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Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?  
User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11078 times:

I was wondering how long is the longest nonstop MD-11 route, and who is operating it?? Passenger carrier or cargo carrier. On a side note, i think the MD-11 is one of the best looking tri-holers!

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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 10995 times:

Not so many MD-11 operators left, AY will be among them untill the spring 2010.

At the moment Finnair's longest MD-11 route is HEL-BKK 4256 nm, I think their longest ever was HEL-SFO 4706 nm.

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User currently offlineFRA2DTW From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 10937 times:

My guess is the non-stop from Houston, Texas to Luanda, Angola, flown by World Airways three times weekly for SONAIR, Angola's national airline on a specially configured aircraft - only 113 seats. The trip is well over 7,000 miles.

User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10816 times:

Where does KLM's MD-11 stand in the ranking?

They operate them on the HYD - AMS route which is around 4000nm approximately



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User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10794 times:



Quoting FRA2DTW (Reply 2):
My guess is the non-stop from Houston, Texas to Luanda, Angola, flown by World Airways three times weekly for SONAIR, Angola's national airline on a specially configured aircraft - only 113 seats. The trip is well over 7,000 miles.

Is this a scheduled service, or a privately contracted flight?

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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6917 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10747 times:

No longer flying  Sad but SR MD-11s took me from ZRH to KIX (9,486Km) and LAX to ZRH (9,521Km).

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10737 times:
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FX uses MD11 from MEM - NRT HNL ANC BOM CDG STN MAN SYD DXB SYD etc,

Maybe this helps.

AA61hvy can help...


User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10720 times:



Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
FX uses MD11 from MEM - NRT HNL ANC BOM CDG STN MAN SYD DXB SYD etc,

Maybe this helps.

But not on a nonstop basis from MEM-SYD, MEM-DXB, MEM-NRT and MEM-BOM.

Sorry...


User currently offlineFRA2DTW From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10661 times:



Quoting BAW716 (Reply 4):
Is this a scheduled service, or a privately contracted flight?

It is privately contracted but operates on a fixed schedule. Flights are not open to the general public. Something to do with the oil business. Distance is 12,274 km or 6627 nm, if my info is correct.


User currently offlineCF6PPE From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10607 times:

From Flight Aware:

FDX18 Arrived Fri 04:44PM GMT Sat 12:08AM CDT Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-11

RJBB Osaka [Kansai Intl], Honshu, JP to KMEM Memphis [Intl], TN, US = 6833 mi *

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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10548 times:



Quoting CF6PPE (Reply 9):
FDX18 Arrived Fri 04:44PM GMT Sat 12:08AM CDT Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-11

RJBB Osaka [Kansai Intl], Honshu, JP to KMEM Memphis [Intl], TN, US = 6833 mi *

Sorry, my bad...


User currently offlineMisbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10497 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 3):
Where does KLM's MD-11 stand in the ranking?

They operate them on the HYD - AMS route which is around 4000nm approximately

A bumch of KL's routes have this one beat, including YVR, BON, CUR, AUA... But KL's longest MD11 route is AMS-PTY, I think (5482 mi).


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10472 times:

Well, if we were including past routes, too, Delta was probably right up there with ATL-NRT coming in at 6,843 statute miles or 5946 nautical miles!


Good goes around!
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10388 times:
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And LH Cargo is flying LEJ-HKG which is 4789NM or planned time 11hrs20mins! Pretty long as well!

And some older Captains told me they used to fly FRA-MNL with the MD11F which is 5568NM..

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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2353 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10321 times:

I think the longest is surely the WO IAH-LAD route, mentioned above. As for past scheduled service, LY's short lived TLV-LAX service, operated by a leased WO MD-11ER, comes to mind. It is 6,581 nm.


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User currently offlineSailas From Finland, joined Jul 2007, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10076 times:

How bout KLs route from AMS to Antigua barbados adams? How long is that flight? Or to SMX?

I think when many people who talk about the MD-11s tend to forget that AY is the second biggest airline operator (me thinks) and i think its because of the lack of people knowing such a small company like AY exist. But i dont blame them, if i wasn't from finland i prolly wouldnt know AY either.

Quoting EA772LR (Thread starter):




Airlines been on: AY, LX, SR, OS, SK, KF, EZY, FR, BA, LH, AF, TG, DC, FC, TK, KL, BT, CX, QR
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 10036 times:
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Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 7):

Chalk up KIX and IND. MEM, FRA, and DEL. I never stated the above where n/s; just that the 11 served them.

Get a clue?

I'm in EWR now, waiting for my flight to Paris. Post card anyone?

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User currently offlineSailas From Finland, joined Jul 2007, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 10022 times:



Quoting FXramper (Reply 16):

Can you send me a postcard to finland?



Airlines been on: AY, LX, SR, OS, SK, KF, EZY, FR, BA, LH, AF, TG, DC, FC, TK, KL, BT, CX, QR
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9994 times:
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Quoting FXramper (Reply 16):
I'm in EWR now, waiting for my flight to Paris. Post card anyone?

Yes please Big grin Or just hop on a plane to TSE, then we'll meet there for a Vodka Big grin

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9842 times:



Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 12):
if we were including past routes, too, Delta was probably right up there with ATL-NRT

As I recall their HKG-LAX MD11 was a longer trip-- maybe the longest ever.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39885 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9810 times:

KLM still sends their MD-11s here to San Francisco.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25315 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9796 times:



Quoting Sailas (Reply 15):
How bout KLs route from AMS to Antigua, Barbados

KL doesn't serve ANU or BGI. Their current Caribbean destinations are Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten.


User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 9766 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 13):
And some older Captains told me they used to fly FRA-MNL with the MD11F which is 5568NM..

... was about to mention this. It was first leg of the "Around the World" route (FRA-MNL-MEL-AKL-HNL-LAX-ORD-FRA) - if I remember correctly...  scratchchin 

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 18):
Or just hop on a plane to TSE, then we'll meet there for a Vodka

... greetings to Arto  Wink



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User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9570 times:

DL use to fly LAX-HKG and it is the longest in term of flight time due to head wind. close to 15 hours!


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