747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5310 times:
Singapore Airlines (SQ) is presently distinquished as having the longest daily commercial flight utilizing A340-541's between SIN and EWR. (# 22 eastbound 18:35 flight time and # 21 westbound 18:45 as posted). It seems that they also have the shortest flight duration of 55 minutes and distance of 185 stat miles between SIN and Malaysia KUL with 772's. Considering that they have 6 flights daily between these points all with Boeing 777, that is significant.
Would it be safe to assume that SQ may also hold the highest flight cycles on 777's in airline service??
Both JL and NH utilizes some 777's between Tokyo (HND) and Osaka (ITM) however they publish their flight times as 1:10/1:05 for this 250 statute mile segment.
AirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4983 times:
SABENA at one time operated 747-300 Brazzaville-Kinshasa-----this must be the shortest as the flight only crossed the Congo River!! Anybody has a timetable/schedules of this flight? Info appreciated.
In the US, UA at at one time operated 747 SFO-OAK and PanAm oprated a daily 747-100 SJU-PHL-JFK-FCO RT in 1975!
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12011 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4618 times:
Quoting KL911 (Reply 12): Quoting KL577 (Reply 11):
Wasn't that an MD11?
haha, could be.... At least it had 3 engines...
It was an MD-11 most of the time, although occasionally it was a B767-300 or B777-200 - I think that may have depended on the cargo levels as that is what kept RG operating into AMS for so long. I was lucky enough to fly them twice in 2005 on the route, such an amazing experience. The ascent was like an utter rocket, with less than 50 people onboard we climbed out straight up to around 30,000ft, then did exactly the reverse coming back down. Dipped the left wing, spoilers up and nose lowered; upon touching down in CDG the airspeed was apparently 198mph, according to the big screen - totally awesome flight on one of the most beautiful aircraft.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27782 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4493 times:
Quoting KL577 (Reply 3): Weren't there European airlines hopping from Kinshasa to Brazzaville at one point?
Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 8): SABENA at one time operated 747-300 Brazzaville-Kinshasa-----this must be the shortest as the flight only crossed the Congo River!! Anybody has a timetable/schedules of this flight? Info appreciated.
UTA definitely operated DC-10-30s on the 14 nm Kinshasa-Brazzaville sector.
I flew on an Eastern A300 MIA-FLL-JFK sometime in the 1980s. The MIA-FLL sector is 18 nm.