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Author Topic: Block Times  (Read 181 times)

Offline ekaneti

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Block Times
« on: September 30, 2016, 02:45:49 PM »

I think a review of blocktimes is in order. I am currently flying a 737-200 from BOS-PNS and the block time is 3:30 for a 1,052 NM flight. Seems a tad too long. BOS-LAS at 6:35 is nearly one hour longer than in real life.

Offline schro

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Re: Block Times
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 03:01:01 PM »
Next to flight time, hover over the ? and you'll see the different components that make up the block time. Couple considerations -

1. The 737-Jurrassics (100/200/200Adv) are set with very slow cruise speeds in the game, thus, their flight time will be 30-45 minutes longer than say, an A320, 727, etc on a ~2000nm route.

2. Going westbound (for BOS-LAS) you'll encounter a headwind. This is more pronounced in real life in the winter time where for transcons, the westbound block time is typically an hour longer than the eastbound block on a round trip due to the winter jetstream/winds. The difference is much less prnounced in the summer.

3. For BOS-PNS, it will probably compute to about 3 hours of flight time + 30 minutes of taxi time. A quick look at a jet blue average in-air times for BOS-FLL shows they average just under 3 hours airborne...


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