Ratypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5490 times:
OK here's a question! I know its probably prone to problems of definition but its just for fun.....
Which flights spend the greatest % of their flight time over water?! NOTE this does not mean the longest TIME over water, but the longest time as a proportion of the total flight...
My guesses are going in for SYD-LAX (almost 100%).....possibly AKL-SCL (although the last few hours are flown offshore but in sight of the Chilean coast..) - maybe some of the East Coast - UK/Ireland flights eg Boston-LHR; Boston-Shannon on EI.
SYD-LAX is probably a winner here...but I'm sure we can think of some more unusual ones too! My wildcard flights are Ryanair's Liverpool to Dublin.....and BA's Kirkwall to Sumburgh up in the Islands of Scotland!!
Justbala From India, joined Feb 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5332 times:
How abt TRV-MCT or BOM-MCT (West Coast of India to East Coast of the Arabian Peninsula over the Arabian sea) or maybe even MAA-IXZ domestic flight (East Coast of India to Andaman islands over the bay of Bengal)
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9170 posts, RR: 52 Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5316 times:
LAX-PPT is one that I can think of that is entirely over water. The ocean is less than a mile from the end of the runway in LAX and the threshold at PPT is right near the edge of the water. Of course the rest of the flight is over water getting between the two places. I think that flight would spend only about 1 minute flying over land and about 8 hours over water.
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EHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5275 times:
SJU-JFK should be around the top with 99% to 100% above water. Have flown it many times and we always took off towards the sea at SJU (where the runway stretches out into the atlantic), and on many occasions we landed on the shoreside runways of JFK. When flying back it's different because at SJU most planes land towards the ocean (because of the sea winds). But on SJU-JFK it must be 100% water.
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