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Longest Transcontinental Flights?  
User currently offlineghYHZ From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 331 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7117 times:

One of North America’s longest Transcontinental flights has to be United1659. A 737-800 from LAX to YYT (St. John’s, Newfoundland).

The flight number goes through but does the aircraft?……there’s stops in LAS and EWR.

(And from St. John’s you can catch one of the shortest Transatlantic flights: Air Canada’s A319 to Heathrow)

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User currently offlineJQflightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 1092 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6885 times:

if your not talking strictly North America, then in Australia, BNE-PER is often done on a 737-800 and A320 and in the middle of winter, with headwinds, it has taken sometimes 6hrs 25mins.

User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8477 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6790 times:

How long is MIA-SEA? Really fancy that! What's the longest flight time you experienced on JFK-LAX, the gold standard of transcon? Mine is 5h13m.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlinerichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3793 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6775 times:

Are there any long transcontinent flights such as Caracas to somewhere in the south of Argentina/Chile?

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4286 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6691 times:

CAI-JNB in Africa is the longest for that continent that I can think of. I'm sure SA and MS both operate the route.

User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 3114 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6645 times:

Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 2):
Quoting ghYHZ (Reply 4):

Actually KEF is located on the American plate while the rest of the country is on the European one.

What about TLV to HKG? It is quite long because El Al has to fly around all the Arab countries. Another one is IST to CGK, though I am not sure if it qualifies as the flight stops in SIN.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28152 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6522 times:

I believe the longest current nonstop domestic flight in Canada is Westjet flight WS169, a 737-700 from YYT (St. John's, Newfoundland) to YYC (2695 mi/2342 nm, elapsed time 6:09).

The longest direct flights (same flight with one or more intermediate stops) are probably 2 daily AC A320s (AC1175 and AC109) that operate YHZ-YYZ-YVR (2887 mi/2509 nm, elapsed time 8 hrs.)

WS also has a 1 stop YHZ-YEG-YVR 737-700 which is a little shorter than via YYZ (2798 nm/2432 nm) and elapsed time all the way of 7:30.

WS has a sllightly longer 1-stop, also 73G, WS229 YHZ-YYC-YQQ (Comox, British Columbia, a small community and air force base on Vancouver Island about 85 miles north of YVR). That's 2823 mi/2453 nm) and elapsed time of 7:45.

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 6419 times:

Quoting ghYHZ (Thread starter):
One of North America’s longest Transcontinental flights

Do you define longest as distance or scheduled time?

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User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 6229 times:

If the definition of Asia includes "Russia east of the Urals" and all of Indonesia, then SVX-DPS on Nordwind (a seasonal charter that is evidently nonstop) may be the longest transcontinental flight in the world at 8784km/5458sm/4743nm:


User currently offlinefalkerker From Seychelles, joined Apr 2012, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 6214 times:

Quoting richardw (Reply 3):
Are there any long transcontinent flights such as Caracas to somewhere in the south of Argentina/Chile?

None that I know of. Only BOG or CCS to EZE or SCL.

If we adhere to the geographical definition, then America is one continent (from Ushuaia, south, to Alaska, north). Then EZE-JFK or SCL-YYZ would be at least "podium". SCL-YYZ is 4.634nm (per gcmap)

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