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Longest Routes, Definitively! (Part XXVII)  
User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2597 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

-- nonstop
-- scheduled
-- 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)


1. Sydney-Dallas: 7,455 (Qantas)
2. Atlanta–Johannesburg: 7,335 (Delta)
3. Dubai-Los Angeles: 7245 (Emirates)
4. Manila-Toronto: 7145 (Philippine Airlines)
5. Dubai-Houston: 7095 (Emirates)
6. Dubai-San Francisco: 7041 (Emirates)
7. New York–Hong Kong: 7,015 (Cathay Pacific, United)
8. Doha-Houston: 6995 (Qatar Airways)
9. Dubai-Dallas: 6987 (Emirates)
10. New York–Johannesburg: 6925 (South African Airways)


Interesting how three of the top ten are connections between Texas and the Middle East. That's oil for you.

Is the Manila-Toronto thing, supposedly to start next month, a sure thing?

PS

[Edited 2012-10-28 14:15:48]

[Edited 2012-10-28 14:42:09 by srbmod]


Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
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User currently offlineConcordski From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2421 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.


User currently offlinePRFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Quoting aviateur (Thread starter):
Is the Manila-Toronto thing, supposedly to start next month, a sure thing?

Yep. Inaugural flight is on Nov. 30th. It is now bookable in PR's online booking system. Just don't know how long it will last.


User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Quoting PRFlyer (Reply 2):
Yep. Inaugural flight is on Nov. 30th. It is now bookable in PR's online booking system. Just don't know how long it will last.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I remember Thai's BKK-JFK route a few years ago. Seemed like a great idea, but it didn't last very long.

P



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting aviateur (Thread starter):
1. Sydney-Dallas: 7,455 (Qantas)
2. Atlanta–Johannesburg: 7,335 (Delta)
3. Dubai-Los Angeles: 7245 (Emirates)
4. Manila-Toronto: 7145 (Philippine Airlines)
5. Dubai-Houston: 7095 (Emirates)
6. Dubai-San Francisco: 7041 (Emirates)
7. New York–Hong Kong: 7,015 (Cathay Pacific, United)
8. Doha-Houston: 6995 (Qatar Airways)
9. Dubai-Dallas: 6987 (Emirates)
10. New York–Johannesburg: 6925 (South African Airways)

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.


User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2283 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!


PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2256 times:

Quoting aviateur (Reply 5):
Yeah, that'd be correct, but I hate doing it, seeing that it's technically part of QF's SYD-DFW service. Very annoying!

Well, if you ask for longest routes, then possibly you could skip the DFW-BNE flight (but then you'd need to include all routes with a stop, like QF SYD-SIN-LHR, etc.)

But, if this list is the longest non-stop flights (which it really is), then there is no way you can decide not to include DFW-BNE, as this is one of the worlds longest non-stop flights.



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