Hey guys ! I am currently approaching Alaska flying as Singapore 22 to EWR . I have 45 % fuel left and 6h and 50 mins to go . Will I make it to Newark ?
If you go to the “fuel remaining” gauge on the flight configuration bar at the bottom of your screen it will give you an estimate of how much longer you can fly with the fuel you have left. If it is red then you will probably need to divert to a closer airport.
Considering you’re at FL285 from what I’m seeing, you won’t arrive with enough fuel by about 30-60 minutes. Not sure what your weight is but the A359 cruises very high for efficient fuel consumption. Try FL370-FL430 with a cruise speed of M0.85.
Ok I am at FL 370 now at M082
This is a lie, I tested the A350 and it’s more efficient at 280 than any other altitude. Cancel Kamryn.
Also, 45% fuel in an A350 is like easily 9-12 hours depending on weight so I don’t think you have anything to worry about.
But it’s too late I am at FL370 already 😫
Will I still have enough fuel ‘?
I think you would have to like seriously try pretty hard to not be able to fly 7 hours with 45% in an A350. Probably would have to deploy flight spoilers or fly at M 0.90 or something.
Remember, you can add roughly 30% to your range by dropping to around FL240 and shutting off one engine, but do this only in emergencies because you’re not guaranteed to be able to stay in the air.
Also, this could’ve been solved a whole lot sooner if you followed what’s said in this post:
I don’t necessarily think that red = divert since it goes red when you have like less than 30 minutes of extra fuel (which in IF is perfectly doable since you don’t need to contend with regulatory bodies), but I bet if you did it would say you have 8-9 hours of fuel left or more.
Thank you ! I am going to take a look at the winds
That is the surface wind map, doesn’t mean anything. I checked and it happens to line up in this case with winds at altitude but it often won’t. It’s also not advised to swap paths mid flight especially if you’ve already used a flight planning software because those take winds into account.
Thanks for explaining.
@IFlyer did you end up making it
Probably diverted to save themselves the shame of landing at SEWR.
Based move tbh
Made it ! Thanks guys for the help !
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