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Longest MD-80 Flight Time  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7382 times:

AA flew MD-80s on its BNA/LAX route (nonstop!) That was a long flight on a MD-80, in my opinion! I wonder the longest scheduled MD-80 flight ever??? Let me throw this question: Can Delta MD-88s fly nonstop that far - like from San Francisco to Atlanta???


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7298 times:

The MD-80's nonstop range is from 1,500 to 2,700 statute miles. The max range on an MD-83 is 2,504 nautical miles, but the MD82/88 can only fly 2,052 nautical miles.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7278 times:

In the early 90s AA flew an MD80 nonstop IAD-LAX.

User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7186 times:

Alaska's routes from Anchorage to the Russian Far East in the 1990's were probably among the longest. I don't remember what they were but I know they served Petropavlovsk, Russia (PKC) at least. North American flew JFK-LAX I believe with MD83s. Both airlines had to have extra fuel tanks? I know AS had certain planes that served the route such as N969AS which also had Russian sinage along with English and Spanish. Alaska also flew LAX-YYZ for a bit with MD80s. I feel like Reno Air flew some long flights.

Today, domestically, maybe AA's ORD-PDX at 1739 miles and blocked at 4h15m while STL-SFO is 1736 miles and blocked at 4h30.

just some ideas...


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

Well Spirit flies the MD-80 series nonstop LAX to ORD


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6980 times:

Some longer MD80 flights that I remember are:

LAX-IAD on AA ; the red eye flight. (not sure if IAD-LAX westbound was operated nonstop with the MD80)

POS-Sao Paolo was operated for a short time by BWIA with an MD80.

I believe some BWIA flights from JFK to Antigua and/or Barbados saw MD80 service.



User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6941 times:

JetsGo uses them nonstop (?) between Toronto and Vancouver.


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User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6929 times:

I flew on one of TWA's Md-83's between STL and SAN. the flight if I remember almost lasted for 4 hours! I'm sure it wasn'tthe longest flight for an MD-80, but it should be up there.

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6867 times:

Longest DL route I know of on the 88 is/was ATL-PHX. Currently I believe it's DFW-JFK, not sure if they dropped that route though. The 738 is better suited for narrowbody transcontinental service.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6858 times:

The last time I flew AA LAX-IAD, it was done with a 767-200. American has three 767 IAD-LAX non-stops a day. I've also flown AA 757-200 jets IAD-LAX. I have no recollection of that route ever being done non-stop by an MD-80.



User currently offlineRefueler1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6792 times:

The US Marshall's flies MD-82s non-stop from AEX-BOG at 1901nm (2187 statute miles) quite regularly. It usually requires all fuel tanks to be full (38,000lbs), but they do it!


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User currently offlineN888AS From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6757 times:

DTW-LAX on NK
ORD-SJD on AA


User currently offlineMd11dude From Canada, joined May 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6695 times:

Re, north american had to fly its MD's at only 70% full capacity JFK-LAX. Therefore they replaced them with 757s

dk



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

"...IAD-LAX. I have no recollection of that route ever being done non-stop by an MD-80."

Check the AA timetables from around 1992.


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6618 times:

TWA flew MD-83's JFK-PHX nonstop. That's a pretty lengthy flight i'd say.


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User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6581 times:

The AA IAD-LAX-IAD flights were done in the late 80s early 90s. I believe that it was the only flight between the 2 cities that was not a widebody flight. I flew both legs on MD80s in 1988 or 1989. LAX-IAD was a redeye, and IAD-LAX departed late around 7pm or 8pm to get to LAX in time to turn around and do the redeye.


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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6474 times:

Didn't TW operate BOS-SJU and JFK-SJU for a while with the MD-80something series just before the AA merger? Big grin Yikes!  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6371 times:

I did BWIA's BGI to JFKand POS to JFK on the MD-80. About 4.5 hours on average. Long flight on a plane with no IFE, but you can entertain yourself with books and a CD Player, no big issue. I have a friend who did BGI to YYZ on BWIA MD-80 as well.

In fact though BW operates the 737NG now, I prefered flying the old MD-80's as they were more comfortable.



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

I feel like Reno Air flew some long flights.

Reno Air had a couple of MD-90s, the range of which is as much as 2785nm. That could explain those Reno Air flights.

The MD-83 has a maximum range of 2504nm. Its cruise speed is approx. 440kts (504mph), giving it a maximum time-aloft of around 5hrs 40mins, though for safety reasons I doubt anyone would schedule a flight that long on an MD-80.

The "great-circle-route" distance between IAD and LAX is approx 2300 statute miles, or around 2000nm.

Even BOS to LAX is approx 2600sm (again, great-circle-route), or approx 2260nm. So an MD-80 could, theoretically, fly from BOS to LAX, though I'd never schedule it!



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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

Does anybody know how long DL's TUS-ATL flights are? They seem to be pretty long and are currently operated with an MD-80. Also wouldn't that be longer than JFK-DFW?

User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6245 times:

I remember DL did MD-80's CVG-PHX few years back, that had to be long.



SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6216 times:

It actually looks like DL is still flying the MD-80 to both ATL and CVG from PHX.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6202 times:
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I know it's not the longest, but I was on a TW flight from STL-SEA. It has to be up there though.

User currently offlineN888AS From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

DTW-LAX - NK
ORD-SJD - AA


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6129 times:

I've done the PHX-CVG on a DL MD88 or MD90... I don't remember which...

I've also done IAH-BOS on a CO MD80... which seemed really long....




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25 Post contains images WidgetBoi : My longest flight on an MD-80 was an American flight from JFK to Seattle in '96 (long before MRTC ). jeremy
26 Flashmeister : Reno Air's long flights included RNO-ATL... brutal in an MD80 or MD90, IMHO.
27 FBU 4EVER! : In SAS we initially used the MD-83 on non-stop flights to Tel Aviv and Jeddah from CPH. I flew the Copenhagen-Jeddah-Riyadh route only once.Flight tim
28 CKT523 : I flew TransJet back in 2002 from MAN TO SSH on an MD-80.Took 5 hrs 45 outbound and 6hrs 30 inbound due to a headwind.We almost had to set down in Ali
29 Worldperks : Luv767s, I've flown the LAX-IAD redeye. It's now a 767-200. Sunday night, the plane is packed to the gills. What a change from late 80s and early 90s.
30 IAHAAPlatinum : AA currently flies MD80s between DFW and SEA, as well as DFW and YVR. I've flown the DFW-SEA routing (as well as STL-SEA) many times. Probably not the
31 Argentina : Aerolineas Argentinas MD83/MD88 fly: a) EZE-LIM-EZE 1951 miles - 4:35 hs EZELIM - 4:10 hs LIMEZE b) EZE-VVI-CCS-VVI-EZE VVI-CCS is 1969 miles - 4:35 V
32 Qqflyboy : QQ indeed flew their MD-80 on long flights. While the RNO-ATL (1,999 nm)route was flown exclusively with the MD-90, Reno Air flew the MD-80 from RNO-D
33 Rampero : The longest TWA route on MD-83 is JFK-SXM and JFK-ANU 4 hour 45 minutes.
34 Trey : I just returned yesterday from YVR and I went via DFW. This time it was a 757 but back in March I flew a MD80. It was a hell of a long way for an MD80
35 YOW : Jetsgo does YUL-YVR with Md-83s...that's quite a fair distance.
36 Post contains images Luv767s : Worldperks, I remember being so pissed that the LAX-IAD redeye was not a 767. That flight was packed too, and my dad and I were stuck in the back of t
37 Post contains images WestIndian425 : I loved the BWIA MD-83 flights on the JFK-BGI and JFK-POS routes. I think it's about 4 hours to BGI and 5 hours to POS. What about Austrian Air? Didn'
38 Timz : Austrian flew MD80s to JFK? When? Can anybody find a timetable showing that?
39 Rickster : Austrian had 707, 310, 332, 34S on JFK flights
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