Across the Globe: 737 Family

Hello and welcome to my tracking thread. My goal is to fly around the world in the 737 family, flying only realistic routes that are used in real life. This is the first challenge I’ve ever done before and I’m proud to share it with all of you , The reason I chose the 737 family for this challenge is because it is one of the most well know and used airframes in the world.

Time for the routes, updates on when the routes will be flown will be put below in the replies.

Leg 1 - YMML - YSSY (Completed)

Melbourne - Sydney
Qantas
737-800
Estimated flight time: 1 hour

Leg 2 - YSSY - NFFN (Completed)

Sydney - Nadi
Virgin Australia
737-800
Estimated flight time: 3:45 hours

Leg 3 - NFFN - PHNL

Nadi - Honolulu
Fiji Airways
737-800
Estimated flight time: 6 hours

The real route is operated on a 737-MAX 8, this has been swapped for a 737-800

Leg 4 - PHNL - KSFO

Honolulu - San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
737-900
Estimated flight time: 4 hours

The real route is operated on a 737-MAX 9, this has been swapped for a 737-900

Leg 5 - KSFO - KDEN

San Francisco - Denver
Southwest
737-700
Estimated flight time: 2 hours

Leg 6 - KDEN - CYYZ

Denver - Toronto
United Airlines
737-800
Estimated flight time: 2:30 hours

Leg 7 - CYYZ - BIKF

Toronto - Reykjavik
Air Canada
737-800
Estimated flight time: 4:45 hours

The real route is operated on a 737-MAX 8, this has been swapped for a 737-800

Leg 8 - BIKF - ENGM

Reykjavik - Oslo
Norwegian
737-800
Estimated flight time: 2:15 hours

Leg 9 - ENGM - LGAV

Oslo - Athens
Flyr
737-800
Estimated flight time: 3:30 hours

The real route is operated on a 737-MAX 8, this has been swapped for a 737-800

Leg 10 - LGAV - LLBG

Athens - Tel Aviv
El Al
737-800
Estimated flight time: 1:30 hours

Leg 11 - LLBG - OMDB

Tel Aviv - Dubai
FlyDubai
737-800
Estimated flight time: 3 hours

The real route is operated on a 737-MAX 8, this has been swapped for a 737-800

Leg 12 - OMDB - VIDP

Dubai - Delhi
Air India Express
737-800
Estimated flight time: 3 hours

Leg 13 - VIDP - VTBS

Delhi - Bangkok
SpiceJet
737-800
Estimated flight time: 4 hours

Leg 14 - VTBS - WMKK

Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Airlines
737-800
Estimated flight time: 1:45 hours

Leg 15 - WMKK - WSSS

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore
Batik Air
737-800
Estimated flight time: 0:45 hours

The real route is operated on a 737-MAX 8, this has been swapped for a 737-800

Leg 16 - WSSS - YPDN

Singapore - Darwin
Singapore Airlines
737-800
Estimated flight time: 4:15 hours

The real route is operated on a 737-MAX 8, this has been swapped for a 737-800

Leg 17 - YPDN - YMML

Darwin - Melbourne
Qantas
737-800
Estimated flight time: 4 hours

Feel free to reply below if you would like to join in on one of these flights, anybody is welcome to. All flights will be on the expert server, any 737 MAX routes will be flown the 737 that they are based off as we don’t have the MAX family in-game. If a livery of the airline being flown is not present in the sim the generic livery will be used instead. Completed legs will be labeled as completed.

And that’s it, if you’ve made it this far congrats, that’s a lot of reading. Thank you for viewing my thread and I hope you can join me on one of these flights.
Thanks,
Chris4435

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Interesting challenge, good luck.
We can expect good pics !

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I’m not a great photographer but I’ll try my best :)

UPDATE
Leg 1 will be flown at 2022-09-16T10:00:00Z
Feel free to join in if you wish, photos will be posted here after the flight

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The first leg of the journey has been completed, it was a lovely little flight from YMML - YSSY, here are the photos.
Preparing for our journey to YSSY with a A330 behind


Taxiing to runway 34, quite a long taxi from our gate

Finally rotating out of YMML for our short hop to YSSY

Banking right after departure with a great view of the terrain around Melbourne

Up at cruising altitude now, we won’t be here for very long though

Descending over the Sydney terrain, only a few minutes from landing now

A very much not buttery touchdown into YSSY

Slowing down on runway 34L with the beautiful Sydney tower in the background

Unloading at the gate after the 1 hour flight

That’s it for today, Leg 2 will most likely be in 2-3 days, thanks for viewing

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UPDATE
Leg 2 will be flown at 2022-09-19T09:30:00Z
Leg 2 is YSSY - NFFN in the Virgin Australia 737-800, if you feel like joining let me know with a reply, everybody’s welcome to :)

What server you are played?

Expert but if you aren’t grade 3 and want to join I’m happy to fly on training

Nice project, I was going to do this with the new E175 or E190, but now my sub ended lol

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Wouldn’t that be impossible? The USA west coast to Australia/Asia is practically all long haul flights

Idk how I would do it, but I would try to find out in some way. I think it might be possible with no cargo or passengers and making a stop in Tahiti

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UPDATE
Tonight’s leg has been cancelled, apologies to anybody who was planning to join, something unexpected came up.

UPDATE

Leg 2 will be flown at 2022-09-20T10:00:00Z.
Apologies for the cancellation yesterday, I try my best to not cancel flights but something came up that I couldn’t avoid.

No photos for leg 2 as my dumb dumb self accidentally deleted the replay, apologies.

Sorry for the lack of flights guys, I’ve been busy with work and home life and I’m going to be for the next few days so leg 3 will not be for a while

Leg 3 will most likely be next weekend, sorry for the delay guys

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Interesting challenge. Try 737 BBJ longest flight!

Hey, what time do you have each leg? I might join a few if the time is suitable for me