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  1. re: LUV DAL-HNL-DAL

    BN operated the Fat Albert 741 daily from delivery until January 74 when DFW opened.

    AA, BN and DL all operated 741s from the 8800′ 13R/31L.

    DAL-HNL is 3289nm.

    The shortest weather/emergency return is to SFO; HNL-SFO is 2084nm.

    Thus required ETOPS range before reserves is 5384nm.

    standard ranges w/ multi-class configurations:

    788: 7355nm
    789: 7635nm
    781: 6430nm

    The 787 family can clearly do it, even in a high-density config factoring the bridge & tunnel crowd checking their kitchen sink on vacation, and maximizing the lucrative cargo market to HI.

    So there is only thing stopping a wet lease of 3 aircraft to operate this route, painted in proper rocket mustard like WN20 with the titles on the tail.


  2. If unbounded by our current understanding of physics, I still say it’s much more probable that “aliens” are from our future rather than from a faraway planet.

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