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Transatlantic In A 737: The New Trend Of Narrowbody Airliners Flying Long Haul

More often than not, short flights within Europe and the United States involve narrowbody twin-engine airliners such as the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737, as well as a myriad of smaller regional types. Long haul trips of 4,500 kilometers or more differ significantly in that the aircraft on the route is generally larger with workhorses such as the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 hauling passengers huge distances. That's starting to change, however, with passengers increasingly finding themselves on… ( More...

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What’s new about this? Continenta/United flying “long thin” routes EWR-Europe with 757 for twenty years or more. Also Icelandair. And 320s in business class formation used in transatlantic service for a long time now.
Coalora 2
How quickly they forget. The more I see the latest 737 NextMAX++ trying to become a 752 the more I wish Boeing had never drunk antifreeze and shuttered the 757 line.
R.W. Mann 2
ANyone remember the 707, DC-8, VC10? Get a grip!
Not twins.
Larry Toler 1
The VC10 was pretty fast. Still 4 engines though.
ToddBaldwin3 2
I spent a lot of time crossing the Atlantic and the Pacific in Stretch 8s and 707s. My IFE was whatever books I had along as well as the crosswords, and a deck of cards. I played a lot of Gin Rummy.
jbermo 1
With a B-737's mach.78 cruise vs the standard mach.82-.85 of other trans-Atlantic aircraft, a B-737's time enroute will be a little longer.


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