WROORD
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EU-AUS Non-stop

Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:59 am

According to Boeing website the 777-200LR can reach Australia with full loads:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/777_range_london.pdf

How come nobody flies non-stop if that's the case?
 
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RE: EU-AUS Non-stop

Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:55 pm



Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):

How come nobody flies non-stop if that's the case?

As far as I know nobody has the required 3 auxillary tanks installed in their 772LR's, nor are there any in Europe or Australia
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RE: EU-AUS Non-stop

Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:18 pm

There's also the commercial reasons for the stop - they can serve SIN, HKG etc on the same flight with only an hour or two layover. Therefore a flight LHR-SYD could sell seats for LHR-SIN, SIN-SYD and LHR-SYD.

Plus 24-26 hours on a plane is long enough with a stop, I don't think many passengers would go for it over having that short layover in Asia.
 
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RE: EU-AUS Non-stop

Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:06 am

Not to mention, that it can't do it in the other direction year round without offloading passengers.
 
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RE: EU-AUS Non-stop

Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:11 pm



Quoting Thegeek (Reply 3):
Not to mention, that it can't do it in the other direction year round without offloading passengers.

Offloading pax - I guess they can drop them with parachutes along the way....
 
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RE: EU-AUS Non-stop

Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:28 pm



Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):
According to Boeing website the 777-200LR can reach Australia with full loads:

The devil is in the details -

What is a "full load"? In the case of the Boeing chart it is not an airplane full of passengers and cargo. It is an airplane full of passengers with minimum cargo.

Second, where is the chart centered on Sydney? Just because boeing says LON-SYD is doable, it does not mean SYD-LON can be done. SYD-LON is slightly more challenging because of prevailing winds along the quickest path.

Finally... There is the profitability question. It has to make money and ULH flights are very expensive.
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RE: EU-AUS Non-stop

Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:27 am

I like to see Australia -> East coast of the US without a stop, which is a similar distance and shorter than London.
 
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RE: EU-AUS Non-stop

Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:58 pm



Quoting NYC-AIR (Reply 6):

Would only be a few hundred miles more then SQs EWR-SIN flight, but i don't think such a route would be very profitable to operate...

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