was on the above ground train from Terminal E to C Friday night at IAH, landing Runway 8R around 1840 CDT I think it was the ship 630 with winglets.......sure didn't look like the 700's but it was darkening and raining some, if it was 630 it looked GRAND.
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:50 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 6):
I've been on a 900 from IAH-SEA.....something like 1826 miles....can't remember when or it could have been IAH-PDX which is like 1810 miles, either way it is a heck of a tirp.

They still come in and out of SEA fairly regularly...espc the last 2 summers when they 752's really started moving east...
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RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:14 pm

I have flown EWR-SAN on the 739 a number of times.

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