MonAmQB wrote:Delta flight status shows that July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332. DTW-PVG Great Circle distance is 7,137 miles. Delta lists A332 range at 6,536 miles, which is not even close. Does anyone know why Delta would attempt this?
MonAmQB wrote:To avoid the confusion of nm vs. sm, let’s use km... DTW-PVG Great Circle distance is 11,485km. Delta lists A332 range at 10,519km, still short by ~1,000km for the distance it intends to cover. This is just weird.
dcajet wrote:MonAmQB wrote:Delta flight status shows that July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332. DTW-PVG Great Circle distance is 7,137 miles. Delta lists A332 range at 6,536 miles, which is not even close. Does anyone know why Delta would attempt this?
Well, do you know what if any load restrictions the flight had? The A332 (and particularly the IGW 242T version) can fly 15hr segments without trouble. AR flies daily the EZE-FCO route, the longest non stop by distance route for the A332, at 6,919 statute miles. With careful planning and some restrictions in place, DTW-PVG is perfectly doable.
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