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What's The Longest Trip On A Single Carrier?  
User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5888 times:

what's the longest trip (in terms of flying time), including connecting flight, on a single carrier's metal. No codeshares.

How about Guangzhou-CDG-PPT on AF? or KUL-AMS-GYE on KL?

Maybe SYD/MEL-LHR-EZE on BA takes the cake.

(and no, I haven't checked these out on web sites to compare)

what else?

Jay

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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

How about YYC or YVR-YYZ and then YYZ-DEL non stop..on AC..
I know YYZ to DEL is a 14hr flight, add another 5hrs for YVR-YYZ
rgds
Aseem



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5838 times:

you can even try HKG-YYZ no-stop and then YYZ-DEL non stop..on AC...if I am not wrong then total of 30hrs of flying ..layover at YYZ extra.
rgds
Aseem



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7187 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5785 times:

MIA-JFK-TLV. On El Al. Other MIA-DFW AA SYD-LAX Qantas


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

I think NZ001/NZ002 would be close, it is the same aircraft as well. It is AKL-LAX-LHR and back which would be close to 24 hours.

User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5778 times:

HNL-ATL-CDG-BOM on DL

FLT 387 TO 22 TO 118

ALL DL metal 13247 miles and 28 hours 30 min of flight time not including layovers


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5776 times:

maybe KUL-BKK-FRA-EZE-SCL on Lufthansa....

regards
Avianca



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5774 times:

DCA-IAH-HNL-GUM many times in the late 1990s.

User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

Mine BOG-FRA-MAD with LH about 10:45 hours BOG-FRA and then about 2 hours FRA-MAD....


Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5859 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

Syd-Bkk-Lhr-Eze BA, by far the longest on any single carrier.


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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20676 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5736 times:

BOM-AMS-MSP-HNL-NRT-SIN on NW - 19547mi/31458km  Smile

(Which could be made even longer using different transfer cities in the U.S.)

[Edited 2005-02-14 05:06:11]


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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5691 times:


Even more interesting is to add the requirement ON A SINGLE FLT NO. i.e. single carrier, on their metal, on one flight number.

I assume it's all the QF and BA flights from Oz to LHR: QF1, QF8, etc, BA18... = 18,000 km and 24hrs flying on the same carrier, aircraft and flight number.

Previously, it would have been those round the world flight numbers of BA, QF and Pan Am



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20676 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

The QF and BA flights between LHR & SYD, while long, aren't nearly the longest flights on the same metal. For example:

LHR-SIN-SYD: 10672 mi/17176 km

vs.

Brazil to Japan on RG, GIG-GRU-LAX-NRT: 11817 mi/19018 km

Over 1100 mi/nearly 2000 km longer.

Cheers.  Smile



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Top 3 longest route (distance wise) on the same aircraft & same flight number :-

1. NZ: 10393 nm AKL-LAX-LHR
2. RG: 10269 nm GIG-GRU-LAX-NRT
3. JL: 9984 nm NRT-JFK-GRU


User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5604 times:

KEno,

SYD-LHR is longer than all of those you listed, according to AeroWesty's post.

AeroWesty,

Is your Varig example, same aircraft and flight number?



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

OzGlobal :
Note my unit of distance - nautical miles. Aerowesty used miles. Top 3 longest routes remain as what I listed above, LHR-SIN-SYD is less than that.

That Varig example GIG-GRU-LAX-NRT is a same-plane, same flight number service. The same goes for NZ & JL.


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5589 times:

Quoting KEno (reply 13):
Top 3 longest route (distance wise) on the same aircraft & same flight number :-

and the fourth one would be AI BOM-FRA-LAX with a total distance of 9892mi, same aircraft and flight number.
rgds
Aseem



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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20676 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5578 times:

OzGlobal:

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.

Cheers.  Smile

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.

http://gc.kls2.com/



International Homo of Mystery
User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20676 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5580 times:

Quoting Aseem (reply 16):
and the fourth one would be AI BOM-FRA-LAX with a total distance of 9892mi


Actually, MH 201/202 operating 2x/week KUL-JNB-CPT-EZE is longer at 9005nm/10362mi.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12189 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5572 times:
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Air NZ AKL-NAN in 1991, so far been my longest flight

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5577 times:

Here's world's Top 10 longest routes on the same aircraft & same flight number :-

1. NZ: 10393 nm AKL-LAX-LHR, B744
2. RG: 10269 nm GIG-GRU-LAX-NRT, M11
3. JL: 9984 nm NRT-JFK-GRU, B744
4. QF/BA: 9274 nm SYD-SIN-LHR, B744
5. QF/BA: 9228 nm SYD-BKK-LHR, B744
6. VS/QF: 9189 nm LHR-HKG-SYD, A346/B744
7. QF/BA: 9132 nm MEL-SIN-LHR, B744
8. QF: 9128 nm MEL-BKK-LHR, B744
9. MH: 9005 nm KUL-JNB-CPT-EZE, B744
10. QF: 8948 nm SYD-SIN-FRA, B744

Feel free to correct if i've missed anything but please double check on Great Circle Mapper first. All in nautical miles.

[Edited 2005-02-18 12:44:55]

User currently offlineWhiskeyhotel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

CO has one of the longest routings all on its own metal (different flt no's) TLV-EWR-IAH-LAX-HNL-NGO-GUM-DPS. Tops out at 16,652nm, or about 3/4 round the world.

User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5436 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!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy But feel free to fill in any gaps that exist from the above list!

Regards,

NZBlue

(note: mileage taken from the Great Circle Mapper)



It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20676 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

Quoting NZblue (reply 22):
UA35 IAD-LAX-OGG at 4,773 miles (this may be UA's longest domestic continuous flight number).


Great list.  Smile Checkout UA 3, ORD-OGG-KOA-ORD on a 777, 8,481 miles in one continuous loop.

Cheers.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Thanks, AeroWesty,

That route is still so new to me that I haven't committed it to memory!
Thanks for the addition  Smile

Cheers,
NZblue



It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1031 posts, RR: 6
Reply 25, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

FRA-LAX-AKL B747-400 NZ
AKL-CHC B737-200 NZ
CHC-DUD ATR72 NZ

I didn't count the hours, but FRA-LAX is about 12hrs, LAX-AKL about 13hrs, AKL-CHC 1hr 20 mins, and CHC-DUD 55mins
plus connecting times....

Another good one was
KOA-HNL-LAX DC10-10 UA
LAX-JFK B767 UA
JFK-LHR B767 UA
LHR-HAM B727 UA


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