AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18832 posts, RR: 64 Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
Keno is correct. I was only providing an example of a routing I knew from memory to be longer than LHR-SYD, not trying to establish that GIG-NRT was the longest of all for the same flight number/same metal.
The earlier example I gave of the NW routing, same metal, not necessarily on the same flight number, is the longest for that category.
P.S. If you haven't been to the Great Circle Mapper site yet, it's quite handy, and you can display the distance in mi/km/nm as you desire.
NZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 632 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2925 times:
Some examples of United's current longest continuous flight number routings include:
UA837/838 IAD-SFO-NRT-SIN at 10,869 miles.
UA895/896 ORD-HKG-SIN at 9,381 miles.
UA881/882 ORD-NRT-BKK at 9,161 miles.
UA852/853 EWR-SFO-NRT-TPE at 9,045 miles.
UA934/935 HNL-LAX-LHR at 8,012 miles.
UA839/840 LAX-SYD-MEL at 7,927 miles.
UA862/869 SFO-HKG-SGN at 7,851 miles.
UA835/836 LGA-ORD-PVG at 7,791 miles.
UA800/801 JFK-NRT-ICN at 7,527 miles.
UA854/855 LAX-ORD-EZE at 7,348 miles.
UA890/891 LAX-NRT-HKG at 7,293 miles.
UA877/878 EWR-ORD-KIX at 7,226 miles.
UA850/851 IAD-ORD-PEK at 7,168 miles.
UA842/843 SFO-ORD-GRU at 7,068 miles.
UA892/893 DEN-SFO-ICN at 6,625 miles.
UA950/951 SFO-IAD-BRU at 6,311 miles.
UA946/947 LAX-IAD-AMS at 6,155 miles.
UA918/919 SAN-IAD-LHR at 5,982 miles.
UA924/925 LAX-IAD-LHR at 5,965 miles.
UA875/876 DEN-SEA-NRT at 5,793 miles
UA846/847 LGA-IAD-EZE-MDV at 5,588 miles.
UA35 IAD-LAX-OGG at 4,773 miles (this may be UA's longest domestic continuous flight number).
With all the tag-on cities in the US to various points in Asia and Europe, this list can only go on and on and on and this is all that I have the patience to actually look up! But feel free to fill in any gaps that exist from the above list!
(note: mileage taken from the Great Circle Mapper)
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.