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Longest Scheduled A320 Flight  
User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6526 times:

I just saw that BD operate a 10hr 45min journey ADD-AMM-LHR on an A320. That's quite literally a long haul on short haul aircraft. Can they achieve the required yields?

Is this the longest scheduled A320 flight currently or historically in service? Has anyone flown it?

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User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

It may be 10h45mins but thats with a stop in between so probably only two 4h30min flights? Surely it would just be like doing 10h45mins worth of intra-european hops, right?

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6402 times:



Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 1):
Surely it would just be like doing 10h45mins worth of intra-european hops, right?

True.


Maybe B6 have the longest A320 non-stop flight???



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User currently offlineAirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6304 times:

I think some airlines operate A320s from scandinavia to the canary islands. That's quite a long hop for the little airbus.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6273 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Maybe B6 have the longest A320 non-stop flight?

Does somebody still fly an A320/A321 Tehran to London? JetBlue can't match that.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 4):
Does somebody still fly an A320/A321 Tehran to London? JetBlue can't match that.

BMI (BMED) operate the A321 on this route, which is 2749 miles. They also though fly to ALA, via SVX in Russia, which is a total distance of 3599 miles in each direction - operated with both the A320 and A321 on different days.

Qatar Amri Flight often send their busses to LHR (A320 included I think), that's 3259 miles direct, although obviously they won't have very much on board.

SAS flies during the summer from CPH to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland, but I think that's with the A319 only?

Edit; thought of a few more:

LHR-DKR 2703 miles
LHR-EVN-FRU (Yerevan-Bishkek) 3825 miles

Both on BMI


Dan 

[Edited 2007-12-10 11:58:49]


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25335 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6213 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Quoting Timz (Reply 4):
Does somebody still fly an A320/A321 Tehran to London? JetBlue can't match that.

BMI (BMED) operate the A321 on this route, which is 2749 miles. They also though fly to ALA, via SVX in Russia, which is a total distance of 3599 miles in each direction - operated with both the A320 and A321 on different days.

I believe some of the bmi (ex-BMED) A320/321s used on those routes have an additional fuel tank in the cargo compartment. There was another thread on a similar subject a few months ago mentioning this.


User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6175 times:

I realise it stops in AMM. I'm worndering what the longest scheduled flight is WITH stops. If you pick up the aircraft in ADD, 10hrs 45mins is a long time to be on an A320.

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25335 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6163 times:



Quoting Fly2CHC (Reply 7):
10hrs 45mins is a long time to be on an A320.

It's unfortunate that most of the people who complain about 10 hrs on a narrow-body aircraft didn't have the opportunity to do any longhaul travelling in the 707 and DC-8 era on flights that could be 3 times as long. 30 hours plus with 5 or 6 stops wasn't unusual on the early jets on routes like Europe-Asia/Australia etc. The A320 family has a wider cabin than all the earlier narrow-body jets. I personally prefer smaller aircraft as the service is usually faster and it doesn't take as long to board or deplane.


User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6093 times:
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United has a flight from IAD-SFO which is 5 hrs, 40 minutes on an A319. Too long for that aircraft if you ask me. I flew economy on this flight and it was very cramped, even for my 5'10" self. I thought this was impressively long for the small airbus. If there are flights on the A320 series longer than this, then all I can say is, HOLY COW!


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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6091 times:



Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 9):

AC has a flight from YHZ --> YYC on an A319. It is the same length as the one you mentioned.


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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1985 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6052 times:



Quoting AF340 (Reply 10):

AC has a flight from YHZ --> YYC on an A319. It is the same length as the one you mentioned.

AC also used to operate YVR-YHZ and YVR-MIA back in the day with the A319, now with YYZ being the hub that it is, I guess these flights have stopped.

Did on airline from Tunisia fly to YUL with a stop in Greenland or Iceland?



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User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6035 times:

Alitalia operates a few long-haul with the A320: MXP-DKR and MXP-THR, the first is about 6 hrs long, the second some 4hrs 30mins if I remember it well..

Regards
IDISA


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5993 times:

DOH-VIE-DOH is a almost 5:40 ride from Doha and back in 5:20. Non-Stop of course.

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25335 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5986 times:



Quoting AF340 (Reply 10):
Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 9):


AC has a flight from YHZ --> YYC on an A319. It is the same length as the one you mentioned.

AC has many nonstop sectors over 5 hours using the A319/320/321. I think the following are the longest in the current schedule.

JFK-YVR A319 6:19
YUL-SFO A319 6:15
YUL-LAX A319 6:02
YHZ-YYC A319 5:45
YUL-YVR A320/321 5:44
YOW-YVR A320/321 5:35


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Manchester-Trabzon-Islamabad is 3485nm with Airblue, another rather long one.

Regards

Mike


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