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Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft  
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4840 times:

I was wondering whom of you has flown long haul (say minimum 8 hours) on narrow-body airplanes, and what you think about it. Would you prefer wide-bodies instead?

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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

Define Narrow body.
I know NZ serves places like TPE, SIN, KIX, HKG... non stop with 763's, but that is not exactly narrow.


User currently onlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2326 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4801 times:
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I think Levent refers to narrowbody as single-aisle aircrafts
My 2 cents: Wide bodies all the way!

Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Yep, I mean single-aisle planes like 737, 757, A320... and these include the luxury PrivatAir 737 flights from Germany to the US.
All my long-haul flights were on the 747-200, 747-400 and A340-300, but it seems more and more flights are operated by single-aisle a/c.


User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

CO flies EWR-Many small points in the British Isles. Also SNN, LIS and DUB.

User currently offlineDcrusafon From Spain, joined Apr 2004, 333 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Last year from Madrid (MAD) to Male (MLE) in a A330 from Air Luxor (Leased from Novelair I think...he had a SE-*** registration)

After that flight I reconfirm to never fly again on a charter company.:D

DARIO


User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

Also SNN, LIS and DUB.

OSL as well.

(Leased from Novelair I think...he had a SE-*** registration)

I think you mean Novair.  Smile



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

Not really sure if this counts as a long haul because they were two separate flights, however I travelled a few times MIA-PTY-EZE on Copa 737's. Overall, I enjoyed it, however I prefer wide bodies...no particular reason, I just get impressed with huge aircrafts rather than smaller ones. I have to add that Copa offers a great service, with very friendly crew, to the point that once arrived at EZE, the crew and myself arranged to go out for a few drinks.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2368 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

In the late 1970s I flew a Japan Airlines DC-8 from JFK to Tokyo, with a one hour fuel stop in ANC. Each flight leg was 7 hours, with a one hour stop in ANC. That's 15 hours total.
There wasn't a wide body on the route, so there weren't any options.



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User currently offlineSkysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

Hi everyone, this is my first input on this site so here goes : In 1999 I flew Air Transat MAN - YYZ on a 757, which I believe took 7hrs 45mins.

Cheers



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4670 times:

My longest was LAS-MCO on an America West Airlines Boeing 757 for 5 hours. Never again will I fly a narrowbody jet on a flight 4 hours or more!

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

Hey Skysurfer, welcome on A.net!

I could be flying on an Iberia 757 from Madrid to Lagos, Nigeria around Christmas, to visit my parents. I believe it´s a 4.5 hour flight. That is if IB didn´t already phase out the 757s by then! Maybe I should use my IB FF-miles for an upgrade, huh?


User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4647 times:

Before the widebody era:
Apr. 13, 1967 MAD-CCS, Iberia DC-8, around 8 hours.

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In the 70's:
Aug. 20, 1979 JFK-BCN, TWA B-707, around 7 hours.

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Lately:
Dec. 28, 1996, TOJ-SDQ, Fuerza Aérea Española B-707, 8h37'
Dec. 30, 1996, SDQ-TOJ Fuerza Aérea Española B-707, 7H39'

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Apr. 16, 2004, BWI-KEF, Icelandair B-757, 5h12'

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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

My longest narrow body flight:

Eastern Airlines
ATL-SFO
SFO-ATL


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