OK: Not a joke, new route PRG-HAN operated by A320

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  1. Gnopps
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    OK will supposedly start flying PRG-HAN (with a technical stop in ALA) 22Jun. Timetable is really bad with no connection possibilities in PRG and awful arrival/departure hours in HAN, at least on half of the flights.

    Apparently this flight is geared toward tour operators but 5180 BIS-miles in an Airbus 320?? I really hope they will not be European configuration..

    Source: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5050292/
     
  2. kraven
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    Where's the difference while flying in Y?
     
  3. Gnopps
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    I imagine seat pitch is better and that there would be some IFE and especially for business class I would prefer a shell seat rather than the European standard seats.
     
  4. kiwi
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    yippers - that is a lot of time to spend on a narrowbody
     
  5. misman
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    Isn't there talk about some carriers doing TATL on 737s? Also, there are a few mainland US - Hawaii flights are 737s, aren't there? Yes, a long time, but the passengers seem to survive.
     
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    The business class seats will be rather pathetic. No AVOD unless they provide some portable player. There should be better seat pitch in economy though from what I've heard.
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    If this is not a test of the route before purchasing some used A330 then to me it doesn't make any sense. Then again, I'm not from the business so my opinion doesn't really matter :)
     
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    I once heard rumors that Southwest (WN) was considering 737 TATL from BOS to somewhere in Ireland but they would have to do a fuel stop on the westbound trip (in Nova Scotia perhaps?) based on fuel reserve requirements.

    As far as I know there are no 737 flights to Hawaii for the same reason. SAN-HNL is 6 hours westbound and there's nowhere to stop for fuel that I'm aware of. Hawaiian uses 767s for SAN-HNL.

    I don't know if you could get more than a few people to fly six hours in a 737 anyway. I thought EWR-BHX in Y on a 757 was bad enough. ;)
     
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    DY flies OSL/ARN/CPH-DXB on a 737, and that's way more than 6 hours. Qatar Airways flies a lot of 6-7 hour routes with A319. BA flies A318 transatlantic (C class only, though). There are plenty of examples of 6+hours flights on B737/A320.
     
  9. Bob Smolinsky
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    yes, but these are two 6+ legs.......
     
  10. misman
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    CO is using 737 (don't recall which version) LAX-Hawaii today
     
  11. mikeschu
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    Looks like you're right - LAX-HNL on CO is on a 737-800. I stand corrected. Based on Wikipedia it looks like the 737-700s can make it if the '800s can, so I'm not sure why WN doesn't try to fly to at least HNL then. But I digress.

    (FYI, BOS-DUB is about 2600 nmi and LAX-HNL is about 2200 nmi.)
     
  12. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    AS has a ton of 737 flights to Hawaii from a variety of west coast airports. And Aloha used to fly their (then new) 737s across the Pacific to places like OAK about a decade ago.

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/newsstand/258872-aloha-starts-island-mainland-service-oak.html

    And several airlines are flying 757s to the islands (UA, US, ... soon Allegiant).

    As for Southwest -- quite possibly they WILL soon fly to Hawaii with their new and larger 737-800s ..

    http://beatofhawaii.com/alaska-allegiant-and-southwest-race-to-hawaii/
     
  13. G_G
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    QR's A319s are A319LR (long range)
     
  14. OY-JFS
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    Yes...?
     

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