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The Longest B 747 Classic Route  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

TG's B 747-300 service between Rome and Bangkok I suppose?????

If not, then which?

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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

If you are inviting 747SP routes. . .then there is a clear winner.


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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

Well, if you are talking in history, it was probably LAX-SYD with the 747SP. As far as now, BKK-FCO sounds good to me. I would guess that before they switched to a 744, QF's 743 BNE-AKL-LAX was pretty long.


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User currently offlineMaxair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

I think the now discontinued BA route LHR-SIN-PER-AKL used to be the longest at one time.

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

Well if you are including stops, it's PA 1 and PA 2 Round the world flights.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3948 times:
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are we talking scheduled or longest of all time? SAA flew Seattle - Cape Town with a 747SP in 1976 (?)


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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

QF have just started SYD-BOM using one of their 743s. I reckon that'd be longer than a BKK-FCO?

User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

I believe the following can be considered long routes:

IBERIA 747-200 : MAD - EZE - MAD --> Non Stop

Aerolineas Argentinas 747-200 : MAD - EZE - MAD --> Non Stop




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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

Sorry I am talking about CURRENT routes.  Smile

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

NZ's 742s flew routes like FRA-LAX and LAX-AKL as well as HKG-AKL.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

SAA used to operate JNB-MAD/ZRH/FRA/ORY/LHR nonstop round the bulge of Africa with Super-B's - that was around a 7000 mile routing IIRC.

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2174 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Phukets 747-206 does LGW-BKK, that resonably long isnt it?

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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Do they still fly this route? How does it take to fly from Phuket to LGW?

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

I believe UA used to put their 741s on the LAX-NRT routes, and counting in the 747SPs, TWA operated their 747SPs from LAX-Tel Aviv. Also, TWA and Pan Am used the Boeing 747s on LAX-LHR, STL-CDG, STL-FRA, etc.


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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 38
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Currently?

AR's EZE-MAD sounds like a good candidate (in a C46Y356 config.). 12 hours.

IB switched from the 742/743 from MAD-EZE to the A346 in September 2003, although the occasional 747 Classic continued to show up in EZE until the end of the year:


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

QF's 743 never flew AKL-LAX regularly, there were a couple of 743's used for some reason back in 2002, no idea why though. QF never flew classics on AKL-LAX as far as i'm aware, I think they started MEL-AKL-LAX in 1994 with a 744.

LAX-AKL is 12:45 which NZ did daily with 742's which is fairly long!


User currently offlineDavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Longest scheduled non-stop was JFK to JNB on SAA 747-400, now I think they are using an A340-600. It was an amazing flight....about 15hrs non-stop!

User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

NWA used to fly JFK to NRT on 741's and 742's.

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