737-800 Fuel Burn Issue

Good Afternoon,

I was departing Sydney in a 737-800 earlier. On climb out passing 6000 feet I noticed I had burned 4 tons of fuel in a 2 min flight time. The taxi to runway 16R was only very short since I was parked at the domestic terminal. Has anyone else had this issue before?

1 Like

I think I have before. Who I departed London Stansted after a 5min taxi at an average of 15kts I had burned 5 tons of fuel. But I might of been looking at the pounds weight unit instead of kilos.

@xsrvmy compiles this type of data. He might have some insight on this.


I only compile cruise data

Don’t see how this is possible. Even with 100% throttle it would take more than 10 mins to burn that much fuel.

1 Like

I was very confused image

Yeah… odd… that’s about what is should burn in an entire hour of cruise, not 2 minutes in the climb 😂
I’ve noticed I often land with not much fuel, and I always thought it was weird, but never really looked into it.

1 Like

Very weird indeed. I have never noticed, let’s see if the 787-9 does the same thing tomorrow when I do Heathrow - Perth

1 Like

Just checked the numbers, this seems like some sort of a bug, full throttle with the 737 on the ground uses about 19482 lb/hour, so 324 lb per minute. In two minutes (up to 3 technically because of game mechanics) you’re burning 975 pounds of fuel tops. Not sure what happened here.

1 Like

Should I contact support?

Does it keep happening? Seems like something relatively minor as long as you’re not burning insane rates throughout the entire flight.

1 Like

Only just noticed it, I’m gonna do LHR-PER tomorrow so I’ll keep an eye on it!

1 Like

Just to clarify, you weren’t doing a rotation right?
Pretty sure fuel used only resets when you refuel.

Did you start with your engines on?

Negative mate

Just loaded in the sim

This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.