Gonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 2024 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 9139 times:
Hello guys, I can't find reliable information about this, so please if some of you have first hand info about this, it will be very welcomed.
( Please note that I'm talking about nonstop flights, so that excludes all the flights with tech stops between the initial and final destination ) Thanks in advance !!
XA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 17 hours ago) and read 8477 times:
I flew Mexicana a few times, in the mid 80s, on their MEX-SJU (2162 nm ) nonstop, on-board those magnificent 727-264ADV, specially fitted with "Jattos" or rockets, for a full payload performance out of high and hot airports.
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EWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 17 hours ago) and read 8381 times:
I don't recall the names, but there was one, maybe 2, carriers that scheduled non-stop transcontinental services with 727-100s in an all-first-class configuration. LA area to NYC area is about 2500 miles.
AC flew some long distance 722 flights, perhaps YVR-YYZ which are > 2000 miles. Also WA/DL flew East Coast - SLC with 722s, also > 200 miles. And finally, didn't MX fly 722s between MEX and NYC area nonstop, distance combined with altitude at MEX?
Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 11): AC flew some long distance 722 flights, perhaps YVR-YYZ which are > 2000 miles
AC's longest domestic B727 route was YUL-YVR, 1994 nm.
Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 11): I don't recall the names, but there was one, maybe 2, carriers that scheduled non-stop transcontinental services with 727-100s in an all-first-class configuration. LA area to NYC area is about 2500 miles.
MGM Grand Air flew the B727-100 JFK-LAX non-stop, 2151 nm.
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747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 7930 times:
There's a good video on YouTube of a Piedmont 727 flying from CLT-SFO back in 1989. From what I read in a thread on here recently, Piedmont had some 727's fitted with extra fuel tanks for transcons from CLT during the '80's.
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 7509 times:
Quoting 747fan (Reply 17): There's a good video on YouTube of a Piedmont 727 flying from CLT-SFO back in 1989. From what I read in a thread on here recently, Piedmont had some 727's fitted with extra fuel tanks for transcons from CLT during the '80's.
PI flew CLT-SEA with the B722 which is something like 2280 NM IIRC. Fun departure from CLT on those steamy summer days!
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B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 6218 times:
Speaking of Sterling Airways, they also did CPH-LPA non-stop which is a GC distance of 2055NM. Well, sometimes they had to stop in Faro on the way down, sometimes even both ways. But on paper it was non-stop, and on a good day it could do it. Just.
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NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1961 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4961 times:
Didn't a a hijacked TWA 727 once fly from Boston-Paris? I recall reading in an aviation book when I was a kid about the plane being hijacked and the hijackers wanted to fly to Paris, so TWA dispatched a 707 to escort the 727 across the atlantic because the 727 Captain had never done any international flying before and wanted the 707 crew as a safety net.
The longest 727 ride I ever took was Den-Mia on UA back in the 1980s.
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: That was TWA flight 355 in September 1976, hijacked by Croatian separatists (Croatia was of course then part of Yugoslavia) on a LGA-ORD flight (cont
: Viscount724, thanks for the interesting information, i've added you to my RU list.
: Wow, those are all pretty long flights (of around 4,000 km). How much fuel do these flights require on a B727 (with those thirsty JT8D-17 engines) com