Yada Yada said:Speaking of which... from Googling around I have found some sites referring to the 737-200 Advanced as being capable of up to 2,800 miles range. Perhaps they will be able to do PER.
That is correct. But not in the configuration that OzJet have. the 2800 Miles range probably refers to the JT8D-17R/17AR or JT8D-17/17A engine configuration.
If I am correct on my description of the type of config for OzJet planes (I did find it on a site that described earlier history for OzJet's planes so cannot verify it's accuracy), then it is not designed for 2800 miles.
NM's comment is correct. There is more to flying than just the distance the plane can go on a tank of fuel. I still don't see Perth as an option until other types of planes come into the Ozjet fleet - unless they do a ADL tech stopover for more fuel which I can't see the passengers liking.