So, I’m in a B789 across the pacific and I really don’t want to and cant divert. What is the most optimal way to save fuel for this plane. I am 1 Hour short, that’s a fair bit. Any help would be great!
Where are you exactly?
Almost halfway between NZ and Chile
Look for the nearest airport, a runway of 5000ft may be enough if you cook the brakes
To try and save fuel, climb to a higher altitude and try to make a turn into a tailwind.
Just some food for thought for future reference;)
Climbing causes fuel to burn quicker whilst climbing.
Ok, I’ll try higher, thanks!
EDIT: @bensonb ok, maybe if I climb at 100fpm
Continue in AKC Pm @Aussie_Wombat try and find you a suitable area to put the plane down
Whilst climbing, yes, but it certainly decreases fuel consumption
It would probably be better to maintain current altitude then climbing.
If you absolutely need more fuel, then probably stop in Papeete or Rarotonga. These places are your best bet.
Best option, going to NZIR. Antarctica ditch is possible but not advisable due to it being, uh, unprofessional
Note to everyone else attempting this route, make sure you have fuel, there is legit nowhere to go. It isn’t like a YSSY to KLAX flight where you have Fiji, Hawaii and multiple other large islands
Where is “NZ”? Is that Antarctica? Also, what altitude are you at?
Sorry, stands for New Zealand
NZ = New Zealand, and no, even though its close to Antarctica its not
Fly to atuona or papeete. Then refuel, these islands are in the middle of the Pacific ocean
You could try Easter Island. You would probably make it there with just enough fuel.
Oh yeah! You’re actually right, possibly.