Old Nov 27, 11, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by KenfromDE View Post
The WSJ had an article on fuel burn:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...677748380.html

Some stats were: Boeing says the champ in its current line-up is the 737-900 with 180 passengers flying 1,000 miles. It gets nearly 99 mpg. Boeing says its 777-200ER wide-body jet gets nearly 82 miles to the gallon with 301 seats, all full, on a 3,000-mile trip. But increase the flight to 6,000 miles, and the same plane only gets 76 mpg per seat. The Airbus A380 super-jumbo, the largest passenger airplane in the world with more than 500 seats, averages about 65 miles per gallon per seat, The A320, a single-aisle plane with about 150 seats, averages roughly 77 seat miles to the gallon, according to the manufacturer
Remember than part of the reason some of these aircraft seem to consume so much fuel is the fuel used to carry fuel for long trips. The weight of fuel loaded for ultralonghaul flights is substantial.
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