RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9838 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16009 times:
Quoting Continental (Reply 7): How is that possible? Only a 20 minute difference? Does it fly over the poles or what?
EWR-SIN sometimes goes over the North Pole (on a completely direct polar route), but sometimes when the winds are stronger, the plane will fly over Europe, the Middle East, and India. That flight has more choices.
LAX-SIN takes a typical tract for US West Coast - Asia flights. It goes North and passes south of Alaska and then heads down the east coast of Asia.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
LAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7823 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15943 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 8): EWR-SIN SQ A340-500 9535 mi
LAX-SIN SQ A340-500 8770 mi
IAD-JNB SA A340-600 8134 mi (nonstop in only 1 direction)
JFK-HKG CX 777 8072 mi
EWR-HKG CO 777 8065 mi
LAX-MEL QF 747 7921 mi
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15932 times:
Quoting Ogre727 (Reply 4): I did do a research, but couldn't find what I was looking for.
Bollox. I've just typed in your exact same subject header and on the post preview screen there are 10 other threads about this exact same subject so there is absolutely no reason to start yet another thread.
Even in the normal search this thread below came up within 2 seconds.
It really depends on the wind of the day. Sometimes it goes polar and sometimes it comes to Europe and head down to Singapore via the UK and France. Great circle distance can be anywhere between 8300Nm and 9000Nm while actual track distance can easily +700 to +1000 on top of GCD.
Treeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15695 times:
Quoting RobK (Reply 13): Bollox. I've just typed in your exact same subject header and on the post preview screen there are 10 other threads about this exact same subject so there is absolutely no reason to start yet another thread. sarcastic
If you dont like the thread or dont agree with the thread dont post. I get so annoyed when we all pay our money to be part of airliners.net and always there is somebody waiting to post fussy little comments about whether the thread should exist or not....you dont like it dont comment.
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 15): Since the last thread, this subject was over a year ago, there is merit in asking for updates.
Please continue in this light . . .
Thats more like it - give the guy a break and let him to what he has paid his money to do which is discuss aviation. Shame there arent more positive comments like ANC's instead of tittle tattle.
Sorry to post this but I am really hacked off at the moment with this on this site.