I know out of all the A320 variants the A320 itself has the shortest legs, I wanted to know if any one has crossed the atlantic with the type going west bound? The absolute longest flight I did was from SXM-SAN, 71/2 hrs, still had 5K lbs of fuel left but atlantic crossing is something very different.
Easily doable, I’ve crossed the Atlantic in an A220. So if the A220 can do it, the A320 can do it for sure.
I’m sure the A320 can do it but the A223 and A320 are 2 completely different breeds of aircraft.
The A318 can cross from Cork to JFK with a bit of room in the tank. So you would be Gould depending on your departing airport and arrival airport
I’m thinking of doing something like FRA-DUB-JFK with a lufthansa A320 so good to know
That would probably be good if you were willing to land in cork just for safety
Every time I fly this I usually land in cork just in case
With zero pax and cargo, you can do it fine. As you add pax on, you’ll start eating into your reserves, diversion and then contingency fuel. With no payload however you should be fine even with the wind component being -34 as you can see.
Fairly rarely you may be lucky enough to get a wind component of around 0 or even positive going westbound so check the component before flying to see if you can wack in some payload.
Going to Europe no problem, coming back might get sketchy
I crossed the Atlantic in a Tbm
My brother once flew an A320 from Tokyo To LAX across the pacific a few years ago lol, don’t ask me how he did it, cuz I don’t know, He just did it lol.
Across the Atlantic should be easy.
Definitely doable as I have done it a few times. If you are worried you can go from Heathrow to Boston, but im sure the 320 could make it all the way to ORD.
That would work easily BA used to do flights from London city with a stop over in Shannon to JFK in an A318
Same! Had to stop in iceland/greenland and canada i flew from marseille al the way down to dallas
Thank you all for your help and tips, I truly appriciate it.
Low density config however so light payload, and the 318 has the highest range out of the standard 320 family.
You had to stop!!?? I flew straight from a part of Canada to Ireland.
That’s easy because going eastbound over the Atlantic you usually have a strong tailwind.
Ahhh I get it know
BA used to operate London to New York via some place in Ireland (I think) on their A318.