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Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 6:46 am

I was wondering which were the longest 737-200 routes?
Was it able to fly TLV-CDG?
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 9:41 am

Condor had 5 -230 from 1981, according to wiki info. IIRC, they had additional fuel cells. I have no further details about the range they had.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 11:44 am

That is a pretty long 73S route, maybe Casino Expres s has done some EKO-East Coast flights before, I think any flying AQ did to KWA, MAJ or RAR was done with the 73G, correct? Maybe a AQ expert could chime in with any long 73S routes or flights. I also think MIAT has had some lengthy 73S flights as well.  
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 11:50 am

Britannia Airways used their Boeing 737s on flights between the UK and the Canary Islands IIRC. The early-delivered 732s had 115 seats and the requirement called for flights from London-Luton to Southern Spain. The development of the 737-200 allowed Britannia to stretch the legs of their 737s further down to the Canary Islands and to install 130 seats.
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 12:15 pm

As a child I flew on an Orion Airways 737-200 from Manchester to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. On the way out a headwind meant a refuelling stop in Faro, but it was non-stop on the way back.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 2:05 pm

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
I was wondering which were the longest 737-200 routes?

Ansett in Australia was doing West-East coast (PER-MEL/SYD) with theirs, but as I recall they were ADV models and I do not recall if the flts were nonstop.
in Any case, I think Ansett probably takes the crown for the longest sectors with them nonetheless.
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 2:57 pm

Not 100% sure but I think TA used to do SAL-GUA-SFO (with a tech stop in Mazatlan) if I am not mistaken.
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 3:00 pm

UA flew them on MSY-SFO in the early 90's before the 735's took over some of the flying. That flight is over four hours nonstop, or 1660nm.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 5:58 pm

The original "USair" flew 732s between PHL and the west coast during the late 1980s-early 1999s. I don't remember the exact cities? Either LAX or SFO. Maybe both?
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 6:03 pm

Braathens SAFE used to do some pretty long sectored charters.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 6:13 pm

Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 8):
The original "USair" flew 732s between PHL and the west coast during the late 1980s-early 1999s. I don't remember the exact cities? Either LAX or SFO. Maybe both?

Pretty sure those were the 737-300LR's, not the 737-200's.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 6:16 pm

The USAF used to fly them from Travis AFB to HNL.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 6:34 pm

Quoting alnicocunife (Reply 11):
The USAF used to fly them from Travis AFB to HNL.

The T-43 was a tad bit different than the standard 73S...less people on board, and bit more fuel.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 6:55 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 10):
Pretty sure those were the 737-300LR's, not the 737-200's.

Where did you come up with that designation and what was the difference between a standard -300 and a -300LR?
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 7:11 pm

Quoting BravoOne (Reply 13):
Where did you come up with that designation and what was the difference between a standard -300 and a -300LR?

That was an internal US designation for the 733's with auxiliary fuel tanks.

https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ral_aviation/print.main?id=1503391

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviatio...ral_aviation/print.main?id=5540556
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 7:13 pm

I can remember in 1985 flying a British Airways 732 from Heathrow to Moscow. The flight out stopped in Arlanda as the pilot wanted to get enough fuel to divert out of the Soviet Union if SVO closed due to a snow storm that was expected but it was non stop on the way back.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 7:29 pm

Flew on an Aer Lingus B737-200 back in 1982 from Rhodes to Dublin, it was a Charter flight, not scheduled, Great Circle distance of 2024 nm and the flight took 5 Hrs 2 Mins, about the same as Dublin to St John's Newfoundland without the water !
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 7:48 pm

Midway I flew them between MDW and LAS in the 1980's, prior to the MD80's coming on board. Did this flight westbound in the summer of 87. Plane was about half full, we used 31C for take off (this was before 22L was extended slightly) and did the flight nonstop. This was back in the days of smoking, so you had a cloud in the rear of the plane for the last hour or so.

I believe MDW to LAS is around 1800 miles or so...

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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 8:45 pm

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 9):
Braathens SAFE used to do some pretty long sectored charters

Indeed. Already in 1979 they took delivery of three B737-200Adv that could fly Gardermoen (GEN - now OSL) nonstop Canary islands with 124 pax. I flew with them for the first time in February 1980 to Lanzarote. I was six and decided then and there that I would one day work onboard aircraft. Now, the B737 Classic and B737NG are my office, I spent 11 hours onboard a B737-800 earlier today as active cabin crew. I would have loved to work on the -200Adv, loved that aircraft.

OSL - Canary islands are about 4,000-4,500 km, the -200Adv normally used 5hrs50mins nonstop. And those engines made themselves heard!
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 8:51 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 14):
That was an internal US designation for the 733's with auxiliary fuel tanks.

https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ral_aviation/print.main?id=1503391

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviatio...40556

Thanks for the quick reply. Bet the Cof A still said 737-300 though.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 8:53 pm

Back in 1980s I flew NCL to TFS with Britannia on a 732 a few times. Most memorable was just after the Aloha flight 243 accident in 1988 and there was some sort of restriction of the altitude we could fly at in a 732 (CAA maybe?) so fuel stopped at FAO on the way out.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 9:21 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 7):
UA flew them on MSY-SFO in the early 90's

Anyone got an OAG showing that?

Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 8):
The original "USair" flew 732s between PHL and the west coast during the late 1980s-early 1999s.

Like he said, we can believe 737-300s. (Wonder if a USAir 732 ever appeared in California?)
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 9:26 pm

Maersk Air operated them on charters from CPH to the Canaries. On paper it was supposed to be non-stop, in reality it often included a fuel stop in Faro both ways. Later on they got a bit more clever, and filed e.g. TFS-HAM with CPH and MMA as alternates and when about 200NM from HAM, fuel and WX in CPH permitting, they'd 'divert'.

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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 9:42 pm

Quoting timz (Reply 21):
Anyone got an OAG showing that?

I wish I still had mine. It was sometime around '90 or '91 when they had two daily roundtrips. One was always a 733, and the second flight was a 73S.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 11:01 pm

The current record holder is dully shared between 5T and 7F on their YOW-YFB Route that is 1,305 NM and 3h10m in duration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-stop_flight
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 11:28 pm

The longest I personally flew was YUL-YVR, it was scheduled as 5:45 gate to gate.

1994 nm, 2295 sm or 3693 km.

It was flown with a B737-217ADV with -17R engines, and a MTOW of 128,100 lbs. This particular aircraft type in the fleet had one additional fuel tank, bringing the total fuel capacity to just over 39,000 lbs. Policy at the time was that an alternate was always carried, so likely in this case it was YYJ.
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 11:45 pm

Back in 70s UA had 737-200 on ord-sjc
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Sun May 04, 2014 11:58 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 25):
The longest I personally flew was YUL-YVR, it was scheduled as 5:45 gate to gate.

1994 nm, 2295 sm or 3693 km.

It was flown with a B737-217ADV with -17R engines, and a MTOW of 128,100 lbs. This particular aircraft type in the fleet had one additional fuel tank, bringing the total fuel capacity to just over 39,000 lbs. Policy at the time was that an alternate was always carried, so likely in this case it was YYJ.

I recall one CP 732 flight YUL-YVR that exceeded 6 hrs due to winds.
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Mon May 05, 2014 5:35 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 7):
UA flew them on MSY-SFO in the early 90's

OAG shows a 73S SFO to MSY in 1990-91-- didn't find any MSY to SFO.

Quoting MDW22L31C (Reply 26):
in 70s UA had 737-200 on ord-sjc

When?
 
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RE: Longest 737-200 Routes?

Mon May 05, 2014 9:20 pm

Olympic Airways operated the 732 on the CPH - ATH route back in the 1990's

~ 2700 km
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