calpsafltskeds wrote:The numbers are pretty amazing. With the range of the 752 being 3900nm and A321XLR being 4700nm, UA (from EWR) would be on in the area of diversions at about 4258, which is 800nm farther than EWR-TXL, which was the defacto longest 752 TATL range UA operated. Of course, it would make sense to pull that back a bit, especially during winter as TXL had winter diversions.
So, if 4000nm is considered as a reasonable maximum range, it would include everything listed below (and closer) to EWR assuming runways are long enough and without obstructions:
Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy north of Naples, Sardenia, Corsica, Algeria, Morocco, Azores, Finland.
On the edge would be
Belgrade, Naples, Palermo, Freetown (Sierra Leone), Minsk, St. Petersburg
I don't think these would cut it:
Monrovia (Liberia), Cairo, Bucharest
The 321LXR should also be able to do routes as longer or longer than ORD-HNL and much of South America. Interesting it the 321XR might be able to do ORD-HNL without weight restrictions when a 772A could be weight restricted.
I have 2 thoughts/Questions!
If the A321XLR has a good size “Polaris-like” flat bed cabin, PE and then Y+ & Y, would she be a bit lighter than if she was an all Y LLC? Or would the seats add back the weight from a lower pax count?
Can she make EWR to GRU or GIG or VCP?
(I presume GRU is already well covered, but I recall RG’s day flight. If the seat is comfy it’s not a bad way to go vs the red eye! Leave in the am, arrive for a late dinner at your hotel, go to your meeting fresh the next day.)
She’s a good size to open a possible NYC/GIG nonstop, or VCP to connect to Azul to “anywhere!”