B737-400 range

Date:         31 Dec 99 02:08:57 
From:         Petrus Lundqvist <peppe@peppe.net>
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I've read in several places that the Boeing 737-400 has a range
of about 2050 nm, or 3800 km. What does that mean exactly? The
range circle drawn on the Boeing website for the 737-400 centers
on Boston but doesn't reach the west coast of the USA. This should
correctly be about 2050 nm but does this mean 2050 nm after take
off, and then cruising at 35000 feet and running out of fuel after
2050 miles, or does it mean 2050 miles including takeoff, approach,
landing.. Does it include reserves and if so, then how much?