Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6652 times:
Was surprised to find that El Al operates a 777-200ER nonstop on its LAX-TLV flights. That's a little over 7500 miles, and it got me to wondering: is it the longest 772 flight out there? I couldn't think of any others to beat it. (Obviously other 777 variants do longer ones.)
I'm curious how close to maximum range the plane is on that route. Especially out of a presumably quite hot TLV in the summer. Anyone have that info?
Directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1650 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6489 times:
El Al's TLV-LAX-TLV isn't the longest 777-200.
Continental milks its 777s quite well. EWR-HKG is 8065m while EWR-BOM is 7807m. There are other routes, can't remember what they are.
Delta is also a big 777-200ER fan, its ATL-DXB is 7599m and ATL-DEL is 7985m.
767nutter From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
Quoting Manhattanbeach (Reply 9): A BA charter did BRU-SYD on the 772 once. Can't remember the exact distance 10,000+ miles I think. Not sure if it counts though as its not scheduled.
I am pretty sure then PM Tony Bair chartered a BA 772 for a non-stop LHR-SYD, the pilot apprantly had to ask everyone to sit at the back for takeoff as the plane was so heavy, still i did read it in a newspaper so it might have been hyped up.