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Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:44 am

First of all, I didn't know the 737-800 had that kind of range. Is this correct?

According to flightaware, Copa's flights to South America's four large markets

PTY- EZE 7 hours 10 mns
PTY-GIG 7 hours 5 mns
PTY-GRU 6 hours 40 mns
PTY-SCL 6 hours 30 mns

besides the flight time, fuel reserves have to be taken into account

If Copa can do PTY to EZE, GIG, GRU and SCL, then Boston to Ireland and maybe Scotland should be doable for a U.S airline with the 737-800/900
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:07 pm

It's doable but don't forget that COPA's flights are mainly overland, so if the headwinds are strong they can theoretically always divert anywhere along the route, even on airports they already have staff and offices, while over the Atlantic there are fewer possibilities to divert, plus overnighting, customs etc are more complicated and expensive in typical divert airports like Gander or Reykjavik, there have to be wider fuel margins for diversion for overseas flights.
Plus all COPA's flights are within the range of the 737s. Any airline who might like to open Boston-Ireland, say American or Delta, also has destinations like Amsterdam or Brussels, so it would be inefficient for them to maintain a small subfleet of overwater 737s besides their 757s or 767s which are doing the slightly longer flights.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:37 pm

As a matter of fact, we in (CLO - Cali, Colombia) see a couple of times per month Copa's flight EZE-PTY landing here usually due to head winds (we are located 1 hour flight time from PTY).
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:25 pm

Yes, those flight times are doable, and aren't even the longest block times for a 737NG aircraft. For example, Continental/United has been flying a 737-800 on ANC-IAH runs at 7:35 for several years, supplemented by 752/753 aircraft as seasonality dictates.

While these flights are technically feasible, I find that most often, UA is blocking whole rows of coach seats, so that they can take on enough fuel to make the trip.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:43 pm

Quoting g500 (Thread starter):
PTY- EZE 7 hours 10 mns
PTY-GIG 7 hours 5 mns
PTY-GRU 6 hours 40 mns
PTY-SCL 6 hours 30 mns

Don't forget PTY-MVD, which is the longest route flown [I believe] by CM, at 3,385nm, compared to 3,313nm for PTY-EZE
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:53 pm

Quoting g500 (Thread starter):
According to flightaware, Copa's flights to South America's four large markets

PTY- EZE 7 hours 10 mns
PTY-GIG 7 hours 5 mns
PTY-GRU 6 hours 40 mns
PTY-SCL 6 hours 30 mns



PTY-SCL: 2585nm
PTY-GIG: 2855nm
PTY-GRU: 2741nm
PTY-EZE: 2879nm
Source: The Great Circle Mapper


Distances following strictly a straight line.

CM PTY-LAX with 738 is 2616nm and it would be forming part of that list.
CM PTY-MVD with 73G is the largest route on Copa Airlines and it lies 2941nm.
UA LAX-HNL flies sometimes that segment with the 738. Distance: 2221nm.

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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:56 pm

How is their configuration in Economy? I can't imagine doing a LAX-PTY-MVD on both B737s!
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:58 pm

Quoting PDPsol (Reply 4):

Thanks I wasn't aware Copa flies to MVD.

Anybody know how high and at what Mach Copa flies these routes?

I bet they fly these routes as high as the 737-800 can go and probably slower than normal to cover that distance in a 737-800
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:09 pm

"How is their configuration in Economy? I can't imagine doing a LAX-PTY-MVD on both B737s!"

I'm sure Copa's in-flight service is probably very good, but doing back to back 7 hour flights in a 737? Hum no thanks.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:30 pm

Quoting g500 (Reply 7):
Anybody know how high and at what Mach Copa flies these routes?

Demand must be good and yields too, they just add the 3rd daily GIG for example...

Quoting g500 (Reply 7):
I bet they fly these routes as high as the 737-800 can go and probably slower than normal to cover that distance in a 737-800

Everybody tries to fly as close as the optimun flight level as possible and witt usually a low Cost Index, usually below 30. Low cost index is used for fuel minded and high for time minded roughly speaking....

Quoting g500 (Reply 8):
"How is their configuration in Economy? I can't imagine doing a LAX-PTY-MVD on both B737s!"

Standard for a B737.... only 31".... so not the best way to make a 7 hours flight.... usually for long haul planes is around 34".......
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:13 pm

Quoting PDPsol (Reply 4):
Don't forget PTY-MVD, which is the longest route flown [I believe] by CM, at 3,385nm, compared to 3,313nm for PTY-EZE

Those numbers are not correct. They are not nm.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 5):

This means the rumored PTY-SFO would come in a solid 2nd place at 2885nm. Impressive, would now just like to see it happen.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:20 pm

Perhaps some low cost airlines like Jet Blue or Easyjet could consider flying Transatlantic with 737s then. It would actually be pretty cool to see Easyjet open a base in KEF and offer some flights to North America. They could easily make it eastbound (due to the jet stream) non-stop from New York to London and make a fuel stop in KEF on the way west. How would the economics of that work out? Another option would be connecting the Canary Islands with Brazil, which would connect the low cost networks of Europe and South America (perhaps Gol or Easyjet could consider doing this).
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:23 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):

That's incredible! I, along with others here, thought the NG's had legs for only 5,6 hour flights. Not 7.5 hour legs. I thought the SEA-MIA flights on AS were stretching it. Guess not. Could a 753 do ANC-FLL/MIA N/S?
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:28 pm

Astraeus used to operate LGW-SSG (Malabo) which is 3305 miles.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:29 pm

TK's IST-JRO flight will be longer than PTY-SCL. It will be operated with a 737-900ER.
TK's MBA-IST return flight (route is IST-JRO-MBA-IST) longer than PTY-GRU.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:34 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 10):
Those numbers are not correct. They are not nm.

Apologies, they are 'mi', quoted by GCmap, not 'nm'. According to Wikipedia, a nm:

"The nautical mile (symbol M, NM or nmi) is a unit of length that is about one minute of arc of latitude measured along any meridian, or about one minute of arc of longitude at the equator"

PTY-MVD, PTY-EZE are long flights for a 73G!
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:45 pm

Norwegian Air Shuttle uses the 738 to DXB from OSL which I believe is the second longest scheduled 737 route in the world which is 5,133 kilometers and takes 7 and a half hours.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:52 pm

While I would feel safe crossing the atlantic in a 737 I would imagine there would be a few passengers that may not be as comfortable, especially if they were used to crossing in wide bodies. With the new 737s and A3Neos do you think flights of this length will become more common as fuel burn improves?
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:57 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 16):
Norwegian Air Shuttle uses the 738 to DXB from OSL which I believe is the second longest scheduled 737 route in the world which is 5,133 kilometers and takes 7 and a half hours.

At 3,194 miles as the crow flies, OSL-DXB isn't the second. In fact, various others are further, e.g.:

PTY-MVD: 3,385mi
PTY-EZE: 3,313mi
PTY-GIG: 3,285mi
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:02 pm

Let's not forget that G3 will launch GIG-SDQ and GRU-SDQ.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:02 pm

Quoting JHCRJ700 (Reply 17):

Happens already with air canadas st johns to london flights on a319's in the summer. Privateair used to fly a 737 from houston to amsterdam as well but I think the route was canned a year or two ago.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:12 pm

I feel sorry for the flight crew. 8 hours in a 737 flight deck is not necessarily a fun place to be. Do they bring a reserve crew member on any of the trips since the block times are so close to 8 hours?
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:20 pm

Quoting peterinlisbon (Reply 11):
Perhaps some low cost airlines like Jet Blue or Easyjet could consider flying Transatlantic with 737s then. It would actually be pretty cool to see Easyjet open a base in KEF and offer some flights to North America. They could easily make it eastbound (due to the jet stream) non-stop from New York to London and make a fuel stop in KEF on the way west. How would the economics of that work out? Another option would be connecting the Canary Islands with Brazil, which would connect the low cost networks of Europe and South America (perhaps Gol or Easyjet could consider doing this).

I don't think we would see jetBlue or easyJet going trans-Atlantic with 737's anytime soon. JetBlue are first off all Airbus same as easyJet and they will probably both will most likely go for the A320/321 NEO. Plus they both would have to get ETOPS certified and so on. If B9 did get ETOPS they would fly to Hawaii before coming to Europe. Out of the 2 I'd say U2 would go trans-Atlantic first but with maybe an A330 as discussed in another thread.

With anything smaller than a 757 I wouldn't think both of them could make any profit. I mean nearly everyone would choose a direct flight on a bigger aircraft rather than a fuel stop along the way. Unless they made it quite cheap (which wouldn't make much profit for the airline) I can't see it happening. Plus they they could not get a full aircraft as they would most likely want a decent size legroom, so less rows of seats. Couldn't image spending 6 hours or more in a tightly cramped seat, especially with a fuel stop on the way when I could get a quicker direct flight! 
Quoting [email protected]n (Reply 18):
At 3,194 miles as the crow flies, OSL-DXB isn't the second. In fact, various others are further, e.g.:

PTY-MVD: 3,385mi
PTY-EZE: 3,313mi
PTY-GIG: 3,285mi

Ahh right okay, out of interest do you know where the OSL-DXB is ranked on the longest 737 flights?
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:22 pm

Quoting bakersdozen (Reply 20):
Happens already with air canadas st johns to london flights on a319's in the summer. Privateair used to fly a 737 from houston to amsterdam as well but I think the route was canned a year or two ago.

Privatair also flies FRA-PNQ on behalf on LH. They also flew FRA-EWR at one stage. But these are 737-700BBJ flights.

Quoting g500 (Reply 8):
I'm sure Copa's in-flight service is probably very good, but doing back to back 7 hour flights in a 737? Hum no thanks.

That would not be an enjoyable flight on a 737. It makes me wonder why COPA don't buy used 757s, 767s, or A330s for these longer flights. Economics I expect.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:26 pm

Quoting migair54 (Reply 9):
Standard for a B737.... only 31".... so not the best way to make a 7 hours flight.... usually for long haul planes is around 34"

which long haul airline has 34" pitch in Y these days? I'm not disputing that 31" is terrible seat pitch, I hate it, but there are plenty of 744s doing 12+ hour sectors with 31" pitch e.g. BA, QF and LH. Even carriers like MH which stuck with 34" pitch for years have canned it on their A380s.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:28 pm

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 23):
Privatair also flies FRA-PNQ on behalf on LH. They also flew FRA-EWR at one stage.

They also flew ZRH-EWR with the 738, do they still operate this or was it stopped last year?


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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:29 pm

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=dar-ist...2C+gig-sdq%2C+gru-sdq&MS=wls&DU=nm


In Nautical miles, according to this is PTY-MVD followed by IST-DAR then the new services GIG-SDQ. that´s always in straight line so no routes involved.

Quoting bakersdozen (Reply 20):
737 from houston to amsterdam as well but I think the route was canned a year or two ago.

I think they upgrade to A330.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 23):
Privatair also flies FRA-PNQ on behalf on LH. They also flew FRA-EWR at one stage. But these are 737-700BBJ flights.

correct, a BBJ is a whole diferent story.... i know someone who flies a BBJ, he has flown NRT- SFO/LAX/SEA several times

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 19):
Let's not forget that G3 will launch GIG-SDQ and GRU-SDQ.

Those flights will probably be longer than Copa's PTY-MVD
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:58 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 25):
They also flew ZRH-EWR with the 738, do they still operate this or was it stopped last year?

is that a BBJ or an airliner 737-800?
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Quoting g500 (Reply 28):
is that a BBJ or an airliner 737-800?

Airliner 737-800. The aircraft in the pic is HB-IIR which was delivered in November 2004 and the 1600th 737NG built.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:54 pm

Quoting g500 (Reply 27):

Those flights will probably be longer than Copa's PTY-MVD

Not by a few miles, but the difference is that they will be operated by the 738s, while PTY-MVD is operated by the 73G.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:43 pm

I think Privits AMS-IAH flight was the longest flight ever for a 737.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:30 pm

Privatair flew MUC-BOS for a while for LH in an all business class B737. Also a few years ago Iceland Express flew KEF-BOS with a B737.

Maybe we will see Ryan Air starting a DUB-BOS (or nearby airport) 737 flight. Does ORH have customs? They can call that Boston.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:43 pm

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GRU (23°25'55"S 46°28'10"W) SDQ (18°25'47"N 69°40'08"W) 2847 nm

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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:55 pm

The comfort of the flight has more to do with the seats and service than the aircraft. I regularly flew DXB-VIE, and while not the longest, 6 hours is not short either. The seats in the OS 738's were fantastic....more comfortable than most long haul big iron from many high profile airlines. The service was also top notch.

I've been on less comfortable 330's, 777's and 747's.

These planes were also packed every time so I doubt they could have gone much further with their fuel load.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:27 am

Quoting PDPsol (Reply 4):
Don't forget PTY-MVD, which is the longest route flown [I believe] by CM,


CM PTY-MVD is actually the longest segment flown by the airline. However, the 73G is being utilized in that route instead of the 738 whose autonomy is smaller than the 73G.




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Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 6):
I can't imagine doing a LAX-PTY-MVD on both B737s!


Why not? Anyone can fly CM LAX-PTY and immediately CM PTY-MVD every day.
Is there any difference using wide-body equipment, in terms of comfortability for those passengers traveling in Y-class?




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Quoting PDPsol (Reply 15):
PTY-MVD, PTY-EZE are long flights for a 73G!


Really?
CM PTY-EZE has been operating this way since the 90s.




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Quoting C010T3 (Reply 19):
Let's not forget that G3 will launch GIG-SDQ and GRU-SDQ.


PTY-EZE: 2879nm
GIG-SDQ: 2911nm
Source: The Great Circle Mapper

GIG-SDQ is only 1% larger than PTY-EZE
These routes can be flown comfortably with the 738.

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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:43 am

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 35):
Is there any difference using wide-body equipment, in terms of comfortability for those passengers traveling in Y-class?

Um yes! A lot of pax originating in COR, EZE, GRU, MVD would rather connect to LAX, JFK, MIA, etc. via SCL and/or LIM rather than PTY. CM does not even operate PTY-LAX 3x daily. LA/LP offers more capacity from SCL and LIM to LAX; especially during the high season. Remember, LA/LP will deploy the 763/787 to LAX and LA operates SCL-MVD 3x daily, and will resume LIM-MVD in April, 2013.

[Edited 2012-12-01 17:45:30]
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:45 am

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 36):
A lot of pax originating in COR, EZE, GRU, MVD would rather connect to LAX, JFK, MIA, etc. via SCL and/or LIM rather than PTY. CM does not even operate PTY-LAX 3x daily. LA/LP offers more capacity from SCL and LIM to LAX; especially during the high season. Remember, LA/LP will deploy the 763/787 to LAX and LA operates SCL-MVD 3x daily, and will resume LIM-MVD in April, 2013.


LA MVD-SCL + LA SCL-LIM + LA/LP LIM-LAX: 2 narrow-bodies + 1 wide-body. Daily basis.
CM MVD-PTY + CM PTY-LAX: 2 narrow-bodies. Daily basis.


The current LA SCL-LAX as non-stop is only operating twice a week.




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Quoting SCL767 (Reply 36):
and will resume LIM-MVD in April, 2013.


Source, please.
LA/LP LIM-MVD is not loaded in the reliable amadeus.net, in such filter period.

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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:45 am

Quoting migair54 (Reply 9):
Quoting g500 (Reply 8):
"How is their configuration in Economy? I can't imagine doing a LAX-PTY-MVD on both B737s!"

Standard for a B737.... only 31".... so not the best way to make a 7 hours flight.... usually for long haul planes is around 34".......

Well, no. 31" or 32" is also the standard in long haul planes.
I just flew an almost transcon on a 738, in all honesty, it is hard to tell what a/c you are on board once you're at 36000 ft for 4 hours. Plus the 737 windows are big and awesome. There is one aisle, so what? Seats are almost exactly the same as long-haul a/c.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:55 am

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 37):
LA MVD-SCL + LA SCL-LIM + LA/LP LIM-LAX: 2 narrow-bodies + 1 wide-body. Daily basis.

Nope; MVD-SCL connects onto LA600 which operates SCL-LIM-LAX with the B763. B787 service on the route begins in one month.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 37):
The current LA SCL-LAX as non-stop is only operating twice a week.

Incorrect, SCL-LAX has not even launched as yet and in less than three weeks; the service operates 3x weekly with the B763 and then switches over to the B787.

[Edited 2012-12-01 19:11:27]
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:08 am

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 36):
A lot of pax originating in COR, EZE, GRU, MVD would rather connect to LAX, JFK, MIA, etc. via SCL and/or LIM rather than PTY. CM does not even operate PTY-LAX 3x daily. LA/LP offers more capacity from SCL and LIM to LAX; especially during the high season. Remember, LA/LP will deploy the 763/787 to LAX and LA operates SCL-MVD 3x daily, and will resume LIM-MVD in April, 2013

Ummm. . . how did a thread talking about Copa flying some of the longest-distance 737 flights in the world become an advertisement for LA?!?!


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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:35 am

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 35):
These routes can be flown comfortably with the 738.

Comfortably? Gol will block 24 to 34 seats on these trips.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:36 am

I flew CO 737 on GUM-NAN (2689nm) and NAN-HNL (2748). Both are very long flight to be on a 737 all over open ocean with few places to divert. Inside of Copa is identical to that of CO now UA 737s, except the new Copa 737s have a very nice first class seat.

Here is new First Class seats on the 737-800s on Copa. The long flights are not bad in these seats.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UrEeUCpbhhk/UEaXHn8Z05I/AAAAAAAAAO8/Tic4jcCjA9U/s1600/CM+737-8+New+01.jpg

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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:05 am

Those pics above of COPA new F on the 738 do look really nice.
I survived their LAX-PTY a few times, luckily I was sitting at the exit row seats for all these flights.

Flying in a single aisle aircraft (even a Business class 757 trans atlantic) for more than 4 hours is painful.
Pax start to move around, at least to the lavatory, and it's not fun having people runway walk bumping each other and those on aisle seats. It's just a bloody mess...not to mention when crew begin service down the aisle.

I hope COPA considered a widebody jet soon. If the 787 is too expensive and not necessary, they could do/fill an A330-200 for routing like MIA-PTY-GRU or LAX-PTY easily.
This doesn't mean to cut down frequency but upgrade one of their MIA/LAX flight to an A332.
CFG 24 Business class and rest Economy.
Being a STAR member, together with their strong present in latin america market, I believe they could even do the 332 to Europe like PTY-MAD or FRA.

Hope to see more from COPA including my US base airport, SFO!!
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:35 am

what about Houston Prvit Air flight on a 737 IAH to AMS.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:29 am

YVR to HNL or OGG is 6 hrs 21 mins, YYZ POS is 5 hrs 30 min. WS sure brings it up there too
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:31 am

I have actually been on the Copa PTY-GIG flight before in economy and I can tell you it sucked! It was overnight and I could not sleep. I didn't get any continental miles for it either. The food service was ok and they played movies the whole trip. I told the company I worked for never to fly me that route again- they put me on IAH-GIG and ATL-GIG for the rest of the time I worked in Brazil.

As a comparison I also was on the ANC-IAH flight in a CO 737 a few years back. However I was in first class. They ran out of beer on that flight and they said it was a common occurrence for that flight!
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:49 am

Quoting ZaphodB (Reply 24):
Quoting migair54 (Reply 9):
Standard for a B737.... only 31".... so not the best way to make a 7 hours flight.... usually for long haul planes is around 34"

which long haul airline has 34" pitch in Y these days?

NZs B744s have 34" pitch in Y. The B744s operate AKL-SFO flights.
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:56 am

Quoting Hamlet69 (Reply 40):

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 36):
A lot of pax originating in COR, EZE, GRU, MVD would rather connect to LAX, JFK, MIA, etc. via SCL and/or LIM rather than PTY. CM does not even operate PTY-LAX 3x daily. LA/LP offers more capacity from SCL and LIM to LAX; especially during the high season. Remember, LA/LP will deploy the 763/787 to LAX and LA operates SCL-MVD 3x daily, and will resume LIM-MVD in April, 2013

Ummm. . . how did a thread talking about Copa flying some of the longest-distance 737 flights in the world become an advertisement for LA?!?!

Simply responding to post 35. Many pax traveling between LAX and deep South America prefer to fly on widebody a/c whether it's AA, DL, LA, UA, etc.
 
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RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:37 am

Quoting heathrow (Reply 45):
YYZ POS is 5 hrs 30 min. WS sure brings it up there too

Funny you borough that up. What I always find interesting is POS-IAH is further than POS-YYZ. Houston is more west. CO been flying that for a while, now on UA showing 6 hrs 16 min (POS-IAH) all on a 737. Very long for a 737-800 flight. Longest I have been on that route was 6h 45m. I have one divert to MSY once. Other family members divert to BTR. With all the weight from excess baggage and stuff they can be pushing it with summer storms.
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