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Longest Possible Flight In The World  
User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11709 times:

What would be the longest possible flight in the world. It doesn't have to be flown by an airline and it doesn't matter if there is an aircraft that could do it either. Also traveling from 1 airport around the world to the same airport doesn't count. After using the great circle mapper I found ULN-SCL to be 11425 mi flight. That is a very looooooooong flight. Can anybody find something longer than this?

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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11695 times:

Don´t know if that counts but a real one is SIN-JFK non-stop on SQ. (don´t know how much the distance is though)


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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3217 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 11675 times:

EZE-PVG is about the longest I can find on GCM: 12176mi

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11663 times:

More like Singapore to EWR. It has become an all "Executive Business Class" flight, no more Economy.  Yeah sure

Quoting MHG (Reply 1):




There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11656 times:



Quoting MHG (Reply 1):
Don´t know if that counts but a real one is SIN-JFK non-stop on SQ. (don´t know how much the distance is though)

This one turned out to be only 9537mi

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 2):
EZE-PVG is about the longest I can find on GCM: 12176mi

This one is indeed even longer. Interesting.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6903 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11604 times:

The maximum possible is 10801 nm, and in other threads people have found airport-pairs within maybe 4 nm of that.

User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11584 times:

VLL-WLG is pretty damn long.

12,402 miles
10,777 Nautical Miles
19,959 Km



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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3217 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11496 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 3):
More like Singapore to EWR.

Not even close...

EWR-SIN is currently the longest route actually flown, but the OP is asking about longest possible in a hypothetical sense.

EWR-SIN: 9535mi
SYD-LHR: 10573mi
EZE-PVG: 12176mi


User currently offlineB777Neuss From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11478 times:

The longest possible in a hypothetical sense would be to start at one point at the equator and fly the half way of it.
Approximately 12450 miles.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11474 times:

Quito-Singapore 12255 miles


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11398 times:

If i remember correctly, the longest ever non-stop commercially-operated service (i.e. someone paid to fly) ever flown was a non-stop charter for Tony Blair BRU-SYD with a British Airways B777-200ER. I make that:

10,393 miles
9,032 n.miles
16,727 km



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11378 times:

These are some of the longest I could find;

WIBB (Pekanbaru, Indonesia) to SEQU (Quito, Ecuador) at 12,407 miles.
LFMT (Montpellier, France) to NZCI (Chatham Islands, New Zealand) at 12,409 miles.
YPXM (Christmas Island) to FKSU (Fundacion, Colombia) at 12,413 miles.

If you keep searching hard enough I'm sure you will hit a pair which are about 12,440 miles apart, I just can't be bothered at the moment!  silly 


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11376 times:

I find it interesting that if you plug in UIO-SIN and UIO-KUL on the GCM, you get two completely different flight paths.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11359 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
YPXM (Christmas Island) to FKSU (Fundacion, Colombia) at 12,413 miles.

I found one where I beat you by two miles. PVG-COC is 12,415 mi.

Edit: I lied. I found another one that is even longer! SYX-ARI is 12,430mi!

[Edited 2008-04-17 15:54:22]

[Edited 2008-04-17 16:05:04]

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11354 times:



Quoting Meta (Reply 13):
I found one where I beat you by two miles. PVG-COC is 12415 mi.

I still think that somewhere you should be able to find a set of airports almost exactly on the opposite side of the world to each other, just takes more time looking than I had earlier  Smile



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User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11349 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I still think that somewhere you should be able to find a set of airports almost exactly on the opposite side of the world to each other, just takes more time looking than I had earlier

Actually, just now I found something to make this easier. On the great circle mapper just enter the 3 letter code for any airport and click search. Once its on the map then click the full name that is right under the map. It takes you to a page with info about the airport and when you scroll down it says farthest location! This is how I found that SYX-ARI is 12,430min.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11344 times:



Quoting Meta (Reply 15):
Actually, just now I found something to make this easier. On the great circle mapper just enter the 3 letter code for any airport and click search. Once its on the map then click the full name that is right under the map. It takes you to a page with info about the airport and when you scroll down it says farthest location! This is how I found that SYX-ARI is 12,430min.

Well now that easier - I was just playing about on Google Earth - something which I do a lot anyway!  silly 



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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11343 times:

I suppose you could go JFK-EWR by circumnavigating the globe, but that would just be stupid.


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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11341 times:



Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 17):
I suppose you could go JFK-EWR by circumnavigating the globe, but that would just be stupid.

Or go JFK-JFK. That would be longer than JFK-EWR.  Wink



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11338 times:



Quoting KPWM (Reply 18):
Or go JFK-JFK. That would be longer than JFK-EWR.



Quoting Meta (Thread starter):
Also traveling from 1 airport around the world to the same airport doesn't count.

Foiled by rule one  Wink



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User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11275 times:

Quoting Meta (Reply 15):
Actually, just now I found something to make this easier. On the great circle mapper just enter the 3 letter code for any airport and click search. Once its on the map then click the full name that is right under the map. It takes you to a page with info about the airport and when you scroll down it says farthest location! This is how I found that SYX-ARI is 12,430min.

wow thanks for this info!

another long one i found is from Alert, Canada (northernmost operating airport in the world) to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in antarctica. This one is 10350nm and 11911mi. Not only that, you are flying almost due south as your initial heading.

[Edited 2008-04-19 12:09:26]


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