aviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11 Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
Okay, with Singapore Airlines announcing cancellation of BOTH of the world's longest scheduled flights, it's time for a new and "official" ranking of the ten longest. This topic has been done to death on this site, but this is a substantial change/shake-up.
Below is the list I've got. Can anybody clarify?
Here's the criteria, so there should not be any controversy:
-- Nautical miles (flight times are too fickle) according to the Great Circle Mapper http://gc.kls2.com
-- passenger carrier
-- one-way or round-trip, seasonal or year-round, it doesn't matter
-- New York and Newark (see 7, below, can be counted together)
Concordski From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2358 times:
Just nitpicking a little but ATL-JNB is the longest route that is nonstop in both directions. Doesn't affect your ranking based on your guidelines but just wanted to specify that the westbound DFW-SYD makes a scheduled stop in BNE.
Disappointing SQ can't keep up their long routes. Hopefully they'll be back at some point in the future.
aviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4): Since you're including SYD-DFW which only operates in one direction, you should also include DFW-BNE (7215 nm) which also only operates in one direction. I believe it then becomes 4th longest.
Yeah, that'd be correct, but I hate doing it, seeing that it's technically part of QF's SYD-DFW service. Very annoying!
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