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Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

My own example is with SAS, Bangkok-Copenhagen, when it was dark from takeoff to landing, 11 h 30 m.

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User currently offlineBistro1200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Johannesburg, South Africa to JFK with a stop in Dakar, Senegal. Left at about 9pm, arrived at 7:30. This was in winter, with sunlight during the final hour. Total time: about 19 hours including the stop.


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User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

My longest were two flights with NZ. LAX-AKL and LAX-SYD. Both are leaving at around 10 PM and arrive in the early morning. As I did both flights during the southern hemisphere winter, it was dark all flight.

User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

SQ, nonstop LAX-SIN in 2/04, 16 1/2 hour flight time...left LAX 8pm Tue. and arrived SIN 6:15am Thur. just after dawn.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

acc jfk 10 hours think.....
acc-lhr 7 hous
acc-mxp acc-ams acc-fco acc-fra all just under 7 hours



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4418 times:

EZE-JFK on PA, we left late at night, and arrived before sun up.

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4414 times:

Kuala Lumpur - London Heathrow
dep 23:55
arr 05:50

13 hours


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

Honolulu - Atlanta
DL B763ER

This was last New Year's Eve. The flight departed at 7pm, and arrived in ATL a little after 8am. 7:30 of the 8:00 flight was in the dark.


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

Interesting, tks so far! I do not like to fly in the dark att all. It is OK if it is clear and you fly over lighted cities but over the ocean or clouds, UGH!!!

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

TWA MD-83

LAS-STL

red-eye flight

no inflight entertainment
cabin lighting system off
no reading lights on
gallery area lights off

I could see "Exit" and "No smoking" lights on but that was it. It was a really dark flight.


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User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

It would probably end up as a tie between flying:

LAX-LHR during Northern Hempisphere winter, or
LAX-SYD during a Southern Hempishpere spring

I would think the actual amount of time spent flying in the dark would be about the same on both flights.

-NZblue



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

HKG-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA would be the longest for me - 12 hours, 15 minutes scheduled... but the flights between CDG, AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA and GRU (11 hours 50 minutes) aren't bad either...

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Mine was about 3 years ago PMV-LGW, about 12 hours.

User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

I think my longest all dark flight has been SCL-MIA, in february. Departed near 10 PM from SCL and arrived before dawn to MIA.

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

BNE to LHR

Got dark just after leaving, and was just startin to get light when we landed at LHR, we followed the night for a day


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

CO76 HNL-LAX
NW946 HNL-SEA
NW926 HNL-SEA



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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2411 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

MAD-SCL about 11 of the 14 hours of darkness
SCL-MIA 9 hours of darkness
SCL-HAV-CUN-MIA: 11 hours

[Edited 2004-06-10 07:40:15]


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User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

There is a difference to fly in the dark over oceans or to fly in the dark over lands, with down cities, small and large ones, sparkling in the night.

Cheers. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

PHX-LHR left at night, arrived just at dawn. 12 hours


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

Hell! I've made every decision affecting my career in the dark.

That is over 39 years!



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User currently offlinePlanetsurf From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

JFK to LHR with BA.
Near 7 hours.
Arrival in the morning...



I flew with the Concorde...
User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

took a Viasa DC10 from IAH to Caracas....

Left IAH at 11:30 and arrived at Caracas at 7:00 a.m local....All night...



Failure is not an option.....
User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

AA DC-10-30 HNL-ORD, dark shortly after takeoff. Around 6.5 hours I'd estimate.




peace


User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

LAX-AKL this past May. The whole entire flight (about 13 or so hours) was in complete darkness.

Second place would go to SYD-LAX last Thursday. About 8 hours (out of 13) in darkness.




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