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Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft  
User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6040 times:

This is something I've been thinking about doing for a while, but I can't seem to gather all the accurate information. I'd like to put together a list of the longest flights for each invidiual aircraft type. The list can be copied and pasted and amended as necessary. I'll start..


    Aircraft type Airline Route Length

    330-200 Air Europa MAD-EZE 5433nm
    330-300 Korean AMS-ICN 4630nm
    340-300 LAN SCL-MAD 5777nm
    340-500 Singapore SIN-EWR 8285nm
    340-600 China Eastern PVG-JFK 6424nm
    757-200 Finnair HEL-YYZ 3574nm
    747-400 Qantas SYD-DFW 7454nm
    777-300 Emirates DXB-LAX 7246nm
    787-800 JAL NRT-BOS 5823nm



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User currently offlinejkrugman22 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6012 times:

Not sure if this is the longest, but ATL-JNB is quite a flight. 7333nm on a 77L

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

The all-time longest flight for the 767-400ER was ATL-SVO at 4675 nm, which DL flew on the route in the summer of 2008.


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7204 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

Quoting jkrugman22 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this is the longest, but ATL-JNB is quite a flight. 7333nm on a 77L

That is the longest 77L flight



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2948 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5943 times:

Quoting something (Thread starter):
747-400 Qantas SYD-DFW 7454nm

I don't wish to be pedantic, but this is flown by a 744ER. The longest regular 744 flight is probably ORD-HKG (6772nm) these days.

Quoting something (Thread starter):
777-300 Emirates DXB-LAX 7246nm

This flight is now operated by 77L's, which would make the longest 77W flight DXB-IAH (7097nm)

Longest A388 flight is MEL-LAX (6883nm).


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5182 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5900 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 4):
This flight is now operated by 77L's

I think it's just reverted back to a 77W, right?




I'd suggest that EWR-HKG at 7008nm is the longest for the 772ER.



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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5853 times:

In this topic Longest N/S Route Per Aircraft Type (A Vs B) (by 330lover Jul 26 2010 in Aviation Polls)#menu52 we tried to list the shortest/longest flights by aircraft type. List is not complete, and probably not accurate anymore given the dates of posts, but it gives an idea.

AIRBUS

318: JFK-LCY (BA) 3017nm
319: DOH-BCN (QR) 2627nm
319LR: CDG-PHC (AF) 2632nm
320: DOH-TXL (QR) 2379nm
321: DOH-CMB (QR) 1951nm
332: LAX-AKL (QF) 5652nm
333: DOH-MNL (QR) 3490nm
342: AMM-ORD (KU) 5419nm
343: JFK-JNB (SA) 6925nm
345: SIN-EWR (SQ) 8285nm
346: SYD-AUH (EY) 6510nm
388: LAX-MEL (QF) 6883nm

BOEING

737-300
737-400
737-500
737-600
737-700: AMS-IAH (KL) 4356nm
737-800: PTY-EZE (CM) 2879nm
737-900
747-400: LAX-MEL (QF) 6883nm
757-200: ATL-BSB (DL) 3623nm
757-300
767-200: NRT-MEX (AM) 6086nm
767-300: NRT-MEX (AM) 6086nm
767-400: JFK-IST (DL) 4359nm
777-200ER: EWR-HKG (CO) 7009nm
777-200LR: JNB-ATL (DL) 7334nm
777-300ER: DXB-SFO (EK) 7041nm



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5182 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5851 times:

Quoting something (Thread starter):
340-600 China Eastern PVG-JFK 6424nm
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
346: SYD-AUH (EY) 6510nm

EY still fly the 346 into SYD so that's a mistake in the OP's list



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User currently offlinelppr95 From Portugal, joined Mar 2010, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

Maybe you would like to have a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-sto...ircraft_types_for_non-stop_flights

It shows the longest flights of almost every aircraft and airline.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5182 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5735 times:

Quoting lppr95 (Reply 8):

Wow, somehow 4 hours on an ATR72 or E145 doesn't strike me as fun!



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8052 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5675 times:

The Wikipedia page is fascinating. Lots of exotic flights out there.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 9):
4 hours on an ATR72

Yes but it's better than a day or two on a boat in the Pacific that runs infrequently!

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 9):
4 hours on an...E145

I've flown YYZ-IAH twice on the Continental Express Embraer and it's just fine, the A seat, which is an aisle and a window, is fantastic, and the pairs (B and C, or C and D, depending on how the airline letter their seats) are fine, no different to any other economy seat. Never understood the idea that small planes are "cramped" - with some exceptions (6 abreast BAe 146s), an economy seat is an economy seat, whether it's bolted to the floor of a CRJ or an A380. At least with a small plane it's easy and quick to board and there's no bottleneck at customs or baggage claim.

The most impressive sector on the Wiki page is the Embraer 190, which Air Canada fly from YYZ to PDX - 5h17m. Had no idea they had that kind of endurance. Must book that flight some day!



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2873 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 10):
The most impressive sector on the Wiki page is the Embraer 190, which Air Canada fly from YYZ to PDX - 5h17m.

B6 flew the E190 (on a ferry flight after Sarah Palin gave the plane back after the 2008 election was done) from ANC to BUF!!! We also used to have Saturday-only service on the E190 from LGB - IAD back in the day:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=anc-buf;+yyz-pdx;+lgb-iad&MS=wls&MR=540&MX=720x360&PM=*

Per GCM:
ANC-BUF: 3100mi
LGB-IAD: 2277mi
YYZ-PDX: 2097mi



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User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2983 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 4):
I don't wish to be pedantic, but this is flown by a 744ER. The longest regular 744 flight is probably ORD-HKG (6772nm) these days.

They are the same thing. The so called 744ER is a 747-400 with a MTOW of 910K. That's like saying that the different MTOW versions of the 767-300ER are all different models.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24824 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 10):
The most impressive sector on the Wiki page is the Embraer 190, which Air Canada fly from YYZ to PDX - 5h17m. Had no idea they had that kind of endurance. Must book that flight some day!

I think AC's 3 longest E190 nonstops are:

YYZ-PDX 1822 nm
YYZ-SEA 1791 nm
EWR-YYC 1757 nm


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4913 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 11):
ANC-BUF: 3100mi

I flew an E190 even longer!

A delivery flight, empty, just me and the F/O SJK-SJU-YUL.

The SJK-SJU leg was 2755 nm, or 3171 sm.

The registration was C-FNAP, ironically enough, I flew another C-FNAP quite a few times while she was the Spirit of La Grande for Canadian. (dba Canadi>n North)


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User currently offlineBeakerLTN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 14):

On these sort of flights do you have any special procedures? - for example, lower speed or higher altitude to extend endurance?

Thanks - Beaker.



300/319/320/321/330/732/733/734/73G/738/744/772/77W/146/EMB135/EMB145
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4913 posts, RR: 43
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

Quoting BeakerLTN (Reply 15):
On these sort of flights do you have any special procedures?

The flight plan was built by Fight Dispatch in YYZ. As time was not a factor, a Cost Index of 0 was used, and as the aircraft was very light, we went right up to FL410. I don't recall, but CI of 0 at FL410 would be around M0.76

The flight planning computers, when dictated, will build to minimum fuel, so if better winds were detected lower, then we would have been there. I am guessing they did not. The SJU-YUL leg the next day was planned "over land" so HF radios and life rafts were not required.



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User currently offlineBeakerLTN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 16):
As time was not a factor, a Cost Index of 0 was used

That's interesting, I had no idea that expected times were factors that were considered in flight planning. I just thought the flight took as long as it took. I suppose going lower costs more but is faster?



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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8685 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5385 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 16):
The SJU-YUL leg the next day was planned "over land" so HF radios and life rafts were not required.

Thank you for the interesting read! Would that sort of route look a little bit like SJU-MIA-SAV-YUL?



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User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4913 posts, RR: 43
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

Quoting BeakerLTN (Reply 17):
That's interesting, I had no idea that expected times were factors that were considered in flight planning. I just thought the flight took as long as it took. I suppose going lower costs more but is faster?

If a flight has a lot of connections, it is labeled a "Time Mission Management" flight, and the Cost Index is adjusted depending on take-off time. Or, if the flight is very early, and there are no gates free on arrival, Flight Dispatch can (but not always) suggest a "Tactical Slowdown" and a Cost Index of 0 is entered ... and ATC advised.

Generally lower is faster, yes, with a greater fuel burn per mile.

Quoting aloges (Reply 18):
Would that sort of route look a little bit like SJU-MIA-SAV-YUL?

Not quite that close to land. All of AC's aircraft can go up to 400 nms from shore, as they are all life-jacket equipped. So the routing would take you north west of SJU to about 180 nms north of NAS, to ILM then pretty well direct to YUL.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7204 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

The B737- that flight from NRT on NH to some place in India....anyone have more information on that one?


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User currently offlinejporterfi From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 20):

The B737- that flight from NRT on NH to some place in India....anyone have more information on that one?

I don't have much more information on this one, as I have never flown it, but it goes from NRT to BOM daily, departing at 12:10 and arriving at 19:45 (both local times). The aircraft that are used have either 38 Club ANA seats or 24 Club ANA and 24 Economy seats in a 4-abreast configuration. They also have an extra fuel tank (I assume that is part of the reason why they have so few seats).


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7204 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
321: DOH-CMB (QR) 1951nm

Hold on a second here....I'm pretty sure the PHX-LGA US Airways flight was longer...is that still in operation on a 321?

Also what about the DCA-PHX flight? What aircraft is that?

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 21):

I just saw this list below

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
737-700: AMS-IAH (KL) 4356nm
737-800: PTY-EZE (CM) 2879nm

How is the AMS-IAH KL flight accurite? Last I saw that flight is on a 777...?

And what's the distance between NRT and BOM?



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User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4700 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
321: DOH-CMB (QR) 1951nm

Hold on a second here....I'm pretty sure the PHX-LGA US Airways flight was longer...is that still in operation on a 321?

No, PHX-LGA is shorter. 1867nm


But there's indeed a longer 321 flight. Aigle Azur's ZI521 (and return) Paris Orly-Bamako (Mali) at 2227nm.


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4678 times:
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Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
343: JFK-JNB (SA) 6925nm
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
346: SYD-AUH (EY) 6510nm
Quoting something (Thread starter):
340-600 China Eastern PVG-JFK 6424nm

The longest A346 sector is flown by SA between JFK-JNB @ 6925nm.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24824 posts, RR: 22
Reply 25, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
737-700: AMS-IAH (KL) 4356nm
737-800: PTY-EZE (CM) 2879nm

How is the AMS-IAH KL flight accurite? Last I saw that flight is on a 777...?

The AMS-IAH service operated for KL by a Privatair BBJ with several extra fuel tanks in the cargo compartment (not a standard 737-700) ended almost a year ago.


User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):
Hold on a second here....I'm pretty sure the PHX-LGA US Airways flight was longer...is that still in operation on a 321?
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):

How is the AMS-IAH KL flight accurite? Last I saw that flight is on a 777...?

As I said in my post:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
List is not complete, and probably not accurate anymore given the dates of posts, but it gives an idea.

As the list is 2 years old, some things have certainly changed, and I did not have the time to review it before posting.
And yes, KL does operate wide bodies now to IAH, 747 actually.



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User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

Airlineroute.net is reporting that new airline Gambia Bird is planning a weekly BJL-LGW service with an A319 which will be 2770nm/4460km - which will be longer than

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
319: DOH-BCN (QR) 2627nm
319LR: CDG-PHC (AF) 2632nm

referred to in post 6.

Also Gambia Bird is apparently also proposing a BJL - FNA- LGW service which strikes me as an odd routing but if it comes about means the FNA-LGW leg will be 3030nm/4880Km.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 28, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
319LR: CDG-PHC (AF) 2632nm

AF also used its A319LR on the longer CDG-PNR : 3257 nm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
AIRBUS

SS Concorde : CCS-CDG* (AF) 4123 nm


* Normally scheduled with a refueling stop in SMA (Santa Maria/ Azores), the distance was sometimes flown nonstop in favourable conditions. The record was established on May 29 1976 by the Concorde F-BTSC, flight AF 200 CCS-CDG, 7780 km/4836mi in 4h19 including 3h37 at a supersonic speed.


User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 28):
* Normally scheduled with a refueling stop in SMA (Santa Maria/ Azores), the distance was sometimes flown nonstop in favourable conditions. The record was established on May 29 1976 by the Concorde F-BTSC, flight AF 200 CCS-CDG, 7780 km/4836mi in 4h19 including 3h37 at a supersonic speed.

Interesting, never knew SSC flew to CCS. Was there really a market for this.
Or mayby in back then, the existing markets were not as important as were status...

Where else did they fly scheduled?
JFK from CDG and LHR
IAD, SIN and BGI from LHR

Maybe good for a new topic, if I had the time...



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 30, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 29):
Where else did they fly scheduled?

For AF (Scheduled destinations) :

CDG-DKR-GIG
CDG-IAD
CDG-(SMA)-CCS
CDG-JFK
CDG-IAD-MEX
CDG-JFK-MEX


User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 31, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
320: DOH-TXL (QR) 2379nm

and the wikpedia entry of Ulan Bator to Moscow at 2,889 taking 6hrs 40 mins.

Can a A320 do such routes with a full load or does an airline have to limit the load? I always think of the A320 doing 90min to 3hr.30 flights. Over 6hrs seems a bit extreme.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24824 posts, RR: 22
Reply 32, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 31):
I always think of the A320 doing 90min to 3hr.30 flights. Over 6hrs seems a bit extreme.

JetBlue and Virgin America both operate the A320 on BOS-SFO and BOS-LAX (also JetBlue BOS-SEA) with westbound block times between about 6 hrs and 6 hrs. 40 minutes.

BOS-SEA 2169 nm
BOS-LAX 2269 nm
BOS-SFO 2350 nm

[Edited 2012-10-23 17:01:22]

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