Transatlantic Flights with the Boeing 737-800 / 900?

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Could the 737-800 or -900 ever be used for trans-Atlantic flights? Presumably the range of the 900 is getting quite close to making trans-Atlantic flights possible. I know the 757 is used, a bigger aircraft with greater range but the same, single aisle idea as the 737.
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Could the 737-800 or -900 ever be used for trans-Atlantic flights? Presumably the range of the 900 is getting quite close to making trans-Atlantic flights possible. I know the 757 is used, a bigger aircraft with greater range but the same, single aisle idea as the 737.
Neither the 800 or 900 could make transatlantic flights with a full load unless it was converted with extra fuel tanks but this would obviously decrease the amount of cargo that could be carried or luggage.

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The business jet version of the B737 is regulalrly used on transtlantic flights. As for a full standard aircraft, it could probably fly from say Scotland to Canada, but would need ETOPS certification AEU have used the B737-700 from LGW to Canada before, Think it is a B757 route now though