737 question

Date:         01 Mar 97 02:45:00 
From:         rbrown@stevens-tech.edu (Richard Brown)
Organization: Stevens Institute of Technology
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I am reading DEBT OF HONOR by Tom Clancy and was wondering about something.
At the start of chapter 39, it explains how Japanese consulates in Seattle,
San Fran, New York, and Honolulu were vacated and the Japanese were flown to
Vancouver.  The people from Honolulu boarded a United 737 for a five hour trip
to BC.  How plausible would it be for the 737 to make this hop?